Porto Cervo and the Costa Smeralda, the coast of wonders, where LUXURY is a cocktail of white sandy beaches to dream of, jet set social events, shopping and joie de vivre. What to see and do in the VIP paradise.
Sea, sea, sea: jagged coastlines, bays and beaches of fine white sand facing a crystalline blue sea; this is the gift that nature has given to this corner of Sardinia: Liscia Ruja, Spiaggia del Principe, Romazzino and Capriccioli are just some of the many white sandy beaches to visit at least once in your life, washed by the limpid Sardinian waters. Between one swim and another, concentrate on spotting the many VIPs relaxing under a beach umbrella during this hot summer.
Discovering the “Smeralda style” among the secret streets and little squares of Porto Cervo.
It is well known that the development of the Costa Smeralda was entrusted to the talent and creativity of some of the most skilled and appreciated architects in the world: inspired by local architecture and the surrounding environment, they have created a masterpiece of urban design. It is a pleasure to lose yourself in the streets and alleyways of Porto Cervo, roughly 15 minutes by boat from Marina di Cala Capra (or 20 minutes by car), or visit the Piazzetta delle Chiacchiere, and let yourself be enchanted by the views, the flower-covered balconies and the unusual architectural details as you go for a walk amidst glamorous boutiques and exclusive shops.
“Harrods Village” at Porto Cervo
For the third consecutive year, Harrods opens its doors to tourists who have chosen the Costa Smeralda and the North of Sardinia for their summer holidays: the most prestigious brands and names exhibit the best of what they have to offer on the luxurious stands at the Porto Cervo Marina, among small oases of greenery that surround the Prestige Village by Harrods. From precious watches by Richard Mille and Hublot to luxurious cars from Maserati and Bugatti, clothes and sparkling expensive jewels, for an outfit that wants and needs to stand out and impress.
Porto Cervo: when a walk along the harbour becomes a tourist attraction.
Considered one of the most welcoming marinas in the Mediterranean, it attracts the most exclusive yachts in the world whose owners stop in Porto Cervo either for a luxury holiday or just for a bit of shopping among the streets of the town centre. Hard to resist a stroll along the quays to admire these beautiful boats.
Events in Costa Smeralda – from sports to haute cuisine, there’s something for everyone!
Exclusive concerts and discos on the beach are a favourite haunt of celebrities and famous people who go wild until dawn to the rhythm of the music of the summer’s coolest DJs. During the day, the most impressive sailing boats in the world compete in aggressive regattas between the islands of the La Maddalena Archipelago in a full calendar of events that continues throughout the summer. For lovers of good food, there are wine and food festivals dedicated to the discovery of typical specialities, with tastings and gala dinners featuring the island’s tastes, flavours and aromas.
The Stella Maris Church, a jewel of architecture and design
Maybe it’s the pure white colour of the walls that during the sunniest days catches the eye of those who arrive by boat in Porto Cervo, or maybe it’s the contrast between the power of the six monoliths and the sinuous lines of the facade that since the 1960s have given this little church its considerable charm, when the architect Michele Busiri Vici designed this architectural jewel. In either case, it is the perfect place to find a little peace before heading out to explore this lively corner of the North of Sardinia.