With its laid back island lifestyle, picturesque landscape and stunning ocean views, Costa Smeralda remains one of the most popular destinations in Italy todayWords Nikki Beach Global
Positioned on the north western coast of the Italian island of Sardinia, it’s a warm and welcoming place, rich in tradition. From a charming low-key, rural wedding or memorable vacation to a five-star getaway, a trip here will happily satisfy even the most demanding traveler.
Costa Smeralda is the stretch of coastline between the bay of Arzachena and the Gulf of Cugnana and is perhaps one of the best-known regions of Sardinia. Luxury is around the corner in the nearby resort town of Porto Cervo, where you can shop, dine out and enjoy Italian-style hospitality. Mega yachts and sailboats flock to the area, carrying celebrities, models and jet-setters.
ABOVE: Discover iconic villas and suites, experience refined hotels and restaurants and be part of rare experiences in the most fabled destination Costa Smeralda.
Costa Smeralda is a unique destination where crystal-clear turquoise waters, pristine beaches, untouched nature reserves and breathtaking architecture live in harmony alongside luxurious hotels, wellness centers, designer boutiques, world-class restaurants and exciting nightlife.
An extraordinary panorama of hidden homes covered in Mediterranean plant life, as well as with numerous villas, golf courses and touristic ports seem to live in harmony with the environment. Add the region’s unique history, culture and ancient traditions and there is a fascinating holiday spot to be discovered.
But if it’s the glitz and glamor of a beach resort you came for, you’re in the right place. The many fishing boats have today been replaced with luxury yachts and the many beaches and coves are beautiful.
- Season June - September
- Airport Airport of Olbia - Costa Smeralda
- Boat Coordinates 41° 8' 31.302" N 80° 9' 32.106" W
- Time Zone GMT+1
- Currency Euro
- Language Italian, English
- Electrics 230 Volts, 50Hz
During the summer Costa Smeralda offers exclusive concerts often followed by gala dinners in the most luxurious hotels around. Previous years have hosted Elton John, Mika, Anastacia, Zucchero, Jamiroquai and Mary J. Blige, just to name a few.
For stunning views, take the road to the top of Monte Mora, the highest of the granite peaks which dominate the coast. From here you can see the island of Tavolara and the remote island of Caprera, home to kestrels, wild orchids and for the last 25 years of his life, Giuseppe Garibaldi, the Che Guevara of the 19th century.
ABOVE: In addition to the restaurant and beach club, during the months of July and August, Nikki Beach has a Pop-Up Bar & Lounge at Porto Cervo Waterfront, featuring Nikki Beach’s signature atmosphere with creative cocktails in a picturesque postcard-like setting with views over the marina.
Costa Smeralda’s beaches are open to all. Its breathtaking coves offer some of the best swimming in the Mediterranean. Some like Liscia Ruja are well-known, others such as Cala Pietra Bianca or Poltu li Cogghi, are protected from invasion by a total lack of signposting. Watersports enthusiasts are also well catered for with windsurfing and kitesurfing equipment rental and lessons at Liscia di Vacca.
Nikki Beach Costa Smeralda
Loc. Cala Petra Ruja 07021 Porto Cervo Arzachena