The rugged gateway to the Maddalena Archipelago
Palau holidays take you to a pristine seaside town on the north coast of Italy’s Sardinia. It’s close to the beautiful Maddalena islands where you’ll find untouched natural surroundings and fantastic beaches to explore. Couples will love the laid back atmosphere of the town, with the chance to explore further by boat, on foot or along the mountain biking trails.
When it comes to relaxing you’ll find plenty of beaches along Sardinia’s north coast. With white sands and rugged backdrops most of the stretches remain fairly wild, with the chance to find your own little spot and spend the day soaking up the sun or watching little ones paddle in the crystal clear waters. Beside Palau’s harbour is the perfect beach for those wanting to snorkel, while just 10 minutes down the road you’ll find big waves popular with surfers and sailors alike.
Luxury holidays in Palau centre around its rugged beaches and spectacular landscapes. Spend the day in the pretty town, taking in the whitewashed buildings and warm stone architecture and making your way down to the port for exquisite seafood dishes. Take boat trips across to the deserted Maddalena islands where you can explore quiet lagoons and stretches of sand where your footprints will be the only ones in sight.
When it comes to luxury holidays in Palau, look no further than Sovereign. We’ll help you find the best hotel in the area, with our expert Personal Travel Planners on hand to offer advice and expertise so you can relax, knowing everything is taken care of. Stay at the Capo d’Orso Thalasso & Spa for spectacular views from its pretty terraces and a chance to immerse yourself in the area’s beautiful natural surroundings. There’s also a Thalasso spa which focuses on saltwater treatments which will leave you feeling fully relaxed.
Flight time from the UK to Sardinia is around 2 hours 30 minutes.
Transfer time from Olbia airport to Palau is approximately 40 minutes.
Sardinia is a summer destination, with the season generally running from May to early October. Temperatures are at their hottest in July and August and this is when the towns and beaches are at their busiest. However, Sardinia also enjoys a mild climate in spring and autumn with temperatures rarely going beneath 20 degrees which makes it perfect for visiting at the beginning or end of season too. May, June and September are ideal months to visit for those wanting to avoid the busiest crowds and still enjoy warm weather.
British citizens do not currently require a visa to visit Italy.
When you dine out in Italy, you will generally be charged a coperto (cover charge), which is for the bread, tablecloth, cutlery, etc. Tipping in Italy is not customary, but is always appreciated.
The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.