- Explore the beaches and coves with their crystal-clear waters; they’re all close to us, whether on the sheltered southeast coast or the protected west coast.
- Embark on adventures: nature hikes, bird-watching to admire the coastal and inland landscapes and fauna, archaeological sites, on foot, by bike, horseback, ATV. Our scenic trails offer spectacular views and a chance to immerse yourself in wild nature.
- Visit Semaforo di Capo Sperone: it’s a special place, our heart’s place, less than 1 mile away from us, easily accessible, on the top of the hill, offering an exciting panorama of the Gulf of Palmas, from Capo Teulada to the Island of San Pietro. It combines the charm of the ruins (once a nuraghe, then a Monastery for monks, then a military site) with the breathtaking sea view.
- Boat trips around the islands to marvel at the coastline’s beauty from a different perspective, reaching hidden coves and picturesque bays.
- Dive into underwater activities; the crystal-clear waters are perfect for snorkeling and diving, allowing you to explore rich marine life. Enjoy the sea and wind by windsurfing, kitesurfing, or renting SUPs or kayaks.
- Explore the ruins of the Nuragic site of Grutti Acqua, 2 miles away from us: wander the ancient paths of 5,000 years ago, trace the water routes that fueled the development of Nuragic civilization, listen to the tales and legends, and venture to the Nuragic pond and secret caves.
- Head towards the Giant’s Tomb, near the Grutti Acqua site. Marvel at the natural sculptures carved by wind and sea in the rocks, uncover the mysteries of a bygone era. Here, even the pathways whisper stories to those who know how to listen.
- Visit the historic center of Sant’Antioco, the island’s capital, the ancient Solki, the oldest town in Italy, with the Archaeological Museum, Catacombs under the Basilica, the only museum of sea silk in the Mediterranean, and much more.
- Take a trip to the island of San Pietro, with the charming historic center of Carloforte, showcasing Ligurian traditions; a ferry ride takes only 20 minutes.
- Join local festivals and traditions held throughout the year, some involving the community in religious events.
- Taste Sardinian and ancient Genoese cuisine: typical dishes like bottarga, red tuna, local cheeses, carasau bread, robust local wines, and myrtle, a traditional liqueur.
Enjoy our hospitality and all the amenities: we’re here to make your trip memorable. That’s why we offer a range of services: we can take you to the beach of the day or the secret cove; we have a deal for renting beach chairs and umbrellas on a Blue Flag beach for you; we recommend local restaurants and events, the extraordinary activities this island offers, tell you where to shop, or grab a smart takeaway dinner delivered to your veranda. All our accommodations include free linen, both bedding and towels, parking, and WiFi.
SMART SHOPPING: Conad supermarket delivers your groceries directly here, and a restaurant brings you the menu you desire, all ready to go. Our garden ensures fresh organic vegetables for you, and the weekly market allows you to dive into a world of flavors, scents, and colors.
So, you can just relax and focus on your well-being, soaking in the enchanting atmosphere of our glamping and holiday home: savor every moment of a rejuvenating vacation in harmony with nature!
- Sailing courses for all ages
- Scuba diving and snorkeling courses with certifications
- Off-road excursions on old shepherd trails and along the coasts
- Island sailing tour
- Island boat tour, rental, or guided
- Fishing tourism
- Off-road fishing excursions
- Wellness: holistic treatments, yoga classes, meditation, massages, dance, mindfulness
- Our organic garden vegetables
- Harvesting and workshop for plant essences, dyeing fibers with dyeing herbs, soap-making
- Local cooking classes
- Naturalistic, archaeological, and bird-watching excursions
- Horseback and quad excursions (even for beginners): ponies for children from 3 years old
- Windsurfing, kitesurfing, SUP, kayak, and canoe for experts, with courses for all ages and skills to get into these sports
- Bike tours, mountain biking, e-bike, children’s classes
- Olive harvest celebration and oil tasting
- Painting, sculpture, theater, and music
- Spirituality, with religious festivals dedicated to Sant’Antioco
- Traditional craftsmanship, in all its facets
- Enduro-friendly motorcycle routes”
Sardinia is like a continent on itw own, shaped by its own language and fierce traditions, its own cuisine and culture, its own history and the mystery that hangs over it like a cloud. Sardinians are proud of their island, and so they should be. Discover what makes a Sardinian tick and why the island has one of the world’s largest populations of centenarians. Is it the Sardinian Way of Life? (see about food&drink, perhaps…). This island holds the secret to longevity, 150 centenarians out of a population of 1.67 million, about twice the normal level.
When, in the 1921, DH Lawrence described this Italian Island on the book “Sea and Sardinia”, saying “Sardinia is different” and “lost between Europe and Africa, and belonging to nowhere” he was missing the point. Sardinia belongs to the Sardinians. History might suggest otherwise, but centuries of colonial oppression have done little to dent the islanders’ fierce local pride and their patient (patience is a Sardinian virtue) melancholic resolve. A strong sense of fraternity, respect for tradition and passion for a good festa – these are what unite Sardinians. But to speak of a regional identity is to overlook the island’s geography.
The Sardinian Four Moors’ flag consists of a red cross on a white background with a Moor’s head in each corner.
Tourism right now has soared around here, not the way it is on Northern Sardinia, really crowded: non-Italians now make up half of all visitors, a trend that is set to continue as Sant’Antioco island gradually starts to wake up to the fact that sustainable, year-round tourism is the way forward, and that it can’t merely rely on Italian beach tourists in July and August.
Sant’Antioco has plenty of drinking options ranging from elegant cafes to romantic waterfront bars, hole-in-the wall cocktail joints, pubs and wine bars. Much of the action is in the centro storico, but you’ll also find places on the sea beaches (a favourite spot for sunset views, especially on the Western side). In summer many places stay open late, so take your time…