Situated on the lush north east coast of Sardinia, Baglioni Resort Sardinia is a beach-fronted oasis overlooking Tavolara Marine Reserve in one of Italy’s most beautiful regions. Honeymooners can look forward to a first-rate spa, an inviting swimming pool lined with white, pastel green and blue gazebos, and Gusto, its Michelin-starred restaurant. Ultimately it’s Baglioni Sardinia’s setting that makes it the postcard-pretty beach of Lu Impostu, with its ivory sand and crystal-clear water.
Occupying a particularly scenic stretch of sand with dramatic views of sea-and-mountain, the Baglioni Resort is perfect for those seeking a beach-focused romantic honeymoon. The retreat’s earthy-hued rooms and suites offer glistening views over the water and out towards the mountains, with that winning combination of villa-grade privacy and slick hotel service. Beyond the beach and scenic suites is an impressive spa and top eating haunts, making the most of the surrounding countryside and coastal bounty. Honeymooners looking to plonk themselves down and recoup in a paradisiacal setting have come to the right place.
Set the scene
The Italians’ knack for impeccable style is prevalent throughout the resort, whose contemporary design weaves into the surrounding landscape while emulating the islands’ architectural tradition. Smooth local stone blends into the surrounding camel and beige hues, while acting as a subdued backdrop for flashes of blue from the Mediterranean and cloudless sky above, as well as the lush greenery surrounding the property. From the island-chic lobby to the sunset lounge (positioned for the sun’s lazy descent over over Spiaggia Lu Impostu) every detail has been carefully curated to set a sophisticated yet laid back tone – one that instantly lowers shoulders several inches.
The rooms at Baglioni Sardinia are remarkably large with artisanal style rugs, ceramic pots and cobalt blue chairs adding accents of colour to an otherwise cream-on-cream palette. Glass doors lead onto relaxing outdoor spaces dotted with egg chairs and cushioned teak sofas under pergolas – a welcome retreat from the fierce midday sun with hair-raising views over the Tyrrhenian Sea. The brief – a clipped rendition of an earthy, laid-back Mediterranean abode – extends to the bathrooms where smooth-stone rooms are a couples’ cocoon for that sacred, pre-supper hour or an indulgent post beach afternoon soak. Slippers and dressing gowns are impossibly soft, bath products smell delicious and there’s a sense that you’re in a private Mediterranean villa, just with incredibly sick hotel service.
Food & Drink
For foodie couples, Baglioni Sardinia has so much to offer and you’ll barely feel the itch to explore the restaurants of nearby towns.
Michelin-starred Gusto by Sadler is the swishy spot worth dressing up for, with esteemed chef, Claudio Sadler, curating near-alchemic level tasting menus, all finely paired by a first-in-class sommelier and to the wildly romantic coastal views. Expect mind-blowing dishes such as langoustines marinaded in passion fruit with lamb tartare and a foie gras vinaigrette, or cold spaghetti with soured oyster cream and Asetra caviar. Next to it lies Ruia, where authentic Sardinian fare is given an elevated spin, paying homage to the island’s rich gastronomic heritage and honouring its top-drawer local produce. The service at both restaurants is flawless, like a dance – it’s as if they even organised the soft, balmy breeze to accompany drawn out suppers of roasted octopus and suckling pig with rustic potato bake.
The spa at Baglioni Sardinia is a camel-hued haven, away from the piercing sun and the stresses of modern life. Couples can sweat out any of that wedding build up cortisol in the Finnish sauna, patter into the sensory showers and clear airline air-conditioned sinuses with a drawn out stints in the Turkish baths. Treatment menus follow a ‘flowers, plants and elements’ theme, with the highly sought-after lymphatic massage and drainage technique, hot stone massages and more holistic rituals (try the 120 minute Sea Ritual includes a soothing after-sun algae extract and aloe mask as well as a full body peel with sea salts. And for those feeling a little more energetic, the fitness centre offers numerous Technogym machines, should swimming and endless beach walks not suffice.
Opened in June 2021, this Sardinian hotel is the ninth addition to the Baglioni Hotels & Resorts brand and has been renovated with pared down luxury in mind by Milanese architecture and design firm Spagnulo & Partners. Every corner of this exquisite hotel echoes its local surroundings, with carefully-curated pieces crafted by local artisans offering glimpses into Sardinia’s rich history. It’s appeal for families is widely known, while preserving the immense sense of privacy and peace that honeymooners travel to this beautiful corner of Sardinia for.
To book your Baglioni Sardinia honeymoon, visit: sardinia.baglionihotels.com
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