With its turquoise waters and forest-fringed beaches, "Sardinia is one of Italy's top summer destinations", says The Independent and we'd have to agree. Summer breaks there can be notoriously expensive, but we've found this 4-star week on the northwest coast for £299 per adult and £199 per child** -- that's less than half the price of similar holidays we've seen elsewhere.
Return flights from London Luton or London Stansted to Alghero, seven nights in a Double Room at the Hotel Club del Golfo on a full-board basis with drinks at mealtimes*** and a hotel entertainment club card.
Depart on 18 September from London Luton or 17, 19 September from London Stansted. Visit Citrus Holidays' website for a full list of dates.
Sardinia's "beauty is legendary," says Condé Nast Traveller with its sea an "astonishing shade of turquoise, and clear as gin-and-tonic". The 4-star Hotel Club del Golfo is on a stretch of golden sand close to the pretty harbour town of Porto Torres.
Facilities include a restaurant, a terrace with panoramic sea views, two outdoor pools, a sports court and free Wi-Fi in public areas. The hotel club card allows access to group lessons -- such as tennis, aerobics and windsurfing -- as well as kids' club activities for children age 3-13. Sunbeds and umbrellas are also free of charge.
Transfers & baggage
Add return transfers for £30 per person and 20kg checked luggage from £35 per bag, return.
Update (3:21pm, 21 July): The checked luggage charge is £25 per 15kg bag, each way.