With fabled beached, dreamy landscapes and spectacular seascapes, it's easy to see why Porto Rotondo is called "Sardinia's "in" spot". The resort is a frazione of Olbia, developed as a beautiful getaway by a pair of Venetian brothers; it quickly became renowned and remains a chic vacation destination for VIPs, stars and moguls who have swanky villas here. The circular shaped bay gave the town its name, and the upscale boat marina is a unique, protected rotund harbor.
Everything about Porto Rotondo is picturesque - the pastel buildings, the turquoise water, the reddish rocks, and the green foliage on the hills. It is set prettily in the natural landscape. The town offers plenty of dining, cafes and nightlife, as shops for all your water fun and daily needs.
Some of the country's best beaches are here, especially those on the Punta della Volpe. Enjoy some boating, fishing, hiking, mountain biking. A trip into Olbia for city life may be in order (or maybe not, if you prefer to just relax and enjoy the sun and water!). Rent a scooter and tootle around the area, enjoy the area's seafood specialities (but don't worry, there are land-based dishes for those who tire of fish!). The Parco Naturale Capo Figari is a nature reserve with rock cliffs, coves and trails, along with views and a marine observatory.
This is a place to people-watch, as it draws celebrities. But it's also laid-back, so everyone can enjoy the scenery, the beaches, and the relaxing atmosphere.
Explore nearby towns
Located in the hills above the gorgeous and famous Costa Smeralda of Sardinia, the town of San Pantaleo is an idyllic spot.
The dynamic city of Olbia is northeast Sardinia's main hub but is more than just an arrival port, it's also a fun place to spend some time.
One of northern Sardegna's picturesque places is Palau, sitting on the northeast coast facing the Maddalena islands.
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