If you think Puglia is the best kept secret of Italy, then you don’t know enogh about Sardinia, an island surrounded by the most beautiful beaches and sea you can imagine, with an extraordinary palette of Caribbean and Maldivian colors, spotted with pink flamingos that live in the ponds nearby.
Set in Chia, into the wilderness of Capo Spartivento, in a protected area at the very south of the island, Aquadulci is an independent hotel with 41 rooms, which authentically expresses the traditional Sardinian style, a total different experience from any other place in Italy. Everything is proudly Made in Sardinia, and even closer, in the territory of Cagliari, capital city of the region. Carpets, curtains and bed covers are handmade by local artisans, furniture is either ancient or handcrated and carved. The art which is scattered throughout the property is made by local artists, and of course the food is local and traditional with a contemporary twist. You will taste dishes not to be found anywhere else, such as culurgionis, dim-sum like pasta with ricotta cheese covered with tomato sauce, or fregola, a sort of local couscous sesoned with clams, or tuna-fish caught in Carloforte, a little fishermen island easy to reach (and beautiful to visit) from the hotel.
Breakfast, bread and desserts are handmade by a young pastry chef and every morning there is a showcooking of eggs: scrambled, omelettes, crepes, pancakes are ordered & cooked.
Acquadulci doesn’t have a spa, but you will receive your personalized massage under a gazebo in a pleasant garden with oleander bushes and ancient olive trees.
The beach is less than half a mile from the hotel, in a wild enviroment for perfect relaxation or to explore on horseback. Not far off, you will be able to visit the archaeological ruins of Nora, the first Phoenician city of Sardinia, founded in the VIII Century B.C. The insider staff is always happy to share many local tips and secret places to discover around the area.