For holiday-makers seeking luxurious sanctuary, no finer European hideaway can be found than at the award-winning 5* Resort Valle dell’Erica Thalasso & SPA, Sardinia. Nominated by Trivago as the Best Beachfront Hotel in Sardinia, Resort Valle dell’Erica is set in 28-hectares of scented shrub-land, along 1400m un-spoilt, sparkling coastline, sandy beaches and wind-carved coves making a truly unique natural oasis. Moments from the ancient village of Santa Teresa Gallura, amidst the National Park of the Archipelago of La Maddalena and the Natural Reserve of the Straits of Bonifacio, this elegant resort provides sun, sea, sand and seclusion in abundance.
Despite having a choice of two distinct hotels; Hotel La Licciola and Hotel Erica, 271 luxurious bedrooms and suites, four swimming pools, a prestigious Thalasso & SPA Centre, seven restaurants, five bars and a choice of breathtaking excursions by land or by sea; at Resort Valle dell’ Erica you couldn’t feel more far-removed from the hustle and bustle.
For refined relaxation, La Licciola, which opened in 2013, is a stylish extension to the original resort. Discretely set within the natural landscape and designed using authentic Sardinian masonry, art and artifacts, the hotel features 123 luxurious rooms including the duplex Imperial Suite with private panoramic terrace and pool and three beautiful seawater swimming pools connected by waterfalls and a ‘swim-up’ bar. A collection of exclusive suites, including loft-style bedrooms and chic infinity pool is reserved for guests over six years old, providing an idyll for couples and honeymooners.
Hotel Erica offers 148 fully equipped rooms with a choice of stunning junior suites and interconnecting family suites. Located just a stone’s throw from the sea, all rooms are furnished in the classic Mediterranean style and are privately accessed with their own verandas; some with hammocks for leisurely lounging. The President Spargi suite has a private plunge pool enjoying a superb 180° view over the La Maddalena Archipelago.
Resort Valle dell’Erica offers a choice of seven restaurants, including a child-friendly pizzeria with wood-fired oven and grill at the Mini Club and La Prua, a sea-front restaurant with exclusive chef’s specialities. Hill-top Li Ciusoni with its stunning outdoor kitchen provides an education in traditional Sardinian cuisine with complimentary cookery lessons available for those keen to learn the art of traditional Gallurese dishes such as Zuppa Gallurese, Ciusoni and Seadas. In high season the boutique, beachside restaurant Li Zini is open for superb alfresco dining and intimate, candle-lit experiences. Grecale, Nautilus and Les Bouches provide a choice of buffet or waiter service for breakfast, lunch or evening meal whilst La Piazzetta piano bar offers after-dinner live shows and entertainment.
No retreat would be complete without a dedicated space for the rejuvenation of body and mind. The prestigious Thalasso & SPA Centre “Le Thermae” offers exactly that. Set in an impressive 1600sqm natural environment of granite rocks and scented by Mediterranean herbs, Le Thermae celebrates the art of Thalassotherapy with a circuit of four seawater swimming pools of varying temperatures; 15 stylish booths for Thalassotherapy massages and beauty treatments; hammam; sauna; relaxation and cardio-fitness area.Parents can enjoy peace of mind, whilst children enjoy an unforgettable experience at Mini Club Ericaland. Well-equipped, modern and spacious, Ericaland provides a dedicated family area with secure indoor and outdoor play areas, restaurant and evening entertainment. Memories are made with unique experiences such as the Robinson Crusoe Adventure day; a unique excursion by canoe, allowing children to discover uninhabited beaches bordering the resort, Sardinian flora and fauna and stunning scenery.
Romantic and light-filled rooms with panoramic verandas, the warm atmosphere and all the attentive services found in a genuine oasis of relaxation just a stone’s throw from the magnificent Sardinian sea.
RESORT VALLE DELL’ERICA THALASSO & SPA
Rates per person per night in a double room start from £136 on half-board basis
2017 dates: Open from 20th May – 30th September
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