Northern Sardinia & Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu

Sardinia, known as The Forgotten Isle, is a large breathtaking Italian island that’s still relatively unknown.  Its long white sandy beaches, rugged landscapes, sapphire waters & delicious cuisine will seduce you. If not in real life, then at least by these pictures (I hope). Mr. Organic Beauty Lover and I landed into Olbia airport and rented a car to take us around the island.  We then drove about 40 minutes to Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu (a Sofitel MGallery hotel), a beautiful hotel with an outdoor swimming pool, a private beach which can reached by the hotel’s free shuttle service, a sauna and a gym.

I was totally enchanted by the flowers that crawled up the whitewashed buildings and the dreamy pool. After leaving our luggage in the room and freshening up we went to have a quick lunch at the hotel restaurant Tanit.

The refined cuisine was beautifully presented & delicious. We then headed to Baia di Sardinia. it was a bit cloudy and wasn’t warm enough to lay out in our swimsuits. But at sunset the sun finally came out as we enjoyed yummy pina coladas in front of the sea. It was so peaceful as the summer crowds weren’t around yet and a great way to start our vacation.

For dinner we headed to Trattoria da Patrizia in Porto Cervo, a local restaurant off the beaten track that serves classic and simple Sardinian dishes.

The next morning we woke up to have a fabulous buffet breakfast at the hotel restaurant full of all your basic breakfast needs and enhanced with traditional Sardinian pastries, a detox juice bar, omelette station and sea views. It’s one of the many highlights of this hotel.

Traditional Sardinian pastries

Detox juice bar

It was gloriously sunny so we headed out to discover a few of the most beautiful beaches of the North. There are tons of stunning beaches but we chose to visit Capriccioli Beach & Principe Beach.

I did a super quick Instagram live at Principe Beach because the waters were just so clear and beautiful.

Capriccioli Beach was more wild and rugged than Principe but equally beautiful. After a full beach day we headed back to the hotel to enjoy the hotel and pool a little more before we headed to the south of Sardinia the next morning.

The bar

Our apartment living room with cupcakes and water waiting for us. We also had a separate large bathroom and bedroom with views of the cove. Absolutely loved our stay at the Poltu Quatu from the top-notch service to excellent cuisine and cozy rooms to fabulous breakfast. Despite its 5 stars, there was no pretentiousness and I felt very much at home at this impossibly charming hotel.