3 Great Activities for your family holiday in Sardinia
There is certainly a lot to experience in Sardinia and summer is the most beautiful time of the year. The island is literally taken over by the sun, the beaches explode with tourists and there is a festive, carefree atmosphere in the main coastal resorts.
It is important to take this aspect into account in order to plan your family holiday in Sardinia in the best possible way. The main tours and activities are booked well in advance and are usually sold out, especially in August.
It would be a shame to miss out on one of these experiences, which is why we advise you to book the activity for you and your family as soon as possible.
What can you do in Sardinia with kids in summer?
TOP 3 experiences family-friendly in Sardinia
The most spectacular excursion that should not be missing from your list of things to do in Sardinia is definitely the boat trip to the archipelago of La Maddalena.
A half-day excursion to discover the small islands and the beautiful blue waters. This tour is one of the most popular and in demand, which is why you should book it well in advance.
3 Tours at La Maddalena archipelago suitable for families with children
- Boat tour at La Malena Islands departing from Olbia by minivan
- Boat trip to the Maddalena archipelago from Palau
- Catamaran tour to the Maddalena archipelago from Cannigione
If you have chosen Sardinia for your family holiday, it is certainly because you want to enjoy the beautiful sea. One of the most popular experiences for families on holiday in Sardinia is dolphin watching and snorkelling. Your kids will love it!
Here’s 2 options both in the Olbia area
- Dolphin watching and snorkelling in Figarolo in Sardinia
- Observation of Dolphins and snorkelling in a rubber boat in Olbia
We move away from the coast and head into the interior of Sardinia to see the wild side. Sardinia is a magical place, with a strong attachment to the land and the roots of humanity.
Do not neglect this aspect and dedicate a day to discovering the wild Barbagia and Barumini, the largest Nuraghi village on the island. The Sardinians were among the first inhabitants of the earth. Discover how they lived millions of years ago.
- 4×4 tour in Barbagia: wall paintings and typical lunch in Orgosolo with the shepherds
- Nuragic Village of Barumini Tour, UNESCO site
When should you visit Sardinia?
July and August are generally the busiest months of the summer and both tours and accommodation require a minimum of organisation. June and September generally offer more choice and are considered the best time to visit Sardinia with the family.
Which area to choose for family-holidays in Sardinia?
The correct answer is: it depends
It depends on your arrival airport, on your budget, on whether you have a rental car, basically on how you want to plan your holiday.
Most beautiful tourist towns close to the airports
Other areas within a few hours’ drive from the airports are the beautiful coast of Orosei, the wild Sulcis and the islands of Sant’Antioco and Carloforte.
Renting a car
The best choice to discover Sardinia with the family is undoubtedly a rental car.
However, if you do not have a car, it is best to stay at your destination.
Then stay around the city and use public transport to visit the surrounding places.
We do not recommend moving from one part of the island to another, as travelling by public transport is not exactly convenient or fast.
Finding an accommodation for your family in Sardinia
To avoid the major heat spikes and crowds, it is advisable to book your summer holidays in June or 1st-15 July. After 20 July until 20 August is the month with the most visitors. September and also October are good times for renting an accommodation.
Prices are generally more affordable and it is less difficult to find a space on beach and bars and restaurants offer a wider choices.
Sardinia is considered one of the best destinations in Italy for a family holiday. A place where you can enjoy spectacular views, beautiful beaches and healthy food. Your kids will love it!