Set within walking distance of Isola Rossa, in the North of Sardinia, the five-star, Hotel Marinedda is an ideal choice for a beach retreat. It stands on a small promontory, with spectacular views over the unspoilt Golfo dell’Asinara – a tranquil location that's as perfect a setting for a wedding or honeymoon as it is for an unforgettable family beach holiday.
The Elicrisio Wellness Centre is a luxurious thalassotherapy centre and spa which specialises in treatments making use of the therapeutic properties of seawater. As well as the open-air Thalasso circuits, there's also a part-indoor heated seawater pool with hydromassage, a Jacuzzi, saunas, Turkish bath and gym, as well as 15 treatment chalets where you can choose from a range of pampering treatments.
All the rooms and suites are furnished in a warm and welcoming Mediterranean style, with views of the sea or the hotel gardens. Each has a private furnished veranda and a private bathroom, as well as air-conditioning, telephone, television, safe and minibar. Connecting rooms are available for families. The stunning Executive Elicriso suite also boasts its own mini Thalasso pool filled with heated seawater, as well as a Jacuzzi.
Wander down to the gorgeous beach, take a dip in one of the two pools, or enjoy a game of tennis or five-a-side football. You can also try your hand at archery, join a yoga class or work out in the gym. A wide range of watersports are available, including snorkelling, windsurfing and diving, or you can hire a dinghy, canoe or pedalo. The kids' club caters for children up to 11, and the Marinedda also organises excursions to help you explore the North of Sardinia.
Start the day with a sumptuous breakfast buffet, served on the poolside terraces at Cascata restaurant. Petra Ruja is the main restaurant, serving a buffet of both Mediterranean and local cuisine, while Punta Canneddi and Tramonto both serve delicious local dishes, including lobster and crayfish, and Basaricco is a relaxed pizzeria. There are also two bars, one in the lobby and one poolside, the latter offering live music in the evenings.