The wild Sardinia: Romantic Spots & Secret Bays

The wild Sardinia and its most authentic corners are a treasure with unrivalled beauty.


If you are looking for something different, not crowded or adventurous, then this post is for you. We will list a series of coves and natural beaches chosen specifically for their secrecy and uncontaminated nature.


  1. Cala Mariolu – Golfo di Orsei

This beautiful cove is located in the Gulf of Orsei and is a true Mediterranean jewel. The contrast of the crystalline sea with the golden beach offers an idyllic landscape.


Behind the beach there are hundreds of metres of rock and vegetation, which is why the beach is so difficult to reach. In fact, the only ways to reach are by sea or through a difficult trekking path which we recommend doing only if you are an expert.


It is precisely this difficulty in reaching it that makes this bay so quiet and peaceful. Not only that, Cala Mariolu is a natural beach that, in addition to the varied marine fauna, is completed by two splendid caves: Grotta del Fico and Grotta del Bue Marino.


If you’re wondering where you can stay to get to this little slice of paradise, here are two comfortable options where you can also rent boats in adjacent ports.


CALA GOLONE – 4* Hotel Brancamaria

ARBATAX – 4* Arbatax Park Resort Cottage


2. Cala Cipolla – Chia



The wild Sardinia: the South

Among the most suggestive beaches of Chia, in the south of Sardinia, lies this enchanting beach surrounded by two pink granite promontories which stretch towards the sea, forming a natural pool. Here is Cala Cipolla.


Contrary to Cala Mariolu, Cala Cipolla is easily reached on foot, along a path from where you can enjoy breathtaking views of a boundless and crystalline sea.


We have included Cala Cipolla amoung our favourite secret beaches because it is hidden among the hills and beyond the beach is bursting vegetation, a forest of pines and junipers, which makes this cove even more suggestive.


Being a natural cove, Cala Cipolla is very much appreciated by surfers and lovers of diving and scuba diving. But it is also an idyllic place for those who want to relax among the sweet golden and fine sand, typical pf the while Chia coast.


As for accommodation, Chia offers many options.




3. Cala Sinzias – Villasimius is another treasure of the wild Sardinia



Maybe it is not a hidden cove, but it is very attractive and not very crowded. It is located in the south-east of Sardinia between Costa Rei and Villasimius. With 1750 metres of white sand and crystal sea, Cala Sinzias is perfect for activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving and surfing.


But that is not all! This wonderful cove is surrounded by mountains made up of dense eucalypti, juniper and pine trees. It seems to be an exotic beach only 20 minutes from Costa Rei and 30 minutes from Villasimius, a real paradise at your fingertips.


As we said, it is not a hidden beach and therefore you can find a series of facilities such as sunbeds and parasols with bars and restaurants nearby.


If you want to stay near this beautiful part of Sardinia, we recommend the following hotels located in Costa Rei and Villasimius:



Costa Rei:





4. Scivu, Costa Verde, the wild pearl of Sardinia



A true pearl of Sardinia, located in the central-western coast, lies this paradise of contrasting colours. Scivu is 3km of pristine fine sandy beach and turquoise and emerald green sea, immersed in a gush vegetation of fragrant shrubs.


The beach is located in the Costa Verde, 47 km of wild nature made up of beaches, cliffs, arid vegetation and sand dunes. Diving into the beautiful transparent sea at Scivu beach is a must!


The Costa Verde is a protected area and therefore there are no nearby accommodation but we can still recommend you stay in Oristano at the Is Benas Country Lodge, a 4* property surrounded by nature. Make a day of it and take the car and go on an adventure down south until you’re in Capo Pecora, where the Costa Verde ends.






5. Cala Goloritzé – Golfo di Orsei