Sardatur Holiday Ratings
We believe that customers booking a Sardatur holiday are looking for that personal attention and individual service, which only a truly independent, specialist company can offer. We are passionate about Italy, and our sole aim is to provide our customers with quality holidays, backed by solid experience and the highest level of customer care. We truly are the Italian specialists, with Italian directors who have over 30 years’ experience in selling holidays to Italy and a sales team also with many years of experience and a passion for selling Italy.
Sardatur Holidays comprises a large range of accommodation, from simple residences to luxury hotels. The official ratings are based on certain facilities or services being available and they do not take into account the size of the bedrooms or public rooms, nor the preferred décor pf the owner, which may be at odds with your taste. Hotels in the same category, even in the same resort, can vary considerably in character, ambience, service and facilities and may not offer the same staffing levels and facilities, or be as well maintained. it must be bourne in mind that cost is a good indication of standards, particulary when comparing hotels in the same star rating.
As well as the hotel's official star rating, we have also given our own special rating, based on our personal opinion. This rating should be taken into consideration, especially when comparing hotels of the same official star rating. By all means browse our website to get an idea of what we offer. However, if like many of our repeat customers, you would like the reassurance of speaking to someone with first hand knowledge of a particular property or area, then do call us. Together we will find the perfect holiday.
Italy’s finest hotels; where guests can enjoy a highly attentive service in luxurious surroundings. Our luxury collection is the ideal choice for that special celebration, honeymoon or even a wedding.
Our Select category includes hotels which we believe offer good standards of service, accommodation and facilities, and which are situated in excellent locations.
Mid range properties, offering a good level of service and comfort for their price.
A collection of reasonably priced hotels, which offer a simple but decent standard of accommodation and represent excellent value for money.
Our Villaggio selection are family resorts, which we believe offer a good standard of accommodation and a good range of facilities to keep the entire family occupied during the holidays. These are friendly and easy-going resorts, providing very informal service and representing good value for money. These resorts have a high proportion occupancy of International clientele.
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About the hotel
FORTE VILLAGE: SETTING & STYLE
Forte Village Resort provides an unforgettable holiday experience, voted World's Leading Resort every year since 1998 by World Travel Awards. The Resort occupies a private estate of over 100 acres of mature pine trees and fragrant, tropical gardens, on the beautiful stretch of coastline in south Sardinia known as Santa Margherita di Pula.
The sunny and mild year round microclimate at Forte Village is protected by a range of rugged hills. The resort sits directly beside a beautiful, white sandy beach, lapped by a crystal - clear sea, making it the ideal location for the 8 hotels, 44 suites and 13 villas, the resort has to offer, which include the luxurious Cala Del Forte, Beachcomber and Boathouse suites located directly on the waterfront.
A professional and dedicated team, providing the utmost care and attention, ensure the enjoyment of both adults and children.
Since 1998, Forte Village Resort has held the title of the World’s Leading Resort (including 2019) recognised by World Travel Awards, and in the last years it has also been awarded the Leading Luxury Beach Resort, Leading Luxury Family Resort, Leading Sports Resort 2019, World's Leading Sports Resort 2019 and Best Wellness Retreat.
A professional and dedicated team at Forte Village, providing the utmost care and attention, ensure the enjoyment of both adults and children. Whether the purpose of your holiday is to bring the family together or a romantic getaway, both are possible are Forte Village.
Forte Village Resort resides on the island of Sardinia, and while there are numerous stretches of white sandy beaches, the island is home to coves, caves, mountain ranges and unique wildlife. The perfect setting for the resorts countless restaurants, innumerable sporting facilities and children's clubs, all combined for a truly memorable holiday experience.
Piazza Luisa is the heart of Forte Village, especially in the evening, when guests can meet to watch or participate in the entertainment provided on the stage. The charming arcade of shops and new Piazzetta stay open until late evening and includes a perfumery, jeweller, hairdresser tobacconist and news stand.
Numerous boutiques offer both designer and sports wear by a wide range of international brands such as Cartier, Zegna, La Perla, Class Cavalli & Just Cavalli, Gucci, Bulgari and Fendi, whilst Petit Bateau cater for the children. This is the ideal place to meet in the wine bar or patisserie, or after dinner, for a stroll or just to have a drink with friends.
HOTEL OPTIONS AT FORTE VILLAGE:
View & Book - 4* Hotel Bouganville
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View & book - 4* Il Borgo
View & book - 5* Hotel Pineta
View & Book - 5* Hotel Castello
View & Book - 5* Villa Del Parco
View & Book - 5* Le Dune
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FORTE VILLAGE: RESTAURANTS & BARS
Forte Village Resort is justly renowned for the variety and number of restaurants on offer. The hotel accommodation is offered on half board which includes buffet breakfast and dinner, lunch is not included but is available in a variety of beach facing and poolside outlets. Depending on the type of hotel or type of accommodation booked, you will have restaurants designated for each meal. For breakfast you may dine at your designated restaurant or at an alternative restaurant (by prior reservation, some with supplement).
For dinner, you may dine at your designated restaurant without prior reservation, or you can choose to dine at any of the other restaurants, most of which require only a prior reservation, although a few require reservation and the payment of a supplement. In total for breakfast, lunch and dinner there are 21 restaurants in high season. All drinks are payable locally.
All guests at Forte Village can dine in the Pineta buffet (the only place where house wine is included), the Forte grill, the Sardinian restaurant and at the Brazilian restaurant. Five star hotel guests may also use the buffet of the Cavalieri, Le Dune, Bellavista and some guests also have access to them delightful Belvedere restaurant on the roof of Villa Del Parco. Gourmet restaurants and gourmet evenings hosted by visiting Michelin starred chefs are also available with a supplement e.g. Da Rocco Iannone, La terrazza San Domenico and the restaurant of Heinz Beck.
For lunch you may choose between excellent pizzas, cooked in a wood-burning oven at the Pizzeria accompanied by salads and pasta dishes, the selection of grilled fish, grilled meat and salads at the Beachcomber, the poolside Hells Kitchen terrace at the Oasis, or a variety of fresh fish and pasta dishes at the Fish Market.
Forte Village also features a number of bars, including the Gelateria which serves its own delicious ice cream next to the beach bar Aquatica on the beach. Bars which stay open until late include the Wine Bar, Piazza Luisa table service and the disco at Leisureland.
Please note the opening of all restaurants may vary per season at the management's discretion and designated restaurants may change. Prior reservation is required and all drinks are payable locally.
What to wear at Forte Village: Casual, informal wear is recommended during the day. In the evenings you may wish to dress more formally (shorts and bermudas are not permitted in the restaurants at dinner). During spring and autumn evenings can be cool, so warmer garments are advisable.
Speak to our specialists to find out more information about Restaurant allocations & Cooking Experiences at the Forte Village Resort
FORTE VILLAGE: RELAX
Perhaps one of the most advanced Thalasso & Spa centres in Europe, the Acquaforte Spa of Forte Village is set in an exclusive oasis, surrounded by a lush tropical garden and is a member of the "Leading Spas of the World". The Spa features a plethora of specialist programs in detox, weight loss, anti-aging and health. Treatments feature a combination of warm temperatures, vitamin D, marine mud and magnesium salts together to make a unique salt density found in no other water, giving largely therapeutic properties.
Guests may avail themselves of the Thalassotherapy spa, consisting of 6 seawater pools (some heated) enriched with minerals, but may also use the large gymnasium, equipped with latest state-of-the-art Techno-gym machines, Yoga, sauna and Turkish bath, with highly qualified professional masseurs.
A team of specialists can, if required, and after an examination in the medical centre, formulate a personalised programme just for you.
The Acquaforte Spa at Forte Village has its own beauty centre, and beauty salon, as well as its own bar, serving fresh juices and herbal teas. A day pass for the Centre costs about €95. The pass does not cover the treatments available.
Available at local cost: Acquaforte massage centre including shiatzu, algae baths and mud treatment, sauna and Turkish bath, and a fully equipped Techno-gym and Yoga.
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Forte Village: Swimming pools
Forte Village holds the crown for having stunning swimming pools:
Oasis: Two totally renovated freshwater pools are located in the centre of the Village, with two more located at the Wonderland which are perfect for the little ones as they feature shallow water, fountains and loungers nearby for parents to relax
Baia delle Palme: Two charming, salt-water pools and an Aquapark with water games and multiple exciting water slides set amongst palms and other exotic vegetation.
Hotels Castello, Villa del Parco and Le Dune, Royal Pineta and Suites: The two freshwater, heated pools near the Hotel Castello are reserved exclusively for clients staying at these hotels. A beach towel service is provided at reception, by the pool and the beach.
Le Dune: A new rooftop infinity pool with sea view for Le Dune guests and Villas residents.
Forte Village: Forte Arena
Forte Arena is located adjacent to Forte Village and can hold 5000 spectators. In past years the arena has hosted concerts by Sting, Nile Rodgers, Anastacia, Il Volo and Andrea Bocelli plus shows such as Swan Lake, Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar and Mamma Mia.
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FORTE VILLAGE: SPORTS & LEISURE
For the sports enthusiast, Forte Village is the perfect location, with an abundance of sporting activities for both adults and children.
Forte Village offers, 10 tennis courts (10 clay, 1 grass and 1 synthetic), with floodlights for evening games, five-a-side and full-sized football pitches, ping-pong, basketball and volleyball. There is also a daily sports programme, including aerobics. The use of beach chairs, sunshades and parasols is free at Forte Village Resort. Water-sports lovers can indulge in sailing, diving, water skiing, wind surfing and paddleboats.
Also available at Forte Village are bicycles, 10-pin bowling, a putting green, 1 synthetic grass, 1 natural grass and 6 clay tennis courts, a go-kart track, as well as qualified instructors and lessons for various sports. Nearby, there is a horse-riding centre providing lessons and, for the more experienced, trekking, and the 27-hole Is Molas Golf Course.
Forte Village Resort is also renowned for its sports academies. In high season children can partake in the following activities and learn new skills to improve their game, often instructed by legends in a particular sport:
Real Madrid Football Academy, Rugby, Tennis, Table Tennis, Cycling, Basketball, Netball, Hockey, Boxing, Swimming, Water Polo, Fencing, Climbing, Dancing Go-Karting and Chess.
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FORTE VILLAGE: CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES
The entire Forte Village Resort is a children's paradise, a stimulating world waiting to be discovered. Parents can leave their children in a wonderful oasis of pure fun, where they can play and make new friends, under the watchful eye of adult supervisors. Also available Mario's children's restaurant, offering lunch and dinner specially designed for them.
Forte Village Day Nursery is available for infants under 2, at a charge of approximately €15 per hour, payable locally. Baby sitting is approximately €15 per hour, payable locally (maximum 2 children). Forte Village Nursery is very popular and appreciated by guests.
• Mini Club: for children aged 2 to 12 years. Supervised activities and adventure playground.
• Junior Club: for youngsters aged 13 to 17 years. Offers a daily sports programme.
Forte Village: Children's Wonderland
Much more than a kid’s club where kids can play at growing up.
With fantastic workshops where kids can model clay, cook pizza, play an instrument, dance, learn Italian and even create their own work of art on a canvas.
The Wonderland at Forte Village has 2 private pools and dedicated children's paddling pool. There is also an Aquapark located at Baia Delle Palme with water games for infants and exciting water slides for older children.
Extended child-minding service is also available outside normal opening hours.
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Find out what Makes Sardatur Holidays and Forte Village Resort the perfect match in luxury travel...
FORTE VILLAGE TRAVEL GUIDE
As a preferred travel partner of the Forte Village, we have the best rates available. Contact us now for your preferential quotation provided by our expert Forte Village Advisers Team who have extensive personal knowledge of this fabulous resort.
YOUR JOURNEY TO FORTE VILLAGE
Our packages include return flights and local transfers. The nearest airport to Forte Village is Cagliari Airport, 58km from the resort. Flight times from the UK to Sardinia are approximately 2 and a half hours. A local transfer will wait to pick you up and head to Forte Village. Transfer time will be approximately 45 minutes. British citizens won’t need a visa to visit Italy, they just need their passports.
Italians are very warm people, so get used to hugs, big smiles, and chatting at restaurants and bars. You will make new friends very easily at Forte Village and will feel at home. On the other hand, if you need privacy and a tranquil holiday, Sardatur’s team will arrange your tailor-made package, selecting the right accommodation at Forte Village, making sure you will have the perfect peaceful vacation. Forte Village staff is very experienced and trained to fulfil your desires, so don’t feel ashamed and express your needs and preferences.
Please note: When you go to Forte Village city tourist tax charges applicable for Santa Margherita Di Pula are as follows. This is paid directly to the Forte Village Resort upon check-out. (Not applicable to children under the age of 12 years).
All months (excl. August)
Four star properties - Eur 1.00 per person per night
Five star properties - Eur 1.50 per person per night
Four star properties - Eur 1.50 per person per night
Five star properties - Eur 2.00 per person per night
City Tax charges are subject to change by the local authority