We spent a week on this site at the end of July and were really disappointed with what we found.
When I booked in March I had understood the camping site was right behind the beach which is not the case. Must have overred this. Apparently it was in the past but in the meantime that site had changed owner and Amfibietreks moved to a camping located 30 walking minutes away from the nice sandy beach with the water sports rental outlet. Now this walk is very nice and easy, on the waterfront, but less fun if you travel with children who do not like to walk 4 x 30min in the hot sun every day. Not to think of who carries all the beach stuff. We used the shuttle that was organised in the morning, at lunch time and in the evening. Now some people might not mind, I did not enjoy having to watch the time all day long to make sure we did not miss it. On top of it a 9:30 departure for a teenager on vacation can impact the happiness factor, too.
The site itself was well organised and we enjoyed the premium price for the suite tent location, really comfortable and nicely build on the little hill. Unfortunately the tent was located only 50 meters away from the “Bar” – what seemed a plus during the day for a quick cappuccino or a cold drink, turned out to be anything but premium at night when the bar became a sort of disco. Two out of 7 nights the music was on until 2pm. Pretty hard to fall asleep with techno music on, not only for my kids! And yes it felt as if our tent was standing right on the dance floor. The other nights music stopped at around midnight or 1pm, obviously it always took another half an hour minimum for the “dancers” to find the way back to their tent. So if you are looking for a relaxing sleep at night this might not be the right place to go to. Now one could say why don’t you just stay up every night and become part of the party? Well your teenagers and pre-teenagers need to want to go dance, mine did not. Also, consider that breakfast the next morning is served at 8:30, and the shuttle bus at 9:30 so not much of a sleep in possible.
Judgement of food is always very personal. I have been to Italy many times, for fun, work and even lived there at one point. What I can compare the food we were offered to is what you get at an Italian University mensa. Quality was really average and on top of it we needed to queue up every time. Often enough the good stuff, i.e. fresh fruit in the morning, was gone quickly. So as we booked camping “all inclusive” we started going to the local restaurants behind the beach which were up to what I expect from local cuisine at a really affordable price.
The staff on the site was really nice and tried to accommodate us well. The water sports rental team though seemed to be less organised in terms of planning courses, and at times less customer oriented…
We will certainly not go back to this place again and consider the “premium camping option” overpaid.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amfibie Treks has been organising unique beach and activity holidays in Sardinia for more than 25 years. Our campsite Cala Pineta-Mandras is situated at a beautiful location on the east coast of this Italian island. The Amfibie Treks formula is all-inclusive: tent and full board are included, this is real hassle free enjoyment! If you like relaxing and enjoying the sun, sea and nature or if you like to be active and sail, catamaran sail, windsurf, snorkel, hike, cycle, kayaking or take part in yoga, everything is possible at Amfibie Treks. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Amfibie Treks Hotel Sardinia
- Amfibie Treks Sardinia/Siniscola, Italy