We were traveling with friends. They used a travel agent to book all the rooms. We had sticker shock when the daily rate came in at. $1100. per night for three people (our daughter shared the room). Now this included half board. Breakfast and either dinner or lunch. Drinks, not included- we ran up a pretty hefty bar bill.
Our group were the only Americans in the hotel.
The staff was friendly and helpful when we asked for directions to the nearest ruins.
The hotel is about 45 minutes from the Olbia airport and is well signposted if you pay attention, I printed out directions on Google maps and we didn't make a wrong turn..
The hotel is really private, at any given time there was hardly anyone in the pool. The beach was much more popular but not crowded. The beach is fairly small with a fresh water creek with a small foot bridge. The sand is a shock. Not the lovely white powder you find in the Caribbean, Hawaii or Florida. It is a tan color and really hard on the feet with course sand and small rocks. The water is beautiful. Once you figure out how to walk on the sand or not and get to your sun bed, it is wonderful. Lots of umbrellas, towels and snorkeling gear (mostly sand/ small rocks near the beach- didn't go to much further)
Another aspect of the grounds which for me was a first. The lights in the garden and on the balconies changed very very slowly from purple to blue to I think green.
The breakfast has something for everyone (except good cappuccino, have americano) and if you didn't see what you wanted in the extensive buffet it was possible to order just about anything else. Apparently the lunch menu doesn't change- we went out for lunch so can't comment, but dinner was very good with the lovely location on the terrace.
I have to say I didn't experience some of the extreme problems others did. I will completely agree that the beds are hard. The pillows harder and why have a duvet at a beach resort and no sheet to use without the duvet so you have to turn up (down?) the AC? Also there is not a lick of any decoration on the walls- very bare. The high ceilings ( on the 1st floor) were very nice.
It is rather strange to have a window from the bathroom to the bedroom. We closed the venetian blinds and left it at that.The view from our balcony was beautiful. The bed was on the wrong side of the room to have a view except in the mirror.
This was my first time staying in a hotel on Sardinia so I have no idea if I can find a better spot with a beach for a better price, but I will try. Sardinia is beautiful, the swimming was great and the countryside intriguing with all the very early ruins and lovely walks. I will be back to Sardinia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel has 31 comfortable and spacious finely furnished rooms with sea view balconies overlooking the gardens; hotel has direct access to the beach. It also, has 5 sea view fine villas surrounded by Mediterranean gardens. Experience Care offers natural aesthetic treatments tailor made suit the individual needs. “Lunaria restaurant” with inner space and terrace overlooking the sea, offers the best local tradition, the most popular international dishes with a touch of unexpected sensations.Meeting room, 110 square meters, with natural light, sea view and garden, direct access to the swimming pool and restaurant area, with theater style it is up to 80 people Only 32Km from the harbor/airport of Olbia, 10 min from Porto Cervo and 5 from Baja Sardinia, nestled in 8.000 mq of Mediterranean green, 150 m from the sea of Cala dei Ginepri. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- l`Ea Bianca Luxury Hotel Baia Sardinia
- L'Ea Bianca Luxury Resort Sardinia/Baia Sardinia