A step into Paradise at Cala Brandinchi

Mara Noveni | Live the World

May 29, 2024

As a regular traveller, I have had the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Still, one particular location captivated me with its natural beauty and crystal clear seaCala Brandinchi in Sardinia, Italy. Lets take you to uncover why "Little Tahiti" is named as such, and give you some valuable tips to visit this breathtaking destination for a step into Paradise at Cala Brandinchi.  

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Introduction to Cala Brandinchi

Sardinia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy, with some of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the Mediterranean. Located on the northeastern coast of the island, Cala Brandinchi is one of the most exclusive and fascinating destinations in Sardinia.

The brightest pearl of San Teodoro stretches between Punta Sabbatino and Capo Coda Cavallo, almost opposite the imposing island of Tavolara, a limestone mountain emerging from the water and forming the backdrop to an inimitable landscape.

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Also known as "Little Tahiti", this bay is famous for its crystal clear waters, fine white sand, and lush vegetation that surrounds it. You will be impressed at first glance, dazzled by the whiteness of the sand and the intense turquoise of the sea.

The beauty of Sardinia

Sardinia is an Italian region full of untouched nature, history, and culture. With its spectacular coastline, towering mountains, and archaeological treasures, Sardinia has so much to offer its visitors. The island has a wide range of beaches, each with its own different and unique characteristics, and is also famous for its delicious cuisine, fine wines, and hospitality.

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The hidden gem - Cala Brandinchi

Located in the municipality of San Teodoro, in northern Sardinia, Cala Brandinchi is one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in Sardinia. Known as "Little Tahiti" for its beauty and crystal clear sea, Cala Brandinchi is a perfect destination for those looking for a relaxing and peaceful holiday. The beach is about a kilometre and a half long and is surrounded by dense Mediterranean vegetation.

The fine white sand, crystal clear water, and lush vegetation create a tropical atmosphere reminiscent of French Polynesia. The shape of the bay, with its arc of white sand, makes it unique and spectacular. It is a popular destination for couples looking for a romantic and peaceful place, but also for families who want to enjoy a beach holiday.

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The sea of Cala Brandinchi is considered one of the most beautiful seas in Sardinia. The crystal-clear, transparent waters are perfect for swimming and snorkelling. The white of the sand highlights the shades of the water: from emerald green to turquoise, from blue to cobalt blue. Dark reflections appear where the rocks emerge, the habitat of rich marine fauna and an oasis for snorkelers. The seabed is very shallow for tens of meters with a 'pool effect', ideal for swimming and children's games, it is also protected from currents and waves, which makes it very safe. The beach is equipped with all the necessary services, such as toilets, showers, and sunbeds.

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Cala Brandinchi is surrounded by lush Mediterranean vegetation. The bay is part of the protected marine area of Capo Coda Cavallo, which is home to a variety of flora and fauna. Among the animal species that can be seen in the area are migratory birds, flamingos, sea turtles, and dolphins. The surrounding area also offers hiking trails and cycle paths that allow you to explore the unspoiled nature of Sardinia

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How to get to Cala Brandinchi

Cala Brandinchi is easily reachable from Olbia airport, which is about 25 kilometres away. There are buses and private transport services available from the airport. By car, you can reach the beach from the SS125 state road, following the signs for San Teodoro and then for Cala Brandinchi Beach. There are also parking spaces available near the beach.

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Staying in Cala Brandinchi

To better enjoy the landscapes, nature, the sea, unforgettable glimpses, scents, and flavours of Cala Brandinchi, I recommend you to stay in the vicinity of this wonderful place for at least two to three days. So I want to give you some suggestions for accommodation. For example, I can suggest Punta Molara, an apartment for exclusive use that can accommodate up to 6 people, therefore very suitable for families, which is less than a kilometre from Cala Brandinchi Beach. The apartment is very interesting as it has a private garden with sofas for relaxing and a terrace for outdoor dining.

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Or I can suggest the Porto Coda Cavallo Villas, which features apartments ideal for 4 people, with sea views, gardens, and a private patio or terrace. Bar, market, and various shops on site.

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Or again, for those who want a top holiday, they can opt for the Baglioni Resort Sardinia, which is part of the Leading Hotels of the World, located within the marine reserve of Tavolara, and has extremely high standards of hospitality. This structure has double rooms, superior rooms, grand deluxe rooms, junior suites, and a suite with a terrace on the top floor, and is equipped with 3 swimming pools, a spa, and a wellness centre. Everything top!

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Tips to visit Cala Brandinchi

To fully enjoy Cala Brandinchi, it is advisable to visit it during the week and avoid peak season periods. Bring along all your essentials for the beach, such as beach towels and drinking water. The beach is free, but there are also bathing establishments offering services such as the rental of sunbeds, umbrellas, canoes, and rafts, and within walking distance of hotels, campsites, restaurants, and nightclubs. A pier welcomes small pleasure boats. The marine area is one of the most spectacular sceneries in the Mediterranean, both outside and inside the water: you will discover the underwater world thanks to diving centres that will take you to various diving spots.

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The surroundings

And, since you're spending a few days here, I may suggest you take a trip north to Porto Cervo, the Queen of the Costa Smeralda, visit the famous Piazzetta delle Chiacchiere and take a walk in the marina which houses luxury yachts and boats, or stroll while looking at the windows of luxury boutiques. 

If you are interested in cultural, historical, and archaeological aspects, I recommend a trip to Arzachena, where you can admire the Nuraghe Albucciu, the Necropolis of Li Muri, and the Tomba dei Giganti Li Lolghi.

Or, again, to taste the aromas and flavours of the best Sardinian wines I suggest visiting the Cantina del Vermentino in Monti, where I suggest you make a tasting of the delicious wines, my favourite ones are S'Eleme and Funtanaliras, and what about yours?

Cala Brandinchi is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled destinations in Sardinia, with its crystal clear sea, fine white sand, and lush vegetation. Known as "Little Tahiti", this bay is perfect for a relaxing and peaceful vacation. The surrounding area also offers many activities for visitors, such as diving, hiking, or cycling, and visits to the archaeological sites in the area. If you are planning a holiday in Sardinia, do not miss the opportunity for a step into Paradise at Cala Brandinchi.

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