By Olivia Mauriac
Bathing in the incredibly translucent waters of northern Sardinia, in the heart of unspoiled nature, facing Corsica and the beautiful Maddalena archipelago, the Valle dell’Erica is one of the jewels of the transalpine group Delphina Hotels & Resorts . A new generation resort that combines luxury, nature and ecology, with the added bonus of that beautiful Italian hospitality that the French are so fond of. Head to the Sardinian coast for a beautiful getaway to discover one of the most beautiful spots in the Mediterranean.
“Sardinia is an island apart, untamed, whose magnificent landscapes extend to infinity …”. Even today, this Sardinia, which the famous British writer D.H. Lawrence happily discovered in the 1920s, is still so unique, as the heart of the island and that of its inhabitants have remained authentic.
The Mediterranean at heart…
On the side of Santa Terasa Gallura, we discover a region of breathtaking beauty, whose coastline stretches along pretty little sandy coves. Entering the sumptuous and vast domain of Valle dell’Erica and its 28 hectares of Mediterranean vegetation which also houses the Erica and La Licciola hotels, Sardinia jumps out at you. Here, the terracotta-tiled roofs do not undulate higher than the tops of the pines, and further, the azure line of the horizon. The view of the Big Blue and the Maddalena islands thus remains breathtaking, while the maquis descends to the sea, and the long silvery sand beach runs alongside several lovely coves where residents can swim in the shelter of the sea. looks …
Priority to the environment for the best “Green Resort” in Europe
All around you, an intoxicating scent of myrtle, juniper and thyme escorts you to your Junior Suite. In the vast space which brings together a bedroom, a bathroom, a living room and a terrace, the breath of modernity mingles with tradition. The designer furniture responds to the local handcrafted tapestries that crown the king-size bed. From the beautiful bathrooms, from where you can contemplate the waves at your leisure, exit the samples of shower gel, shampoo and cream: here, cosmetics and hospitality products are available in large bottles to reduce plastic consumption. One of the hotel’s many “green” touches, which also plunges cardboard straws into cocktails. At Valle dell’Erica, concern for the environment is not new, efforts recently rewarded with the award in 2019 of the “Leading Green Resort in Europe”. Enough to go green both literally and figuratively! If you too want to preserve the planet, or simply take a swim in the sea, cut short the shower to go to the beach, and dive freely in the waters as salty as they are translucent below, or even in one of the four swimming pools with a view. The 1600 m2 Thalasso & Spa center also houses several outdoor seawater swimming pools, heated to different temperatures, but also 15 cabins where you can indulge yourself with a relaxing massage with essential oils, or some gentle scrubs and facials. A trip to the sea around the islands of Caprera and Spargi or why not a hike in the spellbinding Valley of the Moon will eventually make you fall in love with Sardinia…
When Italy rhymes with gastronomy
“Last but not least”, we are in Italy and gastronomy is inevitably part of the trip here. Breakfast time has come and it is to an air of Elvis played on the piano that you approach this new day. “It’s now or never” to enjoy the colossal buffet that would be enough to satiate a whole regiment: eggs in a thousand ways, pastries, cold-pressed juices without forgetting the essential pastas, served in all the sauces, which will give you the energy you need to devote yourself, if your heart tells you, to a beautiful lazy afternoon. You can then opt for one of the resort’s 7 specialty restaurants, in particular our favorite, the Li Zini, where amateurs can taste, with their feet in the sand, the best that the sea and Italy have to offer. . Buon appetito!
Resort Valle dell’Erica Thalasso & Spa
Str. Liscia di Scopa, 07028 Santa Teresa Gallura OT, Italie
Tél : +39 0789 790340