Porto Cervo is the symbol of the exclusive Costa Smeralda in Gallura, the northermost coastal region of Sardinia. The name of the town, Porto Cervo (Deer Harbor) refers to the morphology of its deer-shaped natural harbor. Approaching Sardinia on a luxury yacht charter fills the eye with beauty, as the nature blends harmonically with the elegant villas and resorts disseminated on its territory.
SOME LUXURY YACHTS FOR CHARTER IN THIS AREA
Right by the harbor is the busiest part of Porto Cervo, with the small square, luxury boutiques, ateliers, elegant cafes, and exclusive bars that electrify the nightlife. The picturesque alleys and colored balconies create the scenario of pleasurable walks to enjoy on a sunny day. Porto Cervo enchants the visitor day and night.
The old harbor is the result of the love of Prince Karim Aga Khan IV for beauty. At the end of the Fifties, the Prince bought this stretch of wild coast and, with the help of a team of famous architects, built an elegant social destination that soon attained international fame. Local forms and shapes inspire Porto Cervo’s landscape architecture. The unique style of the location derives from the harmony of landscape and human design.
The new harbor is larger and can accommodate more boats. Considered among the best of the Mediterranean, it accommodates luxurious and exclusive yachts.
Close to Porto Cervo, to the south of Costa Smeralda, is Cala Volpe. This naturally secluded cove is an exciting spot to anchor your yacht and enjoy a day in the water, embraced by the charming colors and smells of the nature. The sandy seabed, turquoise waters, and wild vegetation are a breathtaking spectacle to newcomers and habitué. Just as spectacular is the hotel by the same name, designed by Jacques Couelle.
To the north is the quiet spot of Baia Romazzino, situated near Punta Capaccia. Relax is guaranteed if you decide to sleep in the exclusive, eponymous hotel, one of the most loved of the Coast. The bay boasts a pink beach, whose delicate hue is created by particles of the marble present in the area. Here, the Mediterranean scrub that surrounds the villas overlooking the bay stretches almost to the sea. Sailing to the south of Porto Cervo you encounter Papavero (Poppy) bay. Crescent-shaped, the bay is divided in two beaches of white sand and juniper trees: “piccolo Papavero” (the small Poppy) and “grande Papavero” (the big Poppy). The untouched nature, low seabed and transparent waters conspire to create an enchanting vision.
A wonderful view of islands and cliffs awaits the yachters who ride at anchor in one of the inlets that follow each other along the coast. Grande Papavero is also a golfing destination and home to the exclusive Golf Club. For fans of the nightlife, there is ample choice of clubs and bars.