THAT DREAM NAMED SARDINIA

Be­tween the green Mediter­ranean scrub, the blue sea and the white sandy beach there stand low build­ings, gran­ite stones and col­ored pot­tery: wel­come to the Paradise Re­sort & SPA

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Aper­fect way to dis­cover the nat­u­ral beauty of Sardinia, from the pink flamin­goes in the Pro­tected Ma­rina Area of Tavolara to the Mediter­ranean scrub­land on Monte Nied­ddu; and for sports lovers, so many op­por­tu­ni­ties, on sea, land or sky. We are on the north-east coast of Sardinia, in front us, the crys­tal wa­ters and beach of Lu Im­postu in the re­sort of San Teodoro, im­mersed in a nat­u­ral oa­sis and sur­rounded by the col­ors and scents of the land, in a ro­man­tic paradise ideal for a re­lax­ing break and, at the same time, per­fect for all the fam­ily.

On ar­rival, the large gates open up to­wards the main build­ing, where there a bright, spa­cious re­cep­tion area: you im­me­di­ately feel more re­laxed, to­gether with the im­pos­si­bil­ity of tak­ing in the sheer enor­mity of the re­sort. From there you will be shown your rooms, gently strolling along the drive­ways connecting var­i­ous build­ings hid­den in the green­ery: gran­ite con­struc­tions on a sin­gle level, with ve­ran­das that ar­tic­u­late into the grounds or, al­ter­na­tively con­tain two lev­els with a ter­race. Char­ac­ter­ized by mod­ern and el­e­gant fur­ni­ture in col­ors that chime with the nat­u­ral sur­round­ings, the rooms and suites of the Paradise Re­sort & Spa come in dif­fer­ent sizes and po­si­tions, whether sea view or over­look­ing the gar­den, with a ter­race or ve­randa for those who wish to en­joy a 360º panoramic view in a mo­ment of pure re­lax­ation dur­ing the day. Other rooms and suites are avail­able with a pri­vate panoramic roof

with a breath­tak­ing 180º view over the bay at the front of the com­plex. The Re­sort was con­ceived as be­ing built with light, clean ma­te­ri­als to be in har­mony with the nat­u­ral sur­round­ings of the truly pri­vate park sur­round­ing the var­i­ous build­ings of the Paradise Re­sort & SPA, en­riched by the swim­ming pools, one for young chil­dren too, an am­ple so­lar­ium, and by large open spa­ces lead­ing to the sea. The pools seem, ac­tu­ally, to be ex­ten­sions of the sea it­self, while the low gran­ite build­ings and dis­crete and el­e­gant fur­ni­ture call to mind the typ­i­cal col­ors of Sardinia: the white sandy beach (ac­ces­si­ble on foot), the blue­ness of the sea and the sur­round­ing green­ery with all its nat­u­ral aro­mas. An at­mos­phere of peace­and-quiet for a stay of to­tal re­lax­ation and, in the back­ground, Tavolara is­land whose na­ture park runs right up to the Paradise Re­sort & SPA through rose­mary bushes and olive vines mixed with var­i­ous seasonal flora. The lo­cal cui­sine is typ­i­cally Mediter­ranean us­ing fresh prod­ucts and tra­di­tional recipes of­fer­ing the pos­si­bil­ity to en­joy lo­cal dishes, ac­com­pa­nied by wines from the is­land, as well as in­ter­na­tional op­tions with par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion paid to nu­tri­tional re­quire­ments and the needs of our guests. There are two restau­rants within the Paradise Re­sort & SPA that, to­gether with the bar, just re­cently ren­o­vated, af­ford our guests and any­one hol­i­day­ing on the is­land tasty dishes and pleas­ant drinks to be en­joyed in the quiet of a re­laxed at­mos­phere, not for­get­ting the lit­tle ones who have a ded­i­cated menu and the op­por­tu­nity to share meal­times with new ac­quain­tances.

HEALTH AND WELL­BE­ING

A va­ca­tion here be­comes a ver­i­ta­ble re-cre­ation of body and spirit. To­gether with the restau­rant, the var­i­ous re­quire­ments of our guests can be catered for re­gard­ing pref­er­ences and spe­cial needs, in which the re­sort of­fers var­i­ous op­tions such as a ded­i­cated Health and Fit­ness Cen­ter, cre­ated dur­ing the 2016 sea­son pre­cisely to of­fer the op­por­tu­nity to work-out with the avail­abil­ity of mod­ern Techn­o­gym equip­ment or, for those who wish to be good to their body, they may like to trust them­selves to the ex­pert hands of our pro­fes­sional masseurs with their var­i­ous tech­niques, or sim­ply re­lax with a hy­dro­mas­sage, sauna, or Turk­ish bath. The Health Cen­ter, con­structed in an ad hoc build­ing in the grounds of the re­sort has a re­cep­tion area for our guests, plus ladies and gents chang­ing-rooms with all ameni­ties, the fit­ness room with Techn­o­gym equip­ment, win­dow views of the gar­den, large rooms for spe­cial­ist treat­ment, as well as a ded­i­cated pri­vate spa, 90º

Paradise Re­sort & SPA is lo­cated just in front of one of the most beau­ti­ful beaches in Sardinia, Lu Im­postu. It has been cre­ated with great at­ten­tion to de­sign and en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact

Fin­nish sauna and a chill zone. Dur­ing your stay it’s pos­si­ble to avail your­self of other nat­u­ral and healthy treat­ments: Mei SPA line se­lects only wild plants that are rich in ac­tive in­gre­di­ent and ex­tremely ef­fec­tive in or­der to trans­form the bath into a well­ness rit­ual.

For sports lovers there’s plenty on of­fer at the Paradise Re­sort & SPA. The pri­vate grounds are a unique en­vi­ron­ment for yoga en­thu­si­asts, stretch ex­er­cis­ers, sun­bathers. Jog­gers and trekkers are catered for here and in ar­eas nearby, foot­ball, five-a-side foot­ball, moun­tain bik­ing and horse rid­ing are also catered for. Golf fans can play at the Pun­tal­dia Golf Club, 2 kilo­me­ters dis­tant, or at the Costa Smer­alda Golf Club which is 20 kilo­me­ters away. The Tavolara Pro­tected Marine Area of­fers a unique sce­nario for divers and snorkel­ers. Plus ca­noe­ing, kayak­ing, kitesurf­ing and fish­ing. The small airstrip at San Teodoro is a means of get­ting air­borne in a mi­cro­light air­craft and en­joy­ing fan­tas­tic views over Sardinia from on-high.for trips up the moun­tains, Monte Nieddu be­hind San Teodoro is ideal thanks to its na­ture trails that are ac­ces­si­ble to all, tak­ing in un­spoilt ter­rain rich in veg­e­ta­tion and fauna, sprin­kled with wa­ter­falls and moun­tain pools up to a peak of 970 me­ters. A gen­tle at­mos­phere with the flavour of Sardinia, white clouds, iron and wood merge with the marine and the ma­te­rial, like the ter­ra­cotta vases col­ored blue-as-the-sea: the re­sult is an emo­tion, a story cre­ated by liv­ing the dream that is Sardinia.

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