Luxurious Forte Village is an ode to excess, ambition and faultless planning. Nestled at the foot of the Santa Margherita di Pula mountains, its sub-tropical microclimate means the sea is two degrees warmer than anywhere else on the island. Head to the boathouse and take your pick from jet skis, catamarans, pedaloes and inflatables. While the resort owns an entire swathe of Sardinia’s coastline, Cala Cipolla is best for watersports thanks to two granite promontories which ensure the bay is like glass even on a breezy day and underfoot is entirely rock-free.
There’s plenty to entertain on dry land, too. Book early to bag a spot for your family in the sports academies where youngsters are coached by sporting heroes including Martin Johnson, Will Greenwood and England netball assistant coach Karen Atkinson.
Those looking to make the most of the excellent childcare will not be disappointed, leaving plenty of free time to keep active too.
Take your pick of 21 restaurants, ranging from simple tavernas to Michelin-starred fine dining. We recommend the Alfons Schuhbeck Restaurant, new this summer, which makes good use of the abundance of herbs in the resort gardens. There is also an entire piazza of designer boutiques, nine swimming pools and a spa offering the most sophisticated treatments on the market.
THE DETAIL A week at a superior bungalow at Bouganville, Forte Village, with unlimited access to non-motorised watersports facilities, is available from £1,435 half board with Abercrombie & Kent, abercrombiekent.co.uk; British Airways has flights from London Stansted to Cagliari from £365 return. ba.com