Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Sardegna - Porto Cervo

Retreat for the rich...

Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.  We went to Porto Cervo, which is an Italian seaside resort in Northern Sardinia.

Though it's grown massively since being built by Prince Karim Aga Khan in the 1960s as a village retreat for the rich, Porto Cervo still manages to combine glamour with laid-back cool in a way that's uniquely Italian and perpetually fascinating. And the aquamarine water and spectacular coastline of Sardinia are every bit as beautiful as the people. Summer is the key season, of course, but it's also delightful in September and early October, when the weather is often superb. 

The centre of the port is the village, where there are the most amazing shops, such as Chanel, Prada, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana. I literally felt poor walking past all the couture shops. Luxury wine bars, michelin star restaurants and boutique supermarkets can also be found in the village. Close by is the exclusive Yacht Club Costa Smerelda. I you are on holiday with a budget, don't even attempt going to this village. 
It is also the location of Hotel Cala di Volpe, which is featured in the 1977 James Bond film The Spy who loved me.  The Presidential Suite of the hotel, billed at US$ 32,736 per night, is listed at number 7 on World's 15 most expensive hotels.

Fortunately the boss went out a lot for dinner in Porto Cervo so we got a few evenings off. But I always had to be at stand-by, because they would go out and the next minute we get the call "The food is shit", and then I had to mix a few things together in the galley.

Porto Cervo

Window Shopping
The Boss' Kids, Anton and Alex asked us to go out with them one night. Tanya and I were so tired but we couldn't miss out on a party in Porto Cervo. The cheapest cocktail is 30 Euros.  Alex (dancing in the background) took us to a club and we danced the whole night. Our table was booked on the dance floor at the price of 1000 euros. New experiences for me!

Day at the beach

The guests flew back to Russia from Sardinia.  We still remained in Porto Cervo for another 2 days so we had some free time to explore the island and its amazing beaches. 

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