Welcome to The Sarrabus
The Sarrabus, the triangular-shaped territory that covers Sardinia’s southeastern corner, is one of the island’s least-populated and least-developed areas. It might only be an hour or two by car from Cagliari but it feels like another world with its remote, thickly wooded mountains and snaking, silent roads. Its high point, Monte dei Sette Fratelli, is a miraculously unspoilt wilderness, home to some of the island’s last remaining deer. The coastal scenery is every bit as impressive, featuring high cliff-bound coves and endless swathes of sand fronted by transparent azure waters.
Most people visit in summer, sticking to the well-known beach destinations of Villasimius and the Costa Rei, but venture inland and you’ll discover there’s some great hiking to be had in its mountainous hinterland.