The Sarrabus attractions

Top Choice Mountain in The Sarrabus

Monte dei Sette Fratelli

Clad in thick forest, the mountain massif known as the Monte dei Sette Fratelli dominates the remote Sarrabus area. Its granite peaks and woodlands bristle with cork and holm oak, juniper, oleander and myrtle, offer…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Villasimius & Capo Carbonara

Capo Carbonara

If you embark on just one excursion from Villasimius, make it the 15-minute drive south to Capo Carbonara, a protected marine park. The promontory dips spectacularly into the crystal-clear waters of the Med. Besides…
Top Choice Beach in Villasimius & Capo Carbonara

Cala Giunco

The pick of Villasimius' spiagge (beaches), Cala Giunco is a vision of beach perfection: a long strip of silky white sand sandwiched between tropical azure waters and a silvery lagoon, the Stagno Notteri, where pink…
Beach in Costa Rei

Spiaggia Piscina Rei

To the north of Costa Rei, this fabulous beach impresses with its blinding-white sand and turquoise water. A couple more beaches fill the remaining length of coast up to Capo Ferrato.
Beach in Costa Rei

Spiaggia Costa Rei

In front of the eponymous resort, the Spiaggia Costa Rei is a lengthy strip of dazzling white sand lapped by astonishingly clear blue-green waters.
Lake in Villasimius & Capo Carbonara

Stagno Notteri

This lagoon often hosts flamingos in winter. On its seaward side are several stunning beaches including Cala Giunco and Spiaggia del Simius with its Polynesian blue waters.
Museum in Villasimius & Capo Carbonara

Museo Archeologico

Villasimius’ archaeology museum harbours a small but interesting collection of Roman and Phoenician artefacts, as well as various odds and ends recovered from a 15th-century Spanish shipwreck.
Historic Site in Villasimius & Capo Carbonara

Fortezza Vecchia

Perched on cliffs close to Capo Carbonara, this ruined 14th-century fortress dates back to the time the Aragonese controlled the island. The views over the bay to the green, macchia-tufted mountains are more strikin…