Le Dune Resort & SPA ****
This resort is perfectly organised and boasts any type of service needed by any type of guest. As well as the 5 hotels (I Ginepri, Le Palme, Le Rocce, Le Sabine, La Duna Bianca) designed to satisfy the various needs of adults, families with small children and guests who want to relax or have more privacy, the main building, which sits in a park that expands over 280,000m², has 10 restaurants, 6 swimming pools, 6 bars, all types of shops and special children’s areas, like the ‘Villaggio Fantasia’. There is also a beach that stretches out over 8km and is divided into 3 areas: one area for the guests of the Le Palme and I Ginepri hotels; one for guests of the Le Rocce and Le Sabine hotels; and one for guests of La Dune Bianca. Guests who wish to relax and stay in shape can make full use of the spa, and sporty guests can choose from using the tennis courts, archery range, sailing lessons, dancing lessons, horse riding or even go on excursions.
The Le Sabine Spa boasts 3 outdoor swimming pools with hydromassage, relaxation and hydromassage neck points, a swimming machine, cardiofitness gym, Turkish bath, internal relaxation area and booths for massages, beauty and well-being treatments and sand therapy. It is also possible to purchase wellness packages, which can include personalized treatments, such as packages dedicated to men, pregnant women, those for specific areas of the body, like the legs, or packages centred around an element, such as sand, and zen and Brazilian inspired treatments. Personalised treatments range from scrubs and hydrotherapy to face and body treatments, all types of massages, sand therapy and ethnic and fitness inspired rituals.
The 5 hotels have a total of 496 rooms, each of which have a furnished veranda, air conditioning, a bath and shower, hair dryer, safe box, satellite television and a mini bar. The Le Palme hotel, which is recommended for young people and couples with children, has 141 standard rooms. The I Ginepri, which is ideal for families, has 205 rooms, including superior, family suites and senior family suites. The Le Rocce hotel, which is dedicated to relaxation and has personalised services and is reserved for guests over 14, has 28 superior rooms. The Le Sabine has 106 rooms with exclusive furnishings in its superior, deluxe, suites and deluxe well-being rooms, the latter of which are adjacent to the spa. Lastly, just a short distance from the beach is the La Duna Bianca hotel, which has 16 rooms that boast prestigious furnishing, including the Royal 2, Royal 4 sea view and president sea view rooms.
The resort has 10 restaurants and dining at 6 of these are included in the price of the stay: Nautilus serves up an international style buffet; Carrimbanca is dedicated to the Sardinian cuisine (buffet); Pomodoro is an ethnic restaurant (buffet); Alla Spiaggia is located close to the beach and is specialised in Mediterranean first courses and sea food; Li Junchi serves pizza cooked in a wood fired oven; and Peter Pan is a small restaurant for the children who attend the baby and mini club.
The other four restaurants, where all customers have to pay, are Scorfano, which is specialised in mixed fish grills (buffet); Il Fico d’India, a vegetarian restaurant for guests over 14 years old; Romantico, an elegant restaurant for guests over 14 years old; and Il Leccio which serves a buffet and where the chefs cook in front of guests.
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The hotel offers boat trips to reach the main attractions in the surrounding area, from the islands of the Maddalena archipelago to the Emerald Coast and Corsica, the south of which boasts places of great charm such as Bonifacio and the island of Lavezzi. On the Emerald Coast, the main point of interest is, of course, the wonderful and characteristic Porto Cervo and its small roads that are filled with flowers and famous squares where you can enjoy tasty aperitifs. Also a must-see are Castelsardo, a small village on the sea that is famous for its local handcraft, and Alghero, which gives you a great insight into the Catalan culture which has survived here both in terms architecture, as can be seen in the centre, and language. Lastly, the hinterland of the Gallura region is rich in splendid little towns nestled in beautiful mountainous landscapes, and here you can enjoy ancient traditions and a prestigious cuisine.