Stay at Forte Village Resort
Wander through dense forests of water palm, banana trees and bougainvillaea. Getting lost rarely feels this enjoyable. Sure the spa was your destination but hey, there’s a pool. Oh, and a bar. Oh, and there’s the beach. Oh, there's your son playing tennis. Give up. Cool off for a while. Begin your journey later. No rush. Set in 120 acres of verdant vegetation, Forte Village is not just your typical resort, it's a vast self-contained holiday world, a sun-drenched paradise on earth for parents looking to distract and entertain their children for as long as they could possibly need.
Fairly remote on the less developed southern Sardinia coast. Forte is big, it really is an international village, with little indication of any Sardinian heritage except the weather. Cagliari, the historic capital of the island, and its international airport is a 45-minute drive away.
700 rooms in more than eight hotels but not all are suitable for our clients. We recommended Il Castello, Le Dune, Villa del Parco and the Forte Village suites. These are the five-star options. The others are four-star and poor quality. In general, rooms are quite small and families need interconnecting rooms, of which there are many. For privacy and space we recommend one of the 13 villas.
Who is it for
Families. This is a vast resort designed for kids, which then offers plenty for adults too. Couples should look elsewhere, as should anyone who wants to explore Sardinian culture.
Facilities & activities
Remarkable. 21 restaurants with big-name chefs like Heinz Beck (3 Michelin Stars). 14 bars including an onsite offshoot of Mayfair’s Mahiki nightclub. A football academy run by Real Madrid. A rugby academy. A chess academy. Tennis, water polo, dancing and go-karting facilities. A shopping village with high-end names. A 5,000-capacity outdoor concert arena that hosts international artists. The Acquaforte Thalasso & Spa with its six seawater pools.