Palau

This enchanting Sardinian village provides a beautiful welcome to cruise ship passengers.  Not only are guests invited to explore the dramatically exquisite scenery here, there is also so much to do and enjoy.  The Mediterranean cruise port of Palau is the perfect gateway to the Costa Smeralda and the captivating attractions that await, however, it certainly presents many wonderful attractions of its own.   Upon arrival one of the main eye catching features is the amazing beach scenes here.  There are three superb beach locations that make the ideal place to relax amongst the sun kissed coastline.  Depending on your mood, preference or group the three beaches each have their own unique characteristics.  Known as Capra, Faro and Sciutara, the beaches present the perfect locations to either enjoy a little romance for two or family fun in the sun, you can even combine the two.  

Palau is an amazing beach style resort and as such boasts an incredible array of water sport opportunities.  If you’re looking for adrenaline fuelled excitement then this is the place to be.  Along the waterfront you will find a whole host of restaurants, bars and cafes to entice the taste buds after an enthralling jet ski or windsurfing experience or simply just to sit back, relax and soak up the sun.

Passengers may wish to venture further afield and if this is the case many guests head for such destinations as Porto Cervo.  This brilliant location is just a short drive away from Palau and is famous for celebrity spotting.  Created in the 1960’s by the infamous Aga Khan, this visually stunning location is the place to be and be seen.  A harbour lined full of super yachts gives that Monte-Carlo like edge of exclusivity whilst maintaining intimate grace.  This is complimented by an array of designer stores throughout the illustrious streets for a chance to indulge in utter finery and fashion flair. 

When it comes to excursion opportunities here, it is all about the scenery.  Most cruise operators run a variety of scenic tours and depending on your preference of destination and transport method; there is a whole host of options.  A relatively new introduction by cruise lines is the option for guests to see the sights by train which whisks guest away to the mesmerising countryside locations.  A trip to the small island of La Maddalena is another possibility guests may prefer for something quainter.  This divine location can be discovered by foot or by panoramic coach trip.   Also as noted before there will be the chance to explore the more bustling areas of Costa Smeralda. 

One thing is for sure, this delightful port of call is a tremendous place to visit and not to be missed, especially for the glorious beach scenes.


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