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Sardinia: A slice of paradise 

Posted by Rebecca Asselstine on July 6, 2024

Sardinia, referred to as Sardegna in the local language, is a stunning island off the coast of Italy. The second largest island in the country, Sardinia is a Mediterranean haven for lovers of luxury, culture, nature, and so much more. It is known for its crystal clear water and pristine beaches. The endlessly charming Sardinia offers wonder and beauty for all seasons. 

For those looking for their new property opportunity, whether it be a holiday home or tranquil retirement villa, Sardinia is a fascinating and vibrant place to look into. 

A glimpse at Sardinia’s famed turquoise water

Real Estate Insights 

Sardinia has a thriving real estate market on account of its favorable location, climate, and infrastructure. The large island offers nearly year round warm weather with around 300 days of reported sun. Sardinia is also a major hub for travel due to its access to major European cities. It has three major airports that travel internationally as well as ferries to reach mainland Italy and other Mediterranean islands. 

Due to its large size and large number of interested developers, the pristine island features a variety of property types. The most sought after property types are residential and vacation properties in the coastal areas. The seaside regions also have numerous luxury hotels and resorts. More inland, the island offers large and luxurious villas and estates that attract people looking for a more serene and laidback property focused on country living. 

Sardinia has historically, and continues to have, a robust and thriving real estate market. Despite past economic challenges in Italy, Sardinia has remained a highly sought out location for would-be investors. Specifically, the island’s luxury feel and scenery has allowed it to remain a continued go-to location for vacation homes and luxury villas. 

Sardinia: between the past and present

Among the aforementioned factors, there are several other key benefits that make Sardinia a suitable location to consider for your next real estate venture:

  • Simplistic and straightforward buying process: In an effort to boost foreign investment, the buying process has been streamlined for EU citizens 
  • Tax benefits: Depending on property type and location, there are potential tax benefits for those investing in real estate for the first time in Sardinia 

According to data obtained from Redfin.com, home prices have increased to 147.1% from 2023, with a median selling price of 408,000 USD. The real estate market is ever changing, despite this, Sardinia’s continues to show strong growth and promise. 

Key Areas

One of the most popular and sought after areas in Sardinia is Costa Smeralda. Italian for “Emerald Coast”, this region on the northernmost tip of the island is known for its natural beauty. It is a hotspot for luxury living and beachside tranquility. It features timeless and charming resorts amidst a backdrop of bright blue water and white sand beaches. Soak up the sun and glamor of the Italian seaside at this premier destination. This region offers waterfront villas as well as resorts and other luxury properties. 

Top 10 places to visit in Sardinia – Travel Guide

Another popular area is Alghero, located to the North East of the island. Like Costa Smeralda, Alghero draws in countless tourists and investors owing to its promise of a luxury lifestyle alongside stunning scenery. Alghero is notable for its seaside charm and culture. Alghero is a wonderful mix of modern and innovative new properties nestled amongst its medieval buildings and cobblestoned streets. 

At the Southern end of the island lies Cagliari. Cagliari is a great destination owing to its fusion of beauty and entertainment. In Cagliari you can bask in the coastal landscape of Sardinia and get to know its thriving food and nightlife scenes. Cagliari offers excitement and a bustling environment. 

Above all, Sardinia is a truly special space. It is as stunning as it is fascinating, as evidenced by the fact that it continues to draw in new investors. Whether you are looking to lay back on the beach, browse artisan shops and markets, or sample the delectable local cuisine, Sardinia is the place for you. 

When making a real estate decision, it is important to do diligent research and get into contact with seasoned professionals. We from Society International Real Estate have curated a list of beautiful properties located on this beautiful island. You can find some of them online, some are off-market and will be offered on personal request only. Reach out to us at info@society-network.com and one of our trusted advisors will get back to you shortly.

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