Sardinia has some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean. The bays along the Costa Smeralda in particular are famed for their azure sea and its powder like sand. Inland, the island is quite wild - a real natural paradise. Rolling meadows, olive groves and vineyards meet the odd mountain range or ancient village. Sheep and goats wonder the flower filled fields, their mesmerising bells jingling in the breeze. This is an island which attracts the very wealthy, who arrive into Porto Cervo for lunch on their mega yachts, but it also appeals to those looking for an authentic escape and a natural paradise with the freshest seafood and some beautiful, simple hotels.