Forte Village Resort - Sardinia
ABOUT THE HOTEL
SETTING & STYLE
Forte Village Resort provides an unforgettable holiday experience, voted World's Leading Resort every year since 1998 by World Travel Awards. The Resort occupies a private estate of over 100 acres of mature pine trees and fragrant, tropical gardens, on the beautiful stretch of coastline in south Sardinia known as Santa Margherita di Pula.
The sunny and mild year round microclimate is protected by a range of rugged hills. The resort sits directly beside a beautiful, white sandy beach, lapped by a crystal - clear sea, making it the ideal location for the 8 hotels, 44 suites and 13 villas, the resort has to offer, which include the luxurious Cala Del Forte, Beachcomber and Boasthouse suites located directly on the waterfront.
A professional and dedicated team, providing the utmost care and attention, ensure the enjoyment of both adults and children.
Since 1998, Forte Village Resort has held the title of the World’s Leading Resort regognized by World Travel Awards, and in the last years it has also been awarded the Leading Luxury Beach Resort, Leading Luxury Family Resort, Leading Sports Resort and Best Wellness Retreat.
The perfect setting, the sub-tropical gardens fragrant with the aroma of pines, rosemary and countless other plants, plus the beautifully presented and varied menus from a choice of restaurants, innumerable sporting facilities and children's clubs, all combine for a truly memorable holiday experience.
Piazza Luisa is the heart of the Resort, especially in the evening, when guests can meet to watch or participate in the entertainment provided on the stage. The charming arcade of shops and new Piazzetta stay open until late evening and includes a perfumery, jeweller, hairdresser tobacconist and news stand.
Numerous boutiques offer both designer and sports wear by a wide range of international brands such as Cartier, Zegna, La Perla, Class Cavalli & Just Cavalli, Gucci, Bulgari and Fendi, whilst Petit Bateau cater for the children. This is the ideal place to meet in the wine bar or patisserie, or after dinner, for a stroll or just to have a drink with friends.
HOTEL OPTIONS AT THE FORTE VILLAGE RESORT:
4* Hotel Bouganville
4* Le Palme
4* Il Borgo
5* Hotel Pineta
5* Hotel Castello
5* Villa Del Parco
5* Le Dune
Villas & Suites
RESTAURANTS & BARS
The Resort is justly renowned for the variety and number of restaurants on offer. The hotel accommodation is offered on half baord which includes buffet breakfast and dinner, lunch is not included bu is available ina variety of beach facing and poolside outlets. Depending on the type of hotel or type of accommodation booked, you will have restaurants designated for each meal. For breakfast you may dine at your designated restaurant or at an alternative restaurant (by prior reservation, some with supplement).
For dinner, you may dine at your designated restaurant without prior reservation, or you can choose to dine at any of the other restaurants, most of which require only a prior reservation, although a few require reservation and the payment of a supplement. In total for breakfast, lunch and dinner there are 21 restaurants in high season. All drinks are payable locally.
All guests can dine in the Pineta buffet (the only place where house wine is included), the Forte grill, the Sardinian restaurant and at the Brazilian restaurant. Five star hotel guests may also use the buffet of the Cavalieri, Le Dune, Bellavista and some guests also have access to them delightful Belvedere restaurant on the roof of Villa Del Parco. Gourmet restaurants and gourmet evenings hosted by visiting Michelin starred chefs are also available with a supplement e.g. Hell’s Kitchen, Da Rocco Iannone, LLa terrazza San Domenico and from the famous Milan restaurant The Place of Aimo and Nadia in July and August.
For lunch you may choose between excellent pizzas, cooked in a wood-burning oven at the Pizzeria accompanied by salads and pasta dishes, the selection of grilled fish, grilled meat and salads at the Beachcomber, the poolside Hells Kitchen terrace at the Oasis, or a variety of fresh fish and pasta dishes at the Fish Market.
The Resort also features a number of bars, including the Gelateria which serves its own delicious ice cream next to the beach bar Aquatica on the beach. Bars which stay open until late include the Wine Bar, Piazza Luisa table service, Mahiki late night party venue and the disco at Leisureland.
Please note the opening of all restaurants may vary per season at the management's discretion and designated restaurants may change. Prior reservation is required and all drinks are payable locally.
What to wear. Casual, informal wear is recommended during the day. In the evenings you may wish to dress more formally (shorts and bermudas are not permitted in the restaurants at dinner). During spring and autumn evenings can be cool, so warmer garments are advisable.
Perhaps one of the most advanced Thalasso & Spa centres in Europe, the Acquaforte Spa is set in an exclusive oasis, surrounded by a lush tropical garden and is a member of the "Leading Spas of the World". The Spa features a plethora of specialist programs in detox, weight loss, anti-aging and health.
Guests may avail themselves of the Thalassotherapy spa, consisting of 6 seawater pools (some heated) enriched with minerals, but may also use the large gymnasium, equipped with latest state-of-the-art Techno-gym machines, Yoga, sauna and Turkish bath, with highly qualified professional masseurs.
A team of specialists can, if required, and after an examination in the medical centre, formulate a personalised programme just for you.
The Acquaforte Spa has its own beauty centre, and beauty salon, as well as its own bar, serving fresh juices and herbal teas. A day pass for the Centre costs about €95. The pass does not cover the treatments available.
Available at local cost: Acquaforte massage centre including shiatzu, algae baths and mud treatment, sauna and Turkish bath, and a fully equipped Techno-gym and Yoga.
Oasis: Two totally renovated freshwater pools are located in the centre of the Village, with two more located at the Wonderland.
Baia delle Palme: Two charming, salt-water pools and an Aquapark with water games and multiple exciting water slides set amongst palms and other exotic vegetation.
Hotels Castello, Villa del Parco and Le Dune, Royal Pineta and Suites: The two freshwater, heated pools near the Hotel Castello are reserved exclusively for clients staying at these hotels. A beach towel service is provided at reception, by the pool and the beach.
Le Dune: A new rooftop infinity pool with sea view for Le Dune guests and Villas residents.
Forte Arena is located adjacent to Forte Village and can hold 5000 spectators. In past years the arena has hosted concerts by Sting, Nile Rodgers, Anastacia, Il Volo and Andrea Bocelli plus shows such as Swan Lake, Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar and Mamma Mia.
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SPORTS & LEISURE
For the sports enthusiast, the Resort is the perfect location, with an abundance of sporting activities for both adults and children.
10 tennis courts (10 clay, 1 grass and 1 synthetic), with floodlights for evening games, five-a-side and full-sized football pitches, ping-pong, basketball and volleyball. There is also a daily sports programme, including aerobics. The use of beach chairs, sunshades and parasols is free. Water-sports lovers can indulge in sailing, diving, water skiing, wind surfing and paddleboats.
Also available at the Resort are bicycles, 10-pin bowling, a putting green, 1 synthetic grass, 1 natural grass and 6 clay tennis courts, a go-kart track, as well as qualified instructors and lessons for various sports. Nearby, there is a horse-riding centre providing lessons and, for the more experienced, trekking, and the 27-hole Is Molas Golf Course.
The resort is also renowned for its sports academies. In high season children can partake in the following activities and learn new skills to improve their game, often instructed by legends in a particular sport:
Chelsea Football Academy, Rugby, Tennis, Table Tennis, Cycling, Basketball, Netball, Hockey, Boxing, Swimming, Water Polo, Fencing, Go-Karting and Chess.
The entire Resort is a children's paradise, a stimulating world waiting to be discovered. Parents can leave their children in a wonderful oasis of pure fun, where they can play and make new friends, under the watchful eye of adult supervisors. Also available Mario's children's restaurant, offering lunch and dinner specially designed for them.
A Day Nursery is available for infants under 2, at a charge of approximately €15 per hour, payable locally. Baby sitting is approximately €15 per hour, payable locally (maximum 2 children).
• Mini Club: for children aged 2 to 12 years. Supervised activities and adventure playground.
• Junior Club: for youngsters aged 13 to 17 years. Offers a daily sports programme.
Much more than a kid’s club where kids can play at growing up.
With fantastic workshops where kids can model clay, cook pizza, play an instrument, dance, learn Italian and even create their own work of art on a canvas.
The Wonderland has 2 private pools and dedicated children's paddling pool. There is also an Aquapark located at Baia Delle Palme with water games for infants and exciting water slides for older children.
Extended child-minding service is also available outside normal opening hours.Holiday Name : Forte Village Resort
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