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ust off the northern coast of Sicily are the stunning

Aeolian Islands. Astonishingly beautiful and

extremely varied, the seven islands and various

uninhabited islets of the archipelago were designated a

Unesco World Heritage Site in 2000. Their volcanic origins

have left a dramatic legacy of black-sand beaches,

smouldering craters and splintered, rocky coastlines.There

are still two active volcanoes, Stromboli and Vulcano.

A 1-hour hydrofoil journey from mainland Sicily will bring

you to Lipari, the largest island, where you should make

your base at the wonderful

Hotel Mea

, a secluded, 37-

room gem of a hotel perched on a hillside on the fringes

of Lipari Town. Flanked by pumice stone beaches and

fertile inland wineries, the Mea offers a perfect proximity

to Lipari’s bountiful offerings. The atmosphere of the hotel

epitomises the laid back lifestyle that the Aeolians promote

and it could be very easy to just ease out and let a week or

two just drift by relaxing by the side of the hotel’s inviting

pool after a bit of local and inter-island explorations

Smoke on the Water

A secluded bolthole from which to explore the natural wonders of the Aeolian Islands


Southern Sands

The ideal family holiday awaits at Chia Laguna


ardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and

offers an idyllic getaway destination boasting stunning beaches,

luxurious hotels and vibrant culture. At the north of the island lies

the Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast), a playground for the rich and famous

and some of the world’s most exclusive resorts and elegant restaurants.

The southern coast of Sardinia boasts long stretches of white sand,

secluded coves, themost beautifully clear, turquoise waters and interesting

ancient ruins, enjoying a typical Mediterranean climate with long, hot and

dry summers.

Forming part of the much larger Chia Laguna Resort, and so benefitting

with access to an impressive variety of collective facilities including excellent

childrens clubs and several restaurants,

Hotel Laguna

offers consummate

luxury in a spectacular location on the edge of one of Europe’s finest white

dune beaches at Chia Bay. The hotel presents 85 Mediterranean-styled

bedrooms and suites; accommodation ranges from beautiful rooms, to

garden suites and two sensational panoramic suites, with views over the

Bay to the Tower of Chia. Perfect for couples and families, each bedroom

features either a large terrace or private garden.The hotel also benefits from

access to the private beach of Dune di Campana.

The resort underwent a 40 million Euro investment in improvements in

2015 including the opening of the impressive Chia Natural Spa.Whilst this

resort has remained relatively undiscovered to the UK market, it will not

be long before Chia Laguna becomes a top choice for Sardinia.