While Sardinia’s famed north coast attract throngs of visitors thanks to its upmarket restaurants, Porto Cervo pizzazz and party vibes, the real joy of cruising Sardinia is exploring its natural coastline and beating the lesser-known paths. While there may be fewer marinas on the central eastern coast, this stretch boasts some of the most spectacular waters around the whole island.
Should the wind be favourable, head south of La Caletta for gin-clear anchorages and breath-taking views along the Orosei Gulf. Cala di Luna is of particular note; encircled by the peaks of Gennargentu National Park, its large caves are great for snorkeling and with the clifftop oleanders in bloom this slither of shoreline is magical.
The coves and bays of the Orosei provide the ink-drop blue hues Sardinia is so famed for. Scoot along to Cala Goloritzè to marvel at its unique rock formations over translucent shallows before heading to Cala del Pecoraro, just north of Santa Maria Navarrese where you can anchor over more electric blue.