On the northern coast of Sardinia, Palau is the gateway to the Maddalena Archipelago and to the jewels of the northern side of the island. At the granite heart of the Gallura region, Palau is a lively town, perfect for a summer holiday: visitors can go on breath-taking excursions through the fragrant Mediterranean scrub and choose from a limitless range of stunning beaches and coves. The coast offers many services and comforts, and is equipped for water sports like windsurfing and kitesurfing. The small peninsula of Isola dei Gabbiani has become famous for both windsurfing and kitesurfing and hosts large international competitions each year. Perfect for getting around by car or by boat, Palau is an excellent base for discovering the Costa Smeralda.
Places to sea
The small town centre
Isola dei Gabbiani
Beaches along the Costa Smeralda
Where to sleep
The ideal hotel would be a secluded and intimate hotel overlooking the coast: you’ll be able to wake up a stone’s throw from the sea while at the same time being conveniently close to the town centre.
When to visit Palau
The temperate climate and the Mediterranean sea that laps at the island’s shores make Sardinia an attractive destination all year round. During the low season, visitors have the opportunity to experience all the various festivals and traditions, and between June and September they can enjoy the crystal-clear waters and relax on the beaches.