With its staggeringly long coastline, Sardinia is the paradise for sailors and sea lovers. Secluded coves and transparent blue seas, dramatic sand dunes and long, golden beaches spoil for choice. Even if in the summer months the coasts are pretty crowded, the interior remains calm and unspoilt. Wild sheep and boar inhabit its woods and flower meadows. Thousands of fascinating ancient remains of the Bronze Era, ‘Nuraghi’, are scattered around the entire island. Costa Smeralda, on the North-East of the island, is among the most exclusive destinations in the world and a favourite with the jet-setters.