Deer’s Port, Esmeralda Coast
Porto Cervo is Costa Smeralda’s center of luxury tourism, VIPs, trendy pubs, restaurants and yachts, and the place for international jetsetters to enjoy the highlife.
The famous Piazzetta and the small streets that wind through the center of the town are full of the most prestigious boutiques and jewellers. The typically Gallura architecture conceals the finest hotels and exclusive villas within seemingly simple buildings.
Set amidst the most beautiful and rare natural surroundings, looking out towards the dancing colours of the sea, Porto Cervo offers an experience that is hard to put into words and impossible to forget. It is a place where you can lose yourself in the wonders of nature.
With the most prestigious fashion houses, the most exclusive jewelers and the finest craftsmanship, The Walk of Porto Cervo is a shopping paradise where the most well renowned and luxurious International Brands are to be found..
From Bulgari and Dolce & Gabbana, Versace to Valentino, Prada, Trussardi, and Rossetti to Cartier, a long list of notable Brands fight for the attention of crowned heads of state, business leaders and sheikhs, and other jetsetters who have huge amounts of credit and love to spend on this antique cotto tiled street.
The Walk continues underneath “La Piazza Rossa”, the Red Square, and we call this the “Sottopiazza”, where you will find yet more interesting boutiques and ateliers. Not too far from there is a promenade that runs along the Porto Cervo Marina, which is well known as a commercial center for gourmets.
As the sun sets the magic of the Costa Smeraldan nightlife begins and one way to enjoy it is to stroll along the streets of Porto Cervo until you reach the famous Piazzetta which is crowned by smart boutiques and internationally renowned jewelers.
The Promenade du Port
Situated within the heart of the old harbour of Porto Cervo is the Promenade du Port, a kaleidoscopic mix of art galleries, design shops, glamorous clubs and restaurants; a true promenade of art and cuisine that delivers a taste of the good life.
One cannot experience the Promenade du Port without trying the many restaurants and lounge bars that serves both sushi and Italian cuisine. Then there is Finger’s where Roberto Okabe serves up Japanese inspired dishes, and do not forget the Ristorante Madai for freshly prepared Mediterranean cuisine or the Cafe du Port where you can enjoy the excellent view of the harbour. Further down on the promenade you will find the Prestige Village by Harrods.
As evening turns to night, tourists can party until daybreak, enjoying the rhythms, sights and sounds that come with great music in some of Porto Cervo’s great clubs and lounge bars; the Sottovento and the Billionaire in Porto Cervo, the Ritual and the Phi Beachin Baja Sardinia are some of the most famous and popular venues.
Whether you catch the sound of the surf as it gently brushes against the shore or feel the soft caress of the night breeze scented with Mediterranean perfumes, a Costa Smeraldan night promises a rich experience all by itself.
Costa Smeralda is an absolute paradise for fans of sports and Active Tourism, whether you are seeking extreme sports in any one of a number of ideal locations or fancy sailing at Capitale, where the list of prestigious regattas that are held speaks for itself – a splendid, natural gym suitable for any aquatic sport.
Founded by Andrè Ardoin, Giuseppe Kerry Mentasti, Luigi Vietti and the Ismailite Prince Karim Aga Khan, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) plays a prominent role in the world of international yachting.
The YCCS was first established in the Maison Du Port, on the “old pier”, and has now moved to its current location at the Marina Nuova of Porto Cervo since 1977.
If you are passionate about the sea and the wind, you’ll find plenty of opportunities at Porto Cervo, and the Sporting Club Sardinia of Porto Pollo offers the ideal environment for windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing.
From Santa Teresa di Gallura to Porto Pollo, and La Cinta di San Teodoro, the North of Sardinia has the hottest spots for kitesurfing and windsurfing on the island.
Lodged perfectly within the wonderful panorama of the Bay between Cala di Volpe and Golfo del Pevero, lie the gently rolling hills of the Pevero Golf Club Costa Smeralda, one of the best Golf Courses in the world.
It was conceived by one of the great masters of golf architecture, Robert Trent Jones, and has qualified for a listing among the PGA (Professional Golfer’s Association) Europe’s “Elite Selection”.
Its layout is exceptional, among the rocks, natural lakes and the surrounding green landscape. Open all year round, the course hosts golfing seminars and instructional courses for all comers, from beginners to professionals, led by some of the best PGA professionals in Europe.