We don’t know about you, but we’ve already fancied a stay in a lighthouse. Sardinia’s Capo Spartivento ticks every (round) box on a lighthouse list. The oldest in Sardinia, it dates back to 1856.
With six suites, a lounge, a library, infinity pool and 700 sqm of gorgeous terraces that give you panoramic views of the Med, this is a private escape that’s one of a kind.
This working lighthouse is an hour’s drive from the capital Cagliari – it has lit up the south coast for nearly 160 years, originally built by the Italian navy. Each suite has views of either the azure sea or the soft green hills of the southern cape.
Despite its age, this sqm luxury guest house creates a contemporary feel with natural shades, Murano chandeliers and antique furniture that will delight and surprise.
With décor that might be more expected in an urban boutique hotel, the lighthouse feels cosy, warm and super private. It comes with its own chef and housekeeping staff who can cater to your personal tastes.
As captivating as the building itself is, the gardens will keep you coming back for more – the Mediterranean garden features minimalist crystal gazebos, which will keep you warm all year round.
How about this for a view? The 14 metre pool has hydro massage water jets and plenty of sunbathing space. Down by the pool you’re the closest you can get to Africa (without setting sail).
Viale Spartivento, Domus De Maria
Cagliari - Italy
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