Spanning across the spectacular bay that looks as if it’s been sculpted by the wind, the stunning Cala di Volpe exudes an air of glamour and elegance. Nestled in between the luscious green landscapes and azure waters of Sardinia, Cala di Volpe is one of the leading superyacht destinations of the iconic Costa Smeralda. A calm, beautiful and tranquil haven, it is home to a masterpiece of resort that dates back to the 1960s. Best explored via a Corsican or Sardinian yacht charter, it offers all the old-world charm and luxury associated with the island and is known for its breathtaking views and pristine beaches.
Meaning the ‘Bay of the Fox’, this small community is located within the historical region of Costa Smeralda, between the beaches of Li Itriceddi and Capriccioli. Due to its strategic location, it is an ideal destination to stop at while cruising along the Northeastern coastline of Sardinia. Less developed than some of its nearby locations, like Porto Cervo, Cala di Volpe still offers everything you could want or need during a superyacht charter.
The main glistening gem of Cala di Volpe remains the namesake luxury hotel, an artistic masterpiece designed by the ‘sculptor of houses’ Jacques Couëlle in the 1960s. Created to look like an ancient Mediterranean fishing village, complete with private houses, interconnected terracotta roofs and turrets abloom with bougainvillaea, this exquisite resort complex is now part of the “Luxury Collection” operated by the Starwood hotel chain. Once the film location for the memorable 1977 James Bond film, ‘The Spy Who Loved Me,’ the hotel was fully renovated in 2021. Architects Claire Bataille and Bruno Moinard of 4BI & Associés took inspiration from the design heritage left by Jacques and Savin Couëlle, elevating hotel guests’ experience from the moment they arrive. Combining state-of-the-art technology with custom-made art and design pieces made by skilled local artisans, the hotel features a complete array of exclusive activities, from golf and spa treatments to fine dining.
The Olympic sized outdoor swimming pool is ideal for those who enjoy swimming laps. The Cala beach club is located right by the private beach from Hotel Cala di Volpe and is the preferred backdrop for any VIP party. For those looking for a quiet beach but the same level of service, Li Itricceddi beach is just a 5-minute boat ride away from the private marina and is fully equipped. The Pevero Golf Club, one of the most popular golf courses among pro-golfers, is just a 5-minute drive away from the hotel and offers private classes. For the little ones, the Juventus Academy offers daily football training sessions for those interested and wanting to improve their game. The new Shiseido Spa provides signature treatments for the face and body and full use of the steam rooms for those looking to unwind in complete privacy and relaxation. After a day of activity, why not enjoy sampling famous Mediterranean flavours at the Barbecue Restaurant and Grand, or try Japanese cuisine Nobu style at Matsuhisa at Cala di Volpe, or street food-inspired dishes from the brand new Beefbar Cala di Volpe? After exploring all the hotel complex offers, head further inland to visit other neighbouring areas, like Porto Rotondo, Cervo Porto or San Pantaleo, while soaking up the warm Mediterranean sun. A visit to Cala di Volpe during your yacht charter will leave you and your guests countless beautiful memories.