We had a great holiday in Sardinia. The island is stunning, the people are friendly (and most speak good English) and the food was delicious. The apartment is single storey, it was really clean and is perfect for a family or 4 adults. It was much bigger than we expected. The manager of the apartment Andrea lives next door with his young family. He speaks excellent English. They were really friendly and let our young son play in their back garden on their childrens trampoline.
Baia has a great beach (although I imagine it gets ver busy in the summer). There are lots of restaurants to choose from and there are a couple of chilled out bars (phi beach and ritual) which unfortunately only open from June - Aug, both on outskirts of town. We don't normally like bars but both of these looked really cool.
The beach closet to the apartment was really nice. It is immaculately kept and they have sun loungers for hire if you want one. We love exploring and these were our favourite places:-Tanca Mana beach (great beach and lots of deserted coves you can walk to from here). Isola Maddalena is an island just off the mainland. We got the car ferry from Palau for 30 euros and explored the island. It's really unspoilt and you can drive over to another island called Isola Caprera which is brilliant for walking. We also drove down the coast to San Teodoro where the beaches are different they are much longer , with white sand and the clearest water we have ever seen. It is well worth the 50 min drive. I think it might get packed in the summer though.
I would recommend the apartment and hope to return in the future. Thanks Andrea .
Very clean, basic but spacious appartment. Comfortable for sleeping 4 but would be cramped if looking to sleep 6 as the third bed is a sofa bed in the lounge. The beds were comfortable and having air conditioning in each makes for a comfortable nights sleep. The bathroom is fine although the shower is small and regulating the hot water was entertaining. The kitchen is fully functional, having a hob with four burners, great for cooking family meals, sink and draining cupboard and a microwave. It would benefit from having some extra utensils for preparing food. The views from the appartment are fantastic and with 2 beaches within a 5-10 minute walking distance was ideal for 2 small children. The supermarket is only a 2 minute walk and has all the essentials and much more. Baja Sardinia is a beautiful part of the island and staying at the Appartment Smeraldini made it easy to explore. Would recommend to families looking for a reasonably priced holiday in Sardinia.