Valle Dell’Erica Thalasso & Spa 

Italian island vibes

Among boulders, beaches and sea is Europe’s Leading Green Resort that’s as much about nature, nurture and nourishment as it is sunbathing, sailing and swimming.

Made up of two luxury hotels, Valle Dell’Erica is a refuge for luxury travellers seeking the soothing setting of Sardinia's fine white sands and bright blue waters accompanied by a Thalassotherapy spa and mineral-rich sea water pools. Here you can do everything or nothing at all: relax by the freshwater pool, get massaged by the sea, speedboat over to Corsica or discover islands and coastline on the hotel’s Norwegian sailing ship.

Families are encouraged here as much as couples. Children love the clubs, the canoeing, the movie nights, golf lessons and baby dance. Grown-ups love the swim-up bar, secret coves and Sardinian wines. Restaurants cater to all: Mediterranean lunches, sandy-toed seafood barbecues, private candlelit dinners on the beach and a pizza joint just for kids.

Why we love Valle Dell’Erica Thalasso & Spa

  • The spa’s roll-call of therapeutic treatments, four thermal seawater pools and Natural Fitness trail.

  • Stunning North Sardinia beachfront setting surrounded by 1.4 kilometres of coastline.

  • There are plenty of outdoor adventures such as luxury boat charters .

  • Family friendly. There's a kids’ club, a nursery, a cinema space, a kids’ pool and a mini adventure park.

5 stars
Apr - Oct
2½ hours
Set in a 70-acre private park in the far north of Sardinia, the resort opens up onto a huge beach and looks out over the La Maddalena and Corsica archipelagos. You’re about a 15-minute drive from Santa Teresa di Gallura and an hour from glitzy Costa Smeralda.
Approx. 1 hour’s transfer from Olbia airport



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability
  • Families

Restaurants cover family-friendly buffet dining and romantic à la carte. Most offer beautiful terraces with soothing sea and beach views. There are lavish breakfasts, healthy Med lunches and exclusive sand-between-the toes evening dining. You’ve got beach bars with evening entertainment, a swim-up pool bar and even a pizzeria restaurant just for kids. Expect everything from seafood specialities to traditional Sardinian dishes and Omega 3-rich pecorino cheeses to cocktails served with tapas.

The main restaurant of Hotel Licciola is open for buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners with a Sardinian twist and overlooks the beachfront pool and sea.

Les Bouches
Open for breakfast and dinner, Les Bouches (the main restaurant at Hotel Erica) spills out onto a beautiful terrace overlooking white cliffs, sand and sea. Expect show cooking and sumptuous buffets.

Li Zini
Dine alfresco, à la carte and with toes-in-the-sand on catch of the day and seafood specialities including lobster and shellfish in a beautiful bay setting right by the sea.

Li Ciusoni
Surrounded by oak trees at the top of the resort, Li Ciusoni serves authentic Sardinian and Gallura cuisine.

Il Grecale
This alfresco candlelit restaurant opens in the evenings with a menu of international and traditional Sardinian dishes.

La Prua
With views as epic as the lavish buffet breakfasts and elegant Mediterranean buffet dinners, La Prua’s enchanting outdoor terrace overlooks the islands of the Corsican archipelago.

Beach Bars
There are two beach bars, Nemo and Caracoli, which offer a tasty menu of all day snacks. Caracoli has tables set up in one of the little bays and Nemo is the place to be in the evening for cocktails, music and shows.

La Conchiglia Swim-Up Bar
Slink up to the swim-up bar straight from the pool for cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks and lunch time pastas and sea crudité.

What's included

Half Board • Buffet breakfast at Nautilus or Les Bouches • Dinner at Nautilus or Les Bouches 

Le Thermae, the Thalassotherapy Centre and Spa, consists of four outdoor sea water circuit pools of varying temperatures, 15 treatment chalets, a Turkish bath, sauna and fitness room. Spa treatments include detoxifying body wraps, oxygen-fusion facials and Sardinian essential oils massages. Making the most of acres of natural surrounds, the resort has created a complimentary outdoor fitness trail with 14 stops along the way equipped with workout benches, slalom jumps and balancing poles.

The whole resort is nestled between secluded bays and long stretches of beach opening out onto emerald waters calling on you to explore. There are sailing adventures on the hotel’s fully restored 1920s Norwegian ship as well as a fleet of boats that will take you on deep sea fishing trips, on mini cruises to Corsica or to La Maddalena and the Archipelago of Marvels. In Santa Teresa di Gallura, just a fifteen-minute drive away, you'll find diving schools and watersports centres offering kayak and paddleboard rental.

As a three-time Europe’s Leading Green Resort winner, Valle Dell’Erica, part of the Delphina group, plays a powerful role in sustainable travel. Solution-focused initiatives in place include the use of 100% green energy, electric buggies and free electric charging stations for those with vehicles. Bathrooms are kitted out with paraben-free toiletries, biodegradable straws replace plastic and cleaning services use environmentally friendly products. Furnishings and furniture are sourced locally and come from Sardinian artisans whilst the restaurants follow the group's Genuine Local Food Oriented® project, offering healthy produce that’s locally sourced and where possible at zero kilometres.

There are plenty of opportunities for parents to slink off to swim, sail and spa whilst the kids are kept entertained. Ericaland consists of a playground, adventure park, cinema space and creative space and there is a Baby Club (2-3 years old), a Mini Club (4-9 years old) and a kid’s pool. Entertainment is diverse – jewellery making, volleyball and souvenir making but also, for 10-13 year olds, Nintendo Wii’s and PlayStations, snorkelling, canoeing and free golf lessons. A highlight is the Robinson Crusoe Adventure Experience, a full day and evening of canoeing, photography and star watching. For the littlest of ones there’s a fully equipped nursery complete with changing stations, bottle warmers, highchairs and pushchairs.