An insider's guide to Porto Cervo
by Jordana Reuben Yechiel
Join the super-stylish superyacht brigade this August at Costa Smeralda, says Jordana Reuben Yechiel, in this insider's guide to the best places to shop, eat and drink your way through this luxurious yachting destination.
Where to anchor your luxury yacht at Porto Cervo
Moor at the beach of Hotel Cala Di Volpe, where one ties up to a buoy. Tender into the fabulous hotel, where cars or taxis can whizz you to town.
Where to have lunch in Porto Cervo
Venture out to must-visit Cala Di Vlope and sample its famous buffet. The price tag may be hefty but the exquisite food and wine makes it the best lunch in town. After lunch, tender over to its beach and unwind on the white sand under a linen umbrella.
What to wear in Porto Cervo
Do wear Cavalli – and lots of it! Women and men would do well to don lots of bling – de Grisogono jewels preferably and a Bvlgari Serpenti watch.
Where to shop in Porto Cervo
Head to Porto Cervo’s concrete mall, home to some of the most in-the-know brands. Kristina Ti boutique is a must for fine Italian knits, silk kaftans and playsuits. Recover from an exhausting shopping session by sipping an espresso in the port at 5pm in front of Porto Cervo’s traditional five-piece band.
Where to have a sundowner in Porto Cervo
Most host dinner parties on board followed by a late excursion to the Billionaire Club to top up on more Champagne. But if you’re venturing out, since Porto Cervo is one of the Med's top party destinations, head to Cala Di Volpe for its chic cliente - after all, it was good enough for James Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me. Sip a Bellini or rosé Champagne and watch the sun set in the most spectacular way.
Where to have supper in Porto Cervo
If you fancy an understated dinner, head to Gianni Pedrinelli. But if it’s fireworks and entertaining you’re after, pop to Cipriani. The choice is yours…
Amazing adventures near Porto Cervo
Take a day trip to the to island Madallena (only a 45-minute cruise ride away) and swim off its beaches. The shipwreck makes it a diver’s heaven, while the lobster lunch at La Scogliera is divine.
Insider’s Porto Cervo secrets
Bar Gelateria del Molo at Porto Rotondo is home to the most magnificent gelato in the region.