The Enchanted Island
Sardinia is a huge island—the second-largest in the Mediterranean—and larger, for example, than the whole of Wales. Is Benas Country Lodge is located about halfway up the west coast, on the Sinis Peninsula in the province of Oristano, one of the most dramatic and unspoiled parts of the island.
The area around Is Benas is a natural oasis of unspoiled beaches and vast lagoons with flocks of pink flamingos, of precious red coral, shipwrecks, cowrie shells, turtles, cormorants and dolphins. Civilisation after civilisation have left their intriguing remains here, stretching back to the mysterious prehistoric bastion-like nuraghi richly scattered throughout the island, and the ancient Phoenician site of Tharros, only a short drive from Is Benas.