The magic of an unspoilt land
Located four kilometres southeast of the beaches of Villasimius in Sardinia, and covering 134 hectares, Serpentara Island owes its name to its peculiar elongated and sinuous shape. The island, uninhabited and privately owned, is a biotope belonging to the Capo Carbonara Protected Marine Area, so access is prohibited to motorboats with a high draught.
The island is rocky, mostly made of granite, and in the northern part large rocks called ‘Variglioni’ emerge, forming natural pools in the sea where you can swim. It’s also not uncommon to come across dolphins here. Meanwhile, clusters of yellow, grey and pinkish granites sprout up in the south, shaped by the wind. Covered by lush vegetation typical of the Mediterranean scrubland, it’s a peaceful home for wild rabbits, herons, Corsican seagulls and tufted marangoni, which nest here. On the highest point of the island is the tower of San Luigi, which was used during Spanish rule for sighting Saracen ships that infested the coast of Sarrabus.
The Villasimius area is a popular destination for its beaches of Porto sa Ruxi, Campus and Campulongu, characterised by clear sea and dunes of extra fine sand. Don’t miss the unique Riso Beach.