We had a perfect family break at 4mori in Aug 2012. 2 Adults and older kids (16 & 13).
Baring in mind this has been a cr4p year for weather in the UK we had flawless weather in Sardinia running up to about 38 degress every day - beautiful.
We did hire a car and was very glad we did as 4 mori is about 3 miles from 'anywhere'. this allowed us to explore the Costa Rei coast and also get across to Diverland - a small waterpark on the ex-SS125 (KM19). We had a few trips into Muravera just to get to know the little town and stopped each time at a lovely Cafe (Cafe Arte) at the North-End of the town which sold lovely coffee, beverages and pastries, had a cool and relaxing conservatory and played great music - with really friendly staff.
We used the EasyJet link to Europcar which was a great service BUT beware - most people from the EasyJet flight do the same and you have an hour wait to get your car. I think I read another reviewer who warned of this but I fell into the trap.
My suggestion woud be to book using Enterprise, Alamo, Hertz or anyone of the other hire firms as there was nobody waiting a these desks. If I went again I'd book using Enterprise as I use them at home in the UK and they are usually a first rate service.
I have read peoples nightmares of credit cards being charged later for fuel etc but I have had no problem with that. Europcar did a full check and gave me a signed receipt to say the car was returned with full tank of petrol.
Dont get me wrong we could have easily kicked back and relaxed at 4 mori with plenty to do for a week without a car but we were in Sardinia for 9 days so had some time to explore. The roads are great and the Sardinian drivers are no worse than city drivers in UK.
I loved the little car we had (Lancia Musa 1.6D) fitted my family and 3 large suitcases easily.
What a great site !
Beware if you are arriving by bus - 4 mori is about a mile down a dusty track so if you arrive at the height of sun you will bake walking down this track. So I would advise getting a hire car with air-con or getting a private taxi transfer who will drop you at the door. Or you could bus into Muravera and get a taxi from there.
At first when we arrived I was tired and just saw a bunch of very dusty cars in the car park... it took me a few days to wind down from the journey before I saw the beauty of the spot that 4mori sits in and it really is an Oasis, nestling in amongst Grape Vines and unspilt wilderness. Take a look at our photos for the evidence.
4mori staff maintain the site very well and it was always clean, tidy and bright while we stayed.
A lot of the amenities felt quite new.
We stayed in one of the Mobile Homes which we booked direct on the 4mori web-site.
We only paid a small deposit before the holiday and then the balance was paid at the end of the holiday when I returned the key. A very trusting system.
The mobile home we had was the 'Next' version and it was a 6 birth although we only had 4 of us in there which I was glad as 6 adults would have been a squeeze.
The air condition worked quietly and efficiently and was a treat.
Beware the 'Next' mobile home doesn't have a cooker or microwave but we had a very efficient hob (4 ring) and a BBQ - which we used regularly. We ate on our private balcony each evening watching the sun go down. Or sometimes watched the sun go down on the beach and ate late.
The site is perfect for kids of all ages from tots to teens. My 2 lads got together with a very friendly bunch of teens from across Europe and toward the end of the week they were out dancing and enjoying themselves with a crowd of about 11 boys and girls from Austria, Germany, Italy and UK. It was brilliant to see the nationalities mixing and having fun together.
Supermarket is great but beware closes between 1.30pm and 4pm for their extended Siesta !
Beach bar is the best at night - the bar team are superb and the Cocktails are 'strong' :-)
Don't be afraid to try the Sardinian beer - we were paying 2 Euros a bottle which was a bargain.
Perfect ! The sea is warm and safe - there is a gentle slope which is safe for kids of all ages and apart from 1 day it was as calm as a mill pond. 1 day we had some great waves and the lifeguard had his work cut-out monitoring.
There is so much to do on the 4 mori beach from Volleyball to Beach tennis, Boccha, Pedlos, Canoes, swimming, snorkling etc.
The beach bar is first class and the team who manage it are great.
We didn't pay the extra 4Mori Beach service but wish we had becuase you get a Umbrella and 2 sun beds for your stay. We didn't relaise this and ended up paying 10Euros per day. Although a couple of days when it was quiet we winged it. But to be on the safe side pay for the beach service and get your own numbered spot.
We did travel to other Beaches and on the recommendation of the reception team found a perfect beach about 40 mins away in the direction of Costa Rei (Piscina Rei) - the beach is called Punta di S.Giusta. Buy the 2Euro map from the reception and look for Number 09 ! You'll not be dissapointed . white sand, crystal clear sea, rocks for snorkling, beach bar, umbrellas for hire - we had an afternoon there and loved it. Parking is a bit of a mare but we found a spot.
Lovely clean pool and sometimes my kids pick up ear infections from holiday pools - but not this time.
You aren't allowed to play with footballs in the pool which is kinda good as you don't get smacked on the back of the head every 5 mins.
We tended to go beach all day and last hour by pool.
We were going to go to BluFan in Pula but it's a bit of a way from 4Mori so we decided on the smaller Diverland near to Cagliari on the Ex-SS125 KM 19 - the old Mountain Road. Piece of cake to get to - basically out of the 4mori site and turn left onto the SS125 - this is the same road so no turning off. Across the beautiful mountains and you're there in about 40 mins.
Get there early before 10 to get a good sunbed and so you have time for rides and relax. Once you're in you don't pay extra for anything ! Which is a treat as usually your fleeced.
Note for the lockers you need ID so take a passport of drivers license photoid.
The atmosphere at Diverland when we were there was great. The Wave pool is great and after each set of waves there's like a mass acqua aerobics in the pool which feels more like a rave in the pool. The lady who runs the dancing is really animated and gets everyone going. Great fun.
Lunches are good too and not extortionate prices. You can have a 5Euro deal and get a very large sandwich and drink.
People report that the takeaway pizzas are good ! Believe them they are ! Fresh stone oven baked, loads of flavours - we liked them so much we went for them on another night.
The restaurant is great quality and be prepared to pay a bit more for the A la Carte. We had Calamari Fritti, Mixed grill, lasagne, King prawns, Escalope Millanese etc. Good grub.
We cooked most evenings ourselves though using fresh ingredients from Muravera or the local supermarket. Mainly cause we love cooking Italian style.
If like us you are looking for a budget holiday on a beautifull Island, next to a beach, with great facilities for the kids. A lively atmosphere but not your typical 'brits abroad' approach - then look no further. Book an apartment or holiday mobile home through 4mori or Select Camp and you won't be dissapointed.
We would go back without hesitation !!
Good luck and enjoy !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4 Mori is an exclusive resort located between the green hills and the long sandy beaches of the South East coast of Sardinia, 5 km from Muravera. For a family vacation is perfect! Clean nature, crystal clear sea, the charm of an ancient land, an efficient and friendly staff, committed to making your stay really unforgettable. Everything is designed to give you the best from arrival to departure: atmosphere, style, organization and cuisine. 4 Mori is the perfect place to enjoy pleasant emotions in all the security of a private and protected area. ... more less
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