Back again for another wonderful summer holiday July-Aug 2012. Have reviewed Chia Laguna before (see previous reviews). We keep going back because the kids love the italian flavour of the resort.
First off - be sure you book the right place. The Bahia is 3 star with the out of date pool and looks a tad sad. The village is four star - money has been spent on re-furbing. So bad reviews on the pool refer to The Bahia not the Village - though the pool is still small and I suspect clients from the 3 star end up using the Village pool putting greater strain on it.
But you're really paying for the most beautiful crystal clear SEA water in the med! The italians know it but it seems the Brits prefer to sit and whine by the pool - leave them to it.
Far less bling this year and the resort better for it.
The half board buffet was pretty good as always - standard anti pasta, one or two dud mains but generally very good. Le Dune beachside restaurant still extortionate but you're paying to eat the best seafood by a glorious beach in the shade with a glass of chilled white wine - has to be done! Also great to have a sandwich delivery service on the beach this year.
The 5 star La Luna restaurant a disastrous experience. Poor atmosphere, miserable clientele, the worse tuna steak I have tasted in many a year. Save your money and eat at Le Dune by day and the buffet by night.
Breakfast also great except for the brazen italian picnic lunch-making that involved shovelling half the buffet into their beach bags without the slightest embarrassment. Marvelled at the audacity of it all but couldn't quite bring myself to jump in and join them.
Still need to do more to make the central plaza area less of a concrete jungle and more appealing to the resort clientele. Shops ridiculously overpriced and tacky items no one wants to buy. It needs a serious overhaul. However great to have a chemist, Gelateria and Pizzeria onsite.
Kids club staff worked very hard and made the daughter's holiday - as usual. Lovely to see the same faces year in, year out. Big thanks to Dee Dee.
Day trips still outrageously expensive. Would get more trade if dropped the prices.
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- Hotel Laguna in Sardinia is a testament to Italian hospitality and charm. The beautifully appointed 5 star hotel resort offers breath-taking view of sea and lagoon, and promises guests the relaxation and calm they've been craving. The energy and vibrance of the surrounding nature encompasses you, and this feeling carries to each of the rooms as well, with their spacious interiors and elegant décor. ... more less
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