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The Secret Maddalena Islands of Italy

Maddalena Islands Italy
Maddalena Islands, Italy

Enjoying the secret Maddalena Islands of Italy, located right off the Costa Smeralda of Sardinia, are what private yacht charter is all about.  Most of these islands are reachable only by private yacht, with beautiful anchorages waiting for those in the yacht charter know.   Budelli, Caprera, Razzoli, Santa Maria, Santo Stefano and Spargi are the main islands which surround La Maddalena Island and make up this beautiful archipelago, more well known in Ancient Times than now.

The Maddalena Islands are often compared to the British Virgin Islands, in the Caribbean, as the Maddalena Islands are close enough to each other to navigate with dead reckoning. And the waters are crystal clear shades of blue and green, with many private coves and anchorages beckoning for a stop for a cooling swim or fun water sports.

Caprera Island
Caprera Island

This group of small rocky islands has been inhabited since prehistoric times and once was a major shipping center during the Roman period.  Today, ancient shipwrecks litter the bottom of the seas around these islands.

Now the main island of Maddalena has the largest settlement. Many of the rest of the islands are inhabited by rabbits, birds, and the occasional Shepard using the vegetation of these undisturbed islands as a feeding ground for his flock. A main feature of these islands is the pink sand found on many of the island beaches. The island of Budelli is home to one of Italy’s most enchanting beaches, famous for its pink sand.

These islands are loved not only by charterers, but also by dolphins, who can often be seen cavorting amongst these islands and coming up to play in the wake of your charter yacht with a smile and a twinkle in their eye. The Maddalena Islands are a pristine playground that very few are aware of, offering miles of beaches,

Spargi Island
Spargi Island

isolated anchorages and beautiful clear waters. These islands are a highlight of any yacht charter in Sardinia. And if these islands are too quiet at night, cruise by yacht to anchor at nearby Phi Beach or Porto Cervo on Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda, both of which can easily be reached by ship’s tender from your anchored charter yacht.

For more information visit Northrop – Johnson Yacht Charters Website