Forte Village offers a choice of three 4-star hotels: Hotel Bouganville (the refurbished Il Villaggio), Le Palme and Il Borgo as well as five 5-star hotels: Royal Pineta, Hotel Castello, Hotel Villa del Parco and Hotel Le Dune.
Family room types can be prohibitively expensive are not spacious at the Forte Village and therefore for families we recommend the Bouganville and Le Palme Bungalows for a great location close to the pools, restaurants and the Piazza plus good value family accommodation. We have inspected all of the hotels and would be happy to advise on the others should you prefer.
Each bungalow in Bouganville and Le Palme has air-conditioning, mini-bar, colour satellite LCD TV, hairdryer, and furnished patio.
Bouganville/Le Palme Superior Bungalow
Double or twin beds with en suite shower room and patio (a cot or extra bed can be added on request.), adjoining bungalows on request. 4 Star.
Sleeps up to 2 adults and 1 child (under 12 years)
Bouganville/Le Palme Deluxe Bungalow
Newly refurbished (2014) with elegant decor. Large double bedroom with an internal sitting room area and sofa bed. Bathroom with separate shower and bath tub. Private patio and garden area
Sleeps up to 2 adults and 1 child under 12 years
Bouganville/Le Palme Family Bungalow
Double bedroom connecting with door to a separate area with sofa bed that can be turned into 2 single beds and patio. There is a bath or shower room which is accessed only from the bedroom. 4 star. We recommend this only for young children due to space and storage restrictions.
Sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children under 12.
Bouganville/Le Palme Family Bungalow Plus
Double room interconnecting to a smaller twin room with 2 single beds in a L-shape. Each with its own bathroom with shower, TV and patio. 4 star.
Sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years.
Bouganville/Le Palme Deluxe Family Bungalow Plus
Newly refurbished with elegant decor and larger than the standard Family Bungalow Plus . Twin or Double room (extra single can be added) interconnecting to a smaller twin room with 2 single beds in a L-shape. Each with its own bathroom with shower, TV and entrance/patio. 4 star.
Sleeps up to 2 adults and 3 children under 12 years.
Bouganville/Le Palme Interconnecting Bungalows
Bouganville: Double Superior Bungalow interconnecting via the exterior patio (ie adjacent bunglows) to a Superior Bungalow with twin beds, each with en suite shower room, TV, and patio. 4 star.
Le Palme: Ground floor Family Bungalow Plus can interconnect internally to a first floor Le Palme Roof room (20m2) with twin or double bed, bathroom and small balcony.
Sleeps up to 2 adults and 3 children.
The Forte Village is renowned for the quality, variety and number of restaurants on offer.
Depending on the hotel booked, you will have restaurants designated for each meal so for breakfast and dinner you dine there without reservation or supplement. Of course you are free to dine at any of the other restaurants but most require a prior reservation (easily done the day before) and a few have a supplement (this again depends on where you are staying).
Pineta/Colosseo (Il Villagio guests): The Pineta is a delightful open-air restaurant amongst the pines, but in the unlikely event of rain,dining takes place in the Colosseo, which is covered. Both offer a delicious buffet and a variety of hot and cold dishes, roasts and Sardinian specialities. No supplement.
Torre Grill (Steak House): Positioned near the Oasis, the Torre Grill serves an exceptional variety of meat from Italy, Ireland and Argentina, all cooked on the grill. The dishes are cooked in an open kitchen. No supplement.
Bellavista:a lovely à la carte restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The menu features Mediterranean cuisine. Palme and Borgo guests and others with reservation. Open July and August only.
Cavalieri: Elegant buffet-style and a la carte dining on second floor terraces of Hotel Castello. Reservation needed and supplement for guests other than those staying at Castello.
Belvedere: Italian and Sardinian cuisine reinterpreted by contemporary chef, Antonello Arrus with fine choice of wines. Reservation needed and supplement for guests other than those staying at Villa del Parco.
Le Dune: This award-winning restaurant, located on the beach overlooking the sea, offers a rich and varied "a la carte" menu. Situated in a romantic setting, it is the ideal place for a refined, special, candlelit dinner. Reservation needed and supplement for guests other than those staying at Le Dune.
Ristorante Gordon Ramsay:Renowned throughout Europe, Gordon Ramsay's menu features a revived traditional French cuisine, with Asia and Mediterranean influences. His exclusive restaurant at the resort offers surprising and spectacular menus and requires prior reservation and is at a supplement for all guests.
Ristorante Forte Gourmet: Overlooking the Oasis pool, this restaurant is a wonderful place to rediscover the finest traditional Italian cuisine. A menu of traditional Italian dishes and light classics that positively bloom with flavour directed by Michelin-starred chef Rocco Iannone. Prior reservation and supplement for all guests.
Ristorante La Locanda: known for its elegant ambience, romantic sea views and a menu reflecting the character of Michelin-starred Chef Giancarlo Perbellini. Reservation needed and supplement for guests other than those staying at Royal Pineta.
For lunch you are spoilt for choice with excellent pizzas, cooked in a wood-burning oven at the sea-front Pizzeria, tasty snacks at the Beachcomber, Rocce or Oasis, or a variety of pasta dishes at the Pasta House.
All restaurants are open at the management's discretion and designated restaurants may change.
All facilities are subject to weather conditions and may be limited in early and late season. Forte Village Resort is continually developing and evolving and some changes may occur and vary between seasons. Forte Village Resort is also used for conventions and conferences in low and mid season.
Shorts and bermudas are not permitted in the restaurants at dinner.
Yes, approx €16 per hour (maximum 2 children per sitter)
From birth to 2 years, open 9am-1pm and 2-6pm every day from mid-May until September. Approx €16 per hour.
Open 9am-1pm and 2pm-6pm every day from mid-May until September. COMPLIMENTARY.
Located at 'Children's City' a fabulous area near the beach with play parks, shady areas, shallow pools and a sandy lagoon especially designed for children. Staff are English speaking and organise daily activities tailor-made to different age groups: modelling clay, cooking a pizza, baking a cake, playing a musical instrument, singing and dancing, making mosaics, painting pictures, putting on a puppet show and creating sculpture are just some of the choices.
The kids can also watch children's shows at the Piazza Maria Luigia and put on their own show at the end of each week.
Entertainment centre from 7-11pm (entertainment program in high season only)
See information on tennis, Rugby and chelsea football schools, go >>
Extra charge: pushchair,
Right on a long, thin, golden sandy cove, perfect for children.
Sports for families at the Forte Village
If you love luxury holidays and your kids love to play sport then the Forte Village in Sardinia might just be the perfect location for your luxury family holiday!
With tennis, Chelsea football, Rugby and dance courses for summer 2015 you can all have a fabulous time this summer.
Forte Village Tennis Academy
With 12 tennis courts including (including 2 hard courts, 6 clay, 1 grass and 1 artificial turf), floodlit at night.
The tennis week begins on Sunday when the pro introduces you to our team of multilingual tennis coaches and you can enjoy a free group lesson. Kids can join the Junior Academy Camp to learn the game in a fun, professional, and safe environment.
If you're ready for some competition then we have an Adult Social Doubles, Singles, and a Junior Tournament every week.
Forte Village Chelsea Football Academy
Children aged between 4 and 12 can take part in the outstanding courses run by coaches from Chelsea FootballClub. There are three key sessions every day: team building and technique in the mornings;individual coaching in the afternoons; and a match in the evening.Participants receive aFootball kit (Chelsea Uniform - personalised T-shirt and shorts – and Rucksack). During the 2015 season, from 11th May to 2nd October, there are specific courses for goalkeepers, strikers, defenders and playmakers.
€380 per child (5 days) per week
Forte Village Rugby Academy
The Rugby School is dedicated to boys and girls aged between 5 and 16 years with a weeks training with a super star - Ben Kay, Will Greenwood, Austin Healy and Martin Johnson for 2015. Matches and training take place on the grass pitch inside the resort’s stunning Leisure Land.
€ 550 per week per child.
Forte Village Netball Academy
From 24 May to 28 August you can improve your skills at the netball academy.
Forte Village Cricket Academy
From 12 - 17 July 2015, € 550 per week per child.
M.Walker travelled 20/08/2016
Hightlights: The location, the beach, the food, the people we met and the weather
Advice: If you are going for 2 weeks, it is worth booking your kids into training camp for one of those weeks.