Forte Village offers something for everyone

A suite at the Dune Hotel Forte Village

WITH its emphasis on ultra-luxury and facilities for large families travelling together, the Forte Village in Sardinia, Italy, is keen to attract visitors from the Middle East.

The resort is part of Eleganzia Hotels & Spas which was founded in 1970 when Lord Charles Forte opened the village which was later aquired by a group of Italian investors.

Today the group’s portfolio extends to 11 locations including the Castel Monastero, a splendid medieval village minutes from Siena and the Maddalena Hotel & Yacht Club.

The Forte Village Restort is the jewel in the crown comprising eight hotels and having been voted the world’s leading resort for 12 years running.

Privacy, relaxation, comfort, elegance and charm are the defining features of the four-and five-star hotels as well as the Michelin-starred restaurants run by Gordon Ramsay, along with Italian chefs Rocco Iannone and Giancarlo Perbellini, with almost 100 cooks operating 21 restaurants and outlets serving cuisines from all corners of the world.

Children’s world offers a huge range of activities from getting together a band, taking part in a ceramics laboratory or a creative writing course or splashing in the kids-only swimming pool to visiting the cinema or a cookery class.

For older children there’s tennis and rugby with international stars such as Pat Cash or football with Chelsea Football Club whose soccer school conducts training weeks.

The resort is also home to the multi-award-winning Thermae del Forte spa which has six thalassotherapy pools as well as a medical clinic  and only at Forte Village Rsort is it possible to float in the patented sea water oil bath.

Speaking during World Travel Market 2010, Eleganzia’s  international sales director Angelo Vignola said: “Forte Village is a destination which is ideal for the Middle Eastern visitor as it offers privacy and luxury at the same time as excellent facilities to cater for the large, close families who often travel together.

“We used to attract more Middle Eastern guests but this has fallen off a little in recent years due to the timing of Ramadan but we are always keen to welcome Arab visitors and we do have some notable guests who come to us regularly and stay for prolonged periods.

“I think you can safely say that Forte Village caters to just about every need a visitor could have with its 55-hectares of parkland filled with 2,000 different varieties of plans, the pristine beach and superior beachside accommodation.“