Happy days, it’s now that special time of year… Summer holiday season! Time to rock out those itsy summer dresses and invest in this seasons bikini. If you’re already looking to get away, we may have just the answer for you. This May marks the re open of Paradise Resort & Spa, located in Sardinia’s northwest San Teodoro region, after a refurbishment, to welcome guests looking to get in touch with nature or for a romantic getaway, leaving behind the chaos of over-touristy Porto Cervo.

Immersed in a natural oasis – with a protected-area lagoon home to herons and pink flamingos – the resort is a private park only a few steps away from the exclusive white beach with a new bar service, and features two pools, one of which for kids, and a wide solarium area. A new design and colour scheme styled by a host of fabulous Italian designers have recreated a typically Sardinian atmosphere in a new modern look. There is also an amazing new restaurant option in the form of The Verandah restaurant where you can sample typical Italian dishes touched by Sardinian flavours’ twists and fresh catch of the day, whilst overlooking the beautiful pool and garden spaces.

For those of you looking to unwind in the beautiful Sardinian sun, the revamp has included a new wellness area that includes a Turkish bath, a Finnish sauna, an ice waterfall, a Jacuzzi, an emotional shower and treatment rooms. Or if you’re looking for a bit of a detox whilst you take a much needed break from London, the local area has all the facilities for a healthy kick start, with trekking, horse-riding and mountain biking amongst many alternative activities available for guests whose interests go beyond diving or snorkeling experiences. Paradise Resort & Spa also offers a free mini-club service to entertain and take care of guests’ children, so parents can enjoy a worry-free holiday.

With rates starting at €176