Sardinia is a vibrant island with a medley of biodiversity and Italian culture. Here, the sand is the purest white, the sea is the bluest of blues and the forest is lush green. You might just have to pinch yourself to help you remember you’re not dreaming. While the island may look small, Sardinia is the second largest isle in the Mediterranean Sea and there’s plenty here to explore. Hike along its mountainous terrain, uncover secret bays for a secluded dip, visit the bronze structures of the nuraghi archaeological site in Barumini and sample unique local wines in the capital, Cagliari. Make Sardinia your next island escape, but be prepared –it’s so beautiful, you’ll never want to leave.