Is Molas Hotel****
Behind the golf courses and looking out to sea the Is Molas hotel is a very comfortable hotel aimed straight at the travelling golfer and maintains a sense of the outdoors throughout. The spacious, air-conditioned bedrooms all have a patio or balcony and are arranged in a two-storey crescent shaped structure with the pool, restaurant and gardens at the focus. Beyond, the sun shimmers on the ripplings waters of the Mediterranean.
The reception and winter bar are in the main building, from where a covered walkway leads to the restaurant area beside the impressive pool with mini-waterfall and summer bar alongside. The restaurant expands out onto a large poolside terrace whenever the weather is warm enough, i.e. most of the time. The food and service in the hotel's restaurant is exemplary and you will find it very tempting to dine in every evening.
Should you wish to venture out, Pula is a great town for strolling of an evening, sipping aperitivi around the square and sampling the fine Sardinian cuisine on offer at Su Furriadroxu amongst others. And after dinner, perhaps a small gelato?
Is Molas Golf Club
Architect: Cotton & Pennink (1975). 18 (+9) holes: 6,143m: par 73.
Squeezed between the mountains and the Med is a stretch of plain on which the Is Molas resort sits. The 27 holes have been designed to allow all Handicaps to have fun as you pick your way through the (welcome) shade provided by the natural vegetation. Water comes into play on a few holes, without being overdone or over vexatious. A good walking course (buggies are available if needs be) and a lovely place to play golf in the sun with the fragrant green hills as your backdrop.
Sightseeing and dining around Is Molas
The most obvious attraction of the area are the miles upon miles of spectacular coastline: bright white sand and luminescent' warm blue water. True, you could say that about the whole of the island, but there is something extra special and hard to define about the beaches and coves of the south Sardinian coast. All around Is Molas you will find some of the cleanest, l sandy beaches and waters we have ever seen.
There have been settlements in this region for many an eon. Not least the Romans who appreciated both the setting and its strategic value being the first port of call from North Africa. Their outpost of Nora, along the beach front just outside Pula, is currently being unearthed and is well worth visiting.
The town of Cagliari is not far by car and makes for a nice day out with its elevated citadel affording lovely views of the surrounding hills (although there is a little industry on the outskirts too - man's got to live!). Sardinian cuisine has its own specialities, as you might expect! Look out for the roughly torn malreddu pasta and the black boar - unique to this fascinating island.