Nea Villa is located just 70 meters from the famous beach of Maladroxia
Located in the south-eastern part of the island, about 8 km from the town of Sant’Antioco, Maladroxia it is one of the most beautiful and famous beaches in Sardinia. In fact, over the years it has been repeatedly awarded the prestigious Blue Flag, the international recognition assigned by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) reflecting the excellence of the bathing water.
Ideal for both families and couples alike, it is characterized by a wavy-shaped beach stretching about 500 meters. The white and soft sand, in some places mixed with pebbles, is bathed by a crystal-clear sea with a thousand shades of blue.
Sheltered from the mistral, it is much loved by those who practice underwater fishing and diving. On the beach you can also rent bathing equipment, pedal boats and canoes.
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Beyond the beauty, thermal waters that have been used since the time of the ancient Romans, emerge from its seabed. These hot springs can be located at the north side of the beach. From Maladroxia you can also enjoy a splendid view of the eastern coast of the Golfo di Palmas.
The resort town of Maladroxia surrounds the beach, with traditional houses that slope down from the hill to the beachfront, providing a quiet and authentic setting to take in the surroundings. The village is dominated by a hill, on which stands the nuraghe S’Ega Marteddu, which is composed of a keep and a bastion covered in the typical colours of Mediterranean vegetation, made up of three lateral towers with concentric addition only partially preserved. On the island of Sant’Antioco, you will find the remains of 43 nuraghi.
Near Maladroxia, you will find one of the most famous beaches on the island: the Coaquaddus, meaning “ponytail” in Sardinian dialect, in reference to the sinuous shape of the coast. Other unmissable sites on the island include the cliff of Is Praneddas, the whitewashed rocks of Cala Sapone, Cale Grotta, and Cala della Signora and the beach of Turri which is characterized by a shallow and sandy seabed and the unmistakable colours of the Mediterranean, ranging from emerald green, to turquoise, to blue.
In addition, the town of Sant’Antioco has a number of sites that are undoubtedly worth a visit, including the Ferruccio Barreca Archaeological Museum, which houses a vast range of finds from the island and the Basilica of Sant’Antioco Martire, whose original structure was built around the fifth century on the tomb of the blessed martyr.