Off the central-western coast of Sardinia lies an uninhabited island in a special nature reserve; the name hints at its often choppy seas, but its nature and landscape is an enchanting, unique oasis.
Originally it was named Malu Entu, now Mal di Ventre. Perhaps it was a mistranslation. Known for its persistent winds, especially north wind, that often make for dangerous sailing around it. Mal di Ventre, a flat expanse of granite two and a half kilometres long and one kilometre at its widest, is populated by rabbits and turtles. Monk seals are rumoured to have been seen. The island is a strategic stop-over for various nesting birds: Eleonora's falcon, shags, Mediterranean shags, short-tailed shearwaters and gulls. The western coastline is rocky, the eastern shore offers enchanting coves with small, sandy or quartz beaches, very similar to Mari Ermi opposite, one of the three "pearls" of Sinis, together with Is Arutas and Maimoni. The seabed is ideal for diving, inhabited by crustaceans (lobsters and langoustines), molluscs and infinite species of fish, including barracudas, grouper fish, croakers, sea bass and breams. Dolphins can often be spotted. The unpredictability of the sea has created a ship graveyard in the vicinity for Roman, Spanish, 20th century and other ships.
09.15 Board Hansiosa in Bosa marina. Meet the crew, visit the boat and receive a short briefing on the rules to be followed on board and the rules of safe navigation.
09.30 Departure. We’ll
leave the harbour sailing along the southern coast of Bosa towards Oristano, reaching the Isola di Mal di Ventre directly 3 houres of navigation after.
12.30 After anchoring at our destination, you’ll have time for a refreshing swim or snorkel in the sea while Hansiosa’s talented hostess is preparing lunch.
13.30. Dry off on deck while sipping cocktails and snacking on tasty appetizers. For lunch, enjoy steaming marinara pasta, prepared with fresh local fish, served with a glass of chilled local Vermentino or Cannonau wine. Dessert and a moka coffee follows lunch. Vegetarian and Vegan menu are availables on (early) request.
15.00. After lunch, ready to set sail again, no-stop navigation to port.
18.30. Return to Bosa Marina…. Hope to see you again soon!!!!
by our guests
-We had very high expectations for the day... our expectations were exceeded.
-They serve a delicious lunch prepared with fresh typical Sardinian products.
-Nuccia and Adriano honoured our wedding anniversary by preparing great food.
-We were treated to a feast of local food and wine for lunch on board.
-Very friendly and knowledgeable of the local area and also of course sailing itself.
-Adriano offering my 18j son to take the rudder. A unique experience he will not forget.
-My wife and I both had a chance to sail the boat too.
-The boat is beautiful, clean and tidy.
-It was like a small luxurious 5-Star All-incl. on the water.
-What followed was an amazing 8 hours of beautiful...
-After the first trip we were so happy that we (and others) booked the second excursion straight away.
-As a guest, you can see, feel, smell and taste, that they love what they do.
- This was a trip of a lifetime, amazing hosts Adriano and Nuccia.