The self-contained complex of Forte Village is renowned for many things, but chief among them is its unfaltering ode to extravagance. Yacht cruises, splendid suites and Michelin star restaurants all attest to the level of pampering on show and, by night, Forte Village is a different entity altogether.
Forte Village is located on the island of Sardinia, to the west of mainland Italy. The sprawling mini-metropolis of hotels and bars on the doorstep of a golden beach is very much a jewel in the crown of the south coast. Its grounds have played host to athletes from across the world, A to Z celebrities and those fortunate enough to book well in advance.
By day, the village is full of children at one of the sports academies, couples enjoying spa treatments together, or around the pool. By night, Forte Village is a hive of activity, seamlessly replicating the big lights and sounds of the major city and the pomp of a fashion show.
Late Night Designer Shopping
The concept of late night designer shopping will be foreign to many visitors. I myself take pride in my ability to speed in and out of River Island for a last minute item before the doors close at 8pm. Here, however, shopping and late night partying go hand in hand. Fashion is synonymous with Forte Village and each boutique in the Piazza Maria Luigia is full of labels that reflect that sentiment, including Gucci, Diesel and Valentino. If you’re struggling to find the right outfit, Forte Village Style Advisors can take care of your wardrobe, offering a personalised service to help you find the right clothing that fits your body shape and personality.
Concerts to Remember
In July 2016, Forte Village unveil a new 5,000 seater arena that sits adjacent to the main village complex. The first string of acts will include Anastacia, Renzo Arbore and the incomparable Andrea Bocelli, one of the world’s most successful tenors and bestselling classical solo artists. Other entertainment acts are held throughout the village, including the Piazza Maria Luigia, where most guests head to enjoy international artists all year long. We recommend you make use of the four areas above the stage, they’re great for private groups and offer the finest views of the stage.
Get Your Groove On
Forte Village excels at capturing the right mood for a night of partying. Whether you’re on the waterfront, outside beneath the starry sky or surrounded by the calm sway of palm trees, there’s a venue for everyone. Inevitably, your night will end at the discotheque club, where DJs spin the latest hits, live bands play your favourite tracks and the drinks are plentiful. The club can accommodate more than 400 guests, which is great for people who like to mingle and make new friends. Those seeking a decidedly low-key affair are better off at the Piano Bar, enveloped in the sultry tones of softer music and a more sophisticated air. Leisureland is also a good alternative to either bar, it’s as equally as high energy as the discotheque, but it’s much more chic and excellent during the summer because of its outdoor area.
Dine How, When and Where you want
The quality of a restaurant can make or break your stay at any hotel, even more so when your somewhat of a captive audience in a large village. However, with 21 restaurants open during the high season, some of which are run by three Michelin starred chefs, we don’t think you will struggle to find something you love. Regional cuisine is on the menu, as is Brazilian, Indian and even a Caviar Bar, secluded away that serves fish and delicious caviar. If you’re planning on celebrating a special occasion, or you want to treat your nearest and dearest, the butler or concierge can organise a private dinner somewhere in the village.
Even down to the finer details, Forte Village excels. It has its own fruit and vegetable garden where all of the ingredients used in the food originates from.