Amid the azure waters and rugged landscapes of Sardinia, a new luxury retreat is set to bloom like an exotic flower on the hillside overlooking the Gulf of Pevero. Set to open its doors by mid-2026, the property is the latest addition to Mandarin Oriental’s Italian portfolio and its fourth in the country. This burgeoning romance between the hotel group and Italy is one orchestrated in partnership with Gruppo Statuto, a leading Italian real estate group. The two previously collaborated on the Mandarin Oriental, Milan, which opened to rave reviews in 2015. From this successful past, the future looks exceedingly promising.
The initial blueprints reveal a property that blends effortlessly with its surroundings. The resort will feature 83 rooms and suites strategically positioned on a hillside to maximize panoramic views of the entrancing Gulf of Pevero. Renderings of the project show a stony exterior that perfectly complements the natural lushness of the landscape and the azure embrace of the nearby sea.
Accessibility to natural beauty isn’t limited to vistas from your room or the poolside cabana. The resort plans to provide a private beach, linked to the property by a 1,148-foot-long trail, creating an exclusive sanctuary where guests can experience the Mediterranean Sea’s captivating allure firsthand. No Mandarin Oriental would be complete without an array of dining experiences, and this resort is no exception. Plans include five standalone restaurants and bars, ranging from local Italian fare to international cuisine, each with its unique atmosphere and view.
In addition to palatable experiences, a dedicated spa will provide another kind of nourishment. For those whose idea of vacation involves a good workout, the fitness center will offer state-of-the-art facilities. The property will also feature extensive indoor and outdoor pools for relaxation and recreation.
“We are excited to introduce Mandarin Oriental, Porto Cervo to our guests, and to expand our portfolio of leisure destinations in this region,” says Francesco Cefalú, chief development officer of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. “Costa Smeralda’s unique allure, combined with the expertise of Gruppo Statuto, promises to create an extraordinary retreat.”
A quick jaunt from the resort will lead you to luxury boutiques, avant-garde galleries, and gourmet restaurants. The Porto Cervo Marina adds another layer of excitement, serving as home to an esteemed Yacht Club known for hosting international regattas and offering access to secluded beaches and hidden coves. As the world eagerly anticipates its completion, one thing is clear: come mid-2026, a new standard for Mediterranean luxury will have been set.