need to know
* Ryanair flies direct from Dublin to Alghero. You can also fly to Olbia and Cagliari but will have to make at least one stop. The island has a lot of ferry routes to France and Italy.
* Car hire is competitive – we paid €410 for two weeks with a compact. But Alghero Airport is tiny and allow for at least an hour on each side of the pick-up/drop-off.
* It's a short season, late May to early September as far as beaches and sun are concerned. And the most popular locations can get very, very busy in July-August.