Budoni, Sardinia: Hot Destination for 2009

TripAdvisor has named the town of Budoni, on the Italian island of Sardinia as the #1 international destination for 2009. This seaside town boasting miles of pristine white beaches is in the northeastern corner of the island, just south of Olbia, one of the main ports connecting the island with mainland Italy. TripAdvisor hasn’t elaborated as to what put Budoni in the top slot but the folks at Sardegna.com say, “The beauty of its landscapes, its transparent, turquoise-coloured sea (where, in 1998, the record for free, breath-held diving was made), the best hotels and tourist resort villages and the special attention paid to tourists’ needs have transformed this small village of only 4,000 inhabitants into one of the most sought after holiday destinations on the island.”