About Spiaggia Cala Banana
Cala Banana beach (Spiaggia Cala Banana) is located in the area of Nodu Pianu, 2 kilometers north-east of Pittulongu, and just a few kilometers north-east of Olbia.
Together with Spiaggia La Playa, Spiaggia dello Squalo and Spiaggia di Bados, Cala Banana is definitely worth a visit if you’re driving up north in the direction of the Costa Smeralda or Golfo Aranci.
The white beach is about 220 meters long, and its sands vary from pure white to gray, with small pebbles scattered across the beach. There is a small kiosk in the area that sells sandwiches, wraps, smoothies and cocktails. Rafts and canoes are available for rent, and there’s usually a lifeguard on the beach during high season.
With a low seabed, Cala Banana is a good spot for snorkelling, and perfect for families with young children. During the months of July and August, the beach can be crowded, so make sure you go early in the morning if you can.
Right by the beach, there’s a spacious parking area for cars and RV vehicles. It’s an ideal spot for campers to make a stop in the evening before embarking on the ferry in Olbia. The boarding of the ferry to Olbia can be reached in about 15 minutes.
Places to Stay near Spiaggia Cala Banana
Hotel Mare Blue
Hotel Mare Blue is a 3-star hotel in Pittulongu located just a few steps away from Spiaggia del Pellicano. Opening up to the breathtaking views of Isola Tavolara, some of the rooms at this hotel are overlooking the beautiful crystal clear waters of Sardinia. Partially refurbished in a true Sardinian style with furnishings inspired by the Costa Smeralda, the hotel features a relaxing Mediterranean vibe. The hotel is surrounded with lush Mediterranean vegetation. There’s also a well-manicured garden where guests can relax and enjoy the stunning nature views. All rooms at Hotel Mare Blue are equipped with a private bathroom and shower with hairdryer and other amenities. There’s also a seating area and a fridge. Hotel Mare Blue provides all the comforts and amenities to make your holiday in northeast Sardinia even more relaxing. Aside from the beautiful garden, the hotel has its own restaurant and bar where guests can partake hearty meals and perhaps have a drink at the lounge bar when evening comes. Aside from frolicking at the nearby beach, guests can also take part in some activities. The hotel organizes regular tours going to nearby Tavolara Island and offers diving lessons and boat rental services as well. If you love to play tennis, you can take advantage of the tennis courts within the resort.
Hotel Stefania Boutique Hotel by the Beach
Hotel Stefania is a 4-star boutique hotel in Pittulongu that’s ideally located at the beachfront, right across Isola Tavolara. Surrounded by a well-manicured garden with pastel-colored walls that discretely blend with the surrounding Mediterranean views, Hotel Stefania is definitely one of the most beautiful boutique hotels in Pittulongu. Initially built in 1992 with 30 rooms, an additional 10 rooms were added in its inauguration in 2004. The hotel also houses one of the best restaurants in Olbia, Ristorante Nino’s, known for serving the most delectable Sardinian regional cuisine. There’s also a coffee shop within the resort that’s situated on a terrace overlooking the stunning views of the sea. The hotel is equipped with all the amenities and facilities that make your stay even more comfortable and relaxing. If you prefer to swim in the pool, take advantage of the spacious outdoor swimming pool that opens to the panoramic views of the sea. There’s also a Jacuzzi, fitness room, and an ample parking space. A reserved area on the beach is also available for the exclusive use of hotel guests which is arguably the best example of attention to detail at this small luxury hotel in Pittulongu.
How To Get To Spiaggia Cala Banana
From Olbia, head north along the Strada Provinciale 82, and once you've passed Lido di Pittulongu, about 500 meters after a curve you will find a junction with a sign for Nodu Pianu. Take the exit and go straight to the next junction, then head left. Proceed straight to the end of the road, and park your car. Follow the small dirt track on the right that leads to the beach.
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Beaches Near Spiaggia Cala Banana
Spiaggia di Nodu Pianu
With a low seabed, Spiaggia di Nodu Pianu is a good spot for snorkelling, and perfect for families with young children. During the months of July and August, the beach can be crowded, so make sure you go early in the morning if you can. There’s a footpath that connects Nodu Pianu to Spiaggia Cala Banana, another fine stretch of sand that’s certainly worth checking out.
Learn more about Spiaggia di Nodu Pianu, how to get there, and where to stay.
Spiaggia di Bados
10 kilometers away from Olbia, lies Bados beach. This small beach displays the classic Costa Smeralda features: sugary white sands and a palette of gorgeous water colors.
Learn more about Spiaggia di Bados, how to get there, and where to stay.