• Sas Enas Appara (Le Tre Sorelle)
  • near Porto Istana, Province of Olbia-Tempio, North-East Sardinia, Italy.
  • None. You'll want to bring some amenities.
  • snorkelling.
  • 20:16
  • 240 meters.
  • suitable for families with children.

Sas Enas Appara (Le Tre Sorelle)

a picture taken from the beach of Sas Enas Appara (Le Tre Sorelle) in Porto Istana, north-east Sardinia, Italy.
From Porto Istana, you’ll admire some of the best views of Isola Tavolara.

About Sas Enas Appara

a picture of clouds over porto istana beach in north east Sardinia Italy
Typical Sardinian scenery at Porto Istana Beach

1.5 kilometers north-east of Porto Istana you’ll discover Sas Enas Appara, a beach that’s better known by locals as Le Tre Sorelle (the Three Sisters). This gem consists of three little sandy coves merged into one, hence its name. The beach mostly faces due east. If you look straight ahead of you, in an eastward direction, you’ll enjoy astounding views of the majestic Isola Tavolara standing tall in the distance. The smaller island named Isola Piana, home to Spiaggia dell’Isola Piana, completes the stupendous views. The Caribbean-coloured waters are unbelievably clear and shallow, with a sandy bottom that gradually descends to the sides. If you can, bring your gear and go snorkelling here for a bit. You’ll likely spot a few fish near the submerged rocks. Unfortunately, you cannot reach Sas Enas Appara by car (you’ll get fined if you park your vehicle in this residential area). But perhaps that’s a good thing – even in the busiest months of July and August, the beach tends to remain quiet. With some effort, you can access the Three Sisters via a footpath from Porto Istana, or by boat. Bring some snacks, a few bottles of water and something for shade if you can. If they’re up for a walk of about 15 minutes, your kids will love Sas Enas Appara as well. A few more tips: on the north side of the beach, there’s a path that leads to Spiaggia del Dottore, another lovely beach with similar characteristics that’s great for some light swimming and snorkelling. The same goes for the south side, where a footpath will guide you to the small beach named Spiagga Lauretta.

Who doesn’t dream of visiting several Sardinian beaches in one day?

Hotels near Sas Enas Appara (Le Tre Sorelle) - Where to Stay

B&B Villa Smeralda

  • A 3 star Bed and Breakfast, 3.9 kilometers from Sas Enas Appara (Le Tre Sorelle) (about 2.42 miles.)
Villa Smeralda, a modern bed and breakfast in Murta Maria, near Porto Istana.

In Murta Maria, less than 2 kilometers from Porto Istana and only 10 minutes away from Aeroporto di Olbia-Costa Smeralda, you'll find B&B Villa Smeralda, a picturesque bed and breakfast with a modern interior design. It is the perfect place to explore the wonderful region of Porto Istana, popular for snorkeling and horseback riding. Villa Smeralda is nestled on a green hillside and offers magnificent views of the sea and Isola di Tavolara. Surrounded by a manicured garden, Villa Smeralda offers terraces, areas to relax, and a barbecue area. Your hosts, Carine and Dominique, will do everything they can to make your stay at their bed and breakfast as enjoyable as possible. B&B Villa Smeralda accommodates adults only.

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Casa Marida

  • A 3 star Holiday Home, 3.3 kilometers from Sas Enas Appara (Le Tre Sorelle) (about 2.05 miles.)
Casa Marida, located just a few steps from the beach of Porto Istana.

Just a few steps away from Porto Istana beach, there's a new vacation home available for rent. It can accommodate up to 6 persons. The vacation home features two double bedrooms, one with a bathroom en suite. There's a living room and a dining room with a kitchenette. The house has a garden with beautiful views of the sea and the islands in the protected marine reserve of Area Marina Protetta di Tavolara. A private gate offers direct access to Spiaggia di Porto Istana. This vacation home is perfect for families with children and offers excellent privacy.

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Hotel Cala Cuncheddi

  • A 4 star Hotel, 7.2 kilometers from Sas Enas Appara (Le Tre Sorelle) (about 4.47 miles.)
a picture of the large outdoor pool at hotel cala cuncheddi near porto istana in north east sardinia
The large outdoor pool at the beachfront Hotel Cala Cuncheddi.

Hotel Cala Cuncheddi is a family-friendly luxury escape that exudes a contemporary Italian style, decorated in pastel colors which blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings. Nestled beautifully on the promontory of Porto Istana, the interior is extremely impressive, but this also extends to the location of the hotel as it sits overlooking the white sands and turquoise waters of northeast Sardinia. Few swimming pools around the world can offer the same awe-inspiring view of the Mediterranean sea, and less can claim ownership to their very own private beach where guests can snorkel in the crystal clear waters. In the evening, there is an option to indulge in an authentic Sardinian culinary experience at Hotel Cala Cuncheddi’s Asumari restaurant while the lounge bar is the perfect place to unwind with a drink afterward. Each of the rooms offers breath-taking views which can be enjoyed on private balconies. The rooms feature a stylish bathroom with Bvlgari toiletries and modern amenities such as air conditioning and complimentary WiFi. Fully equipped for business meetings and group events, Cala Cuncheddi also provides an easy airport transfer to and from the hotel. Hotel Cala Cuncheddi offers wellness facilities such as a spa, sauna, and fitness. Activities include surfing, diving, sailing, horse riding, golf, and biking.

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Villa Rita Li Cuncheddi

  • A 4 star Villa, 6.8 kilometers from Sas Enas Appara (Le Tre Sorelle) (about 4.23 miles.)
a picture of villa rita li cuncheddi near porto istana in north east Sardinia Italy
Villa Rita Li Cuncheddi, one kilometer from the center of Porto Istana, Olbia-Tempio, north-east Sardinia.

Villa Rita Li Cuncheddi is located just two minutes from the beach of Li Cuncheddi, and nine kilometers from Olbia. This rental villa features typical Sardinian style décor which consists of authentic Sardinian granite, juniper wood, and ceramics. Offering two apartments with capacity for up to eleven guests, the villa is also home to a garden of many luscious plants and flowers of the Mediterranean scrub. Constructed in the same style as a semi-detached house, the villa is also very pleasing on the eye from the moment you encounter the beautiful porch which reaches around the building with stunning views of the landscape. The ground floor features two double bedrooms, two bathrooms with showers, and a kitchen while the basement has a private entrance, two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large living room with sofa beds, kitchen, and a small single room. Every room is accompanied by ceiling fans, free Wi-Fi, and a flat-screen television while the garden has a beautiful gazebo with stone barbecue and solarium terrace where you can enjoy incredible sunsets over the ocean. Surrounded by luscious scenery and a full range of local activities including surfing, fishing, and snorkeling, this beautiful rental villa in Sardinia is a small island escape which offers a huge return on investment.

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How To Get To Sas Enas Appara (Le Tre Sorelle)

You can access the Sas Enas Appara beach via a footpath from Porto Istana, or by boat. Bring some snacks, a few bottles of water and something for shade if you can. It will be a walk of about 15 minutes.

Sardinian Beaches Near Sas Enas Appara (Le Tre Sorelle)

Cala Li Cuncheddi

  • Length: 300 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving.
  • Facilities: parking.
  • ✓This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of the beaches at cala li cuncheddi in olbia tempio north east sardinia italy

Cala Li Cuncheddi is located just in front of the Hotel Cala Li Cuncheddi along some typically serene coastline near Olbia. Set in a charming bay, this pristine beach offers golden sands which are notoriously clean and fine. As with many beaches in Sardinia, the sea offers a beautiful crystalline color that collides with emerald green, turquoise, and blue. Consequently, it also has a shallow, sandy bottom with a rocky bed and a reef at either end. The presence of the above-mentioned reefs makes Cala Li Cuncheddi a perfect location for snorkeling, surfing, and other water sports.

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Spiaggia del Dottore

  • Length: 180 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving.
  • Facilities: parking, beach chairs, umbrellas, bar.
  • ✓This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of spiaggia del dottore near porto istana in north-east sardinia

If you’re in the area surrounding Porto Istana, another top beach to explore during your holiday in Sardinia is Spiaggia del Dottore (the Doctor’s Beach). It is located less than 2 kilometers north-east of the center of Porto Istana. It’s a perfectly shaped lick of sugary white sand with a length of about 65 meters. The beach faces east, looking out over the glassy waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, with breathtaking views of Isola Piana and the spectacular Isola Tavolara. The beach is hardly ever crowded, but don’t be surprised by the occasional boat or dinghy that comes by to enjoy this little slice of Sardinian paradise.

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Spiaggia Sud Porto Istana

  • Length: 340 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing.
  • Facilities: parking, beach chairs, umbrellas, bar.
  • ✓This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of the beach at porto sistana in olbia tempio north east sardinia

Similar to Spiaggia Porto Istana, you will have a magnificent view on this beach of the smallest kingdom in the world, Tavolara Island. It feels so close; you may even be tempted to reach out and touch it as you wade into the turquoise waters. For those that want to use the least amount of energy as possible while on holiday, preferring to relax under the sun with a good book or to the music on your iPhone, this beach fulfills all those needs. And then there are the many establishments, there are bars, restaurants, and hotels dotted along the shore providing a very luxurious touch to the beach without making it seem overcrowded with man-made structures.

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Spiaggia di Porto Istana

  • Length: 200 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing.
  • Facilities: parking, beach chairs, umbrellas, bar.
  • ✓This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of isola tavolara seen from the beach of porto istana in olbia tempio sardinia

Porto Istana beach is scattered with short rocky beds intermittently placed between stretches of white sand. Directly in front of the beach is Isolo Tavolara (Tavolara Island) which is an awe-inspiring sight while you are relaxing on the sand or walking out into the ocean. Apart from the island, you are also surrounded by beautiful scenery with a stretch of white sand and green vegetation which accompanies the turquoise shore – you may even be lucky enough to spot a pod of dolphins along the way. Popular activities at this beach include windsurfing, jet skiing, diving, canoeing, sailing, and snorkeling.

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