Seaside holidays in Croatia have for decades been synonymous with nature, the great outdoors and spartan accommodation (often campsites) tucked away in green pine forests beside a beautifully coloured sea. Times have changed for a while now, and today Croatia, like other popular seaside holiday destinations, can boast a first-class hotel offer that includes beautiful resorts and holiday villages.
Croatia’s resorts and holiday villages allow you to completely immerse yourself in the greenery that has made this destination so famous without sacrificing modern comforts and – why not? – luxury. In addition to the dreamlike sea, you will also find designer furniture, high-quality cuisine and infinity pools.
All-inclusive resorts are recommended for couples and groups of friends who want a hedonistic, pure pleasure holiday. For families, villages with entertainment or perhaps resorts with self-catering flats are perfect.
For everyone, the top is a seaside resort that allows you to reach the beach without a car, enjoy splendid views at any time of the day and maybe even take a last-minute swim before closing your suitcase and heading for the airport.
Holiday village offers for Croatia are numerous, but the quality of the facilities on offer is not always good. That is why we have selected for you the best resorts and holiday villages in Croatia where you are sure to experience a holiday to remember forever. It’s money well spent!
The Kempinski Hotel Adriatic Istria Croatia is a fabulous 5-star resort so large it will please both families travelling with young children and adults who don’t like having children around. You are sure to find your perfect oasis of relaxation in the resort’s indoor and outdoor pools, gardens, spa or golf course.
Guests can sunbathe and swim on a private pebble beach equipped with stylish sun loungers and parasols, a jetty for diving and a protected bathing area. It is located 300 metres from the resort and can be reached by a free shuttle bus.
For your meals, you can choose between two restaurants, one serving Mediterranean cuisine and one seafront restaurant serving typical Istrian cuisine; there are also three bars.
The rooms are decorated in an elegant contemporary style with prestigious details and large windows overlooking the sea. Various types of family rooms and suites are available, accommodating 5 people (3 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 2 children).
The resort is located in the region of Istria, in the village of Savudrija, approximately 70 km from Pula and 80 km from Rovinj.
Resort life can also be enjoyed in the city. The beautiful Hotel Excelsior in Dubrovnik is only a five-minute walk from the old town and faces directly onto the Adriatic Sea, with three beautiful beaches less than a kilometre away: an ideal location both for visiting the Croatian capital and for treating yourself to wonderful, relaxing days by the sea.
Perfect for those who love luxury and sophistication, this 5-star hotel features a classy contemporary décor; the rooms have been embellished with the addition of original works by Croatian artists.
The 850 m² wellness centre is one of the hotel’s highlights, with an indoor pool, two whirlpools, sauna, direct access to the beach and a spa where massages and beauty treatments can be booked. However, the culinary offer is no less impressive: in the resort’s three restaurants, all with splendid sea views, you can enjoy creative Mediterranean cuisine, fish dishes and snacks.
Accommodation includes various types of rooms and suites.
Surrounded by greenery at the foot of a hill covered with fragrant Mediterranean vegetation, Bluesan Hotel Berulia is a 5-star resort that will restore your joy of living.
Only ten steps separate the resort from a long, narrow beach bordered by shady trees and lapped by crystal-clear waters, but you can also stop earlier and relax in the two outdoor pools with a sun terrace overlooking the sea. You can enjoy grilled fish or meat on the beach or whet your appetite with tapas by the pool.
The double or twin rooms, almost all with sea view balconies, are bright and comfortable, with bright colourful touches designed to put resort guests in a good mood; the more luxurious ones have direct access to the pool.
Another ideal 5-star resort for those who want to combine city life and relaxation by the sea is the Hotel More. It is located just 3.5 km from the centre of Dubrovnik, 4 km from the ferry port and bus station and very close to a local bus stop – an ideal location for getting around. It is situated overlooking the sea in a quiet, green bay, which guarantees relaxation and breathtaking views, particularly of the tramondo. Next to the hotel begins a beautiful pathway that allows you to explore the area’s waterfront.
Inside the resort, rooms of classic elegance coexist with others of more exquisitely contemporary taste. A highly original and impressive touch is the presence of rooms carved out of the rock, including the not-to-be-missed Bar Cave, carved out of a cave beneath the hotel on three levels.
For your relaxation you will find an outdoor swimming pool, beach with sun loungers and parasols, whirlpool, spa and wellness centre, and two à la carte restaurants.
Accommodation includes single rooms, double rooms, family rooms and suites; almost all have balconies with sea views.
Few establishments manage to perform at their best all year round. One such establishment is the magnificent Wyndham Grand Resort, a five-star resort in Novi Vinodolski, perfect for a beach holiday in summer and a spa stay in winter.
Very modern and overlooking the sea, with beautiful beaches in the vicinity, it has an outdoor swimming pool with a bar and a wonderful indoor pool with a panoramic pool; there is a large gym on the upper floor of the pool and both feature large panoramic windows from which to enjoy magnificent views.
You will also find tennis and volleyball courts and a children’s pool with slides; a pebble beach is only 100 metres away and others a few kilometres.
Hotel accommodation is located on the slopes of a hill overlooking the island of Krk, spread over several levels. You can choose from 19 different types of rooms, flats and suites that can accommodate 2 to 6 people.
The restaurant is buffet-style and serves international cuisine.
Goodbye to the old idea of camping as accommodation for penniless youngsters! The 5-star Falkensteiner Premium Mobil Homes and Camping allows you to experience one of the most typically Croatian forms of hospitality without sacrificing luxury.
The resort features modern one- and three-room mobile homes (for 3 to 7 people) surrounded by greenery; space is used extremely efficiently, ensuring comfort and functionality even in the smallest homes. They are all equipped with a kitchenette or full kitchen, seating area and veranda for outdoor meals.
Situated in a beachfront location just 3 km from the historic centre of Zadar, it is perfect as a base for exploring the area or for a beach-only holiday. With wifi throughout the property, it is also suitable for smart workers who want to work outdoors in a relaxing environment.
There are many amenities and activities for the comfort and enjoyment of guests young and old. For example, you will find a swimming pool, water slides, spa, sauna and whirlpool, sun terrace, bar, restaurant, supermarket and children’s entertainment.
For a holiday of luxury and tranquillity, the best choice is Golden Rays Luxury Resort, an exclusive, beautifully designed 5-star resort in Primosten, between Sibenik and Split. Situated in a picturesque bay on a seafront location, it features a private rocky beach with parasols and sunbeds, accessible directly from the resort, and an elegant infinity pool.
The accommodations are luxurious 90-square-metre flats, very bright and furnished in a contemporary style with refined wooden details. Extremely comfortable, they guarantee breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea and plenty of silence.
This establishment is also popular for its excellent service.