If your list of holiday must-haves includes sun, sea and sights, you’ll be onto a winner with Croatia. The country packs in impressive ruins, postcard-pretty national parks and buzzing cities, so there’s plenty see and do. Planning your Croatia break but not sure where to stay? Croatia’s not really known for its All Inclusive resorts and package holidays – most of the properties are bed and breakfasts – but we’ve picked out some hidden gems in the country’s hotel offering. Here are five of our best All Inclusive hotels in Croatia. The list ticks off everything from tucked away pads and family-friendly spots, to luxury retreats where R&R is priority number one. When you’ve decided what kind of hotel you fancy, check out our top last-minute deals to Croatia.
BEST FOR FAMILIES – Morenia All Inclusive Resort, Podaca
The Morenia All Inclusive Resort’s lucked out when it comes to panoramas. The views of the Makarska Riviera are like checking out a landscape painting, and there’s a pebbly pocket of beach right under your nose. But it’s not a case of all style and no substance at this hotel, it’s perfect for an activity-filled family holiday, too. There’s plenty to get your teeth into when you’re not sunbathing or splashing around the two outdoor pools. Cycling trails and an inflatable assault course are all on the cards. Plus, there’s an action-packed kids’ club for 4 to 11-year-olds, and a club for teens that’s kitted out with a gaming area, computers, and a projector for movies.
Take a peek at the Morenia All Inclusive Resort
BEST FOR VIEWS – Osmine Hotel, Slano
There’s no denying the Osmine Hotel has bagged a seriously swoon-worthy spot when it comes to views. It’s wedged between pine-fringed hills and a pebbly beach that slopes into a gin-clear bay. Don’t say we didn’t warn you when you can’t tear yourself away from your waterfront lounger. You’ll find a circular pool bang in the middle of the sun-soaked terrace – it faces out to sea, so you’ll have sweeping views of the Adriatic Sea even when you go for a dip. And that’s not all – the hotel’s just a half-an-hour’s drive from the terracotta-topped town of Dubrovnik.
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BEST FOR R&R – Gava Waterman Forest Cottages, Split
Looking for a pin-drop-peaceful spot for your next getaway? Say no more. The new-for-2019 Gava Waterman Forest Cottages is a secluded as it gets. The cottages are paired with a private beach and come with a forest-filled backdrop. The natural vibe doesn’t stop at the surroundings, either. Tucked between the trees, the chocolate-coloured wood cottages will be as modern as they come with Scandi-style furniture and flatscreen TVs. For some extra R&R, book into the spa for some head-to-toe pampering – treat yourself to a massage before hopping between the sauna and steam room.
Find your zen at the Gava Waterman Forest Cottages
BEST FOR WATER BABIES – Bluesun Alga, Tucepi
Water babies, listen up. The mountain-backed Bluesun Alga hotel comes up trumps when it comes to swimming spots. You’ve got three pools to pick from – the main outdoor pool is a saltwater number – and there’s a whirlpool on hand if you fancy chilling out in the bubbles. Plus, the hotel’s just across the promenade from the best beach on the Makarska Riviera – it’s a pebbly number that sprawls along the coast for a lengthy four kilometres. Watersports lovers will find a good offering at the beach, too. You can go diving, water-skiing and banana boating, and pedal boats and jet-skis are up for rent, too.
Make a splash at the Bluesun Alga
BEST FOR CULTURE VULTURES – Epidaurus Hotel, Cavtat
The Epidaurus Hotel treads the line between seclusion and sightseeing – it’s in a tucked-away spot with Croatia’s big hitters within easy reach. This means days trips are a piece of cake. Take a five-minute cab ride along the coast, and you’ll be right in the middle of historic Cavtat – home to waterfront statues, time-stamped museums and the column-fronted Rector’s Palace. Spin the opposite way, and Dubrovnik’s famous old town’s 25 minutes away by car. Back at the hotel, you can put your feet up after a day’s sightseeing. You’ll find a pebbled beach on the doorstep, so sea views are tip-top.
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