Choosing a destination which the whole family will love doesn’t have to be challenging. Croatia is one of those countries which has something for everyone. From sun-soaked beaches and turquoise waters, to charming cobbled streets and ancient ruins, it’s easy to see why Croatia should be top of your list for family holidays. If you’re looking for the best resort in Croatia for families, or wondering what the best things to see and do on your holiday are, here are a few tips.
Croatia is known for its beaches and the best resort in Croatia for families looking to enjoy a beach break has to be Hvar. This Croatian island has played host to celebrities, and Hvar Town remains one of Croatia’s trendiest resorts. There’s no traffic on the island, and its secluded beaches such as Dubovica are perfect for outdoorsy families looking to explore and make the most of the quiet, car-free atmosphere.
Island hopping in Croatia is much easier than in Greece thanks to the extensive network of car ferries and catamarans visiting most islands. Head for Rab, one of Croatia’s greenest islands. Here outdoor adventurers of all ages will love exploring the trekking and biking trails. Or take a boat trip to Korcula, one of Croatia’s most beautiful islands where you can get back to nature, spot wildlife and stop off at one of the local vineyards.
Cool off at a waterpark
If you find yourself wondering “is Croatia good for family holidays?” just bring the kids to Istralandia Water Park in Novigrad. Not only is there a mega 27-metre slide and wave pool, there are also plenty of smaller pools for kids of all ages and a relaxing hydro-massage pool for adults.
Where to stay
SENTIDO Kaktus Resort, Supetar
Some of the best family hotels in Croatia can be found in Supetar, on Brac Island. Just 500m from the resort centre this lovely resort offers a relaxed environment for your family holiday, staying in well-equipped rooms with free Wi-Fi. There’s plenty to keep kids of all ages amused, with two kids’ pool, playground and mini-disco, as well as a park and shingle beach nearby.
smartline Bluesun Neptun, Tucepi, Brac Island
There’s plenty for all ages to be excited about on holiday at this family-friendly resort. Offering free kids’ places and a kids’ club, there’s even a buffet provided for little ones. Whether you’re relaxing on the golden sandy beach just steps from the hotel, trying water sports, or keeping busy with petanque, beach volleyball or football, your holiday here is sure to be an action-packed one, with no time for boredom. Brac Island is a great destination for families with its laid-back beaches and unspoilt natural scenery. The countryside here attracts adventurers of all ages who come for the hiking and biking trails.
Have you been to Croatia with the kids before? Where was your favourite family-friendly destination? We’d love to hear more about what you got up to on your family holidays to Croatia, so let us know in the comments below.