If you are looking for all inclusive resorts in Croatia, it’s important to say that they don’t differ from the usual definition of resorts you can find in other parts of the world like for example in the Caribbean, in Egypt, Turkey or the Dominican Republic.
But 2021, being the special year it is, with all its extra safety measures, forces us to look at more than the sheer beauty of the places we visit. We want these resorts to be clean and to understand that the health of their visitors is important.
And this is what I paid close attention to when writing this article about the best all inclusive resorts in Croatia in 2021 – a year when travel is done differently compared to other years.
All Croatian resorts, sometimes called vacation villages or holiday resorts provide the most of vacationers’ needs during their stay, such as food, drink, lodging, sports, entertainment and shopping. But they still don’t compare with all inclusive stays which are the best option, in my opinion, for families with children.
All inclusive holidays in Croatia also have a great value, as you’ll know in advance how much your holidays are going to cost you and there are few – if any – extra costs if you choose an all inclusive vacation here.
Some offers online provide you not only food and unlimited local drinks, but also airport transfers for a completely headache-free vacation.
And since this is Croatia that we’re talking about – a country where the cost of living is still low – there are some great deals to be had, especially if you book in advance. And in today’s article, we’re going to talk about the best all inclusive resorts in Croatia this year.
If you don’t want to go through my entire list, just check my top recommendation below and go with it! (Although I still recommend checking the others out as you might like them better).
Waterman Svpetrvs Resort – My top Recommendation
The Best Croatia All Inclusive Resorts
Below you will find the best all inclusive holiday resorts in Croatia, divided in four groups by the regions along the coast and including the islands.
Just scroll down to see the titles and focus on the region you want to visit – or if you haven’t decided yet, just pick the one that looks best for you and your family.
Best all inclusive resorts in the Istria region
Called the “new Tuscany” or the “new Provence,” Istria is a great place to find an all inclusive holiday, with its resorts scattered from Umag to Pula. Here are my personal recommendations:
Hotel Sol Aurora (Umag)
This is by far my top pick in Umag – a four star resort handled by Melia, one of my favorite chains, with excellent, high quality services. And their Hotel Sol Aurora in Umag won’t disappoint!
Located right by the sea – and yet just 2.5 kilometers away from the center of Umag, this is an environmentally-friendly hotel with a large pool (and a children’s pool as well), large rooms with stunning views of the sea or the park and amazing services.
The All Inclusive package includes all sorts of activities, as well as unlimited drinks and food – and if you’ve ever been to a Melia hotel, you know that the food is amazing!
Valmar Tamaris Resort (Porec)
A recently renovated 4 star hotel complex, Valmar Tamaris Resort in Porec is ideal for family holidays, sports and recreation – plus it is located in a picturesque area that you will instantly fall in love with.
What I love the most about it is that it offers accommodation in smaller, more private buildings – as opposed to huge hotels that we get in most other places. It offers a bit more privacy, it’s quieter and so much better in my opinion.
This all inclusive resort is also huge, offering a large, beautiful outdoor Activity Pool with water features and water slide, as well as an additional Relax Pool with underwater massage and waterfalls, with smaller children pool areas as well.
Kids will be up for a massive treat here: the resort offers a dedicated play zone for them, spread over 1900 sq metres, with staff always active and friendly, partaking in activities and keeping the kids happy.
You also have access to horseback riding, minigolf fields, tennis courts… all while the beach is just a stone’s throw away and marvelous. A really good choice for sure – one you will not be disappointed with.
Hotel Zorna Plava Laguna (Porec)
We’re sticking to Porec with a more budget-friendly hotel rated at 3 stars. But despite the lower rating, the rooms are decently sized and the all inclusive system is really good!
While it doesn’t have the largest or most spectacular pools that you’ve ever seen, the beach is just across the street and the sea is delightful. Plus, all the green areas surrounding the complex are really adding extra value to customers.
It has an active animation team that offers activities for adults and children, there’s a miniclub as well and all in all, it offers everything you’d like to get from a three star all inclusive resort – nothing more, nothing less – for a fair price.
Best all inclusive resorts on the Island Krk
Falkensteiner Hotel Park (Punat)
This hotel has recently undergone renovation, getting its rating raised from 3 to 4 stars and it became one of the best on the island of Krk in my opinion.
Located in the town center of the Punat village, it is surrounded by olive groves and pine trees at the 2 km long promenade. It is a modern, spectacular hotel, with a very business air to it.
It has a nice main pool, but also a waterslide that becomes the attraction of the area, plus a smaller pool for children – which is also shaded for maximum protection.
The rooms are a bit on the small side, but still spacious enough not to get claustrophobic and also nicely decorated, with classy touches and high quality materials used.
The restaurant is also a place you’ll always want to be in, as it offers some breathtaking views over the sea. And even though it lacks in the beach department nearby, it has a cute train that offers rides to all the beaches in the area.
Please have in mind that this is a “light” all inclusive (at least at the moment of writing), meaning that the drinks are free only during the meals.
Best all inclusive resorts in Zadar county
Hotel Donat – All Inclusive
This 3-star hotel enjoys a perfect location next to the crystal-clear sea and a marvelous beach, offering a wide diversity of sports, recreation and activity possibilities.
It does seem a bit outdated here and there and it has the big disadvantage of not having a pool – put if you’re a person that would rather spend their days soaking the sun near the sea, the nearby beach will help you achieve that.
Pine Beach Pakostane – All Inclusive
Another 3-star resort, but this one is a real experience for sure as it has a ton of personality (and also offers a lot of activities and amenities).
If you choose this resort as your next destination, you will stay in one of their Polynesian-type straw cottages, equipped with ceramic tiles, beds and a wardrobe.
Have in mind that these cottages have no bathroom and no electricity (nor running water), but they’re all within several steps of toilet facilities, hot showers and water basins.
So if you want to connect with nature and really take a break from the modern world, this is the best place to do so.
It does offer Free WiFi in certain areas, as well as playgrounds for kids and a 180,000 square meters forest all around it – so you can never get bored. The beach is really close to all cottages – and it’s a one kilometer long beach as well.
You do have a restaurant with good food and all sorts of activities. So if you’re looking to connect with nature and choose a vacation that’s pretty much out of the beaten path, definitely choose this experience!
Best all inclusive hotels in the Split-Dalmatia region
Holiday Village Sagitta
Strangely or not, we don’t have a lot of options when it comes to all inclusive holidays in the area. But the Holiday Village Sagitta – rated at 3 stars – comes to fill in the gap, and does so quite decently!
Located in Omis, some 20 kilometers South of Split, it is nearby a beautiful pine forest and close to a pebble beach with truly spectacular water.
The hotel doesn’t have a pool, but the breathtaking views over the sea manage to make up for it. Also, for a three star hotel, the food is of really high quality here!
Best all inclusive resorts on Brac island
Bluesun Hotel Bonaca
Another ideal vacation spot for families, as this 3-star resort focuses on keeping the kids entertained and happy, offering all sorts of activities for them throughout the day.
There is a large main pool for everybody, but also a smaller children pool, close to the mini club and the kids’ playground. The beach is just 150 meters away – while the famous Zlatni Rat beach is about 10 minutes away on foot. Make sure to visit it during your stay!
So despite it being rated at 3-stars only, this hotel offers a huge pool, great activities for kids and families, free scuba diving and delicious food. A real treat for sure!
Waterman Svpetrvs Resort
We’re going back to higher rated options with this 4-star resort located in Supertar on Brac Island.
Located right on the beach and surrounded by the lush Croatian vegetation, this resort offers accommodation in one of its 12 buildings with stylishly decorated rooms. They’re all quiet and nice – you will love them!
You will fall in love, though, with the pools and all the views around the resort. It simply can’t get any better than that – guaranteed! You will love this place, so definitely consider it as your destination when you visit the country!
Croatia all inclusive resorts on Korcula Island
A hidden gem – quite literally, too, as it is in a more remote area in Vela Luka, the 3-star Adria hotel is one that will give you the impression that it deserves more stars (although in most cases it’s usually the other way around).
Located in a picturesque area, among pine and olive trees, right near the sea and with a private beach, the hotel has a decently-sized outdoor pool and a small children’s pool as well.
Nice rooms, great views and good food round up a surprisingly good deal here on the Korcula Island.
Croatia all inclusive holiday resorts in Dubrovnik
Situated in Slano, in the Dubrovnik county, this is a 3-star seafront hotel with a nice private beach, pool and all sorts of other facilities.
This is a great place for those looking for an active vacation, as you have water sport facilities, bike rentals (included in the price), tennis courts and all sorts of other activities – so this is a perfect choice for the more active families.
Tucked away in between the hills, this resort is really serene and pretty. The rooms are nice, some offer a great sea view (I highly recommend getting those!) and the food is tasty. What more can you want?
Adriatiq Hotel Faraon
Your top pick in the village of Trpanj, Peljesac peninsula. It has two pools, access to a semi-private pebble beach and, very important for those who like to travel with their furry friends – it is pet friendly!
Valamar Club Dubrovnik
We’re rounding up our list with another hotel in the Valamar chain – this time a 3 star resort that is surrounded on three sides by the sea. It also offers quick access to the Dubrovnik Old Town thanks to a nearby bus station.
The resort itself offers an “All inclusive light” concept, meaning that you have all three meals included, as well as drinks during the meals, but not extra. Children, however, can use the drinks machine in the mini club to get drinks all day long.
It has a huge pool, beautiful nearby beaches and comfortable beds, which is, in the end, all that you need for a perfect vacation. So if you’re looking for a top all inclusive resort close to Dubrovnik, this is the one!
Why choose an all inclusive hotel in Croatia?
All inclusive holidays to Croatia are specifically tailored for families with children. These are perfect, offering everything a family needs for a fun holiday with activities to entertain the children and adults.
This is my favorite type of vacation as well because we all know how difficult it is to handle the food aspect during travels, especially if you have kids with you.
All inclusive resorts fix this problem, giving you a ton of options – including all sorts of kids favorites – and keeping the costs low.
This way, you will never end up ordering something that your child will refuse to eat. Or if they do, it’s easy to replace in an all inclusive resort.
Plus, as I said already, you get everything included in the price and it’s easy to budget your trip: you will spend almost nothing extra as everything should be already paid for.
But before you head on to book your all inclusive stay in Croatia, check carefully what is included in the offers.
Not all resorts will offer free beverages or some extra activities like diving or sailing lesson, spa treatments and such and in most cases, the plane prices (or any transportation costs) are not included.
Make sure that everything you need is included in the price, so you won’t be surprised with extra charges when you get there. It usually is, but it never hurts to do your own due diligence!
And this would be it – these are the best all inclusive hotels in Croatia – plenty of choices, so just pick your favorite and enjoy your stay or go with my top recommendation, the amazing Waterman Svpetrvs Resort.