You must be considering staying at the all inclusive Croatia if you ended up reading this article. When people think of Croatia holidays all inclusive hotels and resorts probably aren’t the first association they have.
In fact, we often get questions like: are there all inclusive resorts in Croatia? And while it’s true that you won’t find too many all-inclusive hotels in Croatia, we still have some options for you to consider.
If you are thinking of Croatia all inclusive holidays, you'll find answers to all your questions in our complete Croatia all inclusive resorts and hotels guide.
Contents For All Inclusive Croatia: Best All-inclusive Hotels In Croatia
- 1 Should you choose all inclusive Croatia resorts and hotels
- 2 Will you save money staying in all-inclusive hotels in Croatia
- 3 Are all inclusive Croatia properties safer than non-all-inclusive
- 4 Croatia all inclusive resorts and hotels: what to expect
- 5 Meals and Drinks
- 6 All inclusive Croatia 2020 UPDATED
- 7 Istria and Pula all inclusive hotels and resorts
- 8 Dalmatia and Split all inclusive hotels and resorts
- 9 Dubrovnik all inclusive resorts and hotels
- 10 Croatia all inclusive hotels and resorts on the islands
- 11 Further reading
Should you choose all inclusive Croatia resorts and hotels
Many all inclusive Croatia resorts and hotels often have a light all-inclusive formula that differs them from the typical all inclusive holidays you might be accustomed to, like all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean or Turkey.
This basically means that in many all-inclusive hotels in Croatia as well as Croatia all inclusive resorts you get three meals a day, and drinks included during the meals.
Drinks usually include a selection of soft drinks, water, draught beer, wine, and local liquors.
Entertainment is also included, as well as deck chairs and sun umbrellas (first come first serve base), and sports offer (depending on hotel’s or resort’s own facilities).
At the end (with a respect to few exemptions) three meals a day, limited choice of drinks during meals, better children entertainment, better choice of family rooms are things that put all-inclusive hotels in Croatia apart from other hotels.
If these things are important to you than all inclusive Croatia is for you.
Will you save money staying in all-inclusive hotels in Croatia
If you will save money staying at the all inclusive resorts in Croatia depends on many things. Rates depend on many factors like location, room type, and meal plan among other things. If you are looking for the cheap all inclusive holidays to Croatia, here are few tips to follow.
You will save money if you travel with children. All-inclusive hotels in Croatia allow kids up to a certain age to stay for free when using existing beds. Common child policies vary, children up to 16, 14, 12 or 10 years of age stay for free. You will need to check each hotel's child policy separately.
Since the majority of Croatia all inclusive resorts cater to families with children, occupancy is influenced by school holidays. Demand and rates increase during school holidays. But during the school term, demand for all inclusive Croatia decreases and so do the prices.
If you travel as a couple or with preschoolers, you can get a great deal in all-inclusive hotels in Croatia during the school term.
Eating out in Croatia isn’t cheap. Cheaper meals, like pizza, cevapi, or pasta, will cost you minimally 7 € per person. If you order a steak or fish, expect to pay at least 20 € per person for the main and the side.
Soft drinks, like Coke or Fanta, cost around 2,2 €. A 0,33 l beer is around 2,8 €, and a glass of wine goes anywhere between 2 € and 4 €. One scoop of ice cream is around 1,5 €, and a dessert in the restaurants usually costs around 3,3 €*.
I think you get an idea. The more people you are in your family, the more you will save by staying at all inclusive hotels in Croatia.
*All prices were checked in November 2019.
Are all inclusive Croatia properties safer than non-all-inclusive
Croatia, being in the heart of Europe, is a very safe country. Thus, you won’t find here closed-off out-of-town all-inclusive resorts where the only locals you see are the ones serving you at the resort.
Croatia all inclusive resorts and hotels are open and locals come around to swim at the beach or have a drink. Remember that in Croatia all beaches are public and there is no way to forbid local people to use the beach.
All inclusive Croatia is as safe as non all inclusive resorts and hotels in Croatia. They aren't safer, just as safe.
Croatia all inclusive resorts and hotels: what to expect
All all-inclusive hotels in Croatia are located along the coast from Umag to Dubrovnik and on the islands. You won’t find any in Zagreb or continental Croatia.
Majority of Croatia all inclusive resorts and hotels are in Istria. Other destinations include islands (Krk, Losinj, Brac, Kolocep), Dalmatia (Zadar, Pakostane, Split, Makarska Riviera), and Dubrovnik Riviera (Dubrovnik, Cavtat, Peljesac).
The majority of all-inclusive hotels in Croatia are within walking distance to the town.
Croatian hotels and resorts aren’t closed-off properties accessible only to tourists and staff. Instead, they are open to all, and locals come around to swim at the beach or have a drink. In Croatia, all beaches are public and they remain accessible to everybody.
The majority of all-inclusive hotels in Croatia either belong to a Croatian hotel chain or are independent properties. You won’t find any all-inclusive international brands.
The only other hotel brands besides Croatian ones are TUI Sensimar, a UK-based tour operator that applies its standards on locally owned and managed hotels; and Falkensteiner, an Austrian-based hotel brand present in southern and eastern Europe.
All inclusive family resorts Croatia are many, and often all inclusive Croatia resorts and hotels are a synonym for kids-friendly hotels. These two terms are often used interchangeably. However, hotels under the TUI Sensimar brand are only Croatia all inclusive adults-only properties.
The majority, if not all, all inclusive Croatia resorts and hotels have direct beach access.
The service in these properties is usually very good.
Meals and Drinks
There are basically two types of all-inclusive hotels in Croatia: all inclusive and all inclusive light.
All inclusive light hotels and resorts offer three meals a day, as well as selection of drinks, included free of charge during the meals. Some of them also offer afternoon snacks or ice cream for children in the mini club. Otherwise, there aren’t afternoon or midnight snacks for adults, nor free drinks throughout the day.
Majority of Croatia all inclusive resorts and hotels serve buffet meals. And only some of them have an option to upgrade to the onsite a la carte restaurant once during the stay.
Otherwise, if you would like to have a served dinner, you’ll need to pay extra.
A selection of drinks usually includes unbranded soft drinks, draught wine and beer, local liquors, and water. Should you feel like having a Pepsi or Coke, or your favorite beer, you’ll pay extra.
Quality and variety of food are usually good, and it depends on the hotel category. Eg. 4star properties usually have a better buffet than 3star property.
All inclusive Croatia 2020 UPDATED
Below we bring you our list of all-inclusive hotels in Croatia. You’ll find your typical all inclusive family resorts Croatia, and Croatia beach resorts all inclusive, but also 5 star hotels in Croatia all inclusive, as well as a variety of low-key properties for a cheap all inclusive holidays to Croatia.
This is the great starting point for planning your Croatia vacations all inclusive style. Also, for those who look for Croatia all inclusive deals this list will help you shortlist hotels and resorts worth following for the special deals.
Here is the map with Croatia all inclusive resorts and hotels.
Istria and Pula all inclusive hotels and resorts
Istria, a north Adriatic region of Croatia, has the largest number of Croatia all-inclusive resorts and hotels. You will find Croatia all inclusive in all major coastal towns: Umag, Porec, Rovinj, and Rabac.
While there aren't Pula all inclusive hotels right in Pula, you will find one in nearby Medulin.
Family Hotel Amarin, Rovinj
Amarin is one of the most popular all inclusive Croatia hotels. This family hotel first opened in August 2016, and it immediately became a huge success among families with kids.
The hotel is large. It features 280 rooms across 4 floors. Meals are served at the hotel buffet restaurant, while two beach bars serve light dishes. Other facilities include a spa and wellness center with an indoor swimming pool; two hotel's beaches, and an outdoor swimming pool. A large kids zone includes Xbox and PlayStation game room, kids' gym, lab, playroom, and a movie theatre. There is also a large outdoor play areas with slides, trampolines, swings, and alike.
Unique features include a beautiful park architecture, sleek and modern design, a large play net in the lobby where kids can climb, jump, and burn off excess energy, the fact that floors are connected by ramps rather than by stairs, and a lovely didactic toy that covers the entire room wall above the beds.
Other positives are 24h babysitting; a baby corner in the restaurant where staff can blend you any veggies; children bathrobes and toiletries; all rooms have balconies, and the majority of rooms are interconnecting.
Downsides are as following: the hotel's capacity is almost 1000 people; while soft drinks and water at mealtimes are free, you need to pay for all other drinks. All meals are buffet style (great choice, and quality, though!). However, if you would like to have a served dinner in one of the beach restaurants, you'll need to pay extra.
Amarin family hotel is best suited for families with children up to 12 years of age.
If there is only one family hotel Croatia all inclusive you should visit, then make it Amarin Family Hotel.Check the latest prices and availability!
Valamar Pinia Porec
This is a low-key three-star property located in Porec. It is a quite old property, but the hotel did go through a light refurbishment in 2017. The rooms are small and basic, but clean and comfy. The hotel features 170 rooms, an onsite buffet restaurant, small wellness and gym, a seawater outdoor swimming pool, and a hotel beach. This Croatia all inclusive hotel is also a bike-friendly hotel.
- air-conditioned rooms,
- free reliable WiFi,
- small electric tourist train that connects the hotel with a town throughout the day (fee applies),
- outdoor seawater swimming pool and a small kid's pool,
- good variety and quality of the hotel's buffet food,
- free drinks throughout the day, and
- family rooms
- free bicycle rental
On the negative side, rooms, balconies, and bathrooms are all rather small; bathrooms are also dated; it takes 30 minutes on foot to reach the old town, and parking isn't free of charge.Check the latest prices and availability!
Valamar Tamaris Resort
Valamar Tamaris Resort was one of the first all inclusive Croatia resorts. It was also for a long time one of the best all inclusive resorts Croatia.
Located on the Lanterna peninsula, 10 km north of Porec, Valamar Tamaris Resort features over 500 rooms, suites, and apartments spread in the main hotel building and the surrounding villas.
Guests like Valamar Tamaris Resorts for its variety of room types (from basic double rooms to spacious suites, family rooms, and 110 m2 luxury villas with their own plunge pools, and anything in-between). Valamar Tamaris also has a wide range of beaches within the resort, a good choice of sports facilities, as well as a varied entertainment program for kids, including indoor and outdoor play areas, and even teen hangout room.
Valamar Tamaris Resort offers an all-inclusive light formula with three meals a day and a selection of drinks free of charge during the meals (soft drinks, water, local wine, hot beverages). Soft drinks for children up to 12 are available throughout the day in the kids' zone.
Valamar Tamaris Resort gives you the option to swap your buffet dinner for a served dinner in the three onsite restaurants: beach grill, fish restaurant Valeta, or Istrian tavern.
Valamar Tamaris Resort is still a good choice if you are looking to stay at all inclusive Croatia resorts, although its age starts showing up on many details, and it might feel a bit run down.Check the latest prices and availability!
Funtana is another no-frills 3 stars all-inclusive Croatia resort. This small resort is in a village of Funtana, a somewhat uninspiring touristy place with three large campsites, and tons of vacation rentals.
We like resort’s natural environment, and the fact that you can make nice walks by the sea, or bike all the way to Porec and Vrsar.
The resort consists of three buildings featuring 76 rooms each, a central area with a reception and a buffet restaurant, and a swimming pool area with an outdoor pool, and a pool bar.
Rooms are small but all have balcony (small) and the sea view. Food is good, staff is friendly, and overall value for money is OK.Check the latest prices and availability!
Laguna Albatros is 4 star all inclusive hotel within Zelena Laguna resort, less than 5 km north of Porec. Zelena Laguna is a large resort with handful of hotels, apartment complexes and campings.
Laguna Albatros has a seafront location and it’s built on a small hill above the sea which makes for lovely views from the common areas and the bedrooms.
The downside, however, is that the hotel is between two main resort’s roads which can make it a bit noisy at times.
It’s also across the road from the beach, and while guests have plenty of spots to swim within the resort, you won’t really find a designated hotel’s beach.
Laguna Albatros is popular among sports aficionados as the hotel disposes of many sport facilities. Tennis facilities in the vicinity are especially popular among hotel’s guests. Sports activities, although free, are time-limited (eg. 2 hours of tennis per day, 3 hours of bicycle rental, etc).
Rooms are ok if not a bit Spartan. Beware that not all rooms have balcony.Check the latest prices and availability!
Laguna Zorna and Laguna Albatros are two sister hotels located one across the road from the other.
Hotel Zorna is a 3-star hotel offering a bit more modest experience than you will find in Albatros. Nevertheless, in many ways these two hotels are similar.
Zorna is located on the hill, has no elevators, and it takes lots of stairs to climb from the beach to the rooms, even though there are escalator stairs from the road to the lobby.
This is one of the cheap all inclusive Croatia hotels and resorts.Check the latest prices and availability!
TUI Sensimar Medulin
A single all-inclusive adults-only hotel in Istria, TUI Sensimar Medulin has 190 contemporary designed rooms and suites, outdoor saltwater pool, lovely public pebbly beach, a buffet restaurant, an a la carte Culinarium restaurant, a gym, and a small wellness area.
Although none of the hotels listed here is the best Croatia honeymoon all inclusive hotel, TUI Sensimar Medulin is as close as it gets.
Since you won't find all inclusive hotels in Pula Croatia, TUI Sensimar Medulin is the closest Pula all inclusive you can stay at.
The hotel is very popular with British guests. Read reviews here.
Hotel Sol Aurora
Hotel Sol Aurora is perhaps the cheapest 4 star all inclusive hotel in Istria. Umag is less attractive than Porec, Rovinj, and Pula, and this fact alone makes Umag hotels cheaper than comparable hotels in other destinations.
The hotel is dated, and due for renovation, but it has a nice location near the beach and next to the lovely pine forest.
Sol Aurora can be a good option if you look for cheap all inclusive holidays to Croatia.Check the latest prices and availability!
Valamar Girandella Maro Suites
This is only Croatia all inclusive 5 star hotel. Maro Suites are 149 suites property within larger Valamar Girandella Collection Resort. The entire resort features 540 rooms, suites, and villas some created with children in mind, and others only for adults. Within the resort, only Maro Suites offers an all-inclusive formula.
Valamar Girandella Maro Suites is a perfect place to spend family holidays in Croatia all inclusive. The hotel is brand new (open in 2018), clean, comfortable, and offers lots of activities for small children. Kids and adults alike will like to know that there are heated indoor and outdoor pools at this family hotel Croatia all inclusive.
Maro Suites all-inclusive formula includes three meals a day, beer and wine during the meals, soft drinks and hot beverages available 24h, afternoon snack. You will need to pay extra for branded drinks, espresso coffee, and some activities. You can swap a buffet dinner for a served dinner in selected resort's restaurants.
Beaches in Rabac are the best in all Istria, and Valamar Maro Suites' beaches aren't any different. Natural, small rounded pebbles are perfect for children, and parents.Check more information and photos here!
TUI Family life Bellevue
Located in Rabac, and opened in 2017, this family hotel Croatia all inclusive is the first TUI Family Life hotel in Croatia. Since it's TUI (Thomson) branded hotel, you can book it exclusively through Valamar and TUI's website, as well as through TUI's distribution network. You won't find it available on any online sites like Booking.com or Expedia.
The all inclusive formula includes three meals a day, selected local alcohol, soft drinks, coffee and teas throughout the day, and snacks at set hours. The hotel has four swimming pools: large active pool with water slides, a splash pool for small children, family pool with seawater, and a seawater relax pool.
Rooms are spacious. Family rooms are designed for families with a separate area for kids to sleep and play.
It's a great hotel for family holidays in Croatia all inclusive.
Remisens Hotel Giorgio II
This newly built all inclusive Croatia hotel located in Opatija features 180 rooms, outdoor swimming pool, pool and lobby bar, and a buffet restaurant.
It's a beautiful, modern design hotel right at the seafront with comfy rooms and great views from the balcony. The hotel is in Icici, just few kilometers from Opatija.Check more information and photos here!
Dalmatia and Split all inclusive hotels and resorts
Dalmatia, a southern coastal region of Croatia, spreading from Zadar to the north to Peljesac peninsula to the south, offers a handful of all inclusive Croatia hotels and resorts. A couple of all-inclusive hotels in Croatia are located in Zadar and Makarska area.
However we get lots of questions about different all inclusive resorts Split Croatia, and we decided to explain here a deal with Split all inclusive offer. In short, there aren't all inclusive hotels Split Croatia, but Split airport is one of the main entrance points for visitors to this part of Croatia.
Many big tour operators advertise all inclusive holidays to Split Croatia to make it easy and memorable for guests flying into Split airport. But basically, while you do fly into Split airport, you won't actually stay in all inclusive Split Croatia, Instead, you will perhaps end up staying in nearby Makarska.
Hotel Ora offers a full-board meal plan and it's the closest you can get to if you are looking for Split all inclusive hotel.
Falkensteiner Funimation Borik
Falkensteiner Funimation Borik, located in Zadar, is one of the best all inclusive resorts in Croatia. The hotel features 258 rooms and suites, outdoor swimming pool with a big slide, a hotel's beach, Aquapura SPA center, Falky Land children club and playgrounds, and a sports center.
Hotel has been partly refurbished in 2018, and it included complete refurbishment of 146 rooms.
Falkensteiner Funimation Borik has been awarded The most beautiful family club hotel in Croatia by HolidayCheck Awards from 2014 through 2017. Their All inclusive Plus offer includes three meals a day, daily refill of mini-bar with soft drinks,
snacks at the pool bar throughout the day, afternoon healthy snack served in the SPA zone, midnight snack, and also international alcoholic drinks throughout the day.
Falkensteiner Diadora Hotel
Located in Punta Scala Resort, 15 km north of Zadar, Falkensteiner Diadora Hotel offers a full-board plus meal plan including three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), with beer, wine and soft drinks free of charge during meal times. There is a separate kid's buffet restaurant where your little ones can eat with their peers under the surveillance of the hotel's staff.
The hotel features 250 rooms (many of them made for families with children), three bars, two a la carte restaurants, Acquapura wellness and spa center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Falky Land indoor and outdoor kid's world, and a great outdoor sports facilities.Check more information and photos here!
Pine Beach Pakostane
Featuring natural sandy beach, accommodation in reed huts without electricity, and shared toilets, resort Pine Beach Pakostane is quite unique place to spend your Croatia all inclusive holidays. It's back-to-nature kind of holidays that kids usually love.
You can charge all your devices on solar benches or reception. Food is awesome and plentiful throughout the day, and there are also tons of activities for children and adults.Check more information and photos here!
Smartline Hotel Neptun
This great value for a money 3-star hotel in Tucepi, along Makarska Riviera, has an awesome seafront location with lovely views over the sea and the mountains.
Hotel's 254 rooms are rather smallish, but tastefully decorated, clean, and comfy. The all-inclusive formula offers amplitude of meals, drinks, and select sport offer. With three meals a day, midnight and afternoon snacks, and 5 o'clock tea, you won't go hungry in the Smartline Hotel Neptun.
Facilities include large outdoor swimming pool complex, lovely public pebble beach, buffet restaurant, lobby and pool bar.
If you travel with kids, you'll like to know that all family rooms are located in annex buildings, but not in the main building.Check more information and photos here!
TUI Sensimar Makarska
Guests like 4-star all-inclusive hotel TUI Sensimar Makarska in Igrani for its seafront location; simple but stylish rooms with lovely sea views; all-inclusive service; and an outdoor infinity pool. The hotel is a short walk from the harbor where all shops, bars, and restaurants are.
TUI Sensimar Makarska is Croatia all inclusive adults-only hotel.
TUI Sensimar Adriatic Beach Resort
A sister hotel of TUI Senismar Makarska, Adriatic Beach Resort is also located on the Makarska Riviera. It's a beachfront hotel in a seaside village of Zivogosce.
TUI Sensimar Adriatic Beach Resort is a 4-star property featuring 266 rooms. Some of the rooms come with a private plunge pool on the terrace. This makes it one of the few all inclusive Croatia honeymoon hotels. Other facilities include outdoor swimming pool, buffet restaurant, two a la carte restaurants, and three bars.
Bear in mind that this is a multi-level hotel with lots of steps to climb.
Dubrovnik all inclusive resorts and hotels
Dubrovnik is a city that attracts all kinds of travelers: from backpackers, campers, families with children, to luxury travelers. And Dubrovnik has something for every type of traveler.
In the same way, if you are looking for Dubrovnik holidays all inclusive, you'll be able to choose among a few of Dubrovnik all inclusive resorts.
Some Dubrovnik all inclusive hotels are located in wider town area, while other all inclusive Dubrovnik are in Dubrovnik region. Two Dubrovnik all inclusive hotels are in Cavtat, 20 km south of Dubrovnik, while one of all inclusive hotels in Dubrovnik Croatia is located in Orebic, on the Peljesac peninsula.
Remisens Hotel Epidaurus
Last refurbished in 2017, Remisens hotel Epidaurus is set on the seafront, and it overlooks beautiful bay. The hotel offers different meal plans, bed and breakfast, half-board, but also all-inclusive light.
Remisens Hotel Epidaurus features 312 rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, and a nice public beach in front of the hotel. Unfortunately many additional amenities come at charge, like onsite parking, deck chairs, and sun umbrellas.Check more information and photos here!
Remisens hotel Albatros
Remisens Hotel Albatros is a sister hotel of Remisens Epidaurus. The two hotels are located one next to another. Albatros is a 4-star hotel featuring 306 rooms, but also an indoor and outdoor swimming pool; wellness and spa center; buffet restaurant; and a couple of bars.
The hotel was last refurbished in 2018.Check more information and photos here!
Valamar Club Dubrovnik
Valamar Club Dubrovnik is the only all inclusive hotel in Dubrovnik. The hotel is located on Babin Kuk peninsula, in the northern part of Dubrovnik.
Valamar Club Dubrovnik offers an all-inclusive light meal plan. During the summer it caters mostly to families with children.
The rooms are a bit dated but clean and comfortable. Other attractive features include an outdoor swimming pool; pebble public beach in front of the hotel; and Maro Club for children aged 3 to 12.Check more information and photos here!
Aminess Grand Azur Hotel
Lovely 185-room light all-inclusive Aminess Grand Azur hotel is right at the beachfront. The hotel is also just a short boat hop from Korcula. Pebble beach in front of the hotel is one of the nicest hotel's beaches of all inclusive Croatia hotels.
Rooms come with classic but elegant decor, and many have wonderful sea views. The hotel is immaculately clean and the staff is super friendly. In summer you'll see more families with children staying in Azur. Off-season hotel caters to all types of travelers.Check more information and photos here!
Croatia all inclusive hotels and resorts on the islands
Bluesun Hotel Bonaca
Bluesun Hotel Bonaca is an old-fashioned but clean and friendly all inclusive hotel. Located in Bol, on the island of Brac, just a 10-minute walk from the famed Zlatni Rat beach.
The hotel consists of separate accommodation buildings while the central building features the reception, main buffet restaurant, and an outdoor swimming pool.
The all-inclusive offer includes 5 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon and late-night snack). Drinks are available free of charge throughout the day and include local alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, selection of coffees and teas, table wine, and draught beer. Hotel Bonaca also has a varied sport offer included in the all-inclusive plan.Check more information and photos here!
Family Hotel Vespera
This large (404 rooms) family-friendly hotel in Mali Losinj is set amidst a lovely pine forest, and just stone-throw away from the beach.
The hotel was last renovated in 2009, so the design shows a bit of its age. However, the rooms are spacious, clean, and all have a balcony. Guests love the cascading outdoor pools. Also, a weekly boat trip to nearby Susak Island is hard to beat.
In summer months, the hotel offers baby and child care throughout the day.Check more information and photos here!
TUI Sensimar Kalamota Island
TUI Sensimar Kalamota Island hotel is the only hotel on the car-free Kolocep Island, off the coast of Dubrovnik. Just like other TUI Sensimar hotels, Kalamota is an adults-only all-inclusive hotel.
The hotel is set on the hill, and it consists of few villas with a number of rooms in each. This also means that there is a decent amount of walking and climbing. If you aren't mobile, better ask for accommodation in one of the buildings closer to the sea.
Rooms are nice, clean, and minibar is restocked daily. However, the balconies are very small.
Falkensteiner Park Punat
Refurbished in 2017, hotel Falkensteiner Park Punat consists of two buildings featuring 194 well-appointed rooms. The hotel has two outdoor swimming pools and a slide.
It's a family-friendly hotel with Falkensteiner's distinct entertainment programs for children, and well-thought Falky Land playgrounds and children play areas.
Hotel is set amidst greenery and just a few meters from the sea. However, the closest public beach is a 10-minute walk from the hotel.Check more information and photos here!
What is your favorite all inclusive Croatia resort and hotel? As always, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please leave them in the comments below.