Do you consider taking all inclusive Croatia holidays, but don't know where to start? In this post, we share all information on all-inclusive resorts and hotels in Croatia.
When people think of holidays in Croatia they don't necessarily think about all-inclusive hotels and resorts. In fact, we often get asked if there are any all-inclusive resorts in Croatia? The truth is, there are! Although you won’t find too many all-inclusive hotels in Croatia, we still have some options for you to consider.
Should you choose all inclusive Croatia resorts and hotels
You should choose an all-inclusive hotel or resort for your stay in Croatia if you look for accommodation that provides three meals a day, a selection of drinks during meals free of charge, rich children's entertainment program, and a good choice of family rooms.
If these things are important to you than all inclusive Croatia is a good choice for your stay in Croatia.
Will you save money staying in all-inclusive hotels in Croatia
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. Kids up to a certain age stay for free when using existing beds. Child policies vary from one to another hotel. However, they follow one of the following policies: 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.
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. Rates normally drop significantly once the school holidays are over.
You will save money on food when staying in all-inclusive in Croatia. Eating out is expensive in Croatia. For example, 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 0,33l beer is around 2,8 €, and a glass of wine goes anywhere between 3 € and 5 €. 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 properties in Croatia safer than non-all-inclusive
Croatia, being in the heart of Europe, is generally a very safe country. This is the reason why in Croatia you won’t find closed-off out-of-town all-inclusive resorts where the only locals you see are the ones who work at the resort.
In Croatia, public spaces within the all-inclusive resorts and hotels, are open to locals as well. Remember that in Croatia all beaches are public and there is no way to forbid local people from using them.
All-inclusive properties in Croatia are 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.
The majority of Croatian 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 nearest 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 Blue, 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.
There are many all-inclusive family resorts in Croatia. In fact, all-inclusive resorts and hotels are often a synonym for kids-friendly hotels. These two terms are often used interchangeably. However, hotels under the TUI Blue brand are the only adults-only all-inclusive properties in Croatia.
The majority, if not all, all-inclusive 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 is pretty straight forward, you get five meals a day, an open bar all day long, and all programs and facilities are included in the room rate.
All-inclusive light, on the other hand, we need to explain better, as this is mostly the formula you'll find in the majority of Croatian all-inclusive hotels.
All-inclusive light will get you three meals a day, as well as a selection of drinks, included free of charge during the meals. Some hotels also have an afternoon snack 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.
The majority of 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.
Best all-inclusive hotels and resorts in Croatia
Below we bring you a detailed list of all-inclusive hotels and resorts in Croatia. You’ll find your typical all-inclusive family resorts, as well as all-inclusive beach resorts, but also 5-star all-inclusive hotels in Croatia, 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 all-inclusive Croatia vacations.
But if you have no time to read the entire post, we have narrowed it down to these top 3 Croatia all-inclusive hotels and resorts.
- Best all inclusive family resort: Family Hotel Amarin
- Top all-inclusive beach resort: TUI Blue Adriatic Beach
- Best budget all-inclusive resort: Funtana Resort
All-inclusive resorts and hotels in Croatia on the map
All-inclusive hotels and resorts in Istria
While there aren't any all-inclusive hotels in Pula, you will find one in nearby Medulin.
Family Hotel Amarin, Rovinj
This family hotel features 280 rooms across 4 floors. Meals are served at the hotel buffet restaurant, while two beach bars serve light snacks. 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 play station game room, kids' gym, lab, playroom, and a movie theatre. There is also a large outdoor play area with slides, trampolines, swings, and alike.
Amarin family hotel is best suited for families with children up to 12 years of age. In our opinion, the Family Hotel Amarin is the best family all-inclusive hotel in Croatia.
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. Valamar Pinia hotel is also a bike-friendly hotel.
Valamar Tamaris Resort
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, a wide range of beaches within the resort, a good choice of sports facilities, as well as a varied entertainment program for kids.
Valamar Tamaris Resort is a good choice if you are looking to stay in all inclusive Croatia resorts, although its age starts showing up on many details, and it might feel a bit run down.
This no-frills 3-star all-inclusive resort is located in Funtana village near Porec. We like the 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.
The rooms are small but all have a balcony (small) and the sea view. The food is good, the staff is friendly, and the overall value for money is OK.
Laguna Albatros is a 4-star all-inclusive hotel within Zelena Laguna resort, less than 5 km north of Porec.
Laguna Albatros is popular among sports aficionados as the hotel disposes from many sports 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 a balcony.
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.
TUI Blue Medulin
A single all-inclusive adults-only hotel in Istria, TUI Blue Medulin has 190 contemporary designed rooms and suites, an outdoor saltwater pool, a 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 Blue Medulin is as close as it gets.
Since you won't find all-inclusive hotels in Pula, TUI Blue 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 lovely pine forest.
Sol Aurora can be a good option if you look for cheap all inclusive holidays to Croatia.
Valamar Girandella Maro Suites
The only all-inclusive 5-star hotel in Croatia, Valamar Girandella Maro Suites is a perfect place to spend family holidays. The hotel features 149 suites and it offers lots of activities for small children. Both, indoor and outdoor swimming pools are heated.
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.
TUI Family life Bellevue
Located in Rabac, this all-inclusive family hotel is the first TUI Family Life hotel in Croatia.
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: a large active pool with water slides, a splash pool for small children, a family pool with seawater, and seawater relax pool.
The rooms are spacious. Family rooms are designed for families with a separate area for kids to sleep and play.
Remisens Hotel Giorgio II
This Croatia all inclusive hotel located in Opatija features 180 rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, pool and lobby bar, and a buffet restaurant.
It's a beautiful, modernly designed hotel right at the seafront with comfy rooms and great views from the balcony.
All-inclusive hotels and resorts in Dalmatia
Dalmatia, a southern coastal region of Croatia, spreading from Zadar to the north to the Peljesac peninsula to the south, offers a handful of all inclusive Croatia hotels and resorts.
Many big tour operators advertise all-inclusive holidays to Split, Croatia to make it easy and memorable for guests flying into the Split airport. However, there aren't any all-inclusive hotels in Split, Croatia. Instead, they are located along Makarska Riviera (an hour drive south of Split).
If you are looking for an all-inclusive hotel in Split, Croatia, you might check the hotel Ora. They at least offer a full-board meal plan.
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, an outdoor swimming pool with a big slide, a hotel's beach, Aquapura SPA center, Falky Land children club and playgrounds, and a sports center.
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.
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 a back-to-nature kind of holiday 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.
Bluesun 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 sports offer. With three meals a day, midnight and afternoon snacks, and 5 o'clock tea, you won't go hungry in the Bluesun 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.
TUI Blue Makarska
Guests like 4-star all-inclusive hotel TUI Blue 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.
The all-inclusive TUI Blue Makarska is an adults-only hotel.
TUI Blue Adriatic Beach Resort
A sister hotel of TUI Blue Makarska, Adriatic Beach Resort is also located on the Makarska Riviera. It's a beachfront hotel in a seaside village of Zivogosce.
TUI Blue 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 a good choice if you are looking for one of the all inclusive Croatia honeymoon hotels. Other facilities include an 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 stairs.
Dubrovnik all inclusive resorts and hotels
If you are looking for Dubrovnik holidays all inclusive, you'll be able to choose among few Dubrovnik all-inclusive resorts.
Some of these all-inclusive hotels are located in the town, while others are in the Dubrovnik region.
Remisens hotel Epidaurus
Last refurbished in 2017, Remisens hotel Epidaurus is set on the seafront, and it overlooks the 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 a charge, like onsite parking, deck chairs, and sun umbrellas.
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 indoor and outdoor swimming pool; wellness and spa center; buffet restaurant; and a couple of bars.
The hotel was last refurbished in 2018.
Valamar Club Dubrovnik
Valamar Club Dubrovnik is the only all-inclusive hotel in Dubrovnik town. The hotel is located on the 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; a pebbly public beach in front of the hotel; and Maro Club for children aged 3 to 12.
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.
Croatia all inclusive hotels on the islands
Bluesun Hotel Bonaca
Bluesun Hotel Bonaca is an old-fashioned but clean all-inclusive hotel with friendly staff and a great location, 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 sports offer included in an all-inclusive plan.
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.
TUI Blue Kalamota Island
TUI Blue Kalamota Island Hotel is the only hotel on the car-free Kolocep Island, off the coast of Dubrovnik. Just like other TUI Blue 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 the stairs. 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.
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.