For saving money in Croatia, nothing beats an all-inclusive resort especially if you'll be vacationing with kids. Not only are meals included but the resorts below are chock-full of activities to keep the young ones occupied. There's a real comfort in knowing in advance how much your holiday will cost plus your price is locked in so you'll be protected from currency fluctuations. Naturally, alcoholic beverages may not be included and you usually pay extra for spa treatments, scuba diving lessons and the like. Check the inclusions carefully to avoid surprises.
Hotel Laguna Park
This four-star hotel is steps from the beach or you can relax by the pool. Have an aperitif while the kids play in the fully outfitted playground or improve your backhand on the clay tennis courts. Rooms have a view of the park or the sea. Some have balconies From here it's easy to get to Porec town or take other day trips throughout Istria.
Right on the beach near ¨Porec, this three-star resort has tons of things to do for adults and kids. Stay in shape at the gym while the kids play in the Kids Club. There's sailing, golf, cycling and volleyball during the day and musical entertainment at night.
The four-star resort is class all the way from the quality of the cuisine to the beauty and spa centre. There's a horse centre nearby and the hotel provides transfers to central Porec. Rooms have either sea or park views.
On the eastern shores of Istria, this three-star hotel is right on a pine-shaded beach. There's a pool, children's pool, tennis courts and all-day entertainment program.
Smart Selection Hotel Epidaurus
Cavtat is a relaxing alternative to Dubrovnik and this three-star hotel on the beach is a good place to indulge in your favorite watersports. There's a PADI centre on site to learn scuba diving or brush up on your skills.
Valamar Club Dubrovnik
Pricey Dubrovnik's only all-inclusive resort, this three-star hotel is near the beaches of Babin Kuk with a full array of watersports on offer. There's a clay tennis court, a seaview terrace bar and regular buses to Dubrovnik's old town. There's no better way to enjoy Dubrovnik family-style.
Bluesun Hotel Neptun
Tucepi is only 4km from Makarska but it's much quieter and this three-star hotel is the place to relax. There's a sports centre right next to the hotel and on site there's a kids club, free bike rental, a fitness centre and a day care service.
Hotel Sol Aurora
This four-star hotel is near a paved beach and in a safe child-friendly environment. Adults will appreciate the fitness classes.
The name says it all! this four-star hotel is great fun for the whole family. The 2500m wellness centre is the highlight but even if steaming in a hammam isn't your thing, there's always the nearby beach and watersports galore.
Pine Beach Pakostan
30km from Zadar, this rustic complex features 480 Polynesian-style straw huts. There's no electricity or running water in the huts but there are full facilities right outside and you're only 200m away from a kilometer-long beach.
And don't forget about flight-hotel packages that may include full or half-board. Try
Thomson--an industry leader in affordable package holidays
Balkan Holidays--specializing in Croatia and neighbouring countries
Just You--packages for singles
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