In choosing the following family hotels, I heavily weighted access to sand or pebble beaches on a sheltered bay. Swimming pools, children's clubs and activities are also important. Do check out my budget-friendly all-inclusive resorts which are also great for family vacations. An excellent budget alternative to hotels would be renting an apartment. The Croatian coast and islands are replete with two and sometimes three-room apartments that are roomier than hotels and with kitchens so the kids can feast on their favourite snacks.
Family Hotel Amarin
For kids: Special menus in all four restaurants, a state-of-the-art playground, interactive walls, baby and teen club, childrens pools and kids treats in the snack bar
For adults: Four-star luxury, wellness and spa zone, full array of land and water sports, adrenaline park, baby-sitting service, hairdresser
For kids: Mini-club with entertainment, indoor & outdoor pools, near a large wooded park as well as the pebbly "Lone Beach", mini-golf, all watersports
For Adults: Four-stars, choice of restaurants, fitness centre, massage, wi-fi.
For kids: An animal petting farm, children's pool, free soft drink, lunch snack and ice cream for children under 16.
For Adults: Spa and beauty center; traditional Istrian cuisine and local wine; all-inclusive
Hotel Sunce (Podstrana)
For kids: Near shallow, sandy beach, indoor pool, access to cycling, tennis, other activities
For adults: reasonably priced apartments available! Also, sauna, massage, free parking.
Hotel Amfora Grand Beach Resort
For kids: On a wide shallow bay with a pebble beach, taxi boat to islands, access to jet skiing, scuba diving & other watersports.
For Adults: Fine dining, beach bar, wifi access.
For kids: Near Copacabana beach, playground, mini-golf, cycling, windsurfing, outdoor pool, children's entertainment, children's corner in restaurant.
For adults: all-inclusive price, all watersports.