Best Dubrovnik Villas and Locations for Croatia Holidays with the Whole Family
by Saron Lease 17th February 2019
Croatia is a location in demand and given its close proximity to the Uk and Europe it’s easy to get to from the Uk and further afield. With that in mind, it’s a sought after location to book a villa for a big family get-together. To please everyone, you’ll want a larger villa with lots of bathrooms and room so that everyone can have their space! And of course within walking distance of beaches and things to do so that everyone can have a bit of independence. So where are the best Villas and Locations for Holidays with the Whole Family?
Mlini Bay is one of our favourite places on the Dubrovnik Riviera – it’s gorgeous and it has everything so it’s a good choice – it has a little harbour, good selection of restaurants and cafes, and probably the most and best beaches in the Dubrovnik area – the whole one side of the bay is beach and coves and most of the bay is basically pedestrianised so great for children or relaxing generally. It has dive centre and you can also get the water taxi into Dubrovnik old town harbour and out to the beautiful islands off Dubrovnik’s coast from the little harbour which is really worth doing. Dubrovnik old town is also only 10 minutes drive/bus away and a must-see. You don’t need a car here and the airport is about 20 minutes away by car so it’s an easy transfer.
Where to Stay?
Villa Belvedere is a great one and would definitely be worth a look – fantastic location close to Dubrovnik old town and the gorgeous beaches of Mlini Bay. it is made up of inter-joining apartments with a large downstairs living space and terrace with big table - lots of space with a large pool. It sleeps 12 +5 but it has several living rooms so you would actually have separate rooms for the extra beds. It is very private and has great views.
The new cable car to the old town is also close by. It has free wifi, 3 mountain bikes, badminton set and a PS2. There is a honey farm just across the road and the bread man comes each morning! There’s a bus stop to Dubrovnik just outside the gates – there are 2 restaurants nearby also – a fabulous new one just around the corner and the other one is 25 mins walk in Bosanka village which is one of the best in the area – they will pick you up or drop you back to the villa for a small charge (The villa also has a minibus so the villa concierge can organise anything like that for you).
Or Villa Anamaria is a very nice family villa, and really pretty – the views are absolutely stunning and it’s only 10 minutes walk down to the sea front in Mlini Bay, with its beaches and restaurants. Anamaria has 5 bedrooms - all doubles. It always gets great reviews from guests.
Villa Kim & Villa Tereza – this is 2 villas side by side so you get 2 pools, a Jacuzzi, great BBQ and summer kitchen area, and lots of outside space – depending on your group make up this could be a really good one. Both had some updates this year just waiting on some nice weather to get the photos – set in Mlini Bay which is really close to Dubrovnik this could work really well for two families wanting to holiday together but needing a bit of their own space.
Zaton Bay also on the Dubrovnik Riviera is also quintessentially Croatian! Very pretty and with stunning scenery, Zaton is just 15 minutes from Dubrovnik Old Town (the other side from Mlini) and 40 minutes from the airport, it has a gorgeous harbour with very nice restaurants and has water taxi’s to take you to the old town. Away from any roads, this is a lovely village location to really relax.
Where to Stay?
Villa Sophia is really great for large groups and will sleep up to 18 comfortably but can take as many as 20. The village of Zaton Bay is set in a horseshoe bay with crystal blue water great for snorkelling and diving and it’s really lovely – really oldy worldy with a nice selection of restaurants including a very good seafood restaurant on the sea edge and there are some really nice beaches in the area.. There is easy access to Dubrovnik by boat and bus and also you can take trips to the closest island of Kolocep Island which has a sandy beach. Within walking distance of the villa, in the next bay, is the Radisson Blu Resort with its sport facilities pools and restaurants, you can also book into its spa facility. We can organise transfers from the airport for you if you would rather not drive.
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