Okrug Gornji Beach, Ciovo, Trogir, Split Riviera TH
Dubrovnik Old Town Stradun
Villa Turquoise, Mlini Bay, Dubrovnik TH 5
Puntinka Beach under Villa Mirela Godistar Tika near Panorama 2 (1)
Palm Tree Villa, Slatine, Ciovo, Trogir, SplitRiviera
Villa Zaton, Zaton Bay, Dubrovnik Riviera (5)
Villa Slatine, Slatine Bay, Split Riviera TH
Okrug Marina Beach, Okrug Gornji, Split (1 (17)

A Great Family Holiday has it all – Croatia Villas, Pool, Beach, Views

by Croatia Gems, 27th March 2024

Croatia Villas – Pool, Beach, View?

Where to find these elements for a family summer holiday in Croatia

Croatia is a destination which is blessed with a stunning coastline of blissful beaches, sun kissed islands and incredible views. It’s clean, sparkling and authentic. And the little towns and seaside villages dotted around the coast are just the right size without being too big or too small. In short, Croatia is perfect for family villa holidays. So for Croatia villas – pool, beach and views to die for, tick all the best boxes.

But what sort of villa, and where, is best to make the most of Croatia? It’s hard not to fall in love with almost every location on the Croatian coast. For family villas you can’t beat locations where everything is within an easy walk. Particularly good are those places where there are activities for youngsters and gentle, shaded beaches for little ones. But some locations are better to look at if you want a villa holiday. Especially so if you want a family villa holiday in Croatia. Maybe do as one of our regular family groups and start at the Dubrovnik riviera and work your way up the country for each summer holiday – they just have Istria to go!

Locations for Villa Holidays

Certain locations in Croatia are stunning but more suited to camping or couple’s apartment holidays. Locations like Mljet Island with its national park and beaches at Saplunara. Or Peljesac is perfect for apartments and camping – Prapratno and Zuliana are beautiful little spots. Croatia villas pool too however – not so much. But check out Loviste Bay with it’s pretty, sheltered bay and Villa Coral on the beach is a wonderful villa beach spot! It’s quite far from the airport at around 2 hours drive from Dubrovnik Airport, and while the campsite at Mokolo is wonderful and right on the beach, there is also a fabulous hidden villa there too – Villa Coturi has the beach just the other side of the garden gate.

Dubrovnik Family Villas

If you want a bit more comfort and sophistication in your Croatian family holiday, then it has to be a villa with private pool. Undoubtedly the most sought-after villa locations in Croatia for Croatia villas with pool are in Dubrovnik, Indeed, there is more choice of villas here. Its spectacular old town is called the Pearl of the Adriatic for good reason. The beautiful Dubrovnik riviera glistens with sparkling bays. And with boats sailing up and down its hour-long coastline there are lots of little islands to explore!

Dubrovnik villas with pools have a real cache, beloved by celebrity, style icons and the like. Just look at the super-yachts moored off the coast for proof. Families can bask in their wake by just taking a villa and by enjoying the style of the Dubrovnik riviera.

Mlini Bay for Idyllic Beaches

Specifically, sea edge villages like Mlini, Cavtat, Zaton and Slano have villas with easy to walk to beaches and restaurants on the sea edge. Mlini and Cavtat are particularly good as they have a frequent boat line to the Old Town of Dubrovnik,  a regular air-conditioned bus service and plenty of activities in the bay. Everyone can have a bit of independence and things they like nearby!

Mlini bay has an especially good offering of villas with pools too – some in the bay and some with a view a short walk from the bay – check out Villa Turquoise, Villa Nectara, Summer Villa, Villa Anamaria which are close to everything. Mlini bay has lovely, shaded beaches, water sports and shallow incline beaches for little ones. There are also little play parks with coffee (or wine) bars next to them so you can easily relax while keeping an eye on the children!

Magical Zaton Bay

And, in Zaton have a look at Villa Zaton which has a great garden for children and is a short walk to the beach. Zaton also has one of our larger villas for extended families or groups of friends – Villa Sophia sleeps up to 20!

Brac Island Villas

Another great location for Croatia villas – pool included, is Brac Island which is super for pretty little bays and villages. Brac is an idyllic island escape and there are some super Brac Island villas. It hasn’t been overdeveloped at all and is just wonderfully pretty and down to earth. Lovely Sumartin Bay is perfect for paddling with small children in coves or relaxing at the beach bar and watching slightly older children playing on the beach!

Villa Godi Star and Villa Tika are super villas for extended families and have a pretty beach just below them. A short wander from the nearest restaurant, it makes for a blissfully relaxing holiday. This area – Puntinak – is quite an enclave for luxury sea edge villas, like lovely Villa Mila or Villa Oceanfront – just ask if you’d like to see a selection suitable for your sized group.

Split Riviera Villas

For a slightly more upbeat Croatia villas pool holidays, Split is the place to go. Head for nearby Trogir Old Town which is around 20 minutes from Split Airport for the best villa locations. Ciovo Island which is connected by a little bridge to charming Trogir Old Town is a good bet. Okrug Gornji is perfect for older children who want more going on. And if you have teens, they can head off into Trogir easily. Villa Marissa is great or perhaps sea edge Villa Moonstone.

Also check out Slatine Bay – perhaps Villa Slatine with its beach and beach bar/bistro just yards away. Or Palm Tree Villa which is on the beach itself.

Feel free to search through our villas. If you don’t find what you want there, do have a look at our ‘By Request only’ villa portfolio. Alternatively, just give us a call or email us and we’ll find a lovely Croatia villa for you.

You can find out more about Croatia LocationsCroatia BeachesCroatia Restaurants and Things to Do in Croatia in our Croatia Info section and by checking out the Croatian National Tourist Board site.

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