With everything nearby, this family villa in Dubrovnik has everything to make a summer holiday with kids easy..

by Croatia Gems 1st April 2024

Enjoy views from the pool or wander to the beach – with a good set-up, there are few more enjoyable things than villa living, Mediterranean style

Villa Anamaria is one of the rare villas that has it all and is the perfect family villa in Dubrovnik for the summer months. In an enviable position set just over laid back, pretty Mlini Bay, the views are superb, and it would be easy to spend a week or two by the pool gazing out over the sea and bay below! But with this villa, it’s easy to mooch down to the bay and make the most of the beautiful beaches, eateries, and the attractive bay lifestyle Mlini has to offer. It’s also just outside Dubrovnik Old Town which is the hub of the Dubrovnik Riviera, so here you are perfectly placed to have it all.

Villa Anamaria, Mlini Bay

Mlini Bay is one of the best locations in the Dubrovnik area if you want an easy family holiday in Croatia. If you choose the right villa, you can make everything easy. Villa Anamaria is one of most versatile villas for a family holiday with a lovely garden area outside. The private pool is easily visible from the house, and terraces and the views out across the bay are sensational. Whether it’s kids time in the pool or wine time for the grown-ups in the evenings, the villa changes perfectly from day to night. The sunsets are spectacular and as the lights all come on along the coast below the villa, the atmosphere comes alive. Perfect for drinks by the pool and a BBQ!

Family Villa in Dubrovnik


Mlini Bay has it all

If you’ve recuperated enough at the villa, it’s an easy walk down into the centre of Mlini Bay. You’ll find a lovely beach with sea edge eateries along the shore. And there’s Mlini Harbour from where you can hop onto the water taxi into Dubrovnik Old Town – by far the best way to see arrive at the Old Town! You can also visit Lokrum Island with its intriguing history or head out on an island excursion.

Mlini Bay is ideal for a Family Villa in Dubrovnik

Beaches, Restaurants and Play areas

In terms of facilities and set up, Mlini is a very practical location to rent a family villa in Dubrovnik. There’s a water sports kiosk, a quirky Pirate Bar serving the best Mojito’s in the bay, and more restaurants and beaches as you walk around the bay. The bay is mostly car-free incidentally. There’s a little part which gives access to local residents but aside from that, you can wander peacefully around under the pine trees. It’s delightful!

Super beach for a Family Villa in Dubrovnik


Hire kayaks, jet skis and pedalos and watch the children having fun. There are also little playgrounds in the shade with swings, roundabouts, and slides for little ones. Convenient cafe’s are right next to them for the grown ups! And there’s a great tree trunk climbing frame under the trees for shade, and next to the beach. This is just great for imaginative play and hide and seek. It’s all really well placed to have a great time and to be easy.

The beaches are beautiful, turquoise and calm with shallow incline for children. There are a few coffee bars which turn a bit livelier in the evening for older youngsters. These are more to one side of the bay, close to the Sheraton hotel. Of course, it’s only a 10-minute cab ride into Dubrovnik Old Town.  Here you’ll find plenty more bars and a couple of night clubs, including top rated Club Revelin. Perfect if you have that age group in the mix.

Your Day Planned Out

Take it easy by going for a swim in the sea in the morning then lounging by the pool with the family. Maybe try out  some water sports in the afternoon or take a book to the beach! Heading out to a restaurant in the bay or dining alfresco at your villa watching the amazing sunset from this perfect family villa in Dubrovnik…

Dubrovnik Old Town & Banje Beach

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