Cocktail with blurred Croatian town in background

The best all inclusive hotels in Croatia

16 Jun 2023 By Matt French
Cocktail with blurred Croatian town in background

From the fairy-tale town of Dubrovnik to the beautiful peninsular of Split, Croatia is a stunning holiday destination for families and couples. Having grown in popularity year on year, it’s now easy to find a wide choice of holiday types – everything from self catering stays to luxury escapes with private pools.

But we’re here to talk about all inclusive holidays – that money-saving, all-you-can eat (and drink!) board basis that has everything taken care of before you leave home. Read on for our 5 favourite all inclusive hotels in Croatia for every budget!

Not much time? Just click each link below to take you to the hotel info:

Bluesun Hotel Neptun, Tucepi

Labranda Senses Resort, Hvar

Holiday Village Sagitta, Omis (near Split)

TUI Blue Adriatic Beach, Makarska

Remisens Hotel Albatros, Cavtat (near Dubrovnik)

1. Bluesun Hotel Neptun, Tucepi

Aerial view of swimming pool at Bluesun Hotel Neptune in Tucepi Croatia

Who’s it best for?

Families and couples who enjoy a mix of the laid-back and the lively. If you’re all about adventures on the ocean, you’ll be in heaven with the endless list of water sports on offer.

How long does it take from the airport?

Transfers to Bluesun Hotel Neptun take around 1.5 hours on the motorway, or 20 minutes longer following the scenic D8 route along the coast.

Why you’ll love it

Positioned directly by the longest beach on the Makarska Riviera, and with a backdrop of dramatic mountains, the location of this popular hotel is simply stunning. The ocean is see-through clear for swimming and snorkelling, and the long promenade is perfect for scenic walks – there’s even a pier to jump off – a favourite with restless teens!

Bluesun Hotel Neptun offers a large, freeform pool, with plenty of shaded sunbeds. Kids will love the shallow pool and the outdoor playground, while adults get to chill out by the pool with an icy cocktail. Family adventures are on the cards, too – Makarsa Ferry Port is just a 10 minute car ride away, with trips to Split, and the islands of Brac and Havr.

When it’s time to get active, you’ve got aquarobics, morning gymnastics and workouts at the gym. Guests who sign up to the animation package can enjoy games of tennis, basketball and football free of charge, and the hotel has a whole raft of water sports to choose from – everything from stand up paddleboarding to parasailing.

Your all inclusive board basis gives you 3 meals per day at the buffet, where you’ll find pasta, pizza, grilled meats, and a variety of seafood. Fresh fruits and salads are on offer too, and there’s a snack bar serving up hotdogs and ice cream in the afternoons. Head to the lobby or pool bars for free-flowing soft and alcoholic drinks from morning until late at night.

Good to know

For fans of winding mountain drives and breathtaking views, Vidikovac observation deck is reached in 15 minutes by car from the hotel. As a bonus you’ll pass Zip Line Tucepi on the way, a thrilling high-up ride for all ages.

2. Labranda Senses Resort, Hvar

Beach view at Labranda Senses Hotel in Hvar near Split Croatia

Who’s it best for?

Nature lovers and relaxers will be in their element. Foodies will appreciate the high quality buffet dishes, and for energetic types, there’s an array of water and on-land sports at your disposal.

How long does it take from the airport?

From Split Airport, it’s a 35 minute drive to the port, with a ferry ride of around 1hr 40 minutes to Jesla in Hvar. From here, a 10 minute taxi ride takes you to the hotel.

Why you’ll love it

Just 50m from the seafront on the island of Hvar, this extra-special hotel ticks all the boxes when it comes to all inclusive holidays. Surrounded by untouched nature and with the alluring blue waters of the Croatian coast on your doorstep, a stay at Labranda Senses Resort is all about recharging the batteries in style.

That’s not to say there’s nothing to do here for active types – far from it. You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do, whether you’re taking to the water on a kayaking afternoon, or learning the ropes with a windsurfing lesson. There’s a boatload of on-land activities too, from tennis and handball to mini golf and volleyball.

With a main restaurant that offers up a dizzying array of high quality dishes, everyone’s catered for when it comes to mealtimes. From roast meats, fresh salads and patisserie to grilled fish and vegetarian options, there’s something for all tastes – and being all inclusive, you can go back as many times as you like! The hotel even throws in a free meal at their Italian trattoria for each 7 night stay.

When you want to completely unwind, the hotel makes it easy. The main pool, nestled in lush grounds, is heated all-year round and comes with plenty of sunbeds and parasols, along with a pool bar for those much-deserved daytime cocktails. And don’t forget – as part of your all inclusive package, the drinks are unlimited, saving you a small fortune on your Croatia break.

Good to know

The charming town of Vrboska is a 25 minute walk away. From here, you can take a bus to island capital Hvar, with around 5 services per day. Check at reception for the most updated timetable information.

3. Holiday Village Sagitta, Omis

The beach at Holiday Village Sagitta in Omis near Split Croatia

Who’s it best for?

Families and couples looking for a budget-friendly stay surrounded by nature. Swimmers and snorkellers will love having the ocean on their doorstep, and kids have plenty to keep them entertained with a mini club and games room.

How long does it take from the airport?

An hour’s drive takes you from the airport to Holiday Village Sagitta. Local busses run from just outside the hotel to Split town, with hourly departures.

Why you’ll love it

Holiday Village Sagitta boasts exceptionally beautiful surroundings, with a line of rugged mountains in the background and views over to Brac Island. A 50 minute drive south of Split, the location makes day trips a breeze, with easy access to one of the most scenic coastal roads in Europe. Carefully positioned apartments and bungalows mean you’re surrounding by pine forest, with the ocean just yards from your accommodation.

The hotel offers an ‘all inclusive light’ program, which gives you 3 buffet meals per day, and soft and alcoholic drinks at lunch and dinner. Along with beer and wine, you can choose from a range of local specialty drinks including walnut schnapps and pelinkovac brandy. The outside terrace is a highlight at mealtimes, where you’ll find wonderful views overlooking the Adriatic Sea.

Little ones are well catered for, with a kid’s club running twice a day and a games room with table hockey and pool. Mini guests can show off their moves at the mini disco in the evenings, and the hotel lays on live music twice a week during the summer. You’ll also find a multi-sports court for family games of basketball, handball and volleyball.

When it comes to exciting days out and excursions, the hotel has you covered. Staff at the front desk can sort you out with boat trips to the islands, white water rafting on Cetina river, and ziplining in nearby Omis. You can also opt for an organised tour to Krka National Park, home to dramatic waterfalls and a 14th century monastery.

Good to know

Like many parts of the Croatian coast, things can get rocky on the seabed – bring a pair of water shoes to protect your feet.

4. TUI Blue Adriatic Beach, Makarska

Cafe bar with panoramic ocean views at TUI Blue Adriatic Beach in Makarska Croatia

Who’s it best for?

Couples and groups of friends looking to unwind. Kick back and enjoy the stylish pool, spa and Insta-ready ocean.

How long does it take from the airport?

Airport transfers from Split take around 1hr 40 minutes.

Why you’ll love it

Directly on the sea front, and with views to the island of Hvar, the adults-only TUI Blue Adriatic Beach is made for laid-back holidays on the Croatian Riviera. Backed by tree-covered mountains and bordered by the emerald-green hues of the Adriatic, it’s a stunning place for ocean dips and chilled-out days by the pool.

The modern outdoor pool comes with enough comfy day beds for all-day lounging, and there’s a pool bar on hand for your favourite tipple. Treat yourself to one of the Balinese beds dotted throughout the hotel grounds or book in at the spa for a sauna and a massage. For a bit of gentle fun, challenge your better half to a game of table tennis or boule, and if you’re in the mood for a bit of mystery solving, the hotel has it’s very own escape room to try out.

Your all inclusive dining ticket gives you 3 meals daily at the buffet, where you can look forward to an impressive range of international dishes. If you fancy going a la carte, you can do that too – the hotel offers you a free dinner at their authentic Italian restaurant between May and August. For drinks, you can choose from the terrace bar – perfect for a glass of wine at sunset – or the pool bar where you can take it easy with an icy cocktail.

If you’re after unique experiences on holiday, you’ll find them within easy reach. In the nearby town of Makarska, you’ll discover a vibrant night scene, with hip cocktail bars and clubs – don’t miss a visit to Deep, a nightclub set in a natural cave by the sea. The town holds an annual festival during July and August, when you can enjoy traditional dance and music, along with some delicious local seafood.

Good to know

A number of rooms at TUI Blue Adriatic Beach are swim-up, giving you direct access to a shared pool from your living room.

5. Remisens Hotel Albatros, Cavtat

The beach at Remisens Hotel Albatros in Cavtat near Dubrovnik Croatia

Who’s it best for?

Couples and families after a relaxing escape near the town of Dubrovnik. You’ve got it all here –world-famous sightseeing nearby, and a laidback spot by the ocean with multiple pools and all inclusive dining.

How long does it take from the airport?

A 7 minute taxi ride from the airport, and you’ll be checking in at the front desk.

Why you’ll love it

Remisens Hotel Albatros really lives up to its 4 stars, offering guests a comfortable stay in modern rooms, multiple swimming pools, and a stunning beach, 20m from the hotel. Located in the seaside village of Cavtat, your stay puts you a 25 minute drive from Dubrovnik, the can’t-miss medieval city with UNESCO World Heritage status.

The hotel comes with a trio of swimming pools: a large outdoor pool, a shallow children’s pool, and a heated indoor pool for year-round use. For adults, there’s an on-site sauna, a modern gym with all the latest equipment, and a massage service. Kids are well looked after, too, with clubs for ages 4-7 and 8-12, and a summer club for teens.

Tennis lovers will be in their element at Hotel Albatross with no fewer than 6 clay courts to choose from. The courts are floodlit for evening play, and tennis lessons are available with the affiliated Sunball tennis school. For water sports enthusiasts, the hotel can arrange water skiing, banana boating and scuba diving – just ask at the front desk.

Along with its enviable location on the south coast, your stay puts you an easy bus ride away from Dubrovnik, the world-famous medieval town and Game of Thrones filming location. A walk along the ancient walls is a must for any visitor to the region. You’ve also got Cavtat on your doorstep, a charming fishing village with a photogenic harbour and outstanding restaurants – explore at your own pace.

Good to know

Remisens Hotel Albatross offers bed & breakfast, half board and all inclusive dining. If you go the all inclusive route, you can expect generous buffet-style dining, snacks between meals, and free-flowing alcoholic drinks.

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