Villa Holidays by the Beach in Croatia

Croatia is well-known for having one of the most charming and romantic coastlines to be found anywhere in the world. Snaking down the Adriatic, the Croatian coast comprises of thousands of islands and inlets as well as a gorgeous mainland seafront. Take advantage of this fantastic natural landscape on a Croatian villa holiday by visiting the wonderful beaches, exploring the historic towns and cities, and basking in the southern-European sun.

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Best beaches for villa holidays in Croatia

With so many post-card perfect beaches to choose from along the coast, it can be hard to decide where to rent your Croatian villa. If you are looking for pure beauty and isolated romance, it is hard to look past Croatian villas on the Central Dalmatian Riviera. This area, which incorporates the mainland surrounding Split as well as the islands of Hvar, Brac and Vis, contains some of the country’s most idyllic beaches. Staying near Split, Bačvice Beach is worth a day trip and is always busy with the city’s inhabitants who view the beach with an almost god-like reverence. On the islands of the Riviera, Zlatni Rat Beach on Brac and Uvala Dubovica on Hvar are both a treat.

Other fab Croatian beaches

Up and down the coastline of Croatia there are even more magnificent beaches to enjoy on villa holidays. Croatia has some terrific beaches in the north, particularly on the Island of Rab on the Lopar peninsula. Here holidaymakers will find the famous ‘Paradise Beach’ with its fine sand and incredibly shallow waters that enable beachgoers paddle up to 1 kilometre from the water’s edge. If you are renting a Croatian villa in the south or accommodation in Dubrovnik, take a ferry ride to Šunj Bay Beach, a quiet cove on the nearby island of Lopud.

Dubrovnik villas and apartments

On a family beach holiday in southern Croatia, the city of Dubrovnik is a must-visit. The best way to enjoy the city is by renting one of NOVASOL’s Dubrovnik apartments, putting the city’s history and culture at your fingertips. It is no surprise that Dubrovnik is listed as a World Heritage Site with its towering medieval walls, Maritime Museum, and wonderful fortress of St John, all easily reached with self-catered accommodation in Dubrovnik. Game of Thrones fans will also love it here as the city was the set of many of the shows scenes, particularly those in the fictional capital of Westeros: King’s Landing.

Split accommodation

The city of Split is a truly enchanting place. If your family is looking for a Croatian villa holiday by the beach with bags of culture and history, Split should be on your radar. Holding the title of second largest city in Croatia, Split has plenty of things going on for families with young children and teenagers. Villas in Split give families great access to the history of this city such as the famous Diocletian’s Palace – a marvellous collection of winding alleys and buildings, also listed as a World Heritage Site. One of the biggest perks of Split apartments is their central position in the hub of the Central Dalmatian Riviera. From Split harbour, the most picturesque islands and beaches in the country are just a short boat-ride away.

Zadar apartments for family villa holidays

Zadar, in the Northern Dalmatia region of Croatia is another great city for holidays by the beach in Croatia. Villas or apartments here have access to the Zadar archipelago which contains over 300 islands, most with their own beach. If you feel like staying in the city, there are plenty of sites to visit while self-catering such as the Sea Organ sculpture and the Roman Forum. For teenagers or shopperholics in the family, there are plenty of classy shops and malls to visit in the city, as well as delicious eateries to stop and catch your breath in.

Villas in Istria

The northern region of Istria offers a more rugged beach holiday than in the south of Croatia. Villas in this region are spread along the V-shaped coast, as well as in the hills and mountains of the countryside. NOVASOL has as great offering in Istria, particularly with apartments in Pula, the largest city in the region and a centre of commerce in the northern Adriatic. Renting Pula accommodation, it is easy to visit the historic Italian city of Trieste which is only a 2 hour drive away.

Water sports and activities

With such a large and dynamic coastline, Croatia is the perfect place for water sports and activities on villa holidays. Croatia is one of the best places in Europe for diving, especially around its many islands and inlets. The Zadar archipelago is a marvellous place to have scuba lessons or go on a special scuba safari which takes you on a tour of the local underwater fauna and flora. Visit any major beach from your Croatian villa and you will likely find jet-skiing, wake-surfing and many more water activities.

Food and festivals on Croatian villa holidays

Croatians love a party, and along the coast every summer are held a number of renowned music festivals for the more energetic among us to enjoy. If you fancy a boogie, rent a Croatian Villa nearby one of these festivals and walk down to the beach to join the party. If you are more into food than all-night dancing, the cuisine of the Croatian coast is also something very special. Expect the freshest seafood you have ever eaten, as well as Italian dishes such as pastas and risottos.

NOVASOL villas in Croatia

NOVASOL’s range of Croatian villas and apartments is unbeatable for its variety and quality. Whether you are a couple or a family looking for a holiday by the beach in a major city or on a quiet island, NOVASOL has a holiday home in Croatia to suit your needs. With beautiful weather all year round, gorgeous scenery and plenty to do, this is a destination for everyone.