Budget holidays to Croatia have never been better
With just two and half hours flight time from the UK, you’ll be basking on the sunny shores of Croatia in no time.
Croatia makes an excellent holiday for anyone wanting to save some cash while still enjoying sun and surf. There’s no need to break the bank when travelling to Croatia – plenty of affordable regions and towns await discovery.
Even the small town of Tucepi, on Croatia’s Makarska Riviera, is home to budget hotels, offering quiet getaways and lazy beach days that won’t cost you a penny.
If you want to save some money on your accommodation, the months bordering Croatia’s high season are your best bet. In May, June, September and October you’ll find slightly cheaper rates and hotels and beaches that aren’t as crowded with tourists.
Cheap days out in Croatia
Korcula, a Croatian island right off the mainland, is drenched in history with fantastic medieval towers and a 14th-century cathedral to venture through.
Holidays here are all about the sights and landmarks, like visiting the house that is said to have belonged to Marco Polo or wandering through Old Town’s quaint shops and cafes.
Korcula’s neighbour island, Hvar, also has excellent budget days out, like spending time at their yearly summer festival where you can watch Croatian and international artists perform concerts as well as theatrical productions.
For a relaxed beach vibe head to Vrsar where you can enjoy your holiday relaxing on their numerous Blue Flag-winning coastlines, with plenty of facilities and sunbathing platforms. Days out to the beach won’t cost you a thing, apart from the odd ice cream or cold drink to help you cool down in the Croatian heat.
Other cheap holidays to take a look at
Croatia doesn’t have a monopoly on cheap holidays, so if you’re interested in other affordable destinations check out the likes of Slovenia, Italy or Malta.
But if Croatia’s shores are calling your name then have a look through our travel guide for more information on how to plan your budget holiday. While you’re at it, here’s a list of some of our favourite cheap hotel deals in Croatia.
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The friendly Grgic Apartments are located right above the bay of Zrnovska Banja, with epic views over the water and surrounding forests. This secluded getaway hits all the spots, with restaurants and a mini-market only a few minutes walk away and Korcula Old Town just a 10-minute drive. You can spend your days soaking up the Croatian culture in Old Town or hang out by the outdoor pool with 360 degree views of Korcula.
With a private beach area and indoor and outdoor pool scene, snag a discount deal at this affordable 5* hotel and you'll find them pulling out all the stops. The accommodation itself is stylish and modern and rooms are equipped with all your holiday needs including satellite TV and a balcony or terrace. Food-wise you've got a ton of options with a buffet restaurant, beach cafe, pizzeria, taverna, patisserie and bar.
Get ready to unwind on your own personal pebble beach at this budget-friendly hotel. Holidays here are jam-packed with activities like five clay tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool and a children's animation team and kid's club. If you're feeling peckish you can choose from a range of restaurants including their international buffet and pizzeria. You'll also find free sunbeds and parasols dotted around the pool have free Wi-Fi access so you can update your social media with those sunny holiday pics.
Located right on the beach with stunning views over the Adriatic Sea, this venue surrounds you with gorgeous, well-kept gardens and a whole range of activities to keep you occupied. Enjoy swimming in the outdoor pool with cascading waterfalls or play some volleyball down on the beach. Children will love the kids' club for ages four to 14 and the children's section of the pool with its own waterslide.
Belvedere Hotel and Resort boasts a spectacular seafront setting and gives you easy access to a Blue Flag rocky beach right on your doorstep. Location-wise you'll be in the centre of it all with Vrsar's shops, restaurants and idyllic harbour just a five-minute walk away. The pool scene is one of the best in the area, with its own children section and a sun terrace with plenty of loungers. There's also a lot going on, like Zumba and aerobics classes as well as evening entertainment including pool parties and live music.