Port 9 Island Family Resort

Port 9 Island Family Resort was built in 2017, so the rooms and facilities are spick and span. Despite its contemporary décor, the hotel is filled with tributes to Marco Polo, a famous 14th-century explorer born in Korcula. You’ll love the large ocean-facing infinity pool with its swim-up bar and the small splash pool for kids.

There’s lots of family-friendly activities on offer, including a children’s climbing wall, bike hire and canoe hire. Alongside the international buffet restaurants, you’ll also find an a la carte joint and a taverna on the nearby beach. The hotel is located right on the waterfront, a five-minute drive from Korcula Old Town.

Overview of Dalmatian Coast and Islands

There’s a lot to love about holidays to Croatia including ancient walled cities, delicious food and gorgeous beaches. The Dalmatian Coast is a particularly stunning region with an striking coastline, soaring mountains and a sea speckled with islands. A popular activity is to travel between islands to enjoy the white washed villages, sundappled olive groves and lavender fields.

With over 1000 islands to visit, there are literally thousands of beaches to choose from. Port 9 Island Family Resort, on beautiful Korcula Island, is a great spot to base yourself.

Things to do on the Dalmatian Coast and Islands

Tempting as it may be to lounge by the pool at Port 9 Island Family Resort, we recommend a trip to Korcula Old Town, with its narrow lanes and terracotta-topped houses. The town is renowned for its local produce, especially its olive oil and Dinga_ wine, a strong, full-bodied red. You’ll also find lots of local artisans selling coral jewellery and other crafts. The town has a unique nightlife, including traditional Moreska sword dances and a bar in a Medieval tower.

One of the most popular beaches on Korcula is Zrnovska Banja, a sheltered bay west of Korcula Town. It’s studded with pebbled beaches surrounded by forest. The calm waters are perfect for paddling with children. Even the fussiest holidaymaker will be captivated by Korcula. With its laidback atmosphere, sunny Mediterranean climate and delicious local delicacies, this island exerts its magic on everyone who visits.

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The Old Town sits on a small peninsula. Stone houses with ricotta roofs are packed tightly together, hemmed in by the city walls, against a backdrop of deep, blue water and iridescent vegetation. Visit St Mark’s Cathedral, which overlooks the square in the centre of the town. The Gothic- and Renaissance-style cathedral was built in the 15th century out of local limestone. It has several notable works of art on display, including paintings by Italian artist Tintoretto. Across the square is the Arneri Palace, known for its elegant, intricate design and pretty courtyard.

Korcula lays claim to Marco Polo as its most famous son, and the house where he was born is open to visitors. Climb to the top floor for some amazing views out over the water.