Located on the unspoiled, peaceful island of St. Andrews, the Istra hotel is the cherry on the cake for people looking for relaxing holidays to Croatia. Here at the Istra, you’ll be surrounded by wonderful pine forestry, clear waters, a range of quality restaurants and cultural activities to enjoy. Known by the locals as Crveni Otok, or Red Island, St Andrews provides everything you need at your fingertips, ready to enjoy your picturesque holiday retreat. The Istra is just a few steps from a shingle beach where parasol hire is available and hourly shuttle-boat services run to the port of Rovinj. Enjoy archery, swimming, or explore the island on two wheels, and make the most of the Istra’s bicycle hire service.
Overview of Rovinj
Explore the unmistakable beauty of Rovinj, an historic port town on Croatia’s north Adriatic coastline. Once owned by Venetian tribes and the Romans, Rovinj’s architectural beauty is renowned worldwide for its thriving old town filled with authentic restaurants. Enjoying a warm, summer climate of 20˚C, Rovinj is a perfect vacation for holidaymakers looking to relax and unwind in one of the most picturesque port towns the Baltic coast has to offer. It’s located just a 15-minute boat ride from the quaint, traffic-free island of St Andrews, where you’ll also find the beautiful Istra Hotel.
Things to do in St Andrews Island and Rovinj
St Andrews island and the historic port town of Rovinj are connected by regular shuttle boats which run between the two provinces. For the perfect cultural city vacation, you can explore the historic old town of Rovinj and all its Venetian architecture and museums. Not your thing? Take time to recharge on the island of St Andrews, while enjoying a range of activities, from archery to swimming or zumba classes – or hire a bike and explore the beautiful pine forestry of the Red Island. Visit one of the most picturesque locations in the Mediterranean with a trip to St Andrews Island and Rovinj, while staying at the unique Istra Hotel.