Pine trees cluster around the Sol Aurora like a natural picture frame, which gives it a real out-of-eyeshot feel. Little and large pools take up a generous wedge of the gardens and they’re shadowed by streams of sunloungers. Elsewhere in the gardens, there’s giant chess, archery and rifle shooting.
Daytime tipples are poured at the poolside bar and there’s another watering hole by the waterfront. For meals, you can pile your plate high at the buffet restaurant. There’s also a barbecue night once a week. After dark, the lobby bar keeps things laid-back. Outside, expect music and dance performances.
Overview of Umag
The Istrian Riviera is in the far north of Croatia. As it’s so close to Italy, it’s no wonder that it shares most of the country’s architectural style and culture, and when you choose Umag for your holiday to the Istrian Riviera, you’ll see Croatia at its beautiful best.
It’s a seaside spot that has lots of pebbly beaches, fantastic restaurants and an old town perfect for history lovers. Plus, thanks to the Sol Aurora’s location near the ferry port, it’s easy to reach Italy for day trips.
Things to do in Umag
The Sol Aurora teeters on the edge of Umag but a five-minute cab ride will take you to the marina where ferries cross the bay to Venice.
Umag’s old town has a typically Mediterranean feel. The cobbled streets are fringed by historic buildings and cultural sights. It dates back to Roman times, so there’s plenty to uncover, including Venetian villas and medieval churches. The streets are also closed to traffic, so it’s easy to explore.
You’ll have plenty of choice when it comes to restaurants, too, where you can try traditional food. The seafront promenade’s the home to most of them and there’s something to suit every budget and taste.
With a stay in Umag, you’ll discover a new favourite holiday destination!