From sandy beaches, endless coves and scenery that’ll most certainly wow you, Kvarner Bay is another one of Croatia’s hidden gems, just waiting to be explored this summer. Sitting in the northern Adriatic Sea, this mountain-edged horseshoe loops around a collection of its own islands − Krk and Rab being the two stealing the limelight.
As a lesser-known part of the European hotspot, it can be a little bit tricky finding out where exactly to stay. So, to give you a helping hand we’ve picked out the best hotels in Kvarner Bay. Let’s find the perfect one for you…
TUI Sensimar Carolina Hotel
BEST FOR COUPLES
An exclusive hideaway, perched on the shores of a tree-smothered island, this hotel offers the most Instagrammable views in Kvarner Bay. Available to adults-only, you can expect a tranquil, child-free getaway in surroundings quiet enough to hear a pin drop. There’s plenty to help you relax here, starting with a sea-view infinity pool that almost melts away into the bay itself. As for an evening, impress your other half with a gourmet meal at the signature a la carte restaurant. All before unwinding with a cocktail (or two!) on the open-air terrace. There’s exclusive performances by the resident pianist too.
Valamar Koralj Hotel
BEST FOR ACTIVITIES
Slotted into a cove in-between thick forests, this place may be in a peaceful spot yet shouldn’t be mistaken as solely a place to go and relax. Thanks to its Stay Fit programme, at least 5 different activities a day are served up. We’re talking everything from Nordic walking and Zumba to beach volleyball and water-skiing. As for swimming, you get a three-in-one deal. Its trio of interconnecting circular pools offer picture-perfect sea views, as does its luxurious hot tub. If you’re up for something a little more thrill-seeking, brave the inside of the Biserujka Cave, Krk Island’s unique tourist attraction.
Valamar Zvonimir Hotel
BEST FOR BEACH LOVERS
Imagine having the island’s only Blue Flag beach right at your toes, here you can. The Valamar Zvonimir Hotel is the number one spot for beach lovers. With the famous Vela Plaza Beach sitting right by its side, you can bask in the sun on sands whiter than the inside of a coconut, or take part in its many watersports. If that’s not enough to keep you occupied its beach front restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops are sure to. When you’ve had enough sand in between your toes for one day, opt for a sea-facing room to retire to and soak up some of the best sea views around.
Valamar Padova Hotel
BEST FOR FAMILIES
With a sprawling swimming pool, underwater massagers and a beach just a flip-flop throw away, this hotel is a water-baby’s paradise. You’ll find a dedicated splash area for the little ones and aqua aerobic sessions for the older ones. Or, if getting your hair wet isn’t your thing – there’s the suntrap terrace. Here you can sit back, relax and take in panoramic views of the ocean. All whilst the kids are kept occupied with plenty of activities in the mini club.
Valamar Collection Imperial Hotel
BEST FOR ADULTS
A gin bar, gourmet dining and chocolate massages are just a few of the things you can expect to find at the Valamar Collection Imperial hotel. This place has been designed specifically with adults in mind. By day, take your pick from a dip in the palm-studded garden fringed pool, a head-to-toe pamper in the luxurious wellness centre, or a leisurely 20 minute stroll into the historical old town of Rab. By night, enjoy a knees up with live music or hop between the gin and open terrace wine bars. With a drinks list as long as your arm, it would be rude to have just the one…
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