Review: Top 10 Best Apartments on the Croatian Coast

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What are the top 10 best apartments for rent on the Croatian Coast? Croatia has been topping must-visit lists for sometime now. Stunning architecture, delectable wine, miles of beaches and hidden rocky coves with sapphire blue waters; the pull is evident. With over thousand islands to explore, they are THE exclusive destination for European island hoppers.

We recommend booking into one of the many luxurious apartments that you’ll find along the spectacular Croatian Coast. Not only does this give you your very own home from home, to base yourself, but an apartment offers the freedom and flexibility for you to be able to come and go as you please. Read on for our pick of the Top 10 apartments on the Croatian Coast…

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1. Villa Ružmarin Lun

Tucked by the sea in the small fishing village of Lun on the dramatic, mountainous island of Pag in Croatia, you’ll find the delightful Villa Ružmarin Lun apartments. Pag is the fifth-largest island of the Croatian coast and has the longest coastline in the country.

Villa Ružmarin Lun lies towards the north of the island, conveniently located just 200m from the village centre with direct access to the local beach; perfect for a morning swim or romantic moonlight after-dinner stroll. The apartments are shaded by a collection of centuries-old olive trees that really adds to the peaceful vibe here and are wonderful to meander through at dusk.

Within the local village you will find restaurants, a pizzeria, shops and from here you can also take a boat to the neighbouring island of Rab. The party beach of Zrće is 15.5 miles away and the town of Novalja is 12.4 miles away. Zadar Airport lies 66.5 miles from the property.

The collection of beautiful modern apartments benefit from a heated private swimming pool, two brand new hot tubs from which you can see the sea, a huge stunning sun terrace and a barbecue. With facilities this good, you’ll struggle to leave! Though it’s great to return to after a day exploring the islands knowing a relaxing haven awaits you.

All the apartments enjoy panoramic views of the sea and islands from all rooms; literally everything here is geared to really making the very most of the sensational views. Choose from six Deluxe One-Bedroom Apartments or two Studio Apartments. All have clean, fresh décor and, of course, are designed to really highlight those sea views. The eight apartments have either balconies or terraces and both indoor and outdoor dining areas, a living area, kitchen and private bathrooms. They have all the mod-cons to make your stay as comfortable as possible too, including a flat-screen TV satellite TV, Wi-Fi and air conditioning. There’s also complimentary private parking onsite. While you can certainly self-cater with the well-equipped kitchens here, with the village being so local we insist that you also wander down and dine in one or two of the local restaurants too.

2. Apartments & Rooms Grašo

If you need an apartment in the heart of the city of Split which lies on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, look no further than the Apartments & Rooms Grašo. These contemporary apartments offer everything you need for a trendy city break. The location couldn’t be better, the apartments have amazing views of the well-known Riva Promenade. The UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace is only 50 yards away, while the local pebble beach is around 750 yards.

The recently re-furbished, stylish, well-equipped units all enjoy air-conditioning, cable TV and free Wi-Fi. Many of the apartments enjoy wonderful sea views. They ideal for self-catering as all have a fully equipped kitchenette as well as a dining area and the nearest supermarket is literally steps from the front door. Choose from Studio Apartments, Double Rooms, One-Bedroom Apartments or Two-Bedroom Apartments; there are also Premium versions of many of these options if you’re wanting a more luxurious experience.

The main Bus and Train stations and the ferry port are all 450 yards away, the airport is 16 miles away and a transfer shuttle service can be arranged. Despite the very central location, by night, it’s not a bustling area and peace descends just when you need it to.

3. Apartments Eol Viganj

Tucked in the village of Viganj which lies on the west of the Pelješac peninsula in southern Dalmatia, you’ll find Apartments Eol Viganj. A magnet for windsurfers, surfers and now very popular with kite surfers, the sea is warm and the area benefits from 260 sunny days a year.

The apartments themselves consist of three buildings with a total of 9 units overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Steps from the front door you’ll find a pebble beach; very inviting for your morning swim. The main surfing beach can be found just a 10-minute stroll away. The units are filled with light and are sparsely but luxuriously decorated to make the views the highlight. All have living spaces, private bathrooms and kitchens as well as a terrace where you can dine and watch the sunset. There is also a pool and a sun terrace with a BBQ and deckchairs, everything that you need to relax and chill out after busy days on the beach.

Shops, restaurants and bars are all found less than a 10-minute walk away, so while you certainly can self-cater in the well-equipped kitchens, you don’t have to, and at the very least, a visit to the local beach bar comes highly recommended.

4. Apartments Marković

To really soak up the outdoors life, Apartments Marković is located just 100 yards from the Adriatic Sea and boasts a garden with a terrace, garden, barbecue facilities and epic coastal views. The apartments are set in the peaceful fishing village of Muo which is just 1.6 miles from the UNESCO-protected medieval historic centre of Kotor.

The apartments all offer air-conditioning and most have either a balcony or a terrace to make the most of those views. If you opt for a Studio, these also feature a seating area with a television and a kitchenette. Free private parking is also available. I’d definitely recommend opting for one of the Sea-View Studios, it’s a beautifully soothing view with the mountains behind too.

There is much to do in the area including fishing, scuba diving, canoeing and cycling; all of which the owners will happily help you to arrange. As well as the stunning town of Kotor (which includes don’t miss sites such as the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon and the town walls), the nearby town of Perast is worth a visit as is Lovćen Mountain. Or to really wake the senses, the vibrant town of Budva which has a buzzing nightlife and lots of stunning beaches, is 16 miles away. Tivat International Airport lies 6.2 miles away.

At the end of a busy day exploring the local area, returning to a barbecue at the apartments is ideal, even better there’s an on-site bar so you can enjoy a chilled beverage as the sun sets over the sea.

5. Boutique Mljet

Tucked in the heart of the village of Govedari which lies to the north of the pine-scented island of Mljet, you’ll find Boutique Mljet, which consists of three large self-catering apartments. The island is popular for its beautiful Mljet National Park and its two turquoise saltwater lakes but it can be tricky to find somewhere suitable to stay. The village of Govedari is located on a hillside overlooking one of the lakes and is itself a lovely place to visit and explore its 18th-century stone cottages.

The apartments at Boutique Mljet have a rustic, authentic feel; with wooden floors, exposed stonework and brightly coloured tiles. As well as the sleeping area, they have ensuite bathrooms with showers as well as kitchenettes. The largest apartment has two bedrooms so would be perfect for a small family. The terrace is the place to spend your evenings, soaking up the peace and serenity of your surroundings with a glass of Croatian wine and a good book or good company.

Each apartment at Boutique Mljet has its own entrance. It’s possible to rent them together too and the whole house can sleep up to 12 people. Modern comforts include air-conditioning, LCD TVs and Wi-Fi; if you’d rather spend your time outdoors, the owners can help you hire bicycles to explore or even a boat. You have everything that you need for self-catering here but if you fancy a night off, the owners will even cook your breakfast and/or dinner on request!

6. Apartments Marija Magdalena

For an excellent location with beach views near the resort town of Hvar, check out Apartments Marija Magdalena. The apartments lie just a 5-minute drive to the centre of Hvar and even better the beach is just a minutes’ walk away so you have the best of both worlds on your doorstep. Situated in the charming village of Milna, the enviable hilltop position of the apartments makes the very most of those coastal views.

All the air-conditioned apartments have their own private balconies overlooking the beach as well as a seating area. They are bright and colourful but the views are definitely the highlight. Opt for a top floor room if you can and don’t miss the sunsets over the water. While the well-equipped kitchens in some of the apartments are very handy, a variety of restaurants can be found a 5 minute walk away so you have a night or two off cooking.

Complimentary Wi-Fi and satellite TV are available, as is free parking and the owners can assist with car hire if you wish to explore the lovely island of Hvar on 4 wheels. There is also a lovely garden and BBQ facilities are available.

7. Apartments Porto Marina

Croatia’s third-largest city, the port of Rijeka, known as a gateway to Croatia’s islands, is home to Apartments Porto Marina. Excellently located just 550 yards from The Croatian National Theatre Ivan Zajc, the very chic apartments are a sea of stylish greys and exposed brickwork with funky accessories, so are ideal for the contemporary luxury traveller.

Each air-conditioned apartment includes a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, fridge, stovetop and an electric tea pot; everything you need for self-catering. There’s also a seating area with a cosy sofa, perfect for curling up in front of the flat-screen TV. The apartments all have private bathrooms and even include washing machines; so handy for extended stays! The owners provide lots of lovely little extras to make you feel right at home, from a variety of coffee pods to the comfiest beds.
The nearest airport is Rijeka Airport, 17.4 miles away.

8. Apartments Polynesia Plava Laguna

For a beachside break ideal for families, Apartments Polynesia Plava Laguna have everything you need. The apartments have an enviable beachfront location right on the beach itself in Katoro close to Umag. To make the very most of this spectacular location, the apartments all include either a terrace or a balcony with views of either the beach itself or the stunning surrounding pine trees. Don’t think this is just a summer destination either, it’s just as special out of season and the apartments include fireplaces to keep you feeling cosy.

The clean apartments are part of a small resort and have a lot of facilities that are designed to give you a special beach holiday including an outdoor swimming pool with children’s section, gardens, walking and cycling paths, shops, a supermarket and playgrounds for children. There’s even a buffet restaurant serving local and international dishes, a pizzeria, a beach snack bar and several café bars. The resort hosts a program of daytime and evening activities to entertain the whole family and get everyone involved.

There are three main designs of apartment; one for 2 people, one perfect for a family for 4 and a slighter larger apartment that can house 5. With 450 apartments on site this is a larger resort which works if you value facilities over privacy and intimacy.

9. Apartments Irena

For amazing sea views in Hvar, Apartments Irena benefit from a hillside location overlooking the sea and Palmizana Island. They are also found just 100 yards from the beach and Stipanska Beach is 2.7 km away. A variety of shops can be found 350 yards away and you are just 900 yards from the centre of Hvar.

The apartments themselves have free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and are air conditioned. Free secured parking is also provided and the owners can arrange car or bike rental if required. They can also arrange boat excursions to Palinski Islands, Vis or Korčula.

Choose from one- or two-bedroom apartments, with a sea or garden view. Most of the units have a kitchen so be sure to book these if you are keen to self-cater. Definitely opt for one of the units with a balcony that overlooks the sea though to make the most of the beautiful views. There’s also shared barbecue facilities with a large grill and wooden oven and for extended stays of more than 10 nights, there is a complimentary seafood dinner provided.

10. Apartment Manzoni Malinska

On the island of Krk in Croatia, you can find the popular tourist town of Malinska and it is here you can stay in the charming Apartment Manzoni Malinska. The town of Malinska lies on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, in a picturesque bay facing Opatija and Rijeka. The apartments make the most of this location with Haludovo Beach, Valica Cove and Rova Beach lying within easy reach. The nearest airport is Rijeka Airport which is just 10.6 miles from the apartments.

The apartments themselves are all air-conditioned with bright and cheery décor. They include a bedroom, a living room and a fully equipped kitchen as well as private bathrooms. Best of all is the large terrace (where you can also dine) which has lovely views over the picturesque Mediterranean garden. There’s free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen LCD TV with satellite channels if you want to stay in, but we very much doubt you will when all that lies outside is so delightful!

Don’t miss the delicious food at Bistro Bukarica which is just 700 metres from the apartment, here you can tuck into Mediterranean, Central European and Asian cuisine and have a welcome night off self-catering.

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