Istria (Croatia)

Single Parent Beach Holiday: Enjoy the Sun, Sea & Sports on Croatia’s Beautiful Peninsula of Istria

19/08/2017 - 26/08/2017, Available: BOOK NOW

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Take a relaxing summer break with us in Croatia at the modern 4-star family hotel Laguna Molindrio, 2014 winner of  TripAdvisor’s prestigious Certificate of Excellence. The hotel is part of the beautiful, award-winning Zelena Laguna Resort on the pretty west coast of the Istrian peninsula. It has great sports facilities and an endless choice of things to do to keep our single parent families entertained on holiday.

The Laguna Molindrio is just 4 km from the beautiful medieval coastal town of Poreč with its many shops and restaurants, which can be easily reached by taking the small tourist train running along the coast, or by boat or water taxi. It boasts three swimming pools, including a small children’s pool, playground, mini fitness centre and spa, kids club from the age of 4, pool and lobby bar. There is a daily sports and animation programme on offer to keep guests of all ages entertained, including fitness classes, football, beach volleyball, summer games, discos, live music and much more. The hotel rooms are modern and include en suite bathroom, telephone, satellite TV, air conditioning, mini bar, hair dryer, safety deposit box, WiFi and private balcony or terrace. Breakfast and dinner are served as a buffet in the hotel’s main restaurant, with lunch and snacks available during the day at the pool bar or any one of the beachside restaurants and bars.

There are many sports facilities, which are shared by the Zelena Laguna Resort hotels, including tennis courts, beach volleyball, wakeboarding, water sports centre with jet skiing, banana boats, pedalo hire and much more. The resort also boasts a range of bars and restaurants to keep you refreshed and entertained during the day and evening. The marina, bicycle hire and cycle paths and a golf driving range, as well as beautiful hiking paths along the coast, are within walking distance. The amazing Aquacolors Aqua Park, the biggest aqua park in Croatia, is only a 5-minute taxi ride away. For those wishing to be pampered on holiday and/or keep up their gym regime, the hotel next door offers an amazing spa with a range of saunas, an indoor pool and a state-of-the-art fitness room that guests can use for a small local surcharge.

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Our hotel has a kids club (4 to 12 years of age), which offers supervised childcare with organised play, arts and crafts and children’s parties in the mornings and afternoons, as well as mini-discos in the evenings. Parents and teenagers can enjoy the many sports opportunities at the resort, including cycling, tennis, beach volleyball and football, go wakeboarding directly in front of our hotel, or join the daily fitness classes and animation programme. For water sports enthusiasts, there are a couple of water sports centres at nearby beaches offering jet skiing, windsurfing, sailing, banana boats, pedalos and canoeing. And as if all this were not enough, you can also go riding at nearby stables, enjoy golf at the driving range close to the hotel, have fun at the nearby aqua park or try out boccia, archery, chess and much more.

In the evenings, our single parent families dine together as a group at the hotel’s buffet restaurant, which offers both international and Croatian specialities. After dinner, they can enjoy a drink together at the hotel bar and at one of the many seaside bars and restaurants at the resort, or take the small tourist train or boat into Poreč for an evening stroll in town.

Excursions: Istria is overflowing with things to do: We highly recommend a visit to the buzzing seaside town of Poreč, recently named the ‘most popular destination in Croatia’ by the Croatian Tourist Board. A small tourist train along the coast or a boat or water taxi take you there straight from the hotel, an experience in their own right! For adrenaline junkies, we recommend the adventure park near Poreč with go-karting for all ages, paintball and quad biking inland or along the coast. For culture lovers, meanwhile, a day trip to Pula, with its impressive Roman amphitheatre, is a must. You might also want to see the beautiful medieval village of Motovun inland, or admire the underground world of the Baradine caves nearby. Your host will brief you on all the excursions available upon your arrival, and organise any extra activities and excursions you decide to go for.

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Poreč is located on the peninsula of Istria, immediately south of Slovenia and Italy. Istria is widely considered the most beautiful region of Croatia, rich in history and surrounded by the deep blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. The region was colonised by the Romans in ancient times, who used this beautiful spot as their summer residence. The area has been subject to Venetian, French, Italian and Hapsburg rule over the centuries, and was eventually incorporated into Yugoslavia in 1954. Istria was part of Italy in the early twentieth century, and the Italian influence is reflected to this day in Istrian cuisine, architecture, landscape and culture, and the use of Italian as a second language amongst the majority of the population.

Istria has been an insider tip for many years. Its stunning coastline, rolling hills inland and beautiful old towns have attracted visitors from throughout Europe. It is the westernmost region of Croatia, and the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. Boat trips along the beautiful coastline, stopping at different villages along the way, can be taken from directly outside the hotel. Also worth a visit is the town of Pula, home to the most impressive Roman amphitheatre anywhere in south-eastern Europe, a beautiful spot in its own right and the location of a range of music festivals throughout the summer months.

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"Superbly organised holiday. Porec is beautiful – good hotel, shady beaches & the sea was so clear and warm. Sandra, our rep, was outstanding - friendly, helpful & nothing was too much trouble. She did a fantastic job suggesting & organizing activities to suit our group. We met some fantastic people. My 16 year old son made friends quickly so I hardly saw him for the duration of the holiday!
All in all another superb SPOH holiday, a perfect combination of activities & relaxation, I would definitely recommend. I can think of nothing negative except the week flew by and we had to come home!"

- Marina & Zak (16) - Istria holiday, August 2016

"We had a fantastic week in Croatia - the kids made lots of new friends and I had a chance to properly relax! Our host Sandra was friendly and helpful and the week had just the right amount of activities, without feeling too hectic."
- Alicky, Ezra (9) & Jude (7) - Istria holiday, August 2016

"Our best ever holiday, really didn't want to come home this time. Lots to do during the day but didn't feel we had to do all things with younger kids. Bars & clubs in the evening were awesome & we made some really great friends!"
- Joe & Jonny (both 17) - Istria holiday, August 2016

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Please contact us if you wish to book extra nights at this hotel. Prices are available on request. Please note that the host will be at the hotel only for the duration of our advertised holiday dates.

Included in our price

  • Half Board accommodation including breakfast and dinner buffet
  • Kids club for children aged 4 to 12 years
  • Use of hotel’s facilities (pools, mini gym and spa)
  • Hotel’s sports and animation programme for adults and teenagers: fitness classes, aquaerobics, shows, discos, etc.
  • Sun beds and parasols by the pool and on the beach
  • WiFi
  • Private transfer to and from Pula airport
  • Services of a Single Parents on Holiday host during your holiday

NOT included in our price

  • Use of tennis courts and tennis lessons
  • Water sports:  windsurfing, banana boats, pedalo, wakeboarding, water skiing, etc.
  • Bike hire, horse riding, golf aqua park
  • Excursions to local attractions
  • Flights: Fly from the airport that is most convenient for you

Flights are not included in this price:

At Single Parents on Holiday, we do not restrict you to fly from a particular UK airport – we let you choose your most convenient departure point. This means you can travel from any airport in the UK, Ireland or anywhere else in the world. Return flights currently start at £ 200 per person depending on departure airport, airline and time of booking.

Please check RyanairOpodo or Jet2 or your preferred travel website for competitively priced flights to Pula or call Sandra on 0333 370 3701 for a flight quotation. Your transfer from and to Pula airport on the advertised holiday dates is included in our holiday price (short waiting times may apply).

For airport parking, airport hotels, travel insurance and other travel essentials, please check out our Holiday Extras page.

Our Financial Protection Insurance:
Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. are a company committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, and in accordance with “The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992” all passengers booking with Single Parents on Holiday Limited are fully insured for the initial deposit, and subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation. The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. This insurance has been arranged with MGA Cover Services Limited (registered address Farren House, The Street, Farren Court, Cowfold, West Sussex RH13 8BP, company registration: 08444204, authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority registration number 678541) under a binding authority with the insurer CBL Insurance Europe Limited (registered address 2nd Floor, 13-17 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland, who are authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority registration number 203120).
In the unlikely event of Insolvency you must Inform MGA Cover Services Limited immediately on +44 (0) 20 3540 4422. Please ensure you retain your booking confirmation as evidence of cover and value.
Policy exclusions: This policy will not cover any monies paid back to you by your Travel Insurance or any losses which are recoverable under another insurance or bond.

Your Travel Insurance:
We advise all our customers to take out adequate travel insurance to cover them in the event of illness, injury or other unforeseen events which may prevent them from travelling as well as for transfers back to the UK in case of illness, hospital treatments abroad, lawsuits brought against any responsible party in case of injury as well as other reasons such as the loss or theft of luggage or travel documents. Please check our Holiday Extras if you need to take out travel insurance.

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"Superbly organised holiday. Porec is beautiful – good hotel, shady beaches & the sea was so clear and warm. Sandra, our rep, was outstanding - friendly, helpful & nothing was too much trouble. She did a fantastic job suggesting & organizing activities to suit our group. We met some fantastic people. My 16 year old son made friends quickly so I hardly saw him for the duration of the holiday!
All in all another superb SPOH holiday, a perfect combination of activities & relaxation, I would definitely recommend. I can think of nothing negative except the week flew by and we had to come home!"

− Marina & Zak (16) - Istria holiday, August 2016

"We had a fantastic week in Croatia - the kids made lots of new friends and I had a chance to properly relax! Our host Sandra was friendly and helpful and the week had just the right amount of activities, without feeling too hectic."

− Alicky, Ezra (9) & Jude (7) - Istria holiday, August 2016

"Our best ever holiday, really didn't want to come home this time. Lots to do during the day but didn't feel we had to do all things with younger kids. Bars & clubs in the evening were awesome & we made some really great friends!"

− Joe & Jonny (both 17) - Istria holiday, August 2016