Below is a selection of holiday reviews from our single parent holidays at the 4-star hotel Molindrio Plava Laguna near Porec (Istria). This is a popular beach holidays, especially for families with teenagers due to the many activities available at and near the hotel.
"Istria is a lovely location, very scenic and picturesque with clean, crystal clear waters. The two pools were good and there was plenty to do around the hotel complex - inflatables, beach volleyball, pedaloes, snorkelling, water skiing and boat trips for example. The weather was glorious and the food suited all tastes. "
- Nicola, Hannah (16) and Stephen (13) - single parent beach holiday in Croatia, August 2023
"We had a fantastic holiday as we met some amazing people and did lots of fun things with them in a beautiful country.
Being a single parent, meeting others in the same situation is such a lovely thing to do. Going in such a large group does have many beneifits as you will always meet someone you can connect with and my child made lots of friends which was great to see.
Seeing him happy made me very happy. I am exhausted but at the same time it was so worth it.
Thank you SPOH x"
- Ewa & Jake (11) - single parent beach holiday in Croatia, August 2023
"Lovely holiday and resort. Nearby town of Poreč is very nice. Enjoyed the trip there and particularly the boat excursion to Rovinj. Great to meet some other single parent families."
- Rachael & Alana (11) - single parent beach holiday in Croatia, August 2023
"My son (11) and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in Croatia. The hotel pool was just great and there were so many fun things to do around the hotel area . Its a perfect place to be if you like water activities. Our favourite trip was to the waterpark, 5 minutes in a taxi from the hotel. We would've happily stayed another week! The SPOH group all got on really well too, kids and adults alike. Lots of new friendships have been made."
- Lynn & Fin (11) - single parent beach holiday in Croatia, August 2022
"First time with SPOH with my 15 year old son. We went to Croatia and it was excellent - destination was beautiful and the hotel was on a private complex so it felt really safe for the children. There were great activities and a great bunch of children my son's age who all got on really well. It was lovely to have the other parents to hang out with at breakfast, dinner and during the activities. Would highly recommend."
- Fionnula & Caiden (15) - single parent beach holiday in Croatia, August 2022
"Yet another wonderful holiday with SPOH! Alice and I both had such a fantastic time with the other parents and children - plenty of fun and laughter, such a fabulous group of people. Thomas was a great host and the boat trip to see the dolphins, visit to the local town and day at the aqua park were great. If you are thinking of booking a holiday with SPOH, don't hesitate, you are guaranteed a great time!"
- Debbie & Alice (12) - single parent beach holiday in Croatia, August 2022
"Croatia is a stunning location; very green and picturesque. The coastline is quite rocky but beautiful terraces have been created with natural stone for you to sunbathe, snorkel or just swim from. The water is very clear and blue, making it very easy to see the fish. There is lots to do at the resort…..you can venture into Porec on the mini train or visit Rovinj via the fjords in a taxi or by boat.
We visited Porec at night, ate in an amazing restaurant, slightly out of town (suitable for all ages) and returned to the hotel by water taxi - wow! What an experience …very 007!
Our host Tomas was most charming and really great at organizing everything. We met some great people and made fabulous memories. "
- Dawn & Theo (10) - single parent beach holiday in Croatia, August 2022
"The hotel is located on a resort but you feel like it is the only hotel. There is a lovely harbour as you walk down from the hotel and this leads to a small forest and the waters edge. A must for some chill time, swimming in the beautiful sea or a lazy day on a hammock under a tree with a sea view. There is music in the hotel at night, which is nice and relaxing. Although it woke up on the Friday evening when Elvis appeared. I think Elvis was ready to leave the building after he had us doing the Choo Choo train to Viva Las Vegas!
The activities offered and arranged were outstanding. We had a great day at the water park – suitable for all ages.
Dolphin watching was made extra special with the excitement of the little ones aged 5 – 10. A great boat trip and snorkelling, although the children seemed to be enjoying the warm sea and jumping off the boat. We had the wonderful Thomas as our host and he was always close at hand and available to us all. He arranged at our request a meal out, which took us to a beach, which felt exclusive to the group. The children of all ages wandered, played and there was much laughter. The highlight of the night and my trip was the water taxi home in the dark. An experience definitely not to be missed."
- Dianne & Alex (15) - single parent beach holiday in Croatia, August 2022
"My 12 year old son said that it was the best holiday he had ever been on, and he's very hard to please, so for him to say that is really something special. We all had a blast. The kids had a ball playing with the other kids in the pool during the day, and in the hotel after dinner, and we all enjoyed going on the various activities and excursions. The parents had time to relax and chat and have a beer or read a book, while the kids were busy having fun with the other kids. We were all great friends by the end of the week. Lovely location, excellent hotel, and everything taken care of effortlessly by Sandra. There was nothing that I would change or could improve. Thanks for a brilliant holiday!"
- Nicky, Donagh (12) & Elsie (5) - single parent beach holiday in Croatia, August 2021
"Fantastic holiday with plenty of activities to keep us busy, plus ready made friends for the kids, would definitely recommend! Plus Sandra was an AWESOME host!"
- Paul, Oliver (10) & Noah (8) - single parent beach holiday in Croatia, August 2021
"Jamie and I had a fab week in Istria - would definitely recommend Istria as a great way to get a balance between rest and activities. Thank you SPoH x"
- Louise & Jamie (6) - single parent beach holiday in Croatia, August 2018
"We loved this holiday to Croatia. The girls made new friends and were happy playing and socialising throughout the week, which meant the adults could talk and relax. The mix of time for hotel pool and organised optional activities was just right, and catered for all. Sandra balanced her time as hostess, organiser, and socialite brilliantly (even taking one of us clubbing!) and looked after us all brilliantly. We all had a wonderful time and look forward to going on another single parents holiday soon. "
- Sarah, Ellie (12) & Abigail (7) - single parent beach holiday in Croatia, August 2018
"A really enjoyable holiday. The group were all amazing and friendly and we had such fun. My daughter bring an only child loved having all the other kids around. We had lots of laughter. "
- Alison & Alexandria (11) - single parent beach holiday in Croatia, August 2018
"It was our first summer holiday with SPOH and we had an amazing time! There was a broad range of well organised activities and Sandra and Jacob were exceptional at keeping the group informed with the arrangements. The website provided an accurate description of the holiday and we weren't disappointed. It was great to see the children of a wide age range had such fun together and we have very happy memories of a brilliant holiday :-) "
- Lea & Daniel (9) - single parent beach holiday in Croatia, August 2017
"My daughters and I had a really good time in Croatia, our host Sandra made all the efforts to make everyone comfortable and the holiday a great experience for everyone's taste, offering water sports, boat trips, cultural trips and many other attractions. The Laguna where the hotel is located is a very relaxing and beautiful place, and Istria offers plenty of things to see."
- Claudia, Marie (15) & Cristelle (13) - single parent beach holiday in Croatia, August 2017
"My daughter (12) and I have travelled a lot and she says that this was her best holiday ever! She met some lovely girls and boys which made the holiday - for both of us! Sandra very thoughtfully arranged everything. I enormously appreciated all the energy and thought Sandra and Jacob put into every day of our trip! A lot of work behind the scenes meant everything happened effortlessly and with a sense of fun, and it started from the minute we met at our holiday destination - our flight was delayed due to severe storms across Europe (followed by a full week of glorious sunshine!!). Jacob ensured that our transfers were on-point despite the very late arrival time and Sandra had done a fantastic job of organising savoury and sweet platters for all as soon as we got to the hotel - very thoughtful and enormously appreciated. We loved the chatter at breakfast and dinner - we met so many wonderful people. There was always a lot to do if one wanted to. We tried water skiing, the water park, para sailing, boat trips and pedalowing. Even the water taxi was fun! We also had lots of days relaxing by the pool, walking, and lingering in the sea. We felt genuine kindness, warmth and care from Sandra and Jacob, for every person on the trip, from the little ones right up to the parents with older children. "
- Hazel & Lauren (12)- single parent beach holiday in Croatia, August 2017
"Tom and I had a fabulous time in Croatia. We both made some new friends and I managed to get some 'me ' time in without worrying about Tom being entertained. Thanks to all at SPOH for being fantastic hosts and putting together such a brilliant holiday experience. "
- Andrea & Tom (12) - single parent beach holiday in Croatia, August 2017
"I went away with SPOH to Croatia with Lucas (9) and Lottie (5) for my first trip since the separation. Everything was made stress free from the very beginning, enquiries, booking and then arrival and during the stay. Sandra and Jacob at the resort were always on hand to answer questions, offer support and their organisation of trips and activities was second to none. The kids had the most amazing time and due to the set up immediately had friends to talk with and play and there were adults for me to talk to all the time.
I would certainly recommend a trip with SPOH to anyone. "
- Lee, Lucas (9) and Lottie (5) - single parent beach holiday to Croatia, August 2017
"I was quite nervous before going to Croatia but Sandra and Jacob were amazing hosts and it really was a stress free holiday and a lot of fun for us both. Beautiful location and a wonderful selection of activities on offer - but most important was the company and we came back having met some really lovely people. The only downside was how fast it all went!"
- Jess & Libbi (9) - single parent beach holiday in Croatia, August 2017
"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) - single parent beach holiday in Croatia, 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) - single parent beach holiday in Croatia, 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) - single parent beach holiday in Croatia, August 2016