How to Explore Makarska Riviera with Your Family

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Welcome to the stunning Makarska Riviera for your family holiday! Here the Adriatic Sea meets the Dinaric Alps, creating a picturesque playground for families seeking sun, sea and adventure. With its pristine beaches, charming coastal towns and a bunch of exciting excursions, the Makarska Riviera is the perfect destination for a memorable family getaway. In this guide, we’ll explore some top tips and activities to help you make the most of your family holiday in Makarska. 

 Beachfront hotel in Makarska

Beachfront hotel in Makarska

Explore the Beaches

First things first, let’s talk about beaches for your family holiday in Makarska, where the mountains meet the sea! The Makarska Riviera boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia, offering soft golden sands and crystal-clear waters ideal for swimming, sunbathing and endless playtime for the kids. From the bustling shores of Baška Voda Beach, where vibrant cafes and water sports abound, to the tranquil coves of Punta Rata Beach in Brela, with its iconic rock formations and turquoise waters, there’s a beach to suit every preference.

Beach in Baška Voda

Beach in Baška Voda

Further along the coast, the pristine sands of Tučepi Beach stretch for miles, providing ample space for sunbathing and relaxation against the backdrop of the majestic Biokovo Mountains. Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen, beach towels, and snorkelling gear for a day of family fun in the sun!

Check out Exciting Excursions

If you want to learn more about Makarska in general, experience the best of Makarska in 3.5 hours. It starts in front of the Valamar Meteor Hotel and takes you from the Malacological Museum and the Franciscan monastery. After that, enjoy a leisurely stroll through the enchanting botanical garden of Kotišina village in the mountains, all under the guidance of the expert tour. Don’t miss out on trying the heavenly “rafioli,” a traditional Dalmatian dessert, while touring the Old Town—a delightful insider tip to savour during your visit.

In addition, explore the diverse landscapes of the Makarska Riviera. Take a family-friendly hike through the Biokovo Nature Park, where breathtaking views of the Adriatic coastline await at every turn. Take the Biokovo Panoramic Tour, check out the Skywalk Biokovo, have a picnic and nature walk at 1,200 m above sea level for an unforgettable day spend in pristine nature.

 Skywalk Biokovo

Skywalk Biokovo

For some sea adventures, embark on a boat tour. Avoid the city crowds and set off from Makarska on an exciting exploration of less known beaches or small islands in the immediate vicinity. Experience a perfect day at sea on a private boat!

Look into Family-Friendly Summer Water Activities

Keep the kids entertained with a diverse array of family-friendly activities awaiting in the area. When the summer sun beats down, nothing is better than the soothing embrace of the Adriatic Sea. Elevate your beach experience and delve into a world of exhilarating summer activities!

Dive into the refreshing waters and indulge in thrilling water sports such as kayaking, paddleboarding and jet skiing. Whether you’re seeking a leisurely paddle along the coastline or an adrenaline-fueled adventure racing across the waves, there’s something for every member of the family to enjoy. Explore the coastline from a new perspective, feel the rush of the wind in your hair, and create unforgettable memories together under the sun-kissed skies of the Makarska Riviera.

Family on kayaking tour

Family on kayaking tour

Furthermore, explore the underwater world with a snorkelling or diving excursion. There’s also the option of a semisubmarine ride – if wanting to have some insight into below sea level – while staying on dry land, so to say!

Choose the Perfect Accommodation for Your Family

For a comfortable and convenient family holiday in Makarska, consider booking your accommodation with Valamar Hotels & Resorts in Makarska. With a range of family-friendly hotels and resorts located along the Makarska Riviera, Valamar offers modern amenities, spacious accommodations and a variety of services designed to cater to families.

For a seafront holiday in the sun, look into Valamar Meteor Hotel. If interested in a cool and funky accommodation, there’s the Dalmacija Places Hotel. Last but not the least, Makarska Sunny Resort offers a budget-friendly solution for a family holiday in Makarska.

Valamar Meteor Hotel Maro Club

Enjoy access to kids’ clubs, children’s play areas, swimming pools, and entertainment programs, ensuring that the whole family has a memorable and enjoyable stay.

Enjoy Your Family Holiday in Makarska to the Fullest 

Valamar Meteor Hotels Kids Pool

Exploring the Makarska Riviera with your family is sure to be an unforgettable adventure filled with sun, sea and endless fun. Whether you’re lounging on the beach, embarking on exciting excursions or enjoying the comforts of your Valamar hotel, there’s something for everyone to love about this stunning Croatian destination. So, pack your bags, gather the family, and get ready for an incredible summer family holiday in Makarska!

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