How to Really Relax on a Holiday with Kids

You do love your kids more than anything in the world. But when on holiday, it would be nice to have some alone time to recharge the batteries. Spend time together, but also give yourself (and your kids) some time off. The recipe for a perfect family holiday!

Read on and learn all you need to know on how to enjoy your holiday in Croatia to the fullest with (and without) your children. Perfect temperatures, dreamy Mediterranean landscape and a happy family. Indeed, who could ask for more?

Together in Good Weather

When planning holiday family activities, the main goal is that everyone enjoys it. Depending on your child’s age, pick an activity they haven’t experienced yet. However, pick something you would also find interesting!

Day boat trip in Croatia

For example, go on a family quad safari and explore the area. Further on, row around in kayaks or take an exciting day trip by boat. In short, relish your time together – but bear in mind that not every minute of your holiday needs to be filled up with activities in order for your children to be entertained.

Hint: read on for tips on some ‘apart’ time!

Children’s Dream: Maro Club Gleam

Maro Club play areas

One of the best family benefits of Valamar accommodations is Maro Club, along with the innovative Maro Smart Play (suitable for children aged 0 – 12). Undeniably, this modern children’s area is much more than a playground. It combines didactic areas, advanced technology, engaging activities and fun experiences.

On various lit-up objects (walls, tables and other surfaces) kids can literally play with light and movement. Interactive screens offer the opportunity to design, paint, learn and be amazed!

Maro Smart Play alphabet and numbers display

Different playrooms with building blocks and pieces trigger creativity, innovation and the feeling of great accomplishment when something is built with one’s hands. Overall, perfect for children interested in science, technology, construction and design!

Maro Smart Play Rigamajig sets

For some old-school fun, children can also enjoy games like table tennis, table football and board games, along with a multimedia game room and a soft playroom.

Maro Smart Play imagination playground

While your children are having the time of their playful lives in Maro facilities, they will also develop intellectually, creatively and socially – all under the watchful eye of our trained staff.

Maro didactic playrooms

Parents’ Prime: Wellness Time

Meanwhile, what’s in it for the parents? Overall, everything and anything they can imagine! How about a nice drink paired with swimming and relaxing on a lounge chair? Step into Valamar pool and wellness areas and relax away. Explore various locations along the coast of Croatia. Enjoy Istria (Rabac and Poreč), Dubrovnik, the Island of Rab or the Island of Krk!

Indoor pool and spa zone in Valamar Diamant hotel in Poreč

Valamar Wellness centers offer numerous options. First of – indoor and outdoor (on occasion – infinity!) pools with sunbathing areas, deck chairs and parasols.

Sunbathing deck by the pool

Treat yourself – explore modern, luxurious spa centers with different saunas and baths (Finnish, Turkish, infrared), massage and relax rooms, along with the offer of various body and beauty treatments.

Balance Mediterranean Spa by Valamar in Girandella Valamar Collection Resort 4*/5*, Rabac (Istria)

Lastly, pair it all with award-winning restaurants and pool-side bars. You are in for a real treat of a family holiday!


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