A stunning five-star family hotel on the Dalmatian coast brimming with child-friendly facilities and amenities as well as a wonderful spa, Sun Gardens is a top choice for a luxury family holiday in Croatia. The city of Dubrovnik is just a short drive or ferry ride away, so airport transfers take no time at all – ideal when travelling with young children.

But the big draw for families is the sporting academies, with summer camps for ages 7-15 years in football, swimming, tennis, basketball and even water polo (a national sport) – or a mixture of all. There's also a sports complex for those looking for an active family holiday, plus watersports on the private pebble beach.

There's a kids' club (mainly peak season) for ages 3-11 years, plus a teen hideout for older kids and a babysitting service if you want some adult-only time of an evening – perhaps a romantic meal at one of the on-site restaurants. Kids get their choice of where to dine, but most head straight for the patîsserie with its fantastic ice-cream bar.

Accommodation ranges from modern self-catering residences (options sleeping up to seven make this a great choice for large families or for holidays with grandparents) to contemporary hotel bedrooms, all designed with families in mind and many with a balcony and to-die-for sea views. There are also VIP rooms with some fantastic extras to make your stay even more special.



Sun Gardens is approximately 30 minutes from Dubrovnik airport and 11km by road from the city centre (water ferries also available).

Sun Gardens

What to expect

Kids club
Beach nearby
Family rooms
Fitness Suite
Indoor play
Kids pool
Outdoor play area
Outdoor pool


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Marco Polo Kids' Club (ages 3-11 years; separated into appropriate age groups; peak season; pre-book; free of charge).

Teen Hideaway (ages 12-17 years; peak season; free of charge).

Babysitting (on request; peak season).

Breakfast at Sun Gardens.

Breakfast at Sun Gardens.

Tennis coaching at Sun Gardens.

Tennis coaching at Sun Gardens.


207 rooms, suites and residences.

Deluxe suites sleep 3 in a double room and sofabed, with balcony and sea views.

Club suites sleep 3 in a double room and sofabed, with balcony and sea views plus VIP extras on arrival and throughout your stay.

Residences sleep 3–7 people.

Other room options are available, mostly sleeping 2 people – ideal for a babymoon or adult-only break.

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Spa at Sun Gardens.

Spa at Sun Gardens.


Childcare (see above).

3 freshwater swimming pools (1 adults-only, 1 kids' pool; open May–Sept).

Private pebble beach and marina; watersports.

Restaurants, cafés and bars (includes an ice-cream bar).

Sports complex (gym; 5-a-side football pitch; tennis and squash courts; rock-climbing wall).

Sports Academy (ages 7-15 years; experienced coaches; football, tennis, basketball, swimming and water polo; all selected dates and at extra charge; pre-booking required).

Bike hire.

Spa; gym; Pilates and yoga.

Chartered yacht hire with private skipper.

Water ferry to Dubrovnik.

Pool at Sun Gardens.

Pool at Sun Gardens.

Football coaching at Sun Gardens.

Football coaching at Sun Gardens.