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.

There's a sports complex for those looking for an active family holiday, plus watersports from the private pebble beach. A big draw for families is the range of kids academies - from football, swimming, tennis and squash to watersports and dance.

There's also a kids area that caters for children from 12 months to 15 years with a baby club, kids clubs and stuff for teens too - and there's a babysitting service if you want some adult-only time of an evening – perhaps a romantic meal at one of the fantastic on-site restaurants. Kids get their choice of where to dine but give them the choice and most head straight for the patîsserie with its fantastic ice-cream bar! If you're a bit of a foodie, you can also sign up for a gourmet experience or if cocktails are your thing, there are mixology classes too. 

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.


Flights to Dubrovnik are available from a number of UK airports. Sun Gardens is approximately 30 minutes from Dubrovnik airport and 11km by road from the city centre of Dubrovnik (water ferries also available).

Sun Gardens

What to expect

Kids' sports academy
Kids club
Dedicated teen area


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Facilities at Sun Gardens include:

  • 3 freshwater outdoor pools, including 1 children's pool with slides and 1 with children's section (both open 01 Jun-01 Oct) and 1 adult-only (open 01 Jul-01 Sept)
  • Indoor freshwater lagoon pool in the spa(adult-only; open and heated 01 Apr-31 Oct)
  • Pebble beach
  • Sports centre with gym, tennis courts, climbing wall, squash court, badminton court, basketball court, 5-a-side football pitch, sand volleyball court
  • Watersport centre
  • Kids clubs and activities (see Childcare)
  • Gaming Room (see Childcare)
  • Spa with hydrotherapy pool, thermal area with sauanas, hammam, steam room and sensory showers, relaxation area, juice bar and spa treatments*
  • 7 restaurants (including a breakfast buffet and the rooftop restaurant for breakfast for Club Suite guests only) ranging from informal to fine-dining, with a variety of different cuisine including seafood, grill, Italian and traditional Croatian. 
  • Patisserie
  • A range of bars including pool bars, a lounge bar a sports bar and a wine bar - some are adult-only.
  • Programme of live music and other entertainment such as an actobatic pool show, LED Dance Show, cocktail evening on the beach with Latin music and Beach Fire Show with acrobatics, fire dancing and music.
  • Shuttle boat into Dubrovnik and to surrounding islands*

Activities on offer at the hotel include:

  • Watersports - Jet Skis, paddleboarding, flyboard, crazy UFO, sea scooters and kayaking*
  • Tennis - private lessons available*
  • Ballsports - volleyball, football, basketball, squash*
  • Badminton*
  • Climbing*
  • Fitness classes
  • Personal training*
  • Private boat and yacht hire*
  • Tours & excursion*
  • Mixology Class - cocktail making*
  • Wine & Dine gourmet experience with 5-course meal and paired premium Dalmatian wines*
  • Guided bike rides, including hire*
  • Guided hikes

The hotel also offers a range of sports and dance academies for children:

  • Campioni Dance Academy* run by Aimee Azari (7-15 years; May half-term, mid-end August and Oct half-term; weekdays 09.30-11.30)
  • Watersports Academy* (10-17 years) - kayaking, paddleboarding, swimming and snorkelling (select dates, mid-Jun to mid-Sept; weekdays, 90-minute sessions)
  • Campioni Soccer Academy* - run by ex-Premier League players (contact us for dates & details of who is running each week of the academy) with UEAFA-licensed coaches who are joined by other famous football faces (6-15 years; Sun evening welcome drink/kit presentation then coaching Mon-Fri 09.30-11.30. Mid-week parents game, end-of-week medal presentation; May half-term, 3 weeks in the summer holidays, Oct half-term)
  • Football Academy* (7-15 years; Mon-Fri 09.00-10.30 and Saturday tournament or match; late-Apr to end-Sept, excluding weeks Capioni Soccer Academy is running)*
  • Tennis Academy* (7-15 years; Mon-Sat 09.00-10.30; May-Sept)
  • Squash Academy* (7-15 years; Mon-Sat 13.00-14.30)
  • Swimming Academy* (7-15 years; Mon-Sat 11.00-12.30; late-Apr to end-Sept)

*Extra charges apply for some activities, including tuition. Children's academies must be pre-booked prior to travel to guarantee space. Please check with us before booking to confirm dates, times, prices and availability.


Sun Gardens offers childcare and clubs so children can make new friends and enjoy a fun programme of activities - then parents can have some downtime too. 

  • Discoverers Baby Club - for children 12 months-3 years/36 months (late June to end-August; Sat-Thurs).*
  • Explorers Mini Club - for children 3-6 years (complimentary morning and afternoon sessions. Charge applies for lunch and - mid-Jul to end-Aug only - evening sessions).*
  • Navigators Juniors Club - for children 7-10 years (May half-term to end-Sept; complimentary morning and afternoon sessions. Charge applies for lunch and - mid-Jul to end-Aug only - evening sessions).*
  • Tween Club - for children 11-15 years (Mid-Jul to end Aug, Sat-Thurs; complimentary morning and afternoon sessions),
  • Gaming Room at the Sports Centre with games consoles and a wide variety of games for children 11 years+ (complimentary for hotel/residence guests)
  • Babysitting (May half-term to end Sept; book through the Kids' Club; min. 2 hours)

*Extra charge applies. Pre-booking is advisable to guarantee places.

Campioni Soccer Academy at Sun Gardens in Croatia.

Sign your budding football-star up for training with the Campioni Soccer Academy at Sun Gardens.

Deluxe Suites at Sun Gardens are bright and spacious.

Choose between family-sized suites like this Deluxe Suite, and residences with kitchenettes.


At Sun Gardens you can choose between hotel rooms, suites or private residences, all elegant, bright and spacious. Options for families include:

  • Deluxe Suites - sleep 3 with a double room and living room with sofabed plus balcony and sea views.
  • Club Suites - sleep 3 in a double room and living room with sofabed. There is also a balcony with sea views plus you get VIP extras on arrival and throughout your stay - e.g. personalised check-in, fresh flowers, welcome tray with wine and canapes, use of the Exclusive Club Lounge with open bar and afternoon pastries, etc.
  • 1-, 2, and 3-bedroom Residences - sleep 3–7 people. All residences have a living room, dining area and fully-equipped kitchenette.

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

Accommodation is available on a bed & breakfast board basis or (residences only) self-catering.

Total: 207 rooms, suites and residences.

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Child playing tennis at Sun Gardens in Croatia.

Tennis is one of many sports and activities on offer for adults and children at Sun Gardens.