- Family Friendly
- Superb Facilities
- Pebble Beach
- Pool, Tennis, Football, Climbing Wall
Sun Gardens in Dubrovnik is an exceptional 5 star family resort with superb facilities that is perfect for families looking for a luxury hotel which the children will love as much as the parents.
Located on the Coast 11km North of Dubrovnik and looking out over the Mediterranean and Elaphiti Islands, the resort has 201 rooms and 207 residences (one, two and three bedroom villas). Admittedly this is a large resort, but the facilities are of such a high standard and so extensive that its scale if forgiveable. In resort there are three pools an award winning spa, 5-a-side football pitch, clay tennis courts, squash courts, badminton courts, table tennis, games room, indoor climbing wall, beach volleyball and basketball, Pilates, Yoga and a fully equipped gym in addition to the exclusive pebble beach. Kayaking, diving, waterskiing, water tubing and banana boating are available from the beach’s marina and Tourdust can organise more extensive one day or multi-day kayaking expeditions in the Elaphiti Islands offshore.
There are several dining options in the resort, MaraskaBar & Lounge, Origano restaurant, Giardino restaurant, Sunset, Lemonia& Marina pool bar & grills, Cilantro restaurant, Market place (La Pasta, La Patisserie, The Market, Vino bar, The Butcher), Beach bar, SpaVitalityBar and Sport Centre bar. The size and location of the resort mean that eating off site will be more of a mission, Dubrovnik old town is a 10 minute shuttle away. The hotel offers regular road and boat shuttles to the Old Town (charged for)
The complimentary Marco Polo Kids Club and Hideaway (run by the renowned Worldwide Kids Company) is world class with three age groups catered for (3-6, 7-11 & 12-17 year olds). The club is open 7 days a week in season with all staff are fully trained and operate childcare services to Worldwide Kids Company standards. Various activities include arts and crafts, sports, culture and team games. For teenagers, activities include water sports, cooking lessons, mocktail making and team sports. Some activities will be payable and costs will be advised on the activity programme.
For families we recommend the residences, which are available with one, two or three bedrooms. The 85+ square meter two-bedroom residences feature an en-suite bathroom in each bedroom, sofa bed in lounge, built-in kitchenette, and a large terrace/balcony with lovely views over the gardens or sea (different rates apply) and can sleep up-to 5. The 125+ square meter three bedroom terraces are perfect for larger families with three large ensuite bedrooms, lounge and dining area and spacious terrace with sea views.
On the first week the guides and staff were really flexible on times to transfer to and from Lopud which was really helpful. We were due to leave Dubrovnik on the 6 pm ferry on the Sunday but as it was so hot we decided to take the earlier ferry as suggested by the Adria rep.
Accommodation in Dubrovnik was comfortable. We explored a little outside Dubrovnik city and wondered if it might have been nicer to stay nearer one of the little coves, five minutes from the city gates to get out the city.
The sea kayaking week was excellent. Great guides and good trips. The accommodation was really comfortable - lovely family and the air condition was rather essential! I think we had booked a family trip but the guides asked if we would like to join a larger group which we did and this worked really well. Kayak trips were superb - about the right length and a good mix of destinations including the botanical gardens and lots of time to swim and snorkel. It was surprisingly manageable despite the heat. At the end we wished we had booked the 5 day tour. The farm evening meal was great fun.
The two nights at Hotel More were a lovely bit of luxury. Really liked the hotel - quite small and slightly away from the main areas of activity in the bay. Again good advice on how to get around from staff.
The second week with Huck Finn was also excellent. A good mix of activities - the rafting day in Bosnia was particularly good as we got to see a different country - quite a contrast with Croatia. Guides were again really good - very well informed and all trips were well organised. All transfers good. We had breakfast and evening meals with a local family which were lovely - lots of traditional cooking and they catered really well for different dietary requirements. The accommodation was rather more basic. We had two rooms on an upper floor with a shared bathroom so not our own space. It seemed that the accommodation varied quite a lot with others having small apartments with kitchens and fridges, which would have been helpful. Weather had cooled a little by then which was good as we would have had no means to cool the rooms down at night. Having said that our owner was a lovely lady - made us cakes and apple strudel when we came home at the end of the day.
All in all an excellent trip!
David W reviewing Dubrovnik Kayaking Short Break on 25 August 2017
My kayak tour with Tour dust is an experience I will treasure forever. I believe Johnny is exactly the type of guide everyone hopes for on a trip like this. Upbeat, funny, enthusiastic, and an incredible level of skill in this sport. I have been kayaking for many years, but, being over 60 years old now, I certainly appreciated knowing we were in such very, very capable hands.
And the other people who took part in the trip? What a great bunch! It's hard to believe we were mostly complete strangers just one week ago. I will treasure those friendships forever as well.
Stephen M reviewing Dubrovnik Kayaking Short Break on 06 October 2014
On our final night now in Dubrovnik sadly.
Thoroughly enjoyed the first half Tourdust arranged with all the kayaking etc. our son was very sad to leave and preferred the earlier part of our trip to the second half chilling by the pool!
Accommodation was 'ok', activities were just enough, some people couldn't keep up with the amount of kayaking but for us it was just the right amount. Johnny and Mattie were superb, they went out of their way to ensure everyone was happy all the time (I hope Tourdust look after them as they are a great asset to the company!!).
They took us to some great restaurants, arranged all the transport and ensured everyone was safe during the activities.
5 out of 5 to you guys, we hope to be back!!
Richard J reviewing Family Sea Kayaking Holiday in Dubrovnik on 22 August 2014