Sun Gardens, Croatia

Sun Gardens Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, Croatia

From £1400 per person in low season
From £1900 per person in high season

based on 7 nights inc. flights

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per person for 7 nights based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children sharing a 2 Bedroom Garden View Residence on a room only basis with private transfers.

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At a Glance

  • Get your apron on for a cooking class offered by one of the top local chefs; this is a really special option on offer for gastronomy lovers!

  • Relax with yoga on the pier or at the beach as you unwind during your stay.

  • For those keen to stay active whilst away, jump straight in at the Sports Centre which offers an incredible array of options from squash, wall-climbing and badminton to basketball. Plenty of water sports options are also available.

  • Settle on your preferred lounging location at one of the three pools on offer, or head down to the beach where VIP spots are available to reserve just steps from the crystal clear waters. Don't miss the Sunset Pool to watch the sun go down at the end of a relaxing day.

  • The service at Sun Gardens is another level of friendly and authentic and the staff will go above and beyond to ensure your stay is unforgettable.

  • Delve deep into the past of historic Dubrovnik on a visit to this beautiful city. You can even get there by boat from Sun Gardens which we highly recommend.

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The majority of the coastal region, including the city of Dubrovnik, is considered to be a year round destination. The warmest months of the year are July and August, during which time the daytime high temperatures will hover around the low 30°Cs. The coldest months of the year on average are January and February, during which time the daytime highs will be around 12°C. The rainiest months of the year are generally November and December, with the summer months being fairly dry.

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Insider's View

If you are running out of lunch ideas and have ticked off all the main haunts, then jump on a charter boat and head to Sipan Island. The sister property to Sun Gardens, The Sipan Hotel, sits on the villages idyllic waterfront and serves a fantastic selection of Croatian inspired cuisine!

For the most breath-taking views of Dubrovnik and Elaphiti Island, take the Cable Car from the old town to the top of Srd Hill and enjoy a drink over-looking the panorama

Whilst the kids are in Kids Club head to the OCCO spa and relax with couples massages and treatments

The best way to enjoy everything Croatia offers is by water; so hire a boat and enjoy the surrounding islands and sandy beaches. Try and find the Blue Cave and enjoy some snorkelling in crystal clear waters.

If you want to stay in the hotel, why not upgrade to club and enjoy the benefits, including an exclusive lounge with an open bar

Be sure to arrange a lazy a la carte breakfast on the roof top terrace! What a view!

Hop along the coast to taste some of Croatia's finest wines on the Pelijesac peninsula

Head to Savonari, a local restaurant with a limited, but delicious menu using the most local produce possible and in a quaint setting with amazing views

For a special occasion or just a lovely meal out, take a boat over to Sipan island for an amazing meal in the waterfront Bowa restaurant. A truly incredible setting and delicious food!

Book the guided jet ski safari, it’s the best way to explore the Elaphiti islands

Call us on to start planning your holiday to Sun Gardens Dubrovnik or take a look at other properties with a Scott Dunn Explorers kids club

Description

With its hillside setting and stunning seafront location, Sun Gardens near Dubrovnik in Croatia is a beautiful resort with a mix of hotel and private residence accommodation and a number of activities on offer that are ideal for families.

Sun Gardens resort enjoys a beautiful position in seafront gardens on the pristine Dalmatian Coast. With majestic mountains on one side and a string of over 1000 islands on the other, it's just a few kilometres from the historic city of Dubrovnik. Known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, the old town is a World Heritage site famous for its Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture, palaces and fountains. It's a vibrant city where every summer it holds a festival with its streets and piazzas playing host to concerts and theatrical spectaculars. With this mix of culture, history and beautiful backdrop, it's a Mediterranean destination well worth visiting.

Sun Gardens, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World Group, is a modern, family-oriented resort with an extensive range of facilities and exceptionally friendly and helpful service. The hotel accommodation is spacious and stylishly designed, whilst the private residences offer families the perfect space and freedom to use the resort's facilities and explore the local area. Built into a hillside, getting about the resort involves a combination of steps, lifts and promenades, which also allows extensive views across the bay from almost every vantage point. Sun Gardens has something to suit everyone, from its private beach and marina, to its beautiful Spa and three fresh water swimming pools (including one just for adults). The more active will enjoy its sports complex which includes a gym, five a side football pitch, tennis and squash courts and a rock climbing wall. 

There's a mouth watering choice of restaurants and bars, featuring very high standard local and international cuisine, with menus full of seafood fresh from the Adriatic. The resort has its own grocery store and pharmacy which makes life easy for guests staying in the private residences. 

There's a vast amount to discover in and around Dubrovnik for those wanting to see a little more of Croatia. Guests can hire bikes, or take a boat to the nearby Elafiti islands, and there's a water ferry service from the resort's marina which takes you to Dubrovnik where you can explore the old town. The surrounding coastline offers stunning sailing, so why not charter a skippered yacht for a day, or even take out a sea kayak? The quality of the water along the Dalmatian coast has been rated the best in Europe.

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Accommodation

There is a fantastic range of accommodation at Sun Gardens that will suit everyone, with guests being able to choose either a residence or a hotel room/suite.                                

Sun Gardens Residences: The 207 deluxe residences are stylishly designed, and are serviced impeccably in a way that you would expect. Generously sized with either sunny balconies and terraces overlooking the gardens or Adriatic Sea.                           

Kitchenettes include: 2 electric hobs, microwave, good sized fridge, dishwasher, selection of pots and pans along with the relevant crockery, cutlery and glassware - ideal for preparing simple dishes.                                                                                                      

Food Hamper on arrival: Exclusively for Scott Dunn guests only, guests will receive a food hamper on arrival containing all of the basics and a shopping service can be organised to make your holiday as stress-free as possible.                                                      

N.B: The layout, location and outlook varies between each residence, but the style and decor remains the same throughout each residence.

Hotel Accommodation: The 201 rooms are brightly decorated with lovely views over the Adriatic and surrounding islands from the terrace or balcony. Designed in a contemporary style and full of natural light reflecting from the sea, they have luxurious bathrooms, satellite TV and free WiFi. In addition to the standard room

One, Two and Three Bedroom Residences

Sun Gardens has a great selection of Residences which are perfect for a family to stay. Ranging from one to three bedrooms, creating great spaces for varying party sizes. All the Residences are generously sized with either sunny balconies and terraces overlooking the gardens or Adriatic Sea. With open plan sitting/dining area with pull out sofa bed perfect for one child and well-equipped kitchenettes and an additional WC, all bedrooms are en-suite.  There is the option of either a garden or sea view in either a standard or deluxe category.  The difference between the standard and deluxe residences are the quality of the interior, size of both residence and balcony, location and views.  

Works best for: Families. Scott Dunn has carefully hand-picked a great selection of these residences which are perfect for families.   

Hotel Standard/Deluxe/Club Rooms

The standard, deluxe and club rooms are spacious and have lovely views of the sea and coastline from the sunny balcony. A large picture window separates the bedroom from the bathroom, and you'll find plenty of wardrobe space.

Works best for: 2 adults. A cot can be included for an infant

With families in mind:  There are 2 pairs of standard rooms that interconnect as well as other room options, including some deluxe and club rooms. The deluxe and club rooms would work well for families who don't want kitchen facilities.

Hotel Deluxe Suite

The Deluxe Suites are very spacious and come with a separate and comfortable living room. The private balcony looks over the sparkling shoreline and includes tables and chairs with thick cushions, plus premium movies and an in-room Nespresso® coffee machine are special extras. A large picture window divides the bedroom from the luxuriously appointed bathroom, with its separate bath and shower.

Works best for: 2 adults and one child

Hotel Club, Executive and Presidential Suites

With commanding views of the Adriatic and surrounding islands, the Club and Executive Suites offer both space and luxury. They feature a large sumptuous bedroom with an en suite bathroom.

The Presidential Suite is situated on the top floor, with the best views in the entire resort, also offering a spacious meeting room, a kitchenette and an enormous wardrobe.

Works best for: 2 adults and one child.  Cots can be included for an infant.

The Executive and Presidential suites come with a range of extra benefits.

Childcare

Sun Gardens offers great facilities for children and has a dedicated Kids club called Marco Polo, which has a number of different age groups, for babies from 9 months to 3 years, a mini club for kids aged 3 to 6 years and junior club for 7 - 10 years olds. There are also activities for teens from 11 to 16 years +. Babysitting is available on request.

Services

There is a huge range of services and facilities available at Sun Gardens to suit all ages and interests.

Whatever your game is, Sun Gardens is the perfect destination for sports and fitness enthusiasts. From 5-a-side football, tennis, squash, badminton, wall-climbing, beach volleyball and basketball to Pilates, Yogalates and all round fitness. Sun Gardens has it all. There are even specific sports academies for 7-15 year olds. The fully equipped gym and superb range of indoor and outdoor activities mean the whole family can keep fit, toned and healthy during their stay. For extra support, motivation or to sharpen up your technique, try one of the individual or group sessions with a professional coach or personal trainer or if you prefer the sea, there is also a huge choice of water sports available .

There is a sports bar on hand at the end of your workout so that you can refresh yourself with a delicious revitalising drink while watching the biggest sporting events on the resort home cinema screens.

Great places to relax include the award winning Spa, or by one of the 3 swimming pools with the most incredible seaviews or down at the beach. If you fancy getting out and about, Guest Services are on hand to organise everything for you from booking the resort shuttle bus into Dubrovnik to a more extensive guided day out.

There is an on-site Grocery Store and a Health and Beauty pharmacy, which makes it easy to stock up with essentials whilst you are away!

Sports Centre

The resort has excellent sports centre that all the family can use, including a five a side football pitch, sand volley court, three clay tennis courts, squash and badminton courts and a climbing wall. There is a fully equipped gym, where you can use a personal trainer or take part in one of the regular fitness sessions or Pilates and Yogalates classes. There is also a sports physio available should you need it as well.

Spa

Winner of the SPA Traveller Award for two years running, the Spa is one of the most sought-after on the Dalmatian Coast. The thermal area houses a traditional coal sauna, salt sauna, hammam, aromatherapy steam room, Thalassotherapy spa bath with 252 invigorating power jets and refreshing pool. A special feature is the 18-metre lagoon pool which includes a splashing waterfall and vitality jet loungers beneath the surface. There is also a cardio room at the Spa in addition to the main gym at the Sports Centre. Both the pool and the sun terrace of this Dubrovnik spa overlook the sparkling Adriatic. The Spa offers a range of facial and body treatments. Revitalising with a juice from the fresh juice bar is a popular way to finish off any treatment.

Guest Services

Guest Services are located in each reception and are available to assist all guests to get the most out of their time in Croatia. There is an incredible selection of options available - from hiring cars, chartering boats, booking water taxis or the shuttle bus into Dubrovnik or organised guided excursions to a number of different destinations. It is highly recommended to prebook any excursions as soon as you arrive in the resort as many are very popular.

Swimming pools

The resort has three pools, all of which offer refreshments as well as a pool service - the Marina pool which is for adult use only; the Lemonia pool which has a slide and is heated, ideal for families and the Sunset pool which has a separate children's pool next to it. The Lemonia pool has a bar offering drinks and ice-creams. There is also a large sunbathing area with plenty of deck chairs and parasols for everyone.

Beach

The beach is available for all guests to enjoy. It is a pebble beach with crystal clear turquoise waters. For those guests who prefer not to relax on the sunloungers on the beach, there are sunbathing platforms and jetty's with access into the water along a stretch of the coastline at the resort, all with stunning views of the unspoilt Dalmatian coastline. For an extra charge, there is a VIP section, which offers a waiters service. Sandy beaches are easily accessible by boat from the resort Marina to the island of Lopud opposite (extra charge).

Rosetta Beach & Fun located above the Lemonia Pool have a range of beach equipment, MARES diving equipment as well as sports sets for children to use.

Rosetta Grocery Store

Rosetta grocery store on the promenade is well stocked with quality ingredients and a bakery, so you can create a lovely meal that complements the Adriatic coast.

Rosetta Health & Beauty

Rosetta Health & Beauty is located in the middle of the shopping promenade and offers a wide range of quality products from beauty care to health, vitamins, supplements and baby products. Find everything you may need for a carefree holiday.

Facilities

Croatians absolutely love their food and are particularly proud of their traditional dishes and delicacies, for example the Oysters from Ston and the amazing fresh fish. At Sun Gardens they take cuisine seriously. There is something for every taste with a fabulous array of buffets, fine dining, poolside venues, bars and boutique eateries that cater to both local and international flavours. Guests booking on half board can enjoy a "Dine Around" experience with a €30 euros credit per adult towards a meal at 4 restaurants, La Pasta, The Market, The Butchers Grill & Cilantro. Sun Gardens has gained an excellent reputation for the quality of its food. Cuisine from around the world is featured with the emphasis on fresh, local produce. There's something tempting to try at any time of the day. Children's menus are available in most restaurants. Some F&B outlets are only open seasonally or according to guest numbers in the resort.

There are also a number of bars, including pool bars at the Marina Pool, Sunset Pool, Lemonia Pool and also standard bars at the Pebbles Beach Bar, The Juice Bar in the Spa. In the evening, go to Vino and to Ginja, the fine dining restaurant, here there is a unique atmosphere, where design, food, music and light blend together into an environmental fusion of relaxing and modern style. During the summer season, there is a full entertainment programme with live music from classical to jazz. This is reduced in Spring and Autumn.

Origano

A casual atmosphere and coastal views make Origano’s sunny terrace the perfect place to start the day. A buffet breakfast of breads, cheeses, fruits, pastries and other international delights takes centre stage each morning and at dinner we welcome guests to enjoy a superb buffet with an extensive rich selection of dishes from around the world. Origano is typically where guests staying in the hotel will go for breakfast. Located in the hotel.

Cilantro

Fresh Mediterranean cuisine and a cool ambience are the order of the day at Cilantro. Experience mouth-watering aromas from the spectacular open kitchen, or choose from an exquisite array of seafood dishes and traditional Croatian specialties. The Cilantro Restaurant at Dubrovnik Sun Gardens is open for lunch and dinner, and represents the perfect choice for discerning diners seeking Mediterranean specialities in chic, modern surroundings with breathless sea view. Located just above the beach. Can be used as part of the Dine Around programme.

La Pasta

Take a culinary journey through Italy at La Pasta, a modern restaurant specializing in fresh and simple Italian cuisine. Experience the fresh pastas & lasagne, freshly made pizzas all served against the backdrop of innovative décor in a woody surrounding. An open kitchen with an oven exclusively for baking pizzas offers diners a wonderful dining experience. Alternatively the sunny terrace overlooking the sea is just as tempting. Located in the Market place. La Pasta also offers a take-away service allowing guests staying in the residences to order from the comfort of their residence and have their meal delivered to them. Can be used as part of the Dine Around programme.

The Market

The Market features the most talked about selection of food in Dubrovnik, perfect for a light meal as well as a relaxing dining experience. Typically residence guests will come to The Market for the buffet breakfast. In the evenings The Market transforms into an authentic Croatian dining experience. Specialities such as black risotto and stuffed squid are a common feature. Can be used as part of the Dine Around programme.

La Patisserie

La Patisserie on the promenade offers refreshments, hot beverages, ice-cream, cake of the day and sandwiches.

Butcher's Grill

With a focus on the highest quality of beef from the very best Argentinin, Australian, American, French and Croatian producers, the Butcher provides a unique experience for meat lovers. There is a live kitchen, interactive displays and signature flavours' to add the finishing touch. The wide selection of wines will also provide the perfect addition for the duration of your stay. A popular choice for many guests. Located in the Market place. Can be used as part of the Dine Around programme.

Sunset Bar and Grill

Enjoy laid-back poolside lunching at the Sunset Grill & Pool Bar. Families can relax and enjoy the succulent wide selection of Barbecue and grilled choices of hot dog, hamburger and light choices of salads and desserts. This unique experience is further enriched by an astonishing sea view.

Maraska Lounge Bar

Situated in the hotel, the Maraska Lounge Bar offers light snacks, signature cocktails and a selection of lunchtime options. An ideal location for a midmorning coffee or snack in a relaxed atmosphere with incredible views out to sea,

Activities

For guests wanting to explore in and around Dubrovnik, there is no shortage of opportunity. A daily water taxi can take you to the old town of the city, where you can spend a few hours wandering around the narrow streets and soaking up the eclectic architecture, and possibly stumbling across a festival or two. There are a number of excursions you can book whilst staying at Sun Gardens. These can be local to the resort or further field, even visiting the neighbouring countries of Montenegro or Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Exploring the Elaphite Islands

The Elaphite archipelago sits just off the coast and the islands can be seen from the resort. Three inhabited (Šipan, Lopud, Kolocep) and the remaining 10 with no one living on them have beautiful natural coves, perfect for swimming and snorkelling, lush pine forests, palm groves and historic ruins. Take a trip over to discover them, either on a reconstructed galleon, or charter your own boat.

Lopud is a 30 minute boat ride away with a great range of seafront restaurants and shallow sandy beach in a protected cove. Electric golf carts are available to take guests across the island if you would prefer to save your energy for sandcastle building! (otherwise a 40 minute walk from the harbour to the beach).

Boat charter and cruises

The islands and coves along this coastline are some of the most beautiful and unspoilt in the Mediterranean. Guests can hire a boat with or without a skipper for a half or full day and enjoy what everything the Adriatic has to offer. For a real adventure, it's possible to charter a motorboat with berths for a few nights to take you further afield.

For a more sedate experience, the Golden Islands Cruise will take you round the Elafiti Islands, stopping off at places of interest and deserted beaches.

Sun Gardens water taxi

The Sun Gardens water taxi is a 50 seater boat that runs daily throughout the summer months to Dubrovnik Old Town and to the nearby island of Lopud which is where nearest sandy beach is located. From mid June to September the water taxis into Dubrovnik runs three times a day. If travelling by water taxi does not fit with your schedule it is also possible to use the resort shuttle bus which runs more regularly to/from Dubrovnik.

Walking tours of Dubrovnik

To get the best of the rich and diverse culture of Dubrovnik, local guides offer walking tours around the Old Town revealing the secrets of centuries.

Tours can be tailored to suit all ages and interests from the budding historian to the simple culture pleasures suited the younger guests to capture their imagination. There something for everyone; even a Games of Thrones walking tour if you're a fan! You can choose to be amongst the narrow windy streets to absorb all the atmosphere first hand or high up above the town along on the old walls and turrets so that everything can be observed from above.

Kayaking around the city walls

See Dubrovnik's ancient walls from a different perspective by joining a kayaking safari. You'll be taken on a tour around the perimeter of the old city, followed by a swim in a secluded cave.

Sun Garden Sport Academies

Children aged between 7 - 15 years old can join one of the sports academies during their stay. Running from May half-term to the second half of September, children can choose between, Tennis, Football, Basketball, Swimming (water Polo) and Sports Camp (combination of the above). This weekly programme consists of 3-4 training sessions each week with specialised trainers.

Mixology, Wine & Cooking Classes

If you fancy trying your hand at a spot of Mixology and learning how to craft the perfect cocktail or simply wish to impress your guests with some new dishes or improve your wine knowledge, then why not try one the aptly names classes above. Sun Gardens are offering weekly classes (3 times a week) in 2 hour sessions between mid May right through to Mid September. Available at an additional cost.

Reviews

5

Herbert Family - August 2019 (Guest)

Our son had a wonderful time on the Crew programme - it was the highlight of his trip. Peter who ran it was excellent and made it really fun for the kids - they had a ball! I would highly recommend it.  Anne the guest relations manager seemed very nice but we arrived late at night and didn't actually meet for a couple of days. It wasn't an issue as we were able to find all the information we needed for ourselves.
5

Diamond Family - August 2019 (Guest)

The childcare team were amazing! Managed extremely well and a wonderful programme of varied and exciting activities. Felt very relaxed and at ease. Very professional and trustworthy Anita was amazing! Our son even arranged for her to babysit as loved her company so much!!
5

Wright Family - August 2019 (Guest)

Anne who is the Scott Dunn rep at Sun Gardens was incredible and went above and beyond any rep we have had before. Her service was First Class. The kids team were equally incredible, again never had service like we received there. The whole set up from Scott Dunn should be replicated as it is in Sun Gardens. We have never been treated as we were there - amazing staff.

5

Lowndes Family - July 2019 (Guest)

We've had an amazing holiday.... our first Scott Dunn experience and definitely not our last. Great resort in a scenic location and with great food options. Stand out was the childcare and kids club ... both the facilities and staff - thanks for being fantastic with the kids and letting mum and dad have a break too!
5

Marshall Family - July 2019 (Guest)

Best childcare ever made our holiday amazing and the staff were outstanding and cared so much for our little boy.
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Greaves Family - August 2019 (Guest)

I am a very well travelled person and in general like the best of everything. When planning our first overseas holiday with the kids, I scoured the internet for reviews on travel companies with good kids clubs. Scott Dunn came up time and time again and I can now understand why. The resort is excellent, the hotel staff so friendly and the facilities great. Scott Dunn were unparalleled in their administration when booking the holiday and all the info and their professional and friendly service has followed through on-site at the resort. Out in-resort contact Anne has been amazing assisting with this and that and the kids club is brilliant. The staff are so friendly, polite and professional and the number of activities the kids do each day are astounding and so varied. The kids can't wait for the next day! The babysitting is done by one of the kids club staff so the children already know them when they arrive. Really nice and reassuring. Really wasn't sure what to expect and we have been surprised and delighted all the way. The resort also has an adults only pool which is lovely for a bit of respite! Will definitely be using Scott Dunn again in the future. No hesitation!

4

Louisa Ross-Taylor (Staff)

We took our family and stayed in one of the 2 bedroom apartments at Sun Gardens which was one of the most perfect family holidays. Eliza has been chatting about going to the cafe for an enormous delicious breakfast ever since! Our girls (aged 2 1/2 and 11 months) just loved the Scott Dunn Explorers Kids Club, the nannies were brilliant with them, even though Eliza was definitely not convinced by the idea at first. The toddler pool was perfect for them and was a highlight of the holiday. We also loved all going into Dubrovnik on the water taxi and exploring the old city.

4

Lucy Dennis (Staff)

Sun Gardens is definitely the place to be if you want to relax and be pampered in stunning surroundings with a choice of great restaurants - in and outside the resort. The staff are incredibly friendly and genuine, which is always a sign of a quality hotel. I would recommend staying in the residences, the extra space and the kitchen facilities are worth every penny although make sure you are prepared for lots of steps. A sea view room is an absolute must, I couldn't get enough of the beautiful Adriatic coast to wake up to every morning. The restaurant which stood out for me was Cilantro, the service, wine and delicious food exceeded all expectations, and the views topped it off. The adult only pool is a great touch in a family friendly resort which means it is suitable for all sorts of guests, to explore Dubrovnik and relax in a beautiful hotel setting.

4

Alice Peal (Staff)

This resort, whilst it has everything you could need on site, its real USP is its setting and proximity to so many lovely local areas. Unlike lots of large family hotels, you arent confined to the resort, but encouraged to explore the beautiful City of Dubrovnik and its surrounding coastline and islands. A boat trip to visit the nearby islands is a must, you can hop off for a wander round Lopud, discover quiet coves to go snorkelling and see the Croatian landscape from a different perspective.

The accommodation ticks the boxes, theyre spacious and clean, they may not have the wow factor of some hotel rooms, but they are really convenient when travelling as a family. The residences are perfect for families, with the handy kitchenette and living space, its definitely worth going for the sea views as these are amazing. The main hotel is an imposing building, and the rooms do feel a little corporate, but are comfortable and spaceious, and offer easy access to the resorts facilities.  The resort is built into a hillside, which means there are amazing views throughout the resort, but also means there are steps throughout! The Sports Centre is fantastic, whether youre a bit of a fitness freak or want to try something different, theres so much to choose from and it really exceeded my expectations. There is a good variety of restaurants, but so many nearby that you really should venture out as there are delicious, great value local places.
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Marshall Family - July 2019 (Guest)

The service has been outstanding and the childcare exceptional.  Best childcare ever made our holiday amazing and the
staff were outstanding and cared so much for our little boy.
5

Turmore Family - July 2019 (Guest)

Fantastic holiday, Anne was great as were all the ladies in the kids club!  Amazing from start to finish.
5

Partington Family - June 2019 (Guest)

Aleisha, Nina and Clare were fantastic with Cora. She had a great fun time with all the team and the girls were very helpful and informative at passing on info about her day. They were very friendly and caring of Cora and made her feel at home.
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Ross-Taylor Family - June 2019 (Guest)

Anne was a fabulous help throughout our stay and nothing was to much trouble. Alisha and her team at the Kids Club were incredible with Eliza and Isabella- they hadn't been left with strangers before and they both had a ball.  The residences worked brilliantly as a family.
5

Charlton Family - May 2019 (Guest)

Excellent, attentive staff who built a good rapport with Henry and kept us informed of his activities and his day.
Happy boy and happy parents!
5

Beckoff Family - September 2018 (Guest)

Childcare was excellent. Charlotte is a great nanny and was great with Max! We felt 100% comfortable leaving Max with her and Lindsey. We will definitely recommend their services to our friends and family.

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Bald Family - September 2018 (Guest)

We didn't use the childcare but babysitting one night which was excellent. Anne was amazing and helped us with so many questions. She sorted out the room layout so our children could be in one room, accessed a coffee maker, advised and booked our meals and trips out. She even helped us to organise a sailing trip with a skipper for a morning which was brilliant and not a standard trip. This was as well as a trip to Dubrovnik and a day on a speedboat!

We have travelled with Scott Dunn many times before. Yet again we are beyond impressed they get everything right and go that little bit extra! We did not really use the childcare this time but in future trips we might dip back in.

4

Grounsell Family - August 2018 (Guest)

Some lovely touches... Complimentary kids plates, cups and cutlery sets.  Hamper of food and drink on arrival.  Bed rails set up on the kids beds when we arrived. Kids club kit bags.

4

Lall Family - August 2018 (Guest)

Anne as guest relations manager was very helpful, welcoming and thoughtful. Small things like leaving pasta and sauce in the kitchen and some wine was a nice touch! When we had an issue she sorted it straight away.  Range of childcare staff, all very good although we got to know Lindsay the best as she did most of the babysitting for us in the evenings and always on time, polite and reliable.

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Puri Family - July 2018 (Guest)

Travelling with small children can be stressful. The resort recommended by Alice was perfect for us. The facilities were excellent and the person you have on the ground was very helpful.

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Denny Family - June 2018 (Guest)

5* childcare - can't recommend highly enough. In fact the whole service was 5* from start to finish. 

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Tristan Williams (Staff)

The first thing you notice is the view, it's everywhere! The hotel occupies an amazing position perched on the side of the Adriatic with views over to several Islands all worth visiting including Lodpud and Sipan. Ignoring the cumbersome structure of the main hotel, the Sun Garden Residences stretch along the hillside, largely blending into the surrounding villages. Spacious, modern and ideally suited to families, the residences boost a surprisingly functional but attractive kitchenette and bags of living space. Our Two Bedroom Deluxe Sea View also benefited from a very large terrace with more amazing views of the Ocean, more than justifying the extra cost in my opinion.

Travelling out of season does often mean you don't get see properties at their best and whilst many areas of the hotel were still getting started you definitely got a sense that main public areas, particularity the main promenades, would have really buzz about them in peak season. There is undoubtedly more than enough within the hotel to keep most guests occupied however, this hotel is all about Dubrovnik and the surroundings islands, our boat excursion to Sipan was a real highlight and an absolute must when staying at the hotel!

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Hannah Scott (Staff)

Sun Gardens definitely exceeded all exceptions that I had for a hotel in Dubrovnik. From the moment we where collected in the airport in a new Mercedes air conditioned mini van, to the views that you are instantly immersed to from your transfer. I was not expecting Dubrovnik to be so green, but learning that it stands for 'Oak Forest' it definitely does not disappoint. The swift arrival to the hotel in a 30 minute transfer means it's perfect for families who are eager to get their holiday started.

With 2 main choices of accommodation Sun Gardens has something for everyone. You can either choose to stay in a residence, which has a between 1-3 bedrooms, a living room and a kitchenette which is great for those who like to do some of the cooking themselves. I would also recommend staying in the main hotel as they have great interconnecting rooms or suites, which is ideal if you want the family close but don't need kitchen facilities.

Giving yourself a day away from Dubrovnik and visiting the local islands is a must. You can do a day trip to Lopud Island, where the only sandy beach in Dubrovnik lies. Or why not go and visit Lokrum island which is said to be cursed - meaning no one ever spends the night there Spooky! For a bit of extra excitement, why not try the Games of Thrones tour.

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Hugo Snell (Staff)

When travelling in the peak summer months with older children then look no further than Sun Gardens in Croatia. Situated just 15 minutes from the beautiful Old Town of Dubrovnik and right on the clear waters of the Adriatic Sea the resort offers something for all the family. The accommodation on offer is perfect for families looking for a bit more space as the residences have two bedrooms, two large bathrooms and a separate living room and fully stocked kitchenette. They also benefit from large sea view balconies that offer fantastic space to enjoy an evening family meal as the sun goes down over Lopud Island.

During the day, Croatia offers so much to do for a family looking for more than just a beach and pool. The resort itself has a great sports centre including squash and clay tennis courts, well equipped gym and a huge indoor spa with treatment rooms and a juice bar. Outside of the resort, Korkyra Concierge (who have a desk in Sun Gardens) can organise half and full-day excursions to all sorts of amazing places of interest. The most popular being the boat trips to the islands situated just off the coast where you can visit sandy beaches and small villages with lovely restaurants all offering the Catch of The Day. You can also stop off in quiet bays and lower the anchor to enjoy snorkelling in the caves whilst looking out for sea life in the crystal clear Adriatic Sea.

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Join the Club! Luxury Tour Operator Scott Dunns Explorers childrens Club at Sun Gardens, Croatia is just 30 minutes from Dunrovnik and set on a hillside overlooking the Adriatic. With activities including a climbing wall and five-a-side football, theres plenty to keep the little ones happy.

Offers

Sun Gardens, Croatia - Early Booking Offer 2021

Book your stay at Sun Gardens, Croatia in advance to benefit from 20% discount on your 2021 holiday.

Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Please speak to one of our specialists for more information.

Book from 06 October 2020 to 29 December 2020
Travel from 01 April 2021 to 29 December 2021
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Experiences

  • Campioni Football Academy at Sun Gardens

    Campioni Football Academy are offering coaching sessions with ex-England International Players and UEFA licensed coaches at Sun Gardens.

  • Dubrovnik private city tour

    Explore the cobbled streets of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, lined with traditional churches and views of the Adriatic Sea. Learn the stories behind this quintessential walled city with your expert guide.

  • Sea Kayaking Dubrovnik

    What better way to explore Dubrovnik than by water. From your kayak you'll soak up the amazing views of the City Walls, Lokrum Island and the hidden caves.

Location & directions

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Sun Gardens is around 11km from Dubrovnik and just 30 minutes from Dubrovnik International Airport.

How to get there

There are regular flights with both British Airways and Easyjet from Gatwick direct to Dubrovnik. Flying time is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. In addition there are flights from some regional airports to Dubrovnik. The transfer time from Dubrovnik Airport to Sun Gardens is around 30 minutes along the stunning coastal road.

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