UMAG: THE PERFECT FAMILY DESTINATION ON THE CROATIAN COAST
TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN I PHOTOS: PLAVA LAGUNA
Umag is not only the tennis capital of Croatia, but also the perfect destination for a family holiday. With 45 kilometres of coastline, Umag convinces visitors with turquoise waters, some of the best beaches in Istria and its historic old town. The best places to stay are the Hotel Umag Plava Laguna and Hotel Sipar Plava Laguna, both directly at the beach and next to the newest tourist attraction: a pool landscape for the whole family.
Strolling through the centre of the Old Town, adults will enjoy the seaside promenade with its various bars and restaurants, or exploring the art galleries, while children will have fun at the kids play park, or with some awesome activities on the beach. “Umag is one of the best Croatian tourist destinations, thanks to its mild climate, beautiful accommodation facilities and plenty of possibilities for fun: from endless beaches and pools, to sports and activities for every taste,” says Martina Novosel Dumičić, brand manager of Plava Laguna.
EXCITING NEW POOL LANDSCAPE FOR EXTRA FAMILY FUN
One of the newest attractions this summer is the Punta Pool complex located between Hotel Umag Plava Laguna with its Garden Suites and Hotel Sipar Plava Laguna. “The new pool will add more fun for the families staying: with clubs for the kids, water slides, a spray park, an open-air stage and cinema,” says Dumičić. The adults will particularly enjoy relaxing on the sun deck in the Mediterranean style area, surrounded by green landscapes.
SCENIC ROUTES AND PROFESSIONAL TENNIS SESSIONS
There is a lot to do around Umag. The municipality stretches along the coastline and provides a great walking and cycling path, leading from the Camping Park Umag all the way up to the Savudrija Lighthouse, the westernmost point of Croatia. The 1818-built lighthouse was designed by the famous engineer Pietro Nobile, and is the oldest lighthouse in the Adriatic. Legend says that the Habsburg count Metternich once fell in love with a local girl from Umag, and used to meet her at the lighthouse.
Umag is also well known among tennis enthusiasts all over the world. With its tennis centre in the Stella Maris Plava Resort Laguna, Umag hosts the Croatia Open as part of the ATP tour each summer. Overall, Umag has some of the best tennis facilities in Croatia, which are handily located near the Plava Laguna hotels and apartments.
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