Join our family activity holidays in Croatia, perfect for families wanting an authentic experience and to meet other fun active parents and teenagers.
Ahhh the teenage trouble years! Your children have finally reached the age, when they think they are cool and parents are simply uncool. Even if you pretend to value the sounds of heavy dubstep bass and a tsunami of death rock guitars, teenagers will rarely give parents any credit. So how do you create the perfect holiday for a teen and for yourselves?
Our Croatia adventure company specialises in multi active holiday itineraries, created with families, children & teenagers in mind. Our Award winning active holidays are rather addictive, so you might find your teens wanting to join us again next year. We hold a certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor.
From sailing Croatia and island hopping to white water rafting and zip lining, we have it all to offer. Try sea kayaking on calm waters, splash around on blue flag beaches and find your own oasis within UNESCO old towns and canyons. Your week’s active program will be organised by an experienced tour guide and we guarantee fun and relaxation. If you have the joys of planning a family activity holiday suitable for teenagers, let us help you.
- Saturday – start/end days
- 7 x nights, A/C, Swimming pool
- 2 x Gala Meals – Authentic restaurants
- Walking distance to sea & beaches
- Free WiFi
- Teenager approved
- 4 x Amazing activities
- Croatia is great value for money
- Adventure & Relaxation
- Social groups & space to be a family
Arrival & Gala Meal
Day 1 - Saturday
Check in to our wonderful modern apartments.
The rest of the day is free for you to find your feet in Podstrana and mark your favourite spot on the beach or relax around our pool.
Gala meal tonight at a local restaurant. Time to start the week, with good food and new friends.
Day 2 - Sunday
Today we will head into the canyon. To get there we will descend 200 metres, down to the water source. Guided by our instructors we will; swim, jump, splash, walk, climb, crawl through the water channels.
This is a natural water park of fun, and it’s not to be missed. The perfect tour for a family active vacation in Croatia.
Our canyoning tour is without the requirement of ropes and big jumps can always be avoided. Stamina and good fitness is required. All participants must be able to follow instructions from our guides.
Beach day or Zip line
Day 3 - Monday
Our adventure base is perfect for families and teenagers. We have our own private pool & BBQ area. The beach is only a 10 minute walk away and the city of Split can be accessed easily.
However, if you don’t fancy lounging around, then we highly recommend the 8 line ‘Zip lining’ course. Suspended above the ground and whooshing between the canyon sides is an exhilarating experience.
Truly, this is one of the best ways to experience the dramatic and stunning panoramic views of the region.
White Water Rafting
Day 4 - Tuesday
Make sure you have a hearty Croatian breakfast, as today you will truly experience the Cetina River for all its power.
On our rafts, we’ll be rushing through some spectacular scenery, riding the rumbling rapids, splashing our way to water fun heaven.
There will be moments of pure tranquillity, then moments of thrills & spills. Half way down we usual stop for a swim and the brave jump from the high rocks.
After river rafting, we’ll take our guests to the Pirate town of Omis. Enjoy the maze of cobbled streets, the hilltop fortress, blue flag beach and many superb local restaurants.
Beach day or Boat trip
Day 5 - Wednesday
Our families have the choice of relaxing or joining together on a private boat. The choice is completely optional. Teenagers absolutely love the boat excursion day, so the decision might be very easy to make.
For guests wishing to relax, that’s also easy to do. Enjoy the pool and nearby beaches. Bikes, kayaks, boats, tennis courts can all be rented closely. There is an aqua assault course nearby to keep the teens and kids active.
Day 6 - Thursday
Today we are back off into the quiet interiors of the Dalmatia countryside. We’ll be transferring our families to the river start point, to begin River Tubing. Each guest sits in their own rubber ring, ready to take on the wild river rapids.
Fully supported by our instructors, you will discover the true explorer in you. Get ready to be soaked in the unspoilt beauty of the river. Splash, bump, spin and go with the flow. River tubing is one of the best activities for families travelling with teenagers in Croatia.
Sea Kayaking & Gala Meal
Day 7 - Friday
On your final morning we will provide the kayaking equipment for a paddle to the nearby isolated beaches, and find hidden coastal dreams along the way.
Today we can paddle, swim and snorkel. Sea kayaking is both adventure and relaxation. The perfect way to unwind as we approach the end of this family water sports holiday in Croatia.
Tonight, we go to a traditional Croatian Taverna. High in the hillsides, offering spectacular views for our family guests, this is the perfect way to end trip. Good food, great wine, celebrating with lots of new friends.
Day 8 - Saturday
We hope you have enjoyed this teenager activity week, and made lots of new friends.
We are happy to help you extend your holiday plans. We can share with you all the hidden gems and touristic places.
Pre Or Post, feel free to make a longer itinerary aided by our local team. Hvala x
Time to switch off & relax
WiFi, A/C, Swimming Pool
In the heart of the Split Riviera, you’ll find our adventure base. Dedicated to family activity holidays in Croatia.
All 7 apartments are modern, providing free access to the swimming pool, bbq area, sun loungers and Wifi.
Our adventure base has one of the best panoramic views of the Split Riviera and the Adriatic Sea. The sun set alone is worth the stay with us.
Good to know
Panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea
- 3 star apartments
- Check-in: 3pm
- Check-out: 10am
- Equipped Kitchen
- Balcony or terrace
- Hair dryer in bathroom
- Flat-screen satellite TV
- Bathroom towels provided
- Clothes washing service (extra fee)
- BBQ and shaded area
- Quality sun loungers
- Wifi in apartments & by pool
- Supermarket, ATM very close by
- Beach is a short walk away
- Air conditioning included
- Swimming pool
A stunning location
Sea, beach, swimming pool, happy days
Our adventure company has exclusive run of a beautiful apartment building.
We operate all the apartments, so the building is completely private to our guests.
We are rated 5 stars on Trip Advisor and 1 in 4 families that stay with us, say it was their best family holiday ever. Let us do the same for you this summer !
This was a lovely multi sport week, with loads of amazing water sports in Croatia; from moderate paddling through idyllic Dalmatia calm waters to foaming rapids. It was a nice contrast from water to land, again, seeing Croatia from a different perspective and the reason for needing a big memory card in my camera I recommend to bring a waterproof camera, great for this kind of teenager active holiday. Thanks and yes, i would recommend using your adventure company. 5 stars!
Frank Axum , Reading
We searched high and low for a family waterspouts holiday in Croatia and finally found you guys. Jackpot! This is what activity holiday is all about; great food, wonderful guides, amazing activities and lots of laughs! We met some lovely people and kids have already became Facebook friends with all the other kids in our group. We are lucky we came across your website!
Linda Magnus, Darlington
I have two fussy teens. One is 17 and the other one 13, I don’t have to mention how hard it is to please them both! When I came across your website and I saw all the lovely pictures of the other teens smiling, I decided to make a call. One of your travel managers recommended the teenager activity week trip for us. After the first day in the canyon with my teens, other families with similar aged kids and ‘supercool’ guides, I had two teens smiling! Thank you for arranging it all, you helped to make our summer. Accommodation is 3 star, but everything else surpasses 5 stars. This company cares about its clients.
Hannah Barford, St Albans
We are now back home after our first family adventure holiday in Croatia. You guys at Croatia Family Holidays were truly amazing. Your help putting our activities together and buddying up our kids with other like minded teens was amazing. My kids agree that white water rafting was their absolute favourite! Guides were so great throughout the week, we could not ask for more of an attentive crew during our active holiday. Thank you so much. Vanessa, Daisy and Benny xx
Vanessa Brown, Manchester
Very highly recommended. The trip was delivered by a well organised team with professional attitudes towards safety. This is family fun at its best. Many thanks for looking after me and my girls.
Helen Gooding , Nottingham
I would write a long review of our experience, but in very short i can say we had a great time out there in Croatia. Ante is a cheerful host, very nice man and helpful person, and the apartment itself comfy and modern. What really is fantastic are the activities and tour leaders. Podstrana also is a great location. Lovely port area, gorgeous beach and close to Split. There are some fantastic sports and playground facilities nearby to. We liked the social side to this active family holiday and would consider repeating.
Alan Johnson, Cardiff
Fabulous experience. Croatia is a beautiful country. We loved this family adventure vacation from start to finish. Do it before your kids head to Ibiza.
Roy Dean, Finchley
We loved all of it, especially the speed boat island tour was amazing. More apartment information would have been great, maybe a intro booklet would be a good idea. More TV channels better for the kids, although the WiFi was very fast and strong. Great teenager activity holiday based in Croatia, I wouldn’t hesitate to do it all over. We loved it.
Steve Williams, Ringwood
We loved this active holiday in Croatia and would recommend to others, as long as you like sport and appreciate nature. This is not your typical holiday. These are small groups of families, that want to socialise and bond together. Your company really brings out the best in us all. It was just wonderful to experience it with my 3 teenagers. River tubbing was my personal favourite, but I’m sure if you asked Daisy, Hannah and Oliver, they would say a different day. All were special for different reasons. I also like the fact you are an eco minded company. Just be sure you are genuinely fit enough to book an adventure holiday. This is adventure that meets relaxation, so I believe there is something for everyone. The accommodation was perfect and better than expected, we liked the sun lounging area and the beach was 5 minutes walk away. We will be booking with you again. Please send me the link to the DVD, that your camera crew were making, I didn’t get a copy!! Surely the Williams were the stars?!?!
Keith Williams, Banbury
I booked this teenager activity holiday about 13 months, on a recommendation from a family friend. We’ve been so looking forward to it, regularly watching your videos and following your Facebook feeds. Now we are home and very sad, and very much missing you guys! For myself and Nigel, this active holiday was been an absolute gift. Not just an easy holiday to be a part of, but to see how happy our 2 teenagers were. Definitely come to be social, everyone is fun and engaging. Your Tour Leaders are super hero’s, and really know how to figure everyone out and make them feel comfortable. Croatia is a wonderful country, very affordable but book your flights early.
Elle Kineton, Bromsgrove
My husband, myself and kids in tow had an amazing holiday with you. Everything can be labelled as excellent. Very well organised and informative guide/drivers (Russo in particular, who is so patient with the noisy teens). He is an excellent guide, always safety conscious and knowledgeable about the area. He showed a genuine interest in our lives in the UK as well as giving us plenty information about Croatia life. Our kids loved him to bits (so did i… but don’t tell my husband). All the other families were hilarious and great company. This is a must-do trip for families wanting to connect with their children, before they disappear off to Ibiza & Zante.
Rachel Pickerton, Worcester
The white water rafting and sea kayaking were nothing short of awesome, and the whole experience from start to finish on this trip was simply fantastic (best ever from my 11 year old son who got to paddle, splash and laugh with many peers). Croatia Family holidays create a nice balance during the week, and there is plenty of beach time. Croatia’s history is rich, but we had no idea how diverse the nature is here! We were truly wow’ed by the breath taking canyons, waterfalls, mountains, and rivers. If you enjoy being with other families, and like pre-planned activities, then this is a very suitable trip to book. Many thanks, from myself, Debbie and the kids. Rgds
Daniel Lenner, Ipswich
Dear Katarina and team, we had a recent holiday week with you in Croatia. Just wanted to say many thanks for looking after us so well. We had a fabulous time. It is so lovely to go somewhere which has not been destroyed by commercialisation and meet a team so professional yet very relaxed. I haven’t laughed so much in ages, Would love to return. Thanks also for the photos which are a brilliant memory. Best wishes – Breda, Chris, Adam, Yasmin x
Yasmin Helmford, Dorset
Thank you for organising a memorable and exciting time in Croatia for myself and kids. We are still all talking about it two weeks later. My kids actually said i was cool !! Can you help with corporate trips ?? i have a number of corporate and club trips happening this year, i will be asking for your ideas and assistance for these. I’m sure i can speak on behalf of all the families, that the overall experience was nothing short of ‘amazing’. The canyons are stunning and so much fun, this would be the highlight. No real tips come to mind? Everything was well organised and included what we needed. With best regards from a rainy grey England.
Peter Lowe, Chipenham
I just wanted to email you to say what a great holiday. For us it was the perfect combination of activities and chilling out. Russo was brilliant as our guide and host all week. He seemed to genuinely enjoy taking us out on the activities and made many wonderful recommendations for our free afternoons and day off. Definitely book the sailing trip. I have already been recommending this water sports holiday to some of my more adventurous mums. You never know you may even see us back there with them. Many thanks, Helen xox
Helen Tinning, Watford
Not too happy to be back in front of my computer, but more than happy to write this review of our Podstrana adventure week. It started with an on time easy jet flight (hurray!!) and not a massive fan of flying, I was pleased that the flight is a very short one. No issues at Split airport (its tiny), it’s a walk through airport, bags all there (well done Easyjet) and our driver was there to greet us. The drive to Podstrana is just under 45 minutes, but didn’t seem as long as that. It was a relaxed opportunity to meet other guests who had arrived on the same flight. Of course we picked up on the essential information and local lingo (names of local beers for dads). Soon we were checked in and trying our first Croatian cold beer, chilling out on the sun terrace, lazing in the calm heat. The sunsets are epic here! And your kids will never want to leave the swimming pool! First and last evening we had a fantastic 3 course meal and our hosts didn’t drop the baton the whole week. Can’t really ask for more. I probably put more weight on and this was an active holiday in Croatia we booked lol ( ironic hey!!). My favourite day was canyoning, closely by the river tubing. But throughout there were special moments and I was smart enough to buy an all weather proof camera, so have captured alot (mainly adults screaming like little kids). The days long, fun filled and the nights a blast. The guides are very cool and great at what they do. They definitely added to the family adventure holiday experience we had. What would I advise to other travels?! Not a lot. The thinking is done for you. Get in touch with your active side and head to Split and meet Maria, Ante and Russo.
Gabriel Akins, Hove
Croatia was beyond our expectations; which were already quite high. Being a geography teacher I think I had been secretly hoping we would do this holiday for a very long time but I was glad we did wait until the kids were teenagers and had chance to understand the scale and beauty. We had some special moments and I did my best to keep lectures to an absolute minimum and just let everyone soak it in their own way. Definitely I can say everyone came back buzzing! Great family holiday; probably our best!
Clive Tidsdale, Reading
This an excellent family activity holiday based close to Split. Friendly staff and drivers throughout the week and wonderful food included. Activity routes are very picturesque and last but not least the guides, Russo, Ante & Damir, provided a brilliant smiley service. Being a guided family trip, we felt more relaxed, and more engaged with our surroundings. Some days were longer than others and more information on timings would be useful for future guests in my opinion.
David Vale, Oxford
This is our second time I have visited here. Croatia is definitely a place to fall in love with and we will definitely keep coming back. Podstrana is a great place to base yourself. We tried Omis in the past, but it is overwhelmed with people and cars. Omis is a good place to visit but not to stay. With a family of 4 teenagers, Podstrana is definitely a calmer and safer environment to be in. Your private accommodation is a 4 star quality, modern furnishings, gorgeous pool, luxury style sunbeds. Bedrooms were very comfortable and exceeded my expectations, well maintained and the balconies had gorgeous sea views. My bedroom air conditioning wasn’t working on one of the days, and all was sorted very quickly. It really showed, how passionate and caring the staff are. The weather was perfect, not too hot or stuffy at night, sunshine throughout the day. Our days were planned professionally and led by Jalko and Jelena. From deep canyons to old towns, we really felt the real Croatia. All our guides were helpful, speaking English and getting the teenagers stuck in. We met 4 other families, so matching the children’s ages was a plus factor to the family activity holiday. Points for improvement of the trip? Well not for the accommodation staff or the Reps, 2 BIG thumbs up to both! Maybe some local maps on arrival? Add some snacks for the longer activity days? BBQ night on the terrace ? fyi – These are all small pointers and certainly not big criticisms. We would like to thank everyone that made this Croatia active holiday one of our best times ever. Canyoning and rafting on the Cetina River was a dream come true. Thanks from all of us x
Maree Tate, Windsor
Very nice experience in Croatia. During this family adventure holiday we met lots of lovely families from the UK and Canada. The days were planned very well. Enough time to enjoy the relaxing surroundings of the accommodation and Podstrana
Thompson family, Rotterdam
Brilliant time thanks Jakov. Your Reps were superb. I can highly recommend this teenage / family trip. My daughter Alison loved every minute of it and made some great new friends, thanks to all involved. Denny x x
Denny Rogers , Newcastle
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