Red Island

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Escape to this uninhabited island for a relaxing day of swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing.

Crveni Otok is comprised of two artificially connected islands in the Adriatic Sea. Popular destinations for daytrips, these car-free islets are covered in pines and Mediterranean scrub and are also home to several stony beaches and rocky coves. Leave civilization behind and spend a few hours relaxing on quiet, remote shores.

Also known as the Red Island, Crveni Otok was first inhabited by Benedictine monks who lived here from the sixth century until the 13th century. The island was later inhabited by Franciscan monks before Austrian admiral Baron Hütterot purchased the land. The Hütterot family kept a villa here until 1945. Look for the old Benedictine church and for the Hütterot house, which is now part of a hotel resort.

Bring the family to the larger island, Sveti Andrija, where you’ll find a playground, as well as pebbled and gravel stretches of beach. With a shallow incline to the sea, no undercurrent and facilities at the nearby hotel, this beach is well suited for children. For more active pursuits, the beach on Sveti Andrija provides opportunities for snorkeling as well as other watersports.

Cross over the short causeway to reach the adjoining islet, Maškin, where you can seek out quieter, crowd-free bays. The beaches here tend to be rockier than those on Sveti Andrija, but they offer more privacy and seclusion. Swim off the rocks or try snorkeling or scuba diving to see what lies beneath the surface.

Stroll around the deserted island. The oceanfront paths and pine-lined trails are well worth exploring. Try to spot lizards darting across or pheasants roaming through the woodlands. Stop at one of the benches looking out onto the sea to rest and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and breathtaking views over the Adriatic.

Consider staying overnight at the hotel resort on Crevni Otok. For a daytrip, take a boat here and back from Rovinj. The journey should take about 15 minutes and boats depart regularly throughout the day.

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Maistra Monte Mulini
Maistra Monte Mulini
5 out of 5
A. Smareglia 3, Rovinj
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The price is $184 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
Located in Rovinj, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre ...
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"A wonderful, peaceful resort overlooking a quiet beach cove. The service and hospitality were excellent and the property is modern, clean, and well maintained. There are several Maistra resorts here. The one to the east is tucked into the hillside and didn't appear to have quite the same view of ..."

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

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Grand Park Hotel Rovinj
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5 out of 5
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The price is $234 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
Located in Rovinj, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Katarina Island, Rovinj Harbour, and Rovinj Town Museum. Park forest ...
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"Service was brilliant. They found us some great restaurants to eat at when there wasn’t availability at the ones we were looking at. The hotel is quite modern and so everything is designed to get the most out of the fantastic location."

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

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Maistra Istra Hotel Rovinj
Maistra Istra Hotel Rovinj
4 out of 5
Crveni Otok 1, Rovinj
Nestled on the beach, this Rovinj hotel is just steps from Park forest Zlatni Rt and Red Island. Skaraba Beach and Golden Cape are also within 10 minutes.
4.2/5 Excellent! (278 reviews)
"The hotel and surroundings are fantastic. The staff are very kind and professional. Keen to help and to go the extra mile! Food is good on the island, but there is also a ferry ( goes every hour) to take you to Rovinj and back. The Kids Club is friendly and lovely, and my children loved it."

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

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