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Crveni Otok (Red Island)

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 Eden Hotel Rovinj $192
Maistra Eden Hotel Rovinj

Maistra Eden Hotel Rovinj

Luja Adamovica 33, Rovinj
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Rovinj, this beachfront hotel is in a regional park and within a 15-minute walk of Park forest Zlatni Rt and Katarina Island. Rovinj Harbour and Red Island are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    Maistra Istra Hotel Rovinj $164
    Maistra Istra Hotel Rovinj

    Maistra Istra Hotel Rovinj

    Crveni Otok 1, Rovinj
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Nestled on the beach, this Rovinj hotel is just steps from Park forest Zlatni Rt and Red Island. Rovinj Harbour and Katarina Island are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Hotel Lone Rovinj $310
      Hotel Lone Rovinj

      Hotel Lone Rovinj

      Luje Adamovica 31, Rovinj
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Rovinj, this beachfront hotel is in a provincial park and within a 15-minute walk of Park forest Zlatni Rt and Katarina Island. Rovinj Harbour and Red Island are also within 1 mi (2 km).

        Grand Park Hotel Rovinj $518
        Grand Park Hotel Rovinj

        Grand Park Hotel Rovinj

        Smareglijeva ulica 1A, Rovinj
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of Rovinj, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Katarina Island, Rovinj Harbour, and Rovinj Town Museum. Grisia Street and Batana House Ecomuseum are also within 15 minutes.

          All Suite Island Hotel Istra $275
          All Suite Island Hotel Istra

          All Suite Island Hotel Istra

          Crveni Otok 1, Rovinj
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Offering direct access to the beach, this Rovinj hotel is steps from Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč and Red Island. Rovinj Harbour and Katarina Island are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Island Hotel Istra
            Island Hotel Istra

            Island Hotel Istra

            Otok Sv. Andrija,1, Rovinj, Istria (county)
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Rovinj hotel is steps from Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč and Red Island. Rovinj Harbour and Katarina Island are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Hotel Arupinum $203
              Hotel Arupinum

              Hotel Arupinum

              Luje Adamovica 29, Rovinj
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Rovinj, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Rovinj Marina, Katarina Island, and Rovinj Harbour. Red Island is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) away.

                Maistra Villas Rubin Resort, Rovinj $103
                Maistra Villas Rubin Resort, Rovinj

                Maistra Villas Rubin Resort, Rovinj

                Villas Rubin bb, Rovinj
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Nestled on the beach, this Rovinj hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč, Red Island, and Rovinj Harbour. Katarina Island is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) away.