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Sun Gardens Dubrovnik

Orasac, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • A fabulously chic resort in a stunning hillside setting on the Dalmatian Coast, the Sun Gardens Dubrovnik boasts spectacular views over the Adriatic and Elaphite islands. Offering a wide choice of hotel and private residence accommodation and a superb range of facilities and activities this resort is a great choice for families.

    • Sun Gardens Dubrovnik's stunning hillside positionSun Gardens Dubrovnik
      Sun Gardens Dubrovnik's stunning hillside position
    • Crystal clear waters at the private pebble beachSun Gardens Dubrovnik
      Crystal clear waters at the private pebble beach
    • Contemporary hotel room interiorsSun Gardens Dubrovnik
      Contemporary hotel room interiors
    • The spacious interior of the ResidencesSun Gardens Dubrovnik
      The spacious interior of the Residences
    • Sun Gardens offers plenty of family funSun Gardens Dubrovnik
      Sun Gardens offers plenty of family fun
    • Soak up the glorious views at sunsetSun Gardens Dubrovnik
      Soak up the glorious views at sunset
    • The resort's stunning Sunset PoolSun Gardens Dubrovnik
      The resort's stunning Sunset Pool
    • Standard and Deluxe rooms have panoramic sea viewsSun Gardens Dubrovnik
      Standard and Deluxe rooms have panoramic sea views
    • The stunning Spa by OCCOSun Gardens Dubrovnik
      The stunning Spa by OCCO
    • Sun Gardens has superb sport & leisure facilitiesSun Gardens Dubrovnik
      Sun Gardens has superb sport & leisure facilities
    • Soak up the views from the rooftop terraceSun Gardens Dubrovnik
      Soak up the views from the rooftop terrace
    • Relax with a beachside massage in the VIP areaSun Gardens Dubrovnik
      Relax with a beachside massage in the VIP area
    • A summer rooftop breakfast is not to be missedSun Gardens Dubrovnik
      A summer rooftop breakfast is not to be missed
    • The Residences are perfect for familiesSun Gardens Dubrovnik
      The Residences are perfect for families
    • The Residences balconies have glorious viewsSun Gardens Dubrovnik
      The Residences balconies have glorious views
    • The large indoor pool at the spaSun Gardens Dubrovnik
      The large indoor pool at the spa
    • Dine al fresco at the Cilantro restaurantSun Gardens Dubrovnik
      Dine al fresco at the Cilantro restaurant

    What to love

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    • Watch the sun go down over the horizon from the Sunset pool – the perfect spot to soak up the last rays of sunshine.
    • The fabulous award-winning Spa Centre is one of the largest spas on the Dalmatian Coast.
    • In the summer start the day in style with a not-to-be-missed rooftop breakfast overlooking the Adriatic Sea and Elaphite islands.
    • The Marco Polo Kids Club and Hideaway Teens Club offer an interesting activity programme tailored to the needs of children aged 3-11 and 12-17 years respectively.
    • There is a superb choice of modern and stylish hotel rooms and private residences that suit couples and families alike with accommodation for up to seven guests.
    • Sun Gardens Dubrovnik is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.
    • There are superb dining options with 16 restaurants and bars to choose from (open seasonally).
    • Delicious muffins, pastries and sandwiches can be enjoyed at La Patisserie which is the only outlet in Dubrovnik serving gluten-free ice-cream and lactose free fruit ice-cream.
    • The resort has direct access to the marina where guests can take ferry services to Dubrovnik or charter boats to explore the stunning coastline and Elaphite islands.
    • Leisure facilities include three outdoor pools, an indoor and outdoor sports complex with football and tennis courts, gym, and a climbing wall and a seasonal watersports centre.

    About this property

    • A proud member of the Leading Hotels of the World, a prestigious collection of independent luxury hotels, Sun Gardens Dubrovnik is set in a quiet coastal hillside setting on the pristine Dalmatian Coast, 12km from the Old Town of Dubrovnik . Boasting panoramic views from almost every angle, the resort is framed by mountains on one side and the Adriatic Sea with a string of over 1000 islands on the other. Located just a few kilometres from the World Heritage designated old town of Dubrovnik the resort is perfectly located for enjoying the cultural and historical attractions of the region.

      Sun Gardens Dubrovnik is a modern and vibrant resort with an excellent range of facilities and family orientated activities. The resort has its own private beach and world class sports and leisure facilities for everyone including three fresh water swimming pools (one of which is an adult only pool), an indoor and outdoor sport complex with 5-a side football pitches, tennis courts, a gym and a climbing wall, a watersports centre and a superb award winning spa for those seeking a more relaxing break. The resort also has direct access to the marina where guests can take advantage of the water ferry service to Dubrovnik or boat trips to the Elaphite islands. Children are very well catered for at Sun Gardens with a seasonal children’s club for three to 11 year olds, a teen club during the summer months for 12-17 year olds and evening entertainment and babysitting services.

      There is a wide choice of stylish rooms and private residences decorated in cool Mediterranean blues and greens and all featuring a terrace or balcony that overlooks the resort or stunning Adriatic sea. The residences are perfect for families with well equipped kitchenettes and spacious rooms and living areas that can accommodate up to seven guests.

      Furthermore the resort also offers a fantastic array of restaurants and bars to choose from, offering a high standard of Croatian and international cuisine including mouthwatering seafood fresh from the Adriatic.

    • Sun Gardens offers a fantastic range of accommodation to suit everyone with a choice hotel rooms and suites or residences.

      Hotel Rooms

      There are 201 brightly decorated, elegant rooms that echo the beauty of the coastal setting decorated in blue and green hues. All rooms have a terrace or balcony overlooking the view of the islands dotting the Adriatic and include a bathrobe and slippers, designer toiletries, hairdryer, coffee and tea making facilities, free WiFi, minibar, satellite and pay-tv and safe.

      Standard and Deluxe Rooms: Spacious and elegant these contemporary rooms have panoramic sea views which can be enjoyed from the private balcony. A large picture window separates the bedroom from the bathroom. Some standard and deluxe rooms can be interconnecting, please request at time of booking. Approx. size 34m2. Maximum number of guests: 2 people.

      Club Room: Located on the top two floors the Club Rooms offer breath-taking views from the private balcony. Guests can enjoy a private breakfast whilst taking in the scenery and also benefit from the Club Floor service and access to the Club Lounge. Approx. size 34m2. Maximum number of guests: 2 people. 

      Club Suite: Experience VIP treatment with a stay in a Club Suite which offer breath-taking views from the private terrace. Each suite features a sumptuous bedroom, bright and airy lounge and beautifully designed bathroom with a bath tub and separate shower. Enjoy an exclusive breakfast, numerous Club amenities and special access to the Club Lounge. Approx. size 68m2. Maximum number of guests: 3 people.


      Deluxe Suite: A spacious and chic suite with a separate comfortable living room. The private balcony overlooks the Adriatic coastline and is furnished with a table and chairs. Inside extra benefits include a Nespresso coffee machine. A large picture window divides the bedroom from the luxuriously appointed bathroom with its separate shower and bath. Approx. size 68m2. Maximum number of guests: 3 people.

      Executive Suite: A large sophisticated suite with amazing sea views from the large private terrace. Each suite has a sumptuous bedroom, an open and airy living room, and a luxurious bathroom which also boasts sea views from the large window. On arrival you will be welcomed with a bottle of Premium wine, flowers and canapés and benefit from an in-suite check-in service. Guests can enjoy an exclusive breakfast served in the suite or on the rooftop terrace during the summer months as well as access to the exclusive Club Lounge where afternoon tea, a selection of tea and pastries, and an open bar service with complimentary tea, coffee, soft drinks and selected spirits are served. Approx. size 102m2. Maximum number of guests: 2 adults.

      Presidential Suite: A stunning and distinctive top-floor suite for the most discerning guest with sweeping views of the Adriatic. The suite features a spacious bedroom, a beautifully furnished sitting area, a dining room, a walk-in wardrobe and a sumptuous bathroom with designer toiletries and a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding sea and islands. Guests will be welcomed with a bottle of champagne and flowers and canapés at the in-suite check in and a daily fruit bowl and guests also benefit from access to the exclusive Club Lounge as above. Additional guest services to enhance your experience include an in-suite massage, an unpacking and packing service and an express laundry service. Approx. size 136m2. Maximum number of guests: 2 adults.


      The 207 luxurious residences combine a light bright modern Mediterranean design with spacious interiors. Oak floors and comfortable furniture are complimented by an excellent range of amenities.

      All of the Residences have outdoor terraces and balconies that offer panoramic views of the gardens and the Adriatic and include high speed WiFi, bathrobe and slippers, designer toiletries, coffee and tea making facilities, satellite and pay tv. The fully equipped built-in kitchenettes include 2 electric hobs, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, a selection of pots and pans, crockery cutlery and glassware. The residences also have a laptop sized in-room safe and minibar.

      One Bedroom Garden View Residence: A generously sized comfortable residence which has a living room with sofa bed and a separate bedroom. Approx. size 45m2. Maximum number of guests: 3 people.

      One Bedroom Sea View Residence: Offering glorious views over the Adriatic Sea these residences feature a dining area, living room with a sofa bed and a spacious bedroom. Approx. size 56m2. Maximum number of guests: 3 people.

      Two Bedroom Garden View Residence: These residences have a sleek and contemporary Mediterranean design that captures all the natural light and each bedroom has a spacious en suite bathroom. There is a kitchenette and stylishly furnished dining and lounge areas and a terrace or balcony. Approx. size 85m2. Maximum number of guests 5 people.

      Two Bedroom Sea View Residence: As above but with panoramic views of the Adriatic.

      One and Two Bedroom Deluxe Residences that sleep three or five people respectively and Three Bedroom Residences that sleep up to seven are also available. However there are only three 3-bedroom residences in the resort so early booking is highly recommended.

    • Sun Gardens Dubrovnik is a superb choice for a family holiday with a wide range of family activities, child-friendly restaurants, two dedicated children’s pools and a children’s club.

      Marco Polo Kids Club: 3 to 6 years and 7 to 11 years open daily 15th May to 30th September from 10:30 to 19:00

      Operated in conjunction with the Worldwide Kids company, the Marco Polo Kids Club provides a fun and creative programme of activities in a safe environment. From sports to educational and environmental events, the kids club offers a full and varied programme of activities including splash volleyball, mask making, face painting, a Marco Polo themed scavenger hunt, Croatian dancing, nature walks, arts and craft activities, water sports and mini Olympics. There is even an opportunity for children to make a Croatian inspired present for their parents. The kids club is a complimentary childcare service that operates to strict ratios so pre-booking is strongly recommended.

      Marco Polo Kids Club Evening Programme; 4-11 years daily 15th May to 30th September 19:30 to 21:30

      The childcare team also provides a themed evening children’s entertainment programme with games, dancing and lots of fun. Cost is approx. 15 Euros per evening per child (as of April 2017) and sessions must be pre-booked.

      The Hideaway Teen Club: 12 to 17 years daily morning and afternoon sessions 1st July to 31st August

      The Hideaway Club offers teens the chance to make the most of their stunning surroundings away from their parents. Activities include basketball, water skiing, archery, snorkeling, climbing wall, water-polo and sometimes boat trips to the local islands and jet ski safaris are organised. The club offers a tailored week of events that changes on a bi-weekly basis and operates on a complimentary basis.

      Babysitting: Babysitting services are available for children aged from 6 months from from 15th May to 15th September from 08:00 to 23:00. A maximum of two children per babysitter are permitted and they must be from the same family. Babysitting services must be pre-booked at least 5 days in advance. The charge is approx. 20 Euros per hour for a maximum of two children (as of April 2017).

    • Restaurants: Croatian’s love their food and Sun Gardens offers a fabulous array of 16 restaurants and bars to choose from (some seasonal). Catering for every taste the restaurants feature a wide choice of local and international dishes. Origano is the resort’s main buffet restaurant; fresh seafood and traditional Croatian specialities can be enjoyed in the relaxed ambience of Cilantro which has an open kitchen and sea views; La Pasta is a modern Italian restaurant serving pasta and pizza whilst locally sourced seafood and fish dishes are served at The Market which serves a different catch of the day each evening and also boasts panoramic views of the Adriatic. Meat lovers will not want to miss The Butcher which features quality meats from around the world and the Sunset Bar & Grill provides a relaxed poolside setting with great sea views. La Patisserie offers pastries, sandwiches and ice creams including gluten and lactose free options. Bars include the modern light and airy Maraska Lounge Bar; the Vino Bar, home to fine Croatian wines; the family friendly Lemonia Bar which offers drinks, ice creams, smoothies and entertainment and the adult-only Marina Bar.

      Swimming Pools: The resort boasts three outdoor swimming pools open from May to September. The Sunset pool, overlooking the sea, includes water features and a dedicated kids pool. The Marina Pool is for adults only and is the perfect spot for couples to unwind. The Lemonia pool is popular with families seeking to splash around in the sun. There is also a hydrotherapy pool and 18 metre indoor pool in the spa.

      Beach: The resort’s natural pebble beach is just a few steps from the resort. There is a seasonal VIP area which includes sun beds and umbrellas, towels, fresh fruit, drinks and a massage. Reservations for the VIP area must be made in advance.

      Spa: The award winning Spa Centre is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate mind, body and soul. Features include a hydrotherapy pool with massage jets, an 18-metre lagoon pool with underwater jets, tepidarium, thalassotherapy bath, thermal area with saunas, hammam, aromatherapy steam room, plunge pool and two exclusive suites for couples’ spa treatments and a range of beauty and body treatments that use the finest natural ingredients.

      Activities: Sun Gardens features a fully equipped gym and a superb range of indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family including five-a-side football, three clay tennis courts (local charge applies), squash, badminton, a rock climbing wall, sand volleyball, basketball, group fitness classes, table tennis and pool tables. There is a a seasonal watersports centre with jet skiing, water tubing and banana boats (local charges apply) and a private marina where guests can charter boats and arrange diving trips (local charges apply).

      Internet Access: All rooms have free WiFi.

    • Explore the Elaphite Islands: The Elaphite archipelago offers beautiful natural coves that are perfect for swimming and snorkelling, lush pine forests for walking and palm groves and historic ruins to explore. Three of the islands are inhabited including Lopud which has a choice of seafront restaurants and a shallow sandy beach and Kolocep a traffic-free walker’s paradise located directly opposite the Sun Gardens.

      Visit Dubrovnik Old Town: The World Heritage designated Dubrovnik Old Town is not to be missed. Explore the city walls and forts, the 11th century Stradun (the city’s main shopping area and widest street), Rectors Palace, St Blaises Church, Sponza Palace, Orlandos Column and the historic churches, cathedrals and ancient city streets.

      Kayaking Safari around Dubrovnik Old Town: Enjoy a different perspective of Dubrovnik’s ancient walls on a sea kayak safari that follows the perimeter of the old city followed by a swim in a secluded cove.

      Sun Garden Sport Academies: Children aged 7-15 can join one of the sports academies during their stay. Operating from mid-May to mid-September for 5 training sessions with specialised trainers while Saturdays are reserved for a final tournament, children can choose from tennis, football, basketball, water-polo or sports camp (a combination of the above). Academies must be pre-booked.

      Mixology, Wine & Cooking Classes: Sun Gardens offers weekly classes for guest who would like to learn to craft the perfect cocktail, improve their wine knowledge or learn to cook some new and inspiring food. Courses run from mid-May to mid-September (3 times per week in 2 hour sessions) and must be pre-booked.

    • When to travel

      Dubrovnik is a year round destination with warm dry summers and cool winters. July and August are usually the warmest months of the year with daytime high temperatures around the low 30°Cs. January and February are the coldest months of the year on average with daytime highs around 12°C. November and December are generally the wettest months of the year.

      There are many festivals throughout the year in Dubrovnik:

      November to March – The Dubrovnik Winter Festival includes special events, entertainment programmes, and traditional customs starting with Advent, followed by New Years Eve, the Festival of St Blaise, (Dubrovnik’s patron saint), Valentines Day and ending with Dubrovnik Carnival.

      April – Dubrovnik Wine Festival brings together more than 100 regional wine makers.

      June – Le Petit Festival du Theatre, July – Dubrovnik Opera Festival 10 July to 25 August The world renowned Dubrovnik Summer Festival with music, theatre and dance performances.

      September – Wine and Jazz Festival

      Location and Directions

      Positioned on a hillside on the Dalmatian Coast with its own stretch of private pebble beach , Sun Gardens Dubrovnik is located on the edge of the pretty village of Orasac just 15km from the centre of Dubrovnik. The village dates from the 10th century and historically it was a popular retreat for artists and aristocrats seeking to escape from the hustle and bustle of Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik Old Town is easily reached by a short boat ride from the resort’s own private marina or by short road transfer.

      How to get there:

      British Airways fly direct from London Gatwick to Dubrovnik, the flight time is approx. 2 hours 30 minutes. EasyJet, Jet2.com and Monarch also offer direct flights from London Gatwick and Stansted, Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester. The resort is approx. 35 minutes drive from the airport by private transfer.

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