Summer Adventure Series: Pine Beach Resort

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We arrived to Pine Beach (in Croatia), our hidden gem, after 5 hours of driving from our Slovenia trip.  It was a beautiful drive. My family and I absolutely love heading to our little piece of heaven.  Pine Beach is nestled between thousands of pine trees… who would have known!? Checking in was a breeze.  We recieved bar vouchers (this was our second time to Pine Beach), a lavender sachet (smells divine), and a packet with seeds to plant!  Our receptionist was very nice and explained everything is amazing detail.

Accommodation

13509047_10209320662837555_469650896915151945_nI booked our adventure back in March for two nearby huts.  My boys loved having their own space last time so I decided to do it again.  My friend and her daughter, Paige, were also also to snag a hut near us as well.  We had huts 11, 14 and 15. I must say that our hut was a lot more better situated than last time as we were in the 400s (I think).  This time we were very close to a sanitary block (toilets/showers), we were within 10 minutes walking to the beach (for you it may be quicker… my kids are SLOW), and very close to the dining facility. Our tiled-floored huts were just like last time with  2 fully made up beds, 2 “dresser”-type with shelves and a hanging area as well as mosquito nets (YOU WILL NEED THIS! PLEASE USE THEM).

Note: While we were there 2 of our nights were pretty hot.  To cool off, take a cool shower before going to bed.  If you can bring a battery operated fan I recommend doing so.  The huts DO NOT have electricity or running water!

 

Food

The food is very good!  Breakfast they have scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, fried eggs, bacon, sausage, yogurt, breads (croissants), cold cuts, cheese, cereal and more.  Lunch and dinner are pretty similar. They have meats (chicken, pork, beef), pizza, pasta, salads, bread, and desserts (ice cream and cakes) as well as beer and wine.  Of course you can get soda/pop during all meals. They also serve fresh fruit with every meal too.  Our only issue was that they did not put out butter during lunch and dinner, but it was not a major issue.  We would just ask for it.

The Beach

We spent MUCH of our time at the beach.  It is fantastic! It is very shallow and we did not have any issues with the kids enjoying the water.  The water is VERY salty.  So keep your mouth shut. Haha The neat thing is that I was able to float without having to really keep myself afloat.  There are two parts of the beach: there is a sandy part (which is where we were) and the rocky area.

Reception

Main Reception

Main Reception

The Main Reception is near the main bar and the theater.  This is where you will get everything you may need.  Currency exchange, excursion/massage reservations (We took one! PLITVICE LAKES), mini golf clubs/balls, first aid, charge your devices and much, much more! I must say it was amazing to see Martina and happy to know that she remembered us!

 

 

 

Stay Recommendations:

  • Strollers Friendliness: The resort is not fully stroller friendly.  Only the paved areas are.  But if you do bring a stroller, make sure you bring one that has has large wheels.
  • Disability Friendliness: Read above.
  • What to Bring: Sunscreen, bug spray, flashlights, battery-operated fan, TOWELS (bath and beach), and other things to keep you comfy!
  • Be sure to take your kids to the Mini Disco and certainly see the evening entertainment
  • The beach party at 1600 is amazing and so much fun!

Other Resort Amenities

  • Laundry- 20kn to wash and 30 kn to dry (get coins from the main reception)
  • Massage
  • Excursions
  • Sports: tennis, kayaking, windsurfing, paddleboard, zipline, archery, Kid Club

Another Note:

The Pine Beach staff were amazing! My friend’s daughter had an emergency during our stay that resulted into an ER visit.  Unfortunately the hospital did not feel that it was a major emergency so they did not dispatch the ambulance. A Pine Beach staff member instead took my friend and her daughter to the ER, waited for them, took them to ATM and brought them back to Pine Beach.  Huge thanks to their amazing hospitality.

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to read our review of the Pine Beach Resort in Pakostane, Croatia.  Please feel free to comment below and share with friends and family.

Huge thank you to the Pine Beach team for allowing us to come out and write a review of your resort.  Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.

Resort Information

Pine Beach

Pakoštane d.d.
Brune Bušića 45
23211 – HR – Pakoštane
e-mail: info@pinebeach.hr