For a unique overnight stay, Croatia is the place to be, as there are plenty of extraordinary accommodations to discover. Waking up in a treehouse, at a stylish glamping site, or in a cozy old farmhouse – one of the most enjoyable aspects of traveling might just be staying in remarkable places. A hotel, bed & breakfast, or apartment can be so much more than a base for your trip. Believe us: starting the day with a beautiful view, on a delightful rooftop, or right by the water is an experience in itself. Croatia also boasts numerous beautiful spots where you can have a special overnight stay, making your trip extra memorable. We’ve compiled our nine favorite unique accommodations in Croatia – in various price ranges – for you. And even though they may not all be directly on our itinerary through Croatia, they are all worth a detour.
Exceptional Overnight in an Incredible Treehouse
Sleeping in a treehouse may sound adventurous but not necessarily comfortable – because how luxurious can a room high up in the trees be? Well, quite luxurious, we can tell you. Tree House Gorski Lazi, located in the far north of Croatia, is far from an amateur DIY project. The owners have equipped this unique accommodation with everything you want and need during your stay: a comfortable bed, a small but fully equipped kitchen, and plenty of space to relax – both indoors and outdoors (in the latter case, on a terrace with an incredible view). An added bonus: you’ll find yourself at this accommodation in the middle of nowhere but within ten minutes, you can be back in civilization.
Location: On the route between Plitvice Lakes and Rovinj$$ – Check Prices
Camping Under the Stars on Hvar
When searching for a unique overnight stay in Croatia – or anywhere else – you often come across accommodations with a hefty price tag. And admittedly, this is often due to the presence of luxurious amenities such as a spa, designer interior, or prime location. However, it doesn’t mean you can’t find something affordable, as demonstrated by Cast Away Eco Resort. All they needed to make it onto this list was a breathtaking view. Located on the island of Hvar, between two beaches, you’ll find the camping grounds of Cast Away Eco Resort – indeed, the name says it all: a Robinson Crusoe-like accommodation. The ten huts on the site can’t be considered spacious (more like adventurous), but who needs a large room when you want to spend your entire day gazing at that magnificent view from your hammock?
Location: Hvar$ – Check Prices
Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Croatia at this Glamping Site
Glamping offers the best of both worlds when traveling: the great outdoors in all its glory and a charming cozy interior. The latter is certainly the case at Plage Cachée – Glamping. Imagine the stylish combination of fresh white canvas, wooden floors, romantic mosquito nets, and perfect ambient lighting. Add an outdoor shower, kitchen, and your private veranda to the mix, and you’ve found your dream spot under the Croatian sun. Let’s talk about that outdoor kitchen for a moment. You’ll be cooking here in the shade of the trees, at a fully-equipped kitchen island where attention has been paid to interior details, from decorative fruit scales to ceramic vases with flowers. You might even think you’re on Ibiza.
Location: Hvar$$$ – Check Prices
Stay at an Idyllic Farm in Croatia
You’re probably familiar with the term ‘agriturismo’ from your vacations in Italy: it refers to authentic Italian farms transformed into guest accommodations – hence the combination of the words ‘agricoltura’ and ‘turismo.’ It’s a successful concept that’s been adopted worldwide, including in Croatia. And honestly, amidst the Croatian countryside, you’d completely forget that Croatians didn’t invent this branch of tourism themselves, as a beautiful farm like this suits the vast landscape perfectly. In the case of Agrotourism Kalpic, it means one large stone farmhouse and three small stone cottages, all furnished in an authentic style. A delightful estate to completely unwind – whether it’s in the hammock in front of your cottage or by the pool.
Location: Krka$$ – Check Prices
Stay in a Charming B&B with Stunning Views
We’ll stay in the agriturismo atmosphere for a bit, although Boutique B&B Agroturizam Sv. Juraj is more of a mix between a farm and a glamping site. You can sleep in one of the rooms located in the main stone building, but the accommodation also offers the option to stay in a glamping tent, some of which have incredible views. You’ll enjoy that same fantastic view from the pool, which is accessible to all guests. It’s perfect for relaxing after horseback riding, an activity that’s quite popular in the area. While partly due to this, we can confidently say that the term ‘agriturismo’ is fitting, ‘ecolodge’ wouldn’t be out of place either: the bed & breakfast runs on solar energy, collects rainwater for later use, and recycles all leftovers on the farm. This is undoubtedly a unique overnight stay.
Location: The island of Krk (on the route between Plitvice Lakes and Rovinj)$$ – Check Prices
Unique Overnight near Plitvice Lakes
No matter what your journey through Croatia looks like, a pit stop at Plitvice Lakes is a must. The emerald green lakes in Plitvice National Park may well be the most famous natural attraction in all of Croatia. For this reason, a visit to Plitvice Lakes can sometimes feel like a touristy activity. Want to add a unique twist to the few days you plan to spend near the National Park? Stay at Plitvice Holiday Resort. Here, you can sleep in a modern treehouse, tipi tent, or a wooden cottage by the water. It’s the kind of accommodation that might make you almost forget that there’s also an incredible National Park nearby – just an eight-kilometer drive, to be precise.
Location: Plitvice Lakes$$ – Check Prices
Ultimate Relaxation in One of Croatia’s Most Beautiful Pools
At first glance, Hotel Balatura may not seem very unique. It’s more like a beautiful, typical Croatian accommodation with a matching interior – although the latter is actually reason enough to visit this place. But then there’s the pool: a kind of small spa-like paradise that seems to come straight from ancient times. The most beautiful pool in Croatia? We don’t rule it out. On the hottest days, you can find a refreshing escape here, after which you can relax (with or without a book) on one of the sun loungers – or enjoy the beautiful house and its surroundings in another way. A very suitable accommodation for anyone looking to schedule a few days of relaxation between a visit to Plitvice Lakes and Rovinj.
Location: On the route between Plitvice Lakes and Rovinj$$ – Check Prices
Unique Overnight in the Croatian Countryside
In a somewhat similar category to Hotel Balatura is Bolara 60, an intimate guesthouse where traditional architecture and countryside but still stylish decor will immediately make you fall in love with this place. The view undoubtedly contributes to that, as you can sit in your folding chair in the guesthouse’s garden under the shade of the trees and enjoy it undisturbed. Located in the north of Croatia, you’ll have to take a small detour for this accommodation if you follow our route, but it’s entirely worth it for travelers who prefer to stay in unique, tranquil places. Also, good to know: Bolara 60 organizes cooking workshops and intimate dinners in their beautiful garden for guests.
Location: 50 minutes from Rovinj$$ – Check Prices
Glamping Right by the Beach near Pula
Croatia seems to be quite a fan of glamping, as it turns out. Because even in the southernmost tip of the Istrian peninsula – just below Pula – you’ll find Arena One 99 Glamping, which you’ll want to add to your list of unique overnight stays in Croatia. All tents are modern and come with their own wooden veranda, connected by well-maintained pathways, giving the glamping site a polished look; you can tell that the accommodation only opened its doors figuratively in 2018. But the combination of luxury and the ultimate camping feeling doesn’t stop with the extremely comfortable tents: on-site, you’ll also find an outdoor wellness area, including saunas, hot tubs, and massage tents. The owners have also thought about families, with plenty of activities for children on-site and at the adjacent beach.
Location: Pula$$$ – Check Prices