Residence Garden Istra Plava Laguna

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Enjoy the beach and the waterpark

Residence Garden Istra are 4 star rooms and suites for families in Umag, Croatia. If you have kids, start at the waterpark, as soon as you arrive. Adults can take their time, but kids can't wait when on holiday. Splash at the shallow pool, enjoy the waterslides. Dry in the sun, repeat.

Guests at the Residence Garden Istra have at their disposal all the amenities of the main hotel building, such as wellness and fitness centre, indoor pool, restaurants and activities for children and adults. Enjoy!

Walk to the beach. Listen to the sea. Smell the salt in the air. Get on a bike and go exploring the countryside - or just nip into town. Follow our Activities & Experiences Team for games, sports, workshops and shows. All right in front of your cozy, bright and comfortable room or family apartment. Umag is an evening stroll away.

If you feel like it, play some tennis. We recommend the early morning or late evening, as the summer days are too hot and ideal for sun and the sea - or the pool.

In 2022, Residence Garden Istra Plava Laguna underwent a complete renovation of its accommodation units, as well as the common areas in the facility. Guests can stay in rooms and suites equipped with new furniture and a modern, airy interior design. Rooms are still family-friendly and were designed with both comfort and functionality in mind so that every guest can enjoy a well-deserved rest.


Your safety is our priority. That is why we have placed an even greater focus on health, hygiene and social distancing and taken all the necessary steps to make you feel safe, comfortable and relaxed. We are doing our best to make sure you fully enjoy the breath-taking destinations and attractions, all from the perfectly safe accommodation of your choosing.


Family friendly
Free WiFi
Outdoor Pool
Indoor Pool
Children animation
Entertainment Programs
Bike hotel
Pets not allowed
Air conditioned



Katoro 19, 52470 Umag, Istria, Croatia

GPS coordinates

N 45° 459 93 E 13° 517 88

See the location on the map.


  • Umag - center: 4 km
  • Beach: 200 m
  • Infirmary: 4 km
  • Pharmacy: 4 km
  • Hospital: 88 km
  • Bus station: 4 km
  • Airport Pula: 88 km

Connections with the Umag city center (during the main season)

  • Slow train (additional charge): every 30 min


Residence Garden Istra is open from 15.02. to 27.10.2024.

Reception working hours: 0-24 h

Check in: from 14 h

Check out: until 10 h



  • Parking at additional charge
  • Pets are not allowed

Resort Map

Resort Map Katoro area_

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Residence Garden Istra Plava Laguna has 198 rooms on 4 floors with an elevator. All rooms are air-conditioned and come with a bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer, a free W-Fi connection, a satellite TV, a direct dial telephone and a safe.

Classic room

  • Double rooms with balcony
  • Size and capacity: 24,5–26,5 m2, suitable for 1–3 persons
  • Park side or pool side
  • Classic - Connected (two connected double rooms, for up to 5 persons)
  • Classic - Family (two double rooms, size 51 m2, for up to 4 persons)

Superior room - Family

  • Two double rooms with balcony
  • Size and capacity: 47 m2, suitable for 1–4 persons
  • Pool side

Premium room

  • Double rooms with balcony
  • Size and capacity: 35 m2, suitable for 1–4 persons
  • Pool side
  • Premium - Connected (two connected double rooms, for up to 5 persons)

Find more information about the rooms here.

The following contents are provided in the hotel Garden Istra**** and can be used from the guests of the Residence.


  • WiFi internet access
  • Internet corner at the reception
  • Family program
  • Animation for adults and children
  • Sun loungers and parasols by the pool (in limited quantities)
  • Pool towels
  • Sun loungers and parasols on the beach (in limited quantities)
  • Thematic or gala dinner once a week
  • Welcome drink
  • Dinner drinks (24.04.-28.09.2024.) (juice, water, red and white wine, draught beer)
  • Bike storage


  • Restaurants and bars
  • Swimming pool
  • Exchange office
  • ATM
  • Conference halls
  • Banquet hall
  • TV room
  • Children playground
  • Laundry service (additional charge)
  • Wellness (additional charge)
  • Shop selling souvenirs, newspapers and traditional Istrian products
  • Bike services


  • Buffet restaurant with show cooking
  • Breakfast buffet 07-10 h
  • Dinner buffet 18:30-21 h
  • Thematic dinner once per week (27.05.- 13.09.2024.)
  • Welcome drink (27.05.-13.09.2024.)
  • Dinner drinks (24.04.-28.09.2024.) (juice, water, red and white wine, draught beer)
  • A la carte restaurant “Istarska taverna”
  • Lobby bar
  • Snack bar at the pool


  • Outdoor swimming pool complex on more levels, with waterfalls and various water attractions with fresh water ( size: 950m2, depth up to 1.35m) and outdoor swimming pool for children with fresh water (size: 200m2, depth up to: 0.4m)
  • Aqua park with slides and playground with fresh water (size: 1410m2, depth up to: 0.20m) - open from 15.06. until 15.09. 2023.)
  • Indoor swimming pool with fresh water (size:125m2, depth up to: 1.35m)
  • Sun loungers and parasols (free of charge, in limited quantities)
  • Pool towels (with deposit)
  • Snack bar by the pool


  • 200 m from the hotel
  • Natural beach
  • Sun loungers and parasols (free of charge, in limited quantities)
  • Showers
  • Restaurants and bars
  • International Blue Flag award

Explore beaches in Umag.

ACTIVITIES & EXPERIENCES (07.04.-10.04., 27.04.-01.05., 20.05.-13.09.2023)

We take fun seriously! Our Activities & Experience Team will make sure you have the time of your lives, full of new unforgettable experiences to talk about when you return home.

Programmes for kids

  • CLUB 4 for children from 8 months to 4 years of age (10.06.-06.09.2024)
  • MINI CLUB (4–8 years) in the morning and afternoon – creative workshops and games, sport etc
  • JUNIOR CLUB (9–12 years) in the morning and afternoon
  • TEENS CLUB (13-17 years) in the morning and afternoon (17.06.-23.08.2024.)
  • Children's evening program every day

Programmes for adults

  • Fitness program with pilates, yoga, pool bike, aqua fit, body workout, spinning

Evening programmes

  • Live music
  • Animation programmes
  • Professional show programmes
  • Observatory - observing the starry sky at night (every Wednesday from 01.07. to 31.08.)


Visit your nearest Istria Experience info point and discover authentic travel programmes, destinations and attractions not to be missed when visiting Istria.
Check out the most popular experiences in the Istria Experience offer:

  • Tour of ancient Istria (Pula, Rovinj)
  • Istrian hilltop villages (Grožnjan, Oprtalj, Motovun)
  • Cape Kamenjak caves kayak tour + snorkeling
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Boat trip to Venice
  • Aquapark Istralandia or Aquacolors
  • And much more......

Find more information hereplavalaguna


  • Free of charge: fitness studio, entertainment sports program with pilates, yoga, pool bike, aqua fit, body workout, spinning
  • Additional charge: multifunctional courts (football, handball, volleyball, basketball), water sports (diving, sailing, windsurfing, parasailing, banana boat rides, pedal boat, beach canoe, sailboat, canoe, motorboat and rowing boat hire), beach volleyball, riding center, diving center, table tennis, Golf Range & Adventure Mini golf (nearby)
  • Umag Tennis Academy: 26 tennis courts, of which 25 clay i 1 hard court (4 covered clay courts), tennis school (additional charge)
  • Park & Ride station: manual and e-bikes automatic hire system (additional charge)
  • Bike hotel - hotel Garden Istra Plava Laguna offers specialised services for bicycle tourists. Find out more.


The Body Holiday Wellness offer (additional charge):

  • Sauna park
  • 12 person whirlpool
  • Sports-medical massage
  • Half-Olympic size pool (free of charge for guests)
  • Fitness studio
  • Relaxation room

Discover wellness center at the hotel Garden Istra Plava Laguna.


  • 2 meeting rooms with capacity for up to 80 people with complete technological equipment and wireless Internet
  • 1 large banquet room with capacity for up to 300 people

Find out more about conference halls in hotel Garden Istra Plava Laguna.


  • Various restaurants and bars
  • Shops
  • Sports center and sports hall



    National label for implementing COVID-19 prevention and protection protocols and measures.


    The WTTC Safe travel label for companies worldwide that have adopted global health and hygiene standards.

  • The Blue Flag certificate

    is an indication of the extraordinary quality of water and beach facilities

Contact - Plava laguna


Here is the number:
+ 385 52 700 700


We'll give you a call when you have some time to talk.


Or drop us a line online.

Katoro 19, 52470 Umag, Istria, Croatia
N 45° 459 93 E 13° 517 88
+385 52 716 000
Open: 09.02.-27.10.2024.
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