It was a great location for chilling out, particularly for my family and I as my sister and I are moving out and leaving the parents to go to Uni and move to London for a job. I’d definitely recommend the Valamar resorts in Croatia as they were great value and the facilities and food were fab.
At the end of summer I spent a week in Poreč with my family in early September. Poreč is a town and municipality on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula, in Istria County, Croatia. Its major landmark is the 6th century Euphrasian Basilica, a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site since 1997.
The plan was to chill out near the pool and the beach. The resort we were staying at was a great location for families with small children, however also fab for us families who have sadly, grown up! At the Valamar Diamant, we enjoyed great food both by the pool and in the restaurant during the evening. Cocktails and beers kept us refreshed and on a number of days we headed down the pine walk along the coast to explore the Italian looking streets of the town.
One afternoon we took a glass bottomed boat trip around the nearby island of Saint Nicholas/San Nicolo (St. Nicholas). The guy who took the tour was living the dream, spending his days swimming around and touring on the boat. At the end (11.30am bearing in mind) he offered us a shot of his “medicine”, which tasted very similar to raki, not the most pleasant taste before lunch!