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Alana Beachclub

Paklenica,
 Croatia
Your holiday includes
  • Flights from Stansted, East Midlands or Manchester
  • Return transfer
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast & lunch daily
  • 4 evening meals weekly
  • Kids' clubs
  • Neilson activities
About the beachclub
  • Adult & kids' pool
  • Six tennis courts
  • Restaurant with terrace
  • Rooftop cocktail bar & beach bar
  • Spa with indoor pools
  • 159 rooms plus 5 cabins
  • 40 minute transfer from Zadar
  • 1 hour 45 minute transfer from Split
It's good for
  • Dinghy sailing
  • Water skiing & wakeboarding
  • Tennis
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Spa & wellness
  • NEW - rock climbing & hiking

You’ll find Alana Beachclub in a beautiful spot between the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea and the towering peaks of the Paklenica National Park. The central tower is a local landmark, easy to spot, standing proud over the pine trees and gardens. It has a fabulous new roof-top cocktail bar with stunning, panoramic views out to sea and is a great place to watch the sun set.

 

It’s just great for all the usual inclusive Neilson activities with a large sailing bay and six tennis courts, there's a climbing wall at the beachclub, or you can go rock climbing in the national park.

 

 

We’re planning to spruce up the beachclub with some landscaping in the gardens and a completely new restaurant and terrace in a great spot close to the water’s edge. The beach bar will also have a new look and the fitness facilities will have a new and improved home.

 

 

 

Activities on the water

The usual watersports are included at Alana Beachclub; choose from sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, water skiing and wakeboarding.

Launch from the pebble beach into the large bay. With very few other water users, it’s yours to enjoy to the max. Most afternoons there’s a good cross on-shore breeze, beginner and intermediate dinghy sailors and windsurfers will be in their element. 

 

 

Grab a stand up paddle board or kayak and glide along the coastline of the clear blue Adriatic. The ever-present mountains of the national park are always in view. A sunset paddle board adventure is pretty special and a fine way to end the day. If water skiing or wakeboarding is more your thing, you’ll love the large bay and super flat mornings.


Equipment

Windsurfing: a range of beginner, intermediate (160-130 litres) and shortboards from manufacturers Starboard, Fanatic and RRD. Dino rigs for children (2m-4.5m); start rigs for beginners (2.5m / 3.5m / 4.5m); adult rigs (4m - 8.2m)


Dinghy sailing: Laser Pico; Laser 1; Laser Argo; Laser Dart 16; Laser Bahia; RS 200, Topper Topaz 14


Water skiing and wakeboarding: Ski Star ski boats and a range of skis, boards, mono skis and wake skates.


Kayaking and stand up paddle boarding: Gemini single and double sit on top kayaks; wave kayaks; Red Paddle Co stand up paddle boards (10'8") and XXL stand up paddle board (8 man). 


Wind conditions

The wind typically picks up in the afternoons, blowing cross on-shore most days. The typical wind force ranges from 3-4 with the most consistent conditions in June, July and August.
 

Activities on the shore

Back on dry land, there's heaps more inclusive activities for you to try with tennis, mountain biking, fitness classes and a climbing wall.

The climbing wall with daily instruction is an inclusive activity. If that gives you a thirst for more and you really want to get the adrenaline pumping, for a little extra you can pre-book and join us for some exhilarating rock climbing in the national park (one of the most famous free climbing sites in Europe).

 

 

There are hundreds of routes for beginner and experienced climbers to choose from and you'll get professional instruction from local experts. We think this will be really popular, so make sure you pre-book before travel to guarantee your space. Don't forget to pack your hiking boots, the glorious Paklenica National Park has plenty of clearly marked paths to take you on a number of unforgettable walks and hikes.

 

The mountain biking is aimed at beginner to intermediates. Routes skirt the base of the national park, mainly on gravelly fire roads. There's loads of potential for more rides and our resourceful bike guides will be on a mission to discover loads more routes for all levels.

Back at the beachclub, there's six new tennis courts with inclusive daily coaching and free play. If you're a keen player you can get some intensive coaching with the premium tennis pack. With just six places available you'll get some quality time with the coaches, but we do recommend you pre-book before travel to save your space. There’s also an outdoor fitness area and air-conditioned indoor fitness with views across the pool and gardens towards the sea.


Equipment

Mountain bikes: TREK X Caliber 9 in a range of sizes (15", 17", 19", 21")


If you've got cycling shoes with cleats and are planning on bringing them with you, we advise that you should also bring your own pedals. That way, they are guaranteed to fit.

Tennis: a selection of adult and child rackets from Babolat.


Rest and relaxation

The spa here is the real deal with indoor hydromassage whirlpool, resistance swimming pool with waterfall, hot tubs, steam bath and three types of sauna. There are a number of treatment rooms, including one designed especially for couples. The rooms are peaceful and beautifully designed - you won't want to leave. All treatments can be booked with the spa reception once you arrive.


Food and drink

It’s club board at Alana Beachclub brought to you by a team of local chefs (daily breakfast, daily lunch and four evening meals each week).  Tables are set on an alfresco terrace amongst fragrant pine trees and close to the water's edge. The hotel owner has his own vineyard and the wines are served in the restaurant. Choose from robust reds and crisp whites; they’re utterly delicious. At the end of the day, drink your sundowner with an awesome view from our rooftop cocktail bar. 

 

 

On non-inclusive evenings you can grab a snack from the beach bar, enjoy a bbq or take a 10-15 minute stroll into town, where there's a good selection of restaurants. 


Rooms

You have a great choice of rooms in three different areas of the beachclub. The central tower has rooms over nine floors; the views from the upper floors are hard to beat. There are more rooms either side of the pool, these are split over three floors, the majority of which look out across the gardens and many have sea views.

 

 

Choose from twin, double, family rooms and apartments with one or two bedrooms plus a lounge area. There are also five two-bedroom cabins with large sea-facing wooden verandas. Step onto your private veranda and you’re just a stone’s throw from the beach, ideal if you love to wake up to the sound of waves lapping the shore.
 
All rooms have air-conditioning, a mini fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, a telephone, TV, Wi-Fi, safety deposit box, beach towels and hairdryer.


Families and kids

There’s lots for families with Neilson run kids’ clubs available for four months – 17 year olds, a pool for the little ones, play area, mini golf, lots of wide open spaces and warm, shallow water. We can also provide cots, baby baths, buggies and a 24-hour baby room for those with smaller children. The local town is also very family friendly.


Local area

It's great to be back in Croatia. Renowned for it's natural beauty, crystal clear water and abundance of historic sites, there's much to love about this country and we're excited to discover a new area.

 

 

Take a stroll from the beachclub along the seafront promenade to the local village of Starigrad. It’s relaxed and easy going, with a handful of restaurants, overlooking the water. It's popular with the local residents too, so you get a real taste of their way of life. The gateway to the Paklenica National Park is just two kilometers from the beachclub and the park is an absolute must-see.


Slightly further away, the beautiful, walled port of Zadar is a thirty-minute drive away and well worth a visit. Take a walk around the historic centre, where Roman ruins stand alongside Venetian inspired churches.


Travel info

Departure airports: London Stansted, East Midlands and Manchester
Departure day: Sunday
Arrival airports: Zadar (ZAD) and Split (SPU)
Flight duration: approx. 2 hours 35 minutes
Airlines: Titan Airways (ZT) / Jet2 (LS) 
Transfer time: approx. 40 minutes from Zadar and 1 hour 45 minutes from Split

 


Departure dates
First 7 night dept: Sun 28 May / Last 7 night dept: Sun 22 Oct 
First 14 night dept:Sun 28 May / Last 14 night dept: Sun 15 Oct
 
Flight times
London Stansted to Zadar (ZT) outbound dept: 07:00 / inbound arrival: 21:10
Manchester to Zadar (ZT) outbound dept: 14:50 / inbound arrival: 13:20
East Midlands to Split (LS) (28th May - 24th Sept) outbound dept: 08:40 / inbound arrival: 15:00
 
In flight meals are not included with Titan or Jet2, both offer a buy on board service.  Flight timings are provisional and will be submitted for approval by UK and overseas scheduling committees and are therefore given for guidance only are are subject to alteration and confirmation. Your ticket will show the final timings of your flight and your luggage allowances.