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Your holiday includes
  • Flights from Stansted, Manchester or Bristol
  • Return transfer
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast & lunch daily
  • 4 evening meals weekly
  • Kids' clubs (2-17yrs)
  • Neilson activities
About the beachclub
  • NEW for 2020, 10 & 11-night holidays
  • 50m heated swimming pool
  • Freeform pool and kids' pool
  • Restaurant with terrace
  • Rooftop cocktail bar and beach bar
  • Spa with indoor pools
  • 187 rooms plus 34 cabins
  • 40min transfer from Zadar
  • 1hr 45min transfer from Split
Activities at the beachclub
  • Dinghy sailing & windsurfing
  • Water skiing & wakeboarding
  • Wakesurfing (supplement)
  • Six tennis courts
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Mountain biking
  • Kayaking
  • Fitness classes & gym
  • Climbing wall
  • Rock climbing & hiking (supplement)

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 proudly over the pine trees and gardens. It has a fabulous roof-top cocktail bar with stunning, panoramic views out to sea and is a great place to watch the sunset. 

All cabins, bedrooms and bathrooms have a stylish, contemporary feel. There's also a 50, heated swimming pool, freeform pool, splash pool and beach bar.

Alana Beachclub is just great for all the usual inclusive Neilson activities with a large sailing bay for water sports and six tennis courts. There's also a climbing wall at the beachclub, or you can go rock climbing in the national park.


As always, the Neilson activity and childcare team are there to look after your every need, whilst our Croatian partners 'Bluesun' run the hotel and hospitality side.

Beachclub map

tours

Activities

 

Activities on the water

The usual water sports are included at Alana Beachclub; choose from sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, water skiing and wakeboarding. And for a little extra, you can also have a go at wakesurfing.


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. If water skiing, wakeboarding or wakesurfing is more your thing, you’ll love the large bay and super flat mornings.


Water sports 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; Topper Topaz 14


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


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 person). 


Wind conditions

The wind typically picks up in the afternoons, blowing cross on-shore most days. The typical wind force ranges from 2-3 (occasionally 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 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. This is a popular activity, so make sure you pre-book before travel to guarantee your space. The minimum age to book a climbing package is eight years (minimum height at least 120cm and weight 30kgs). Children under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 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 are six 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 eight 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 (13.5",15.5", 17.5", 19.5", 21.5")


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.

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. 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. 

 

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. 


Your inclusive evening meals are on the following days in 2020 (if you're staying for 10 or 11 nights you get 6 inclusive evening meals):
 

Sunday: non-inclusive
Monday: inclusive
Tuesday: inclusive
Wednesday: non-inclusive
Thursday: inclusive
Friday: non-inclusive
Saturday: inclusive

Rooms

Rooms and bathrooms in the central tower and either side of the freeform pool were completely refurbished in 2018. You can look forward to a fresh new look with contemporary styling and furnishings giving Alana some of our best-dressed rooms. We've also replaced the cabins with ones that have a slightly different layout. They no longer have a kitchenette and lounge but two ensuite bedrooms with more storage space and a small entrance hall with plenty of room for flip-flops and bags.

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 with some of our premium sea view rooms located on the 5th-9th floors. There are more rooms on 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 and interconnecting rooms. There are also 34 two-bedroom cabins with large wooden verandas. Five of the cabins have sea views, the private veranda is 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, mini fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, TV, safety deposit box, beach towels and hairdryer. There's free Wi-Fi in the public areas and in most of the rooms.

Tourist taxes are payable by you when you check out of your beachclub accommodation. Charges vary by destination. There is currently no charge for Alana Beachclub (prices correct as of August 2019 and subject to change). Taxes for children are age dependent . To find out the most up to date tourist taxes for this beachclub please contact us.

Families and kids

There’s lots for families with inclusive Neilson run kids’ clubs for children from two to 17 years. Make sure your children don't miss out, pre-book before you go to secure a space in the club they want.

There's also a creche for babies (four to 23 months) which is available for a supplement. You'll also find 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

Renowned for it's natural beauty, crystal clear water and abundance of historic sites, there's much to love about this beautiful country.

 

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 kilometres from the beachclub and the park is an absolute must-see.

 

We also have an agency based at reception who can help you arrange excursions. There are days out to Krka national park to see the seven inter-linked waterfalls, Plitvce Lakes is another must-see with 16 lakes connected by 92 waterfalls - it is quite spectacular!  You can also join a kayak safari to Zrmanja River, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe


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. This is a great place to visit on our non-inclusive nights with some wonderful restaurants scattered around the marina and in the old town.

10 and 11-night holidays

10-night holidays arrive on a Sunday and depart on a Wednesday. 11-night holidays arrive on a Wednesday and depart on a Sunday. There’s a welcome meeting on Thursday morning for 11-night guests. If you’re on a 10-night holiday you will join the Monday morning welcome meeting with our 7 and 14-night guests.

Activity sessions can be booked in the welcome meetings, with taster windsurf and dinghy sailing sessions for complete beginners. If you want to waterski or wakeboard you'll get three inclusive tows (weather conditions permitting and non-transferable). For both 10 and 11-night holidays,  evening meals are included six evenings. Kids' clubs are available every day with the exception of Sunday (which is the main transfer day).

Your holiday includes...

Hotel and flights

• Direct flights • Coach transfer (40 mins from Zadar / 1 hr 45 mins from Split) • Beachclub accommodation • Wi-Fi in public areas and in most rooms • Beach towels • Tea and coffee making facilities 

Food and drink

• Breakfast every day • Lunch every day • Four evening meals weekly • Water, tea and coffee with inclusive meals


Shore based activities

• Tennis with coaching • Mountain biking with guiding • Fitness classes • Yoga and stretch classes • Climbing wall with tuition • Gym • Volleyball

 

 

Water based activities
• Dinghy sailing with tuition • Windsurfing with tuition • Kayaking • Stand up paddle boarding • Water skiing • Wakeboarding • 50m swimming pool • Leisure pool and kids' pool

Childcare
• Sea Urchins (2-3yrs) • Sea Badgers (4-5yrs) • Surfbusters (6-7yrs) • Sharksters (8-9yrs) • Stingrays (10-11yrs) • Surf Squad (12-13 yrs) • Wave Riders (14-15yrs) • TAG (16-17yrs) • High tea for under 5's • evening childcare on selected evenings

And what's extra...
• Starfish crèche - £300 per week • Hot Shots club - £195 per week • Spa treatments • Any meals and drinks not included above • Activity upgrades and private tuition • Excursions • Room supplements and upgrades • Accommodation tourist taxes 

Travel info

Departure airports: Stansted, Manchester and NEW for 2020 Bristol
Departure day: Sunday and Wednesday
Holiday duration: 7 and 14 nights plus NEW for summer 2020 10 and 11 nights
Arrival airports: Zadar (ZAD) and Split (SPU)
Flight duration: approx. 2 hours 35 minutes
Airlines: easyJet (U2) / Jet2 (LS)
Transfer time: approx. 40 minutes from Zadar and 1 hour 45 minutes from Split


Sunday departures from Stansted to Zadar with Jet2 for 7, 10 or 14 nights
1st departure: Sunday 24 May / Last departure: Sunday 25 October 
Outbound departure/inbound arrival time: 16:00/21:50


Sunday departures from Manchester to Zadar with Jet2 for 7, 10 or 14 nights
1st departure: Sunday 24 May / Last departure: Sunday 25 October 
Outbound departure/inbound arrival time: 08:15/14:45

Sunday departures from Bristol to Split with easyJet for 7 or 14 nights
1st departure: Sunday 24 May / Last departure: Sunday 25 October 
Outbound departure/inbound arrival time: 06:15/12:15

Wednesday departures from Stansted to Zadar with Jet2 for 11 nights
1st departure: Wednesday 27 May / Last departure: Wednesday 23 September
Outbound departure/inbound arrival time: 08:10/14:00

Wednesday departures from Manchester to Zadar with Jet2 for 11 nights
1st departure: Wednesday 27 May / Last departure: Wednesday 23 September
Outbound departure/inbound arrival time: 08:15/14:45
 

In-flight meals and drinks are not included, there is a buy onboard service. All flight timings are based on the 24-hour clock system. Flight timings are given for guidance, are provisional and will be submitted for approval by UK and overseas scheduling committees. Your ticket will show the final timings of your flight and your luggage allowances.