Summer is over but summer impressions should not be left unsaid. Apartments Pauk in Pakostane, near Zadar was our family holidays choice this year – perfect for families with kids!
This apparments I have spotted already few years ago when booking our holidays but it was always booked. This year we went last minute and miraculously one apartment was free. When checking it online, I was impressed with more than one thing-the appartments seemed to be very pretty (which is rarity when going to private accomodation), the kids playground and vicinity of the beach were almost too good to be true… also the reviews were very impressive. So decision was made.
Have to say it all looks equally impressive in person too. The apparment we got is made with such a sense of colors, details and touch of Dalmatian elements, you get in good mood already when coming through the enterance door (curtain) to the kitchen. Besides open kitchen, inside you can enjoy in the privacy of your bedroom-bathroom space.
The owner is very kind and makes every effort to make you feel at home. We were offered welcome drink together with some local food goodies, like fermented fish and cow cheese in olive oil. The owner is organising also boat trips to the surrounding islands, rents pedal and motor boats, sometimes cooks also dinner for his guests… very impressive!
As we were staying not so long, just for 3 days, we were more modest with those trips but we did rent pedal boat one day and signed up for one of his fish dinners. That fish with vegetables was one of the best ones I ate in a long time. I recommend!
If you are the type who loves the vicinity of the beach and is not in for whole day sunbathing than this is a perfect choice. The beach is in front of the door. The place offers free sun beds, so if you are not in for morning swim you can just leave it outside and come when ever you like it. Water is crystal clear and very suitable for kids. When you get tired of the beach you can enjoy in the privacy of your cute teracce while kids are playing on the playground in the garden.
Whole garden place is designed so it suits the kids. Play devices and toys are everywhere and you do not have to hurry to clean when your kid leaves something on the way. The owner is very tolerant to that and kids are really the big masters here. Besides kids places, all around you can find also little sitting corners and laying nets for grown ups. For the next season also little tree house is planned in the garden.
The place is very near to the center of that little village where you can find all the infrastructure needed for few days stay, like supermarket, bakery, souvenirs shops, restaurants and bars. Pakostane is cute little city and it offers beautiful motives for some Dalmatian inspired photos. If you stand up early enough in the morning you can experience it in all of its peace and calmness, waiting the sun to go out and enjoying in the sounds of the see.
It is seldom that I want to go back to some place, although there were a lot of places I really liked. This time I will have to as I forgot my Zara cardigan…maybe on purpose heh. I recommend you remember this place next year you think where to spend holidays with your family. But hurry, this place gets booked very soon. More pics you can see on travel pages or their Facebook page.