Katarina Island

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J0anne25
Oxford, UK52 contributions
After having our holiday postponed twice by Covid we eventually arrived again in Croatia. We had landed at Pula airport during a thunder storm and were picked up and transported to the pick up area for our transfer by boat, about 45 mins in the dark so we were unable to take in any views. the free boat dropped us across to the Island where sadly we were left to walk up the marble steps with heavy cases. we found reception and booked in. It felt like they were not expecting us and we had to find our own way to our room. However, after a good night's sleep and being woken by the church bells of St. Euphemia, we started to enjoy our surroundings. We had booked b&b so we could take our pick of restaurants over in Rovinj of which there are many. The Hotel is comfortable, not overly glamourous like the Grand Park Hotel opposite but it does feel like you have escaped the crowds when walking around the Island. The swimming pool and beach areas are well maintained and the beach bar and restaurant are good. We ate at the hotel one evening. A good choice buffet style and breakfast choices were amazing and very fresh to cater for all nationalities. We found the lift took us to -1 where we could walk down a slope to the jetty avoiding all the steps and after a day out this was a blessing when we arrived back. The room itself was not large but had everything you needed and was serviced every morning. The small balcony had a fold out towel rail to dry towels. Friendly & helpful staff.
Written June 11, 2022
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Country G
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Beautiful Island with incredible views of the clear amazingly blue and turquois water and private bays.
Unfortunately it is very hard to get in the water from these bays unless you jump of a cliff but for fit people probably a thrill.
Nice place to take a stroll around the Island with a Hotel facilitiy, bar, restaurant etc. and a fine pebble beach (still would recommend water shoes)
Ferry goes from Rovinj regularly.
Definitely worth a visit!
Written September 2, 2020
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cbellehu
Memphis, TN229 contributions
Couples
If you take a boat trip, take it to Katarina island. We did this economical trip 3 times during our 3 days in Rovinj. It costs substantially less than the glass bottom boat excursion and is a superior value. There are ruins on the island, a great small museum, an observatory tower, a hotel, and an outdoor restaurant. We spent about an hour on each visit, and enjoyed the boat trip and the island so much that we did the trip 3 times. there is a walking trail thru the greenery, and many types of shrubs and plants. There are spectacular views of Rovinj.
Written November 1, 2013
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lidia m
Horfield, UK20 contributions
Couples
We went there for a day, as based in Rovinj for the holidays.
It was a nice enough place to stay at the beach and relax, tricky though with the pebble beach to go to water. There was a bar/ lunch place next to it so all close and convenient.
The view was somewhat spoiled by a big construction site opposite(in Rovinj), however the island itself quite pretty and peaceful.

There is a hotel there with a pool (for guest only) which seemed quiet.

You have to pay to use the chairs and lunch and water rather on the pricey side.
Overall enjoyed it.
Written June 16, 2018
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dooleysSeattle
Seattle70 contributions
Couples
Take the little ferry from Rovinj and then wander to the back side- away from the hotel. Craggy rocks are a bit of a bother BUT once down in a flat area you will likely have the area to yourself. Water is cool, clean and uncrowded. AND breeze-- sooooo important in the summer heat. We packed a picnic and made an afternoon of it!
Written August 12, 2013
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kilinkin r
Ljubljana, Slovenia609 contributions
The island is beautiful, green with fantastic sunset. The beach is OK and the sea is clear. You can reach it by boat for free.
Written November 1, 2013
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ThunderRoad88
227 contributions
Family
We took the short ferry ride out (15 kuna each way) just to have a change of scene and to get some nice views back to the old town. There is a nice place to swim near the ferry landing point on the south side of the island, with a sloping jetty down into the water with a hand rail that takes you into waist high water and you just start swimming - good if you don't like standing on pebbles or boulders as you have to do at most bathing points. There is also a floating platform that you can swim to and jump off. We hired sunbeds for 20 kuna and spent a very enjoyable morning under a big pine tree watching the boats going in and out of the harbour, before having lunch at the nearby snack bar. Ferry returns to Rovinj every hour and lets you off at the main square or the marina.
Written August 9, 2013
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Amanda S
Braselton, GA55 contributions
Friends
We decided to go cliff jumping, so St. Katarina was the closest option in Rovinj. We took a water taxi across for 30 Kuna per person. We walked around the small island and enjoyed the beauty.

If you want to jump off the cliffs, they are not well marked. We had to ask a worker at the resort if we were in the correct place. The area where we jumped had a small area to perch on the rocks and see boats going by and watch others jump in. The cliffs offer a smaller ledge, a middle ledge, and a high ledge. I was the only one to go off the high/gold (they call them bronze, silver, and gold levels) ledge. It was exhilarating!

If you plan to jump, I recommend water shoes! I did not have any and my feet paid the price. My hands also had small cuts after climbing out of the water. There are no ladders, steps, etc. You will have to pull yourself out of the water using the natural landscape. (I surely learned I am NOT a good rock climber!)

After jumping I was hungry, so we grabbed a bite to eat and a beer before heading back to the busy Rovinj. The island provided peace and was tranquil compared to the bustle of the small city streets.
Written July 16, 2018
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Sam H
Edinburgh, UK31 contributions
Couples
About 10-15 mins on a little boat from rovinj to the island. Cost was about £2.50 return. Only takes about 20 mins to walk the whole way round but its very pretty. Plenty of secluded spots to lie at the waters edge and enjoy the sun. There is a hotel on the island as well as a beach bar/cafe. Tickets bought on the return leg from hotel reception. Lovely views of rovinj from both the boat and the island.
Written July 28, 2014
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acostajorge44
Miami, FL747 contributions
Couples
A wonderful place to walk and enjoy the many seagulls on the island nesting and taking care of their chicks. A great place to view the sunset too. You can sun around the island and swim in different areas.
Written June 22, 2019
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