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2 campsites on the island of Rab

An easy ferry ride takes you to the island of Rab, proud owner of the title of the island with the most sandy beaches on the Adriatic. Thanks to its natural beauty, Rab has long been considered a magical place. The ancient Romans called it Felix Arba – “the happy island”, which still describes it perfectly.

No fewer than 30 sandy beaches line the island’s coastline, merging with the greenery of the wooded interior. Paradise Beach on the Lopar peninsula is regularly included in lists of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and over 100 kilometres of cycling and hiking trails allow you to explore almost every corner of the island. The old town of Rab is interwoven with cobbled streets and Venetian architecture, and you can enjoy incredible views from one of the four recognisable bell towers.

The campsites on the island of Rab are sure to enchant you with their first-class facilities in a Mediterranean setting. San Marino Camping Resort and Padova Premium Camping Resort are 4-star family campsites with spacious plots by the sea or in the shade of pine trees. Both campsites welcome your pets and offer fabulous sandy beaches, great restaurants and exciting activities such as diving, kayaking and creative workshops. Take a look at our campsites below and renew your energy on the happy island of Rab.

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San Marino Camping Resort

Rab, Kvarner (Croatia)

3.9

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Tent Pitches: 323 Mobile homes: 167
  • Capacity: 2800
  • Surface:
  • Type: Textile
  • Season: IV - X
  • WiFi free of charge

Padova Premium Camping Resort

Rab, Kvarner (Croatia)

4.3

Very good

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Tent Pitches: 184 Mobile homes: 160
  • Capacity: 4000
  • Surface:
  • Type: Textile
  • Season: IV - X
  • WiFi free of charge
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Family camping on the island of Rab

The beauty of a holiday lies not only in the destination, but also in the memories we create there with family and friends. A family holiday on the island of Rab will certainly be at the top of your list of favourite moments in the immaculate beauty of the Mediterranean. Our two campsites on the island of Rab are ideal for families – both have spacious pitches and beautiful sandy beaches. You can combine swimming in the crystal-clear Adriatic with a splash in the pool – at Padova Premium Camping Resort you will find a swimming pool and water park that will delight children. While they have fun with the entertainment team, you can treat yourself to a spa treatment in the relaxing environment of the campsite.

Our campsites on Rab are pet-friendly!

Holidays can never be boring if you have the whole family with you. Pets are an essential part of many families, and the pet-friendly campsites on Rab are designed to accommodate them. Both of our camps on the island welcome your pets. In addition to plots of up to 140 m², surrounded by lush greenery or the blue of the Adriatic, the camps also have dog shower areas. Many places along the island’s coastline have pet-friendly beaches. Promenades along the sea and places such as the Komrčar park and forest or the beautiful Dundo forest allow you to take a dreamy hike together in the refreshing shade of the pine, oak and palm trees.

Experience Rab’s beauty on a pitch by the sea

At our two campsites on Rab, you can fall asleep and wake up to the sound of the waves on pitches by the sea. Some pitches have a partial view of the sea, and some will welcome you with a magnificent full view of the Adriatic Sea. These plots are up to 90 m² in size, ideal for up to 7 people, and come with electricity and water. Just a few minutes’ walk from the caravan you will find what makes the island of Rab a favourite destination for many – long sandy beaches. Next to the San Marino Camping Resort is the famous 1,500-metre-long Paradise Beach, which will leave no one indifferent, and which you can discover for yourself as soon as you visit this incredible island.

Mobile homes – camping with high-end comfort

Guests who want to relax in greater comfort, but who don’t want to sacrifice connection with nature and additional services offered by campsites on Rab, can choose to stay in mobile homes. Modern houses with up to 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms have air-conditioning and a fully equipped kitchen. Covered terraces with deckchairs will especially please guests who choose a mobile home with a sea view. Situated in themed mobile-home villages with access to a sandy beach and secured parking, the mobile homes can accommodate up to 8 people.

For a special holiday experience, you can also stay in a glamping tent. With 2 air-conditioned bedrooms and a kitchen, they are a great place to relax after an afternoon on the beach, which lies just 100 metres from the tent. With a patio and the greenery all around, they are a great place to come and recharge your batteries in the clean seaside air.

Top campsite with pitches on the island of Rab

Padova Premium Camping Resort ****

This wonderful family campsite is situated on a 7.5-hectare plot by the sea, just 2 kilometres from the old town of Rab. Starting with a wide range of accommodation, you will find everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday with your loved ones. Plots from 70 to 140 m² will provide you with a place to wake up in a true Mediterranean atmosphere, in the shade of a pine forest or directly on the camp’s beach. The sandy beach that runs along the whole of the campsite is perfect for an active holiday, with a sandy playground and a water park with inflatable props. Outdoor pools for adults and children with waterslides are an added bonus for family fun. Afterwards, take a break with a Mediterranean meal in the à la carte restaurant or in the café overlooking the sea.

Rab cake – the sweetest piece of Rab’s heritage

If you are spending your summer on the island of Rab, tasting local delicacies such as brudet and Kvarner scampi, be sure to also try a piece of Rab cake. This dessert is a symbol of the island of Rab and is recognisable by its spiral shape. It consists of several layers of sponge with almonds, walnuts, lemon and orange peel and spices such as cinnamon, and the recipe dates back to 1177. Legend has it that in that year Pope Alexander III took refuge from a storm on the island of Rab, and the Benedictine nuns from the monastery of St. Andrija prepared the cake for him. The original recipe is still preserved in the same monastery.

The dessert has become part of the cultural identity of Rab, where it is still prepared on holidays, birthdays and other special occasions, and traditionally takes up to three days to prepare. If you want to learn more about its history, don’t miss the House of Rab Cake (Kuća rabske torte) in the old town of Rab when you go sightseeing. Before you start planning your itinerary, don’t forget to book one of our pitches or mobile homes in the middle of the Mediterranean landscape. In such an ambience you will be in the perfect spot to explore Rab’s unique gems, including the delicious Rab cake.

Frequently asked questions

What is the easiest way to get to the campsites on the island of Rab with a camper or camper trailer?
Guests from Germany and western Austria, as well as Liechtenstein and eastern Switzerland, usually travel through Slovenia, but because of the traffic jams at the Karavanke tunnel, they often detour through Italy (Villach - Udine - Trieste - Rijeka - Krk - Rab).
Guests from the eastern part of Austria travel through Slovenia (Graz - Maribor - Zagreb - Senj - Rab), while those from the central and western part of Switzerland travel through Italy (Lugano - Milan - Venice - Trieste - Rijeka - Krk - Rab).
Guests from the Czech Republic and Slovakia travel through Austria and Slovenia (Vienna - Graz - Maribor - Zagreb - Senj - Rab), and guests from Italy travel through Slovenia (Trieste - Rijeka - Krk - Rab).
There are two ways to get to the island. By ferry from Stinica and by ferry from the island of Krk.
If you are coming from Italy, we have described a detour that will allow you to avoid paying the vignette in Slovenia: https://adriacamps.com/en/news/how-to-avoid-slovenian-vignette-your-way-to-croatia/.
What is the best way to move in and around the campsite?
Inside the campsites, guests usually use bicycles or e-scooters to get around. There is a bus line on the island connecting Rab and Lopar. Campsite Padova Premium Camping Resort is located 20 minutes walk from the old town of Rab, which can be reached by a promenade along the sea. San Marino Camping Resort is located in the immediate vicinity of Lopar, which is also a 20 minute walk away.
What are the best family campsites on the island of Rab?
The best family campsite on the island of Rab is campsite Padova Premium Camping Resort.
Do the campsites on the island of Rab offer activities throughout the season?
Yes, campsite guests can enjoy various entertainment programs from mid-June to the beginning of September. The animation is organized for both children and adults. There is also a handful of fun activities at sea, such as renting pedal boats or SUPs, but also the possibility of surfing, diving, sailing, etc.
Please note that the activities organized as part of the animation program are free, but all other activities are subject to additional fees. For more information about the activities available at each campsite, check out the individual campsite pages.
Outside the campsites you can enjoy various water and sports activities (biking or hiking), explore towns, visit nearby islands and islets, taste traditional food and wine, etc.
Which are the best pet-friendly campsites on the island of Rab?
The best pet-friendly campsites on the island of Rab are Padova Premium Camping Resort and San Marino Camping Resort.
What are the facilities for pets at the campsites on the island of Rab?
All campsites on Rab have pet-friendly beaches (some within the campsites and some nearby) and showers. The nearest veterinary clinic is in the village of Palit (Veterinary clinic "Debelić").
What are the pitches in the campsites on the island of Rab equipped with?
Pitches in the campsites are equipped with electricity, water and sewerage hook-ups. Most pitches have electricity and water hook-ups, while drainage hook-ups are less common. These services are included in the price of the campsite. Please note that you will need a CEE adapter to connect to electricity, and that the power of the connection is usually 10A. Only a few campsites have connections up to 16A.
You will find all the necessary information about the availability of hook-ups on the pages of the individual campsites.
Is barbecuing allowed in campsites of Rab?
Barbecuing is allowed in designated barbecue areas. Some campsites allow barbecuing on the pitches, so please check the campsite pages for details.
What shops can I find nearby?
Each campsite has a supermarket and a mini-market. In addition, you will find other grocery stores in the area:

• Tommy Hipermarket - Palit 431b, 51280, Palit

• Maxi Konzum - Lopar 284A, 51281, Lopar

• Konzum - Banjol 206, 51280, Banjol

Store selling camping equipment (not on the island):

• Iglu Šport d.o.o - Franje Tuđmana 14, 23244, Starigrad

What restaurants can I find in the campsites in and around the island of Rab?
In the campsites on Rab you will find à la carte restaurants. In the towns on Rab island you will find restaurants serving traditional dishes as well as international specialties. Some of the most famous restaurants are "Velum", "Veritas Restaurant & Wine Bar", tavern "Rab", tavern "Šanpjer".
Before visiting a particular restaurant, be sure to check the menu and prices so that you can choose what suits your taste.
What are the beaches like in the campsites of Rab and around the island?
In the campsites on the island of Rab you will find sandy and pebble beaches. On most of the beaches it is possible to practice various water sports (for an additional fee). Some of the beaches on the island of Rab have been awarded the Blue Flag.
Sunbeds and umbrellas in the camps are charged according to the campsite price list valid for the current year.

Fully flexible booking

Due to the uncertain travel situation, it is important to book flexibly. At AdriaCamps you can cancel this accommodation free of charge up to a few days before your arrival.