Events in Umag
Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag
Tennis Courts in Umag Area, by EXIT photo team from commons.wikimedia.org
As we already mentioned the most famous event in Umag is definitively the ATP tournament Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag. It is held each year in mid-July and this year it will take place from 16.7 till 25.7. It is our warm recommendation to visit Umag during the tournament even if you are not a huge tennis fan because the tournament includes great after-parties with gourmet events and concerts.
Just check the 30th Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag - final video from Youtube and see how it looked like prior to COVID-19:
This year (2021) the tournament will be held with the spectators and there will be an after-program as well. The only difference from the years prior to Coronavirus is the fact that each visitor must have an EU Digital COVID Certificate or take a quick antigen test at the entrance. This information but other information as well such as who will be the players you can find out if you check the official website of the Croatia Open.
What else is there to do in Umag besides the ATP tournament?
Umag Old Town by Juf! from Panoramio.com
While in Umag (no matter if you come during the ATP tournament or not) there are many things you can see and do. First, we suggest you visit the Umag town walls. These walls were built in the 10th century to protect the city from attackers.
Umag town museum is also there in the Bishop's tower which was once a fortress against the sea attacks. There you will find different exhibitions from ancient times: from coins to various amphoras and stone monuments from the Umag area.
We also recommend you to visit the Church of St. Roche which is situated nearby from the main square in the Old town. The church was built in the 16th century after the plagues. It is interesting due to the oil-painted artwork on the ceiling.
Church St. Roche in Umag by Martin Wippel from Flickr.com
What are the most popular day trips from Umag?
Lighthouse Savudrija by Mihael Grmek from commons.wikimedia.org
First, we recommend a visit to the oldest lighthouse on the Adriatic which is located in the town of Savudrija nearby. You can also take a boat trip there.
Boat trips from Umag are popular for day trips but also for scuba diving activity because Istria's underwater sea world is very interesting. Thus, you can see wrecks, ancient artifacts, various fish, and corals.
Diving in Croatia from pixabay.com
The hinterland of Umag is also interesting for a day trip. Especially if you wish to explore it by bike as you will find numerous bike trails around Umag.
While there make sure to visit one of the numerous agri-tourism estates where you will be able to taste excellent authentic cuisine and local wines.
Umag Hinterland from pixabay.com
Western Coast of Istria
Finally, we can recommend you the whole of the western coast of Istria – as there are many interesting towns on the peninsula that are easily reachable.
Thus, from Umag, we recommend taking day trips to the towns of Pula, Porec, and Rovinj, but also the Brijuni islands. We have already written about a luxury vacation in Pula and National Park Brijuni. Make sure to check our previous blogs if you wish to learn more about these destinations.
National Park Brijuni by np-brijuni.hr
How to get to Umag?
As we already mentioned Umag is the first destination you reach coming from Western Europe. Thus, it has great traffic connections.
There are 2 airports in the vicinity one of them is in Croatia in Pula and the other is in Italy in Trieste which is approximately 50km away from Umag.
There are good bus connections to Umag from both airports. Also if you are interested our VIP Concierge Department can organize a private transfer for you from the airport to your villa.
Istrian Ypsilon by Tomobe03 from commons.wikimedia.org
Another way to reach Umag is by car. Umag is on the Istrian Y network of highways and motorways, thus coming by car is also a good option. Furthermore, this way you will be able to explore the whole Istria on your vacation. Of course, our VIP Concierge department can help you with a rent-a-car as well.
Where to stay during your luxury vacation in Umag?
In a villa of course. Our agency has numerous great properties in our portfolio and we wish to recommend you the following ones.
If you are looking for luxury villas in Umag our recommendation would be Villa Celestine.
Villa Celestine is a 5-star villa near the city of Umag.
Villa Celestine Umag
This is a modern villa for 6 guests. It includes a terrace with a pool and shaded lounge area that is perfect for relaxation.
Shaded outdoor area
Additionally, it has a barbecue on wood and an outdoor dining area.
Upstairs, there is another terrace with a lounge area for relaxation with a view.
The view from Villa Celestine
The interior is modern, bright, and spacious. You will also find a fireplace in the living area.
Villas in Umag for larger groups
On the other hand, if you plan to visit Umag with a larger group of friends or family there are several larger villas we can suggest.
Villa Manuella with Pool can accommodate 10 guests and it is located on a fenced plot of land with app 2.600m2.
Villa Manuella from the air
Furthermore, as you can see from the photo below the villa consists of two separate buildings. The first is the residential area where the kitchen, living area, and bedrooms are located.
The other building is where the summer kitchen is. It includes a barbecue on wood and an outdoor dining area as well.
Additionally, in the side building, you will find the wellness area with Jacuzzi and Sauna.
Jacuzzi of the Villa Manuella
Holiday Home Amarella
Holiday Home Amarella is another large villa for up to 10 guests. It even has a playground for the children.
Thus, it is ideal for larger families or two families of friends vacationing together. While the kids play at the playground, the parents can watch them from the outdoor dining area that also includes a BBQ.
Outdoor dining area with a barbecue
Villa complex near Umag
Finally, we will introduce you to two villas that are a part of a 5 villas complex. Thus they are ideal if you wish to come on your vacation with a group but still remain your privacy in separate villas.
Villa Carmen has 3 bedrooms. It has a sea view and it can offer you full relaxation near Umag far from the rush of everyday life.
The interior of this villa is romantic and spacious.
Interior of Villa Carmen
Like all the other villas from the complex, this villa accepts pets.
Villa Angelina Umag
Villa Angelina is another villa from the same complex. It can accommodate 6 guests and also it has amazing sea and nature views.
The interior is artistic and full of details.
These were just our suggestions for villas in Umag. If you are looking for something else feel free to browse our website.
We hope you liked our suggestions and that you will choose Umag for your next luxury vacation. In case you do, feel free to contact our Team of Villa Specialists for luxury accommodation rental and our VIP Concierge team for VIP Concierge Services. We wish you a pleasant stay in Umag!