ATP Croatia Open 2022 Luxury Vacation in Umag

ATP Croatia Open 2022 - Luxury vacation in Umag

Umag is the westernmost destination in Croatia. It is situated only 10km from the Slovenian border. Thus, it is easily reachable from Western Europe which makes it the ideal destination for a luxury vacation in Croatia. Also this year as well it will host one of the most important tennis tournaments in Croatia – ATP Croatia Open 2022.

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Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag

Tennis Courts in Umag

Tennis Courts in Umag Area, by EXIT photo team from

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 22.7 till 31.7. 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 in the previous years:

History of the tournament

This is the 32nd edition of this tournament. Some of the top international players won their first matches here and the winners come from all over the World.

The tournament has won many awards, but the most interesting one is for the best Fan experience which tells you a bit about the atmosphere at the tournament.

Tennis Croatia

Tennis Tournament in Croatia

Some of the players this year are Alcaraz, Basilashvili, Coric, Rune, Krajinovic, Fognini, and Sinner.

Who will be the other players but all the other info about the tournament you can find out if you check the official website of the Croatia Open.

Gourmet and Party program

There will be several gourmet zones at the tournament.

Taste Istria

Especially interesting is the Taste Istria zone with famous Istrian wines and other delicacies that come from Istria.

Istrian Food and Wine

Istrian Food and Wine

Grill lovers will not be disappointed as you will find BBQ specialties in Fredi's bar.

There will also be several food trucks where you can grab a bite after tennis. With all these options we are sure you will not be hungry during the Croatia Open tournament.

Umag Music Nights

Program for the Umag Music Nights

Program for the Umag Music Nights

At Umag Music Nights you will be able to enjoy rap, pop, dance, and electronic music by artists such as Vida Loca, DJ Antoine, Fedde Le Grand, Senidah, W&W, and more.

What else is there to do in Umag besides the ATP tournament?

Umag Old Town

Umag Old Town by Juf! from

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 UmagChurch St. Roche in Umag by Martin Wippel from

What are the most popular day trips from Umag?

Lighthouse Savudrija

Lighthouse Savudrija Croatia

Lighthouse Savudrija by Mihael Grmek from

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

Diving in Croatia from

Umag hinterland

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

Umag Hinterland from

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

National Park Brijuni by

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 Y network of highways and motorways

Istrian Ypsilon by Tomobe03 from

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 5-star villas in Umag our recommendation would be Villa Green Hacienda.

Villa Green Hacienda

Villa Green Hacienda is a 5-star villa situated on a large 25.000m2 estate.

Villa Green Hacienda Umag

Villa Green Hacienda Umag

It includes a lot of amenities such as a heated pool, two saunas, an indoor Jacuzzi, a gym, a large garden, outdoor dining area with a grill.

Villa Green Hacienda Umag Jacuzzi and Gym

Jacuzzi and gym equipment in the villa

The interior of this exquisite villa is a mix of modern and rustic.

Villa Green Hacienda Umag Interior

Interior of the villa

There are 4 bedrooms in the villa and all of them include a bathroom.

Other amenities for entertainment include a PS, home cinema, billiard, darts, table tennis, and 4 bikes.

Villa Green Hacienda Umag Amenities

Amenities for entertainment in this exquisite villa

Can you imagine a better villa for your stay during the tournament?

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

Villa Manuella with Pool can accommodate 10 guests and it is located on a fenced plot of land with app 2.600m2.

Villa Manuella Umag from the air

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.

Two buildings Villa Manuella Umag

Two buildings

The other building is where the summer kitchen is. It includes a barbecue on wood and an outdoor dining area as well.

Summer Kitchen Villa Manuella Umag

Summer Kitchen

Additionally, in the side building, you will find the wellness area with Jacuzzi and Sauna.

Jacuzzi Villa Manuella Umag

Jacuzzi of the Villa Manuella

Holiday Home Amarella

Holiday Home Amarella Umag

Holiday Home Amarella

Holiday Home Amarella is another large villa for up to 10 guests. It even has a playground for the children.

Playground Holiday Home Amarella Umag


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

Outdoor dining area with a barbecue

Villa complex near Umag

Finally, we will introduce you to two villas that are a part of a 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

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.

Villa Carmen Umag Sea View

Sea view

The interior of this villa is romantic and spacious.

Villa Carmen Umag Interior

Interior of Villa Carmen

Like the other villa from this complex, this villa accepts pets.

Villa Sophie

Villa Sophie Umag

Villa Sophie Umag

Villa Sophie is the other villa from the same complex. It can accommodate 6 guests and also it has sea and nature views.

The interior is artistic and full of details.

Villa Sophie Umag Interior


These were just our suggestions for villas in Umag. If you are looking for something else feel free to browse the Umag Villas category on our website.

We hope you liked our suggestions and that you will choose Umag for your next luxury vacation during the ATP Croatia Open and in general. 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!

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