While Portoroz is a congregation of hotels, casinos and tourist traps... Lucja, in its suburbs, it's the place where people live. There are some hotels, but not of the posh kinds of Portoroz, and - what's more - there are people leading normal lives there. it'ss nice to go for a walk and take in the few sights - in my case it was the reflection of the little church in the canal
Lucja is a suburb of Portoroz and it's quite pleasant... to walk there, along the sea-shore, it takes about 20-25 minutes. Half way between the two places there's a large marina with some fancy boats (yuck) and a nice canal lined with restaurants and cafés. It's surely a valid altrernative to lying on the beach which, for the reconrd, looked quite small and dirty-ish
Check out the WebCam of Portaroz
It's a lovely beach resort, and on a nice clear day , you can see across the Adriatic to the Italian coast.
Just jump into the water and let yourself be free :)
But I advise you this only in summer time. Cose other months the water can be very cold!