Albatros Hotel

The pool is massive, the beach-front location is perfect, and the atmosphere is super-chilled. Bliss! The modern Albatros Hotel is a quiet spot, and its recent makeover means it’s really looking its best. The rooms are decked out in a contemporary Scandinavian style, there are two pools, a pair of restaurants, and there’s lots going on too – from watersports and aerobics, to archery and an onsite kids’ club. It’s a short walk to the bars and eateries, less than a mile to the town centre, and there’s a nightclub on your doorstep if you feel like a dance.

Overview of Croatia

This place is simply beautiful, and why everyone doesn’t take holidays to Croatia all the time remains a mystery. It’s close to Italy, and the landscape and natural beauty has many similarities. The mountainous backdrops take your breath away, the lakes and beaches are impossibly pretty, and there are some wonderful places to stay. The Albatros Hotel is one such place, and you’ll find it in Cavtat, the most southerly town in Croatia. It’s only five kilometres from Dubrovnik airport, and its pure sea water, lush vegetation and rich architectural blend make it a must-see for any visitor.

Things to do in Cavtat

Culture-vultures will have a field day in Cavtat, and the Albatros Hotel is conveniently located to experience everything. The Baroque Church of St. Nicholas is a popular attraction, enjoying a stunning location overlooking the water. The Racic Mausoleum is pretty captivating too. Built in 1921 and made entirely of bronze, this is the final resting place of Cavtat’s prestigious Racic family. And the Elafiti islands are well worth a trip. They used to be popular holiday spots for Dubrovnik’s aristocrats, and the three main islands – Kolocep, Sipan and Lopud – have lots of monasteries, ruins and caves to explore. Whether you’re looking to explore its history or just soak up the view from your lounger, cocktail in hand, Cavtat is a special place to stay. The living is simple, the sights are incredible, and the welcome is always warm. What’s more, gorgeous Dubrovnik is just up the road.

Resort Summary

A sloping hillside adorned with pine forests and olive groves lines the waterfront. It’s beautifully interspersed with luxury mansions, old churches, country paths and narrow, winding streets clad with white, purple and pink blossoms. And you know you’ve picked the right spot when celebs such as Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich and Jon Bon Jovi visit here on their yachting holidays to Croatia.

Along the harbour front sits a fabulous eight-kilometre promenade. Take leisurely walks to discover the many boutiques, where elegant restaurants sit beside casual cafes. Then you can take a break from the searing Mediterranean heat and find a shady spot in one of the cafes.

The light is stunning here, so it’s no surprise Vaho Bukovac loved to paint panoramic scenes of the area. You’ll also find many markets are held here including a popular fruit and vegetable market by the bus station.