The sophisticated, modern Valamar Lacroma was awarded the prestigious 2015, 2016 and 2017 World Travel Award as Croatia’s Leading Hotel. It has an enviable location on the Babin Kuk Peninsula, surrounded by forests and a picturesque pebble beach. Valamar Lacroma is renowned for its cutting-edge architecture, modern rooms and high-end spa, which boasts Finnish saunas and an outdoor hot tub. In the grounds, you’ll find a spacious pool surrounded by a stone sun terrace with loungers and parasols. You can use the facilities at the sister hotel Valamar Club Dubrovnik, which include sports courts. There are two restaurants on the premises: a buffet restaurant and an a la carte Mediterranean eatery with an outdoor terrace offering fantastic sea views.
Overview of Dubrovnik and Islands
In recent years, holidays to Croatia have risen in popularity, thanks to Croatia’s balmy Mediterranean climate, delicious cuisine and dreamy landscape of mountains, forests, lakes and beaches. One of the most popular hotspots is the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. This picturesque labyrinth of winding lanes and crumbling fortresses is a filming location for the popular Game of Thrones TV series. The city is located on the Adriatic Coast, so it’s also a great spot for a beach break. Numerous islands are scattered offshore, and many can be easily accessed by boat or public ferry from Dubrovnik. The contemporary Valamar Lacroma is located just outside the city, and is a great base for exploring the region.
Things to do in Dubrovnik and Islands
The Valamar Lacroma is less than a 10-minute drive from Dubrovnik, so it’s easy to access the city’s attractions. Explore the plazas and lanes of the old town, where you’ll find everything from monasteries to palaces. The Love Stories Museum, just outside Pile Gate, is also worth a visit – especially if you’re travelling with a partner. Meanwhile, Game of Thrones fans can sign up for a walking tour of filming locations. Take a day trip to the nearby Elaphiti Islands, just a 30-minute ferry ride from Dubrovnik. Sipan is a natural paradise with hiking trails, surrounded by secluded coves. It’s also a foodie’s paradise; you can visit vineyards and olive orchards to taste local wines and oils. You’ll be enchanted by the beauty of Dubrovnik and its surrounding countryside. Even though there’s so much to see and do here, the laid-back atmosphere will really help you shift down a gear. It’s the perfect spot for romantic holidays, cultural breaks and family trips.