Experience classic luxury living amid the UNESCO charms of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik’s glistening shores and historic old town are much closer than you might think, with flights from the UK taking less than three hours. And once you land a transfer will take you quickly to one of the many luxurious 4* and 5* hotels around the city.
Dubrovnik’s historical setting is ideal for travellers looking for a little peace and tranquility. The city’s old town is so pretty it’s been granted UNESCO status and the two-kilometre stretch of medieval walls around the city offers love birds the chance to take in the area’s incredible panoramic views. Stop off on your walk around the city to indulge in a few sweet treats in the old town bakeries or grab a drink at one of the many classy cocktail bars. Local boutiques are also dotted around the city and are perfect spots to find that one-of-a-kind outfit from your favourite A-list designers.
This holiday wouldn’t be complete without checking out the gorgeous pebble and sand beaches. You’ll have plenty of opportunities in Dubrovnik to catch the rays and soak up the sunlight as you stretch out on a sunlounger or paddle in the warm waters. Banje Beach is one of the most popular family friendly beaches in Dubrovnik, with lots of space to relax and jetskis and inflatables for hire. The views at Buza beach can’t be beaten, and you’ll also be in the centre of Old Town with fantastic areas for you to eat and shop. With so many beaches around you can be sure you’ll get a private view of the water and quiet sands to relax on no matter where you visit.
Living the high life in Dubrovnik
You can spend your time wandering the cobbled streets in the old town, popping into cafes and restaurants – including one or two of the 10 that have made it into the Michelin Guide – or browsing through trendy boutiques. If you’d rather have some time away from the crowds there are private wine tours to tantalize your tastebuds and introduce you to all the flavours of Croatia.
But the relaxation doesn’t have to end there – enjoy exploring the region like never before through horseback riding sessions under the setting sun, starting at places like Kojan Koral. Don’t worry if you’ve never done it before, trained guides will be with you at every step to ensure you get the most out of this memorable activity.
Other popular holidays in Croatia
If you loved the beauty and luxurious feel of Dubrovnik, don’t stop there. There are plenty of other fantastic holiday opportunities in Croatia. Take a look at Brela and Cavtat for a peaceful and quiet getaway. Or if history and stunning architecture is more your scene Pula and Rovinj are sure to make you weak at the knees.
To get some more details on whether Dubrovnik is right for you, take a look at our travel guide. While you’re mulling that over here are our top luxury hotels in Dubrovnik.
With 5*s for both luxury and comfort, this stunning hotel offers everything you need for a quiet and relaxing holiday on the beach. Start your day off right by indulging in a massage or soaking in the spa's invigorating sauna. Every room includes a gorgeous sea view so you can take in the expanse of deep blue seas any time of the day. To cool down you can spend your afternoons in the free-form pool, ordering drinks at the swim-up bar and taking in the beautiful views over the Adriatic.
This modern and sleek hotel sits on the edge of the Lapad Peninsula with gorgeous views overlooking the sea. Its beachside pool lets you take a refreshing dip while spotting luxury cruise liners and yachts in the distance. After your swim, gourmet restaurants and bistros will tempt your tastebuds, serving up both Croatian and Western specialities. The hotel itself is modern with white interiors splashed with colour and grand mirrors hanging in the rooms. Your 5* accommodation will have everything you need including a double bed, satellite TV and a stunning view out towards the water.
With beautiful classic architecture, this hotel will transport you to days gone by, where elegance and luxury reigned supreme. Situated directly in front of Dubrovnik's beloved harbour, you'll be able to relax in style as well as take in the views from your newly-renovated room. Enjoy a candlelit dinner for two in the hotel's historic outdoor garden or take a romantic stroll down to the beach.