The best time of year to book your last minute holiday
If you want to cash in on those last minute deals, make sure to wait eight weeks before your departure to book. This is when you’ll find all the best deals for your quick getaway to sun-soaked destinations.
Croatia’s peak tourist time is July and August, when the weather is at its best and the kids are on holiday. To beat the crowds and get the cheapest last minute deals, look for holidays that border Croatia’s peak season, like June and September.
Cultural Croatia is the ideal choice for any European last minute holiday
With just a two and a half hour flight time from the UK, holidays to Croatia make for a fantastic last minute getaway.
Croatia’s rustic shores and history-laden streets make for an excellent last minute stomping ground.
There are plenty of attractions located all around this gorgeous country that don’t need pre-booking and are great for spur of the moment trips. Rovnij embodies classic Croatia, with colourful houses built into the rolling hills, overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Here you’ll find extraordinary beaches, coves and bays, all up last minute for exploration.
Meanwhile, Porec, one of the most popular Croatian destinations, not only has fantastic Venetian and Roman architecture to meander round, but it’s also home to a modern waterpark with eight pools and 12 slides.
Of course when talking about last minute deals to Croatia, you can’t overlook Dubrovnik. This bustling city has a lot going on, from UNESCO World Heritage sites, waterfront restaurants and an epic nightlife scene.
Other popular holidays in Croatia
Along Croatia’s borders are other great last minute holiday destinations. Check out the likes of Slovenia, Italy, or Montenegro.
But if a last minute holiday to Croatia is calling your name, have a look at our travel guide for more information on how to plan your holiday. While you’re here feel free to look through some of our favourite last minute hotels in Croatia.
No matter your age you’ll have a fantastic last minute holiday when staying in Albatros Hotel. It boasts tennis and volleyball facilities, windsurfing, water-skiing, banana boat rides and even a playground for the little ones. There are three pools to choose from, one indoors and two outside with a kids-only pool too. Getting into the centre of Cavtat is a breeze. Just take the trails along the seafront that lead straight to Cavtat’s cafes and restaurants, only 15 minutes away.
Location-wise, nothing beats Lero Hotel for a last minute holiday. You’ll be right on the edge of Dubrovnik with everything you need for an epic holiday in your grasp. It’s just a 15-minute stroll to the Old Town area with clubs and restaurants, and just a five-minute walk to the pebble beach. A courtyard pool takes centre-stage and a buffet and Bosnian-themed a la carte restaurant serve up meals throughout the day. In the evenings you can enjoy cocktails at the hotel bar, or just walk into Dubrovnik for an exciting night out.
For a quick last minute retreat head Parentium Hotel in Porec. This hotel is located right on the seafront, with a rock and pebble beach just a minutes walk away. If you’d rather stay at the hotel, there are two outdoor Tetris piece-shaped pools, one with seawater and one with a swim up bar. Its also got six whirlpools as well as another indoor pool with hot tub. After you’ve dried off there are tons of activities to join in with, from badminton to mini-golf and even windsurfing.
This island hotel is the perfect last minute Croatian getaway. You’ll have everything right at your fingertips, including a shingle beach with sunbeds and parasols stretched along its shore. It’s also got two outdoor pools and one indoor at its wellness centre. All three of these pools boast fantastic views out towards the water. Food-wise, you won’t need to leave the resort at all, as Istra Hotel has four restaurants to choose from. Feast your eyes, and your stomach, on the pizzeria, Lavender Grill, buffet restaurant, and seafood a la carte.