Cavtat is a beautiful coastal town and a wonderful holiday resort. It’s still a little-known gem of a destination in Croatia, but anyone who stays here once comes back again and again.
It is 20km south of Dubrovnik, with great transport links, making it convenient for travellers. There are boats to neighbouring Mlini, Dubrovnik and the islands. Bus number 10 runs to and from Dubrovnik, and the airport is only 3km away.
Things to do in Cavtat
Cavtat has a great choice of beaches, scenic promenades, sporting activities and cultural entertainment. It’s a quaint, lively town that’s perfect for a restful, relaxing break. Its seafront is packed with shops, cafés and restaurants, and it’s often compared to St Tropez.
There are lots of lovely, small beaches dotted around the peninsula, as well as fragrant pine forests offering shady spots for an afternoon siesta. In the summer, the jet set arrives in gleaming yachts to moor at the harbour and enjoy the tranquil, protected bay.
Insider’s tip: boat trips and Bugenvila
Take the boat at least one way between Cavtat and Dubrovnik. The entrance to the Old Town from the old harbour is majestic! Boat services are run by local companies, whose stands – with schedules and prices – can be found every day at the harbour. Note that there’s no official timetable available online.
Don’t miss a meal at Bugenvila restaurant (Obala A. Starcevica 9, Cavtat 20210). It has it all: an outdoor terrace with sea views over the yachts in summer, a first-class service, innovative Mediterranean cuisine with fresh ingredients, and a great selection of wines. The place is busy, so be sure to book ahead on +385 20 479 949.
Staying in Cavtat near Dubrovnik