Category Archives: Insider’s tips

Family-friendly beaches in Dubrovnik and nearby

Sandy beach near Dubrovnik, Croatia

Kids love going to the beach and there are lots of child-friendly beaches in Dubrovnik and the surrounding area. They’re not all rocky, either; you’ll find plenty of beautiful sand and pebble beaches to choose from. Here are our recommendations for beaches to visit with children. Read more »

Šipan, the perfect island break from the daily routine

Bay view, Sipan

Dubrovnik is the ideal escape for many travellers. But if you really want to get away from it all, Šipan is for you: stunning scenery, hidden coves, sparkling waters, excellent restaurants and lots to explore. A real paradise on Earth! Read more »

How to get to the Elafiti Islands from Dubrovnik

Waters of the Elafiti Islands

Discover the beautiful Elafiti Islands, just 30 minutes by boat from Dubrovnik. Also known as the Elaphiti Islands, this small archipelago is the perfect city escape: crystal-clear waters, sandy beaches and complete tranquillity. An island paradise! Read more »

Try traditional Dalmatian dishes in Konavle, Croatia

Interior of Koraćeva Kuća restaurant in Gruda, Konavle, Croatia
Italian cuisine inspires a lot of Dalmatian food, which means you’ll find pizza, pasta, gnocchi and risotto in most restaurants along the coast. So if you’d like to enjoy some true local specialities and escape the beaten track, we highly recommend heading to Konavle. Read more »

Konavle, Croatia: for foodies and nature lovers

Konavle Summer 2015

Konavle is one of Croatia’s best-kept secrets. This beautiful region nestles between the Adriatic and the mountains at the country’s southern tip, just 30km from Dubrovnik. Popular destinations are Gruda, Čilipi and Molunat on the coast. Read more »

Lokrum, a peaceful island retreat

Lokrum is a small, car-free, uninhabited island that stretches in front of Dubrovnik and is home to a monastery and botanical garden. There is an abandoned fort on the island’s peak, from where you can enjoy amazing views of the mainland. There are also two restaurants, a bar and a small shop for essentials. Read more »

Car parking in Dubrovnik

‘Where can I park my car in Dubrovnik?’ This is, without doubt, one of the most common questions from travellers who plan to drive during their stay. Traffic is quite dense and parking can be a challenge, especially in the peak summer season. Read more »

Gruž, a bustling port neighbourhood

Vibrant Gruž is just 3km from Dubrovnik’s Old Town and very typical of the area. It has a charming little port, where you can catch ferries to and from Italy and to the islands. Ferry company Jadrolinija has its office here. Read more »

Cavtat, a true seaside treasure

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. Read more »

Beaches and aperitifs in Ploče

One of the main areas along with the Old Town and Pile, Ploče is a residential area found outside the city’s impressive walls. It’s home to Dubrovnik’s famous Banje beach and a number of 5-star hotels. There’s also 24-hour, pay-for on-street parking and a taxi rank. Read more »