Category Archives: Where to stay

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 »

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 »

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 »

Lovely beaches and stunning sunsets in Lapad

Lapad is 3km from the Old Town and just 10-15 minutes by bus or a 10-minute taxi ride from the Pile Gate entrance. The bay is split into two parts: Babin Kuk and Lapad Bay. It has its own centre with a post office, shopping centre and a supermarket. Read more »

Croatia, the ideal honeymoon destination

It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow, which has reminded us of an article in the Croatian Times (Croatia in world’s top 5 honeymoon destinations for 2013) and inspired us to wrote a post about honeymoons in Dubrovnik. Read more »

Pile Gate, one of Dubrovnik’s city gates

Whenever we travel in an unfamiliar region, the same names pop up time and again. While researching and organising your visit to Dubrovnik, you’ve probably often come across the name ‘Pile Gate’. Found just outside the city walls, it’s one of three impressive gates leading into the Old Town. Read more »

The allure of Dubrovnik’s Old Town

We have all heard about Dubrovnik and its majestic city walls. But did you know that the city is actually split into three main areas: the Old Town, Gruž and Lapad? Read more »