If you’re looking to make the most of your precious time off, Croatia is the place to set your sights on. Rugged mountains to crystal waters, captivating history alongside nonchalant sophistication, seclusion, partying, feasting…we could go on and on. Get a taste of it all on this luxury island hopping holiday.
Split takes Croatian history to a whole other level, it is the perfect place to begin your getaway. With a past that spans over one and a half millennia and influences from countless invaders; the buildings that line the tangled labyrinth of passage ways will have you begging to discover more about this intriguing country. You’ll stay in the shadows of St Duje’s Cathedral, where Hotel Vestibul Palace occupies a slice of heaven. Spend your first few nights in a palace fit for Gods and Emperors alike.
The best way to explore this city is to lose yourself, but fear not there’s always a Black Tomato guide on hand to recommend some top secret spots. We recommend rising early to climb the 13th century campanile, no better spot to watch the town awake. And for a little quiet time head west to Veli Varos, one of the oldest parts of town and bewitching former fishing village. When you start to feel a little weary, follow your senses to the sound of lapping water and the smell of barbequed catch of the day, to find yourself at some little place on the harbour wall.
EFFORTLESS BEACH TO BAR
After a few days set sail southward by private yacht for the island of Hvar. By day enjoy the treatments at the Adriana Spa hotel or take a water taxi to the enchanting Paklenski Islands for lunch; many forego menus so simply tuck in to the Adriatic’s freshest offerings. When you’ve had your fill, give in to the lure of the infamously crystal waters and secret coves.
As the sun dips in to the gleaming Adriatic, join in as one of Eastern Europe’s hippest party islands comes alive. Our favourite place to start the night is at the BB Club; the ultimate combination of effortless style played off by stunning views of the harbour and beyond.
OLD WORLD ROMANCE
Continue to revel in the delights of Croatia as you sail south once more to our out-and-out favourite; Korcula. We defy anyone to not fall head over heels as they catch their first glimpse of this utterly captivating port; old world Croatian charm personified.
Here, delve into the limitless offerings of this serene island. Explore the birthplace of Marco Polo and gorge on irresistible sea food before allowing the staff at Lešic Dimitri Palace tend to your every whim, be it whisking you off by speed boat to find your very own beach or offering in-room spa treatments.
FINAL PORT OF CALL
Dubrovnik calls for the final stop on your Croatia getaway. Shattered by war in the early 1990’s, this fortified port rises majestically once more out of a rugged coastline. Ashore discover a bustling, cosmopolitan port which lends itself perfectly to wrapping up your luxury trip. Relax a while longer at Villa Dubrovnik, a boutique haven with glorious views of the sparkling Adriatic and tranquil Elaphiti Islands or venture out for a little more Croatian exploration; on foot, on two wheels or by kayak.
Dubrovnik, jewel of the Adriatic, epitomises all we love about Croatia. Head to Gundulic Square, the ultimate spot to relive your holiday highlights one last time before heading home, for one final sundowner