With my A,B,C Holidays once again rearing its head with my two best girlfriends and being two years behind schedule we decided that for “D” we would head to Dubrovnik, not because we are massive game of thrones fans either (although I am).
My first ever visit to the lovely country of Croatia and WOW it was not a disappointment. Just a 2.35 hour plane journey and a 30 mins transfer from the airport to my hotel - https://www.adriaticluxuryhote...
I was lucky enough to have the pleasure to stay at the Bellevue and the entrance is breath taking, up a few steps, doors open and floor to ceiling glass show casing the beautiful glittering sea. I was fortunate to be offered the Presidential Suite and this was superb, I did see other room categories and all were nice, but you definitely only want one with a sea view. The hotel offers everything - should you wish to stay put, bar, restaurant, beach area, spa, indoor pool and the most fantastic abundance of staff all smiling and happy and so informative, the hotels transfer is a must our driver gave us so much information about the local area, bus stops , walk times etc.
Now Dubrovnik is hundreds of years old within a walled city, you pay £25.00 to enter the city walls (if you want) that give you an amazing view all around, there are places to stop and grab a drink on tour and the whole walk around will take approx. 2 hours at a very even pace, well worth doing but lots of steps so not for the faint hearted, if you want to leave there are many exits but your ticket only allows entry so don’t leave too early.
There are guided tours, cable car rides or just walk around by yourself which we did , loads of places to eat and drink, the small side streets offering plenty of places to stop , some really quirky , others old and interesting. Down by the port are some lovely vibrant restaurants, sit people and boat watching, the hours pass by so quickly, churches, weddings, bars in cliff faces are so many things we encountered to name a few.
On our second day we decided to take a little boat trip – the nearest Island is called Lokrum –
http://www.lokrum.hr/eng Legend has it that if you don’t leave the island after the last boat then you will die?? This was a fascinating place, wells, monastery, gardens, beach, dead sea, peacocks, rabbits, a royal fort and the “Iron Throne” ( GOT fans will know what this means). It is a mere 15-20 minute journey and the ferry runs every 30 minutes. The island is worth at least 3-4 hours even longer if you fancy a lovely cocktail or two and a few restaurants serving lovely bites of food.
I so wish I could write more but this is meant to be a blog!? Please get in contact, everyone should visit it has so much to offer and I certainly cannot wait to return and explore Croatia even further.