If it’s sun, sights and seafood you’re seeking, Croatia will tick all of your boxes (and then some!)
While tourist hotspots and honeymoon destinations rarely go hand in hand, Croatia is the exception to the rule.
Its blend of breathtaking scenery, rich culture and historical sites make it a cool, easygoing location for couples who want to relax and explore at their own pace.
WHAT TO DO
One of Croatia’s oldest towns, Split boasts some of the country’s most dramatic scenery. Think rocky mountains, pine-clad hilltops and white sandy shores.
Dating all the way back to 295AD, history buffs will be entertained for hours with sites like Split’s fourth-century Diocletian’s Palace as well as the Roman ruins in nearby Salona.
Meanwhile, 130-miles away, Dubrovnik, brimming with five star accommodation, is the definition of laid-back luxe.
While its Old City is heralded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, avid shoppers can lose an afternoon in the city’s extraordinary open-air market or go sunbathing on one of the city’s several public beaches.
Foodies should make the most of the local seafood “ menu staples include octopus salad!
If you’ve got your heart set on veering off the beaten track you have to visit Zagreb.
Despite being the country’s capital, the city is often overlooked as a holiday destination, however its vibrant atmosphere make it well worth a visit. As well as its culinary excellence “ the country’s coast offers a mouthwatering blend of Mediterranean and Italian cuisine! “ Zagreb is home to a handful of museums, including the famous Museum of Broken Relationships, a bizarrely entertaining exhibition.
WHERE TO STAY
Hotel Bellevue, Dubrovnik
This sleek, modern-looking hotel is as stylish as it is luxurious. Each of its rooms has breathtaking views of Miramare Bay and, rather excitingly, L’Occitane minis in the bathroom! Don’t miss the chance to take a dip in the jacuzzi whirlpool at the hotel’s incredible spa.
Suites start from £405 per night. Visit the Hotel Bellevue website for further details.
This five-star hotel is one of Split’s oldest accommodation options yet still regarded as one of the hottest spots in town. Next to the famous Bacvice beach and just 10 minutes from the town centre, stay in one
of its gorgeous guest bedrooms or treat yourself to a luxury ocean-view suite.
Rooms start from £56 per night. Visit the Hotel Park website for further details.