A beautiful Eastern European country with dazzling beaches looking out over the Adriatic Sea, Croatia is a fantastic holiday location for families. With a rich cultural heritage, multiple places of historical interested including UNESCO protected sites and untouched, rustic coastlines, this part of the world really is a must-see, so why not book here for a great break away and holiday in style?
Tempted? Then here’s how to enjoy the luxury of Croatia in 2016!
Choose the right accommodation
When it comes to holidaying in this magnificent destination, it’s important to choose the right accommodation. There are many fantastic resorts dotted throughout the country, but for incredible service, comfortable rooms and top-notch food, hotels such as the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa at Dubrovnik Sun Gardens could be right up your street. A great choice for families, this hotel offers everything from babysitting services to the Marco Polo Kids Club as well as facilities including five pools (one inside) and an award-winning spa.
Check out the UNESCO sites
Croatia is the home of many UNESCO World Heritage sites including the historic city of Trogir where beautifully preserved Romanesque churches stand proud amid a backdrop of stunning Renaissance and Baroque buildings from the Venetian period. The old city of Dubrovnik is also a sight to behold with churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains perfectly complementing this Pearl of the Adriatic. The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik is also worth a visit thanks to its unique decorative elements and don’t miss the ruins of Diocletian’s Palace, built between the late third and early fourth centuries A.D.
Head to the coastline
If you’re hoping to while away the time on one of Croatia’s seductive sandy beaches – head south. The Dalmatian coastline offers picturesque coastlines including pebbly coves and golden sands that provide the perfect spot for a beach day, a relaxing walk, a photo opportunity or even a day of drawing/painting. While Nin offers spectacular views of the towering Velebit Mountains, Lovrečina Bay delivers what you read about in the brochures – soft sand, sparkling waters and clear blue skies most of the year round as well as a medieval church nestled amid olive groves.
And if you want to escape it all and enjoy a real secluded yet luxurious adventure, head to Susak – a tiny dessert island getaway composed almost entirely of sand. The island’s main beach, Spiaza, stretches out from Susak village and is comprised of a shallow bay which is perfect for a splash or a paddle (especially if you’ve kids in tow). You can even have a good swim if you’re prepared to venture around half a kilometre into the sea, but don’t strain yourself – after all, holidays are the perfect time to relax and unwind.
Croatia really is a wonderful holiday destination, so if you’re looking for a luxurious getaway in 2016, this is the place to be.