One of Europe’s hidden gems with its stunning coastline, eight national parks and the most amazing harbour towns , this is the perfect destination if you’re looking to enjoy the rustic charms of old Europe but also the full sun, sea and sand experience without all the commercialisation .
We have picked out some fabulous hotels across Croatia for you to enjoy and British Airways have a superb selection of flights to Croatia.
A green peninsula with close cultural ties to northern Italy, it is very popular with both Italians and Central Europeans on account of its accessibility, ideal for any foodie or wine lover due to the vineyards and truffles
Hotel Milenij Opatija, Croatia (More Information & Booking)
This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Centrally situated in trendy Opatija, the luxury Hotel Milenij enjoys a seafront location on Lungo Mare promenade. This 5-star hotel boasts 650 m² Royall Spa wellness centre, 2 restaurants and a lobby bar with piano music. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the hotel. Milenij blends the spirit of the historic tradition with contemporary design and decorations. Rooms are air-conditioned and come with a satellite TV and a minibar. Modern-style bathrooms include a hairdryer and free toiletries. Various kinds of massage and beauty treatments are offered at the wellness centre, which includes saunas, Finish and Turkish baths, as well as the indoor and outdoor pools. Cardio equipment is also featured.
Argonauti Restaurant serves traditional meals, while the Viennese-style Café Wagner offers homemade cakes and handmade chocolates. Guests can enjoy al-fresco dining at the hotel terrace offering sea views. St. Jacob Park stretches next to the Milenij Hotel. The historic town of Rijeka is 8.7 miles away.
Hotel Mozart Opatija, Croatia (More Information & Booking)
This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. The elegant boutique Hotel Mozart is located next to the main beach in central Opatija and near the main promenade. Set in an Art Nouveau building, it offers a restaurant and bar with a terrace and garden, spa facilities and air-conditioned rooms. It provides free Wi-Fi. All rooms offer stylish furnishings, a minibar, a safe and satellite TV. Rooms are spacious and feature classical décor and modern amenities. Private bathrooms provide a bath and hairdryer, while the balconies overlook the sea.
There is also an indoor garden and outdoor terrace, a smaller meeting room and a piano bar at guests' disposal. Breakfast is served each day at the hotel's restaurant or in the garden. The restaurant serves fresh and seasonal Mediterranean cuisine. The Spa and Wellness Centre offers Finish and infra-red saunas, Turkish and unique Japanese baths, hot tubs, as well as a gym and fitness area. Guests can also enjoy beauty treatments and top massages.
Dubrovnik is somewhere you’ll love to get lost. Wander through the weaving cobblestone streets that lead you from the city gate to Sponza Palace to the harbour, whose deep blue is just begging you to dive right in.
Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik Croatia (More Information & Booking)
This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Set on a spectacular cliff above Miramare Bay, the Bellevue offers splendid sea views from all rooms. Dubrovnik's old town is 0.7 miles away. Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik offers a lovely pebbly beach with the Nevera beach restaurant. The à la carte Vapor Restaurant serves a fusion of Dalmatian seafood delicacies and international dishes from Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
The luxurious spa area has a Mediterranean atmosphere and features a sauna as well as a gym. Guests can make use of the indoor pool with its superb sea view and treat themselves to a relaxing massage. Furnished in olive wood and grey granite, the Bellevue has air-conditioned accommodation with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a bathrobe and slippers.
Grand Villa Argentina Dubrovnik Croatia (More Information &Booking)
This property is 5 minutes walk from the beach. Featuring direct access to the beach and an outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers, Grand Villa Argentina offers an a la carte restaurant boasting a terrace with panoramic sea views. The UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik Old Town is just a 5-minute walk away. Free Wi-Fi is provided. Combining the old and the new, the property comprises a historic villa and a modern building surrounded by gardens with Mediterranean vegetation.
Classic-style rooms are fitted with air conditioning, flat-screen TV and a minibar. Breakfast is served daily. Grand Villa Argentina provides wellness and spa centre, sauna and a gym. Grand Villa Argentina's restaurants and bars offer a diverse culinary selection. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining. The vivid Stradun Promenade, monumental Dubrovnik Walls and various historic sights can be explored within easy walking distance.
Just off Croatia’s sunny Dalmatian coast – amid an archipelago of tiny, beachy islets – is Korcula, an island crammed with cobbled streets and classic waterfront seafood restaurants serving up the morning’s catch.
Lesic Dimitri Palace Korčula, Croatia (More Information & Booking)
This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Just steps from Marco Polo's house and the old cathedral within Old Town walls, the luxurious Lešić Dimitri Palace offers a spa centre with Thai massage, an à la carte restaurant and thematically decorated interiors. It combines rich historical heritage with modern facilities such as free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and LCD satellite TV.
The renovated apartments feature designs inspired by different cultures along Marco Polo's Silk Road travels. The highly personalised ambiance is characterised by exquisite detailing and handcrafted furniture. Lešić Dimitri Palace has 2 boats that can be rented per hour or per day. A sailboat with skipper and a motorboat are also available for rent. Owner can arrange boat trips around the numerous coves and beaches of Korčula Island and Pelješac Peninsula.
Stone paved Zakrjan Beach is just steps away, while a pebbly beach can be found just outside the Old Town, 0.6 miles away. The charming sandy beach in Lumbarda Village is at a distance of 4.3 miles. The Lešić Palace is within 100 yards from the ferry port and 450 yards from the marina. The nearest international airport is in Dubrovnik, which can be reached via ferry.