Rustic charm and an Adriatic coastline
Holidays in Croatia offer wonderful sand and shingle beaches, historic towns and cities and a fascinating culture just waiting to be discovered. It’s fast becoming a favourite with British holidaymakers and it isn’t hard to see why. Couples will love the romance of the narrow winding streets and chic harbours, while families will find Blue Flag beaches, English speaking locals and lots of activities. If you prefer to explore there are opportunities to rent a car and discover the coastline, rural villages and waterfalls.
With so many fantastic options, choosing the right place for your Croatia holiday can be difficult. Take the cosmopolitan city of Dubrovnik, full of history and gorgeous beaches, which makes it ideal for families and couples. If you want to spend your days island hopping, head to the city of Split, where you can book a boat trip. Or, if you'd like to explore Split more you can spend days admiring its historic architecture and lively culture. And for Venetian architecture and unique views, make your way to Rovinj, there are also plenty of beaches too.
If you want to venture off the beaten track, Losinj is perfect. Situated in the northern Adriatic, this peaceful island is made up of tranquil fishing villages and is renowned for its natural beauty. Trogir is another peaceful place, being only accessible by bridges from the mainland, it's awash with history and has UNESCO World Heritage status.
A luxury holiday in Croatia centres around the wonderful cities and beaches. It’s ideal for culture lovers wanting to admire the fascinating historical architecture of the towns, with winding streets full of designer shops and boutiques. Book boat tours and sail around the beautiful coastline or explore the national parks, where you’ll find waterfalls and rolling green landscapes. When it comes to dining there are some excellent options, with classic Croatian choices as well as international menus, featuring everything from Asian cuisine to Mediterranean favourites.
Book your luxury holidays in Croatia with Sovereign and we’ll help you find the ideal hotel for your trip. Whether you’re travelling with the family in tow, as a couple, small group or solo our Trusted Advisers will get to know you before recommending one of our carefully selected properties. Families will love the Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik, where you’ll find a choice of four bars and restaurants and spacious guest rooms, or the Grand Villa Argentina with its two swimming pools and close proximity to the town centre. Couples should choose the elegant Hotel Monte Mulini or beachside Hotel Park Split.
Trogir is an energetic seaside town on the small Čiovo Island – you can expect to find a backdrop of renaissance architecture, plus lots of fantastic places to eat and sights to see.
With its dazzlingly translucent waters and pretty white pebble beaches, Croatia offers the perfect conditions for an unforgettable family holiday.
9 day suggested trip
Flights from the UK to Croatia take around 2 hours 30 minutes.
July and August are the hottest months (temperatures can reach into the mid-30s) and attract the most visitors. June, September and October are great months to visit. It's less busy, plus the weather tends to be warm and dry (spot on for sightseeing).
Tipping is becoming more commonplace in Croatia, especially in more upmarket establishments where around 10% has become the norm. In bars and more casual restaurants, just leave the coins in your change. At your hotel, tip porters and maids 15 kuna or so. Taxi drivers don’t expect a tip, but it’s a nice gesture to round up the fare.
The official language of Croatia is Croatian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.