The Pearl of the Adriatic
Holidays in Dubrovnik take you to Croatia’s glorious Dubrovnik Riviera coastline. It’s often said to be the country’s most cosmopolitan city and perfectly blends a fascinating history with spectacular architecture and modern luxury amenities. You’ll also find beautiful beaches and a lively harbour where you can watch the boats. Families, couples, small groups and solo travellers will all find something for them here, making it ideal whoever you’re travelling with.
Spend your days in Dubrovnik on the sheltered golden sand and shingle beaches of the Adriatic Sea, soaking up the sun before heading to a beach bar or restaurant for succulent seafood dishes and Croatian wines. Relax at one of the spas found in ancient bath houses, or head to a rooftop bar for a delicious drink and a chance to soak in some of the beautiful views of the city. If you want to explore the history, visit the Franciscan Monastery or St Saviour Church. Many of the buildings have UNESCO status, so you’re bound to find sights around every corner.
Luxury holidays in Dubrovnik bring you upmarket amenities housed within the beautiful Medieval walls of the city. Stylish bars offer you the choice of local Croatian wines or cool cocktails as you take in views of the harbour or narrow city streets. The little boutiques offer designer fashions and little trinkets to take back home, while there are some well known brands as well. When it comes to dining you’ll find upmarket eateries dotted throughout the town, as well as some fantastic hotels housing a choice of restaurants.
Dubrovnik is home to some excellent luxury hotels, and at Sovereign we’ve put together our choice of the best. Stay at Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik for spectacular views over the Adriatic Sea. Alternatively, the Grand Villa Argentina is home to 1920s glamour and some fantastic dining options.
Flights from the UK to the Dubrovnik Riviera take around 2 hours 45 minutes.
Transfer time from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik is approximately 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 Dubrovnik, as crowds are fewer but the weather still 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.