Planning the ultimate Mediterranean honeymoon or get away? Finding the budget doesn’t mesh with your hopes? Instead of the French, Italian or Greek coast check out beach holidays in Croatia…
The fact is that Croatia beach holidays are just as popular as other locations, but have much more affordable prices.
Flights To Croatia
With five international airports located throughout the country, flying to Croatia from anywhere in Europe is simple. There are also excellent small commercial airports and outstanding rail service. Consider taking a boat trip to an island paradise on Hvar or Korcula, the largest of the Dalmatian Islands off the coast of Croatia. The coastline features mild temperatures, beautiful beaches and great summer activities.
Croatia Beach Resorts
The four major coastal cities of Croatia are Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar and Pula. All have tourist accommodations ranging from inexpensive youth hostels to five star resorts and spas. Since Dubrovnik is the most popular Croatia beach holiday destination, prices in this city are somewhat higher. Pula is located on the Istria peninsula, features rocky or pebble beaches and is less popular for beach holidays than the more southern cities with sandy beaches, which means rates for accommodations are very reasonable.
Self Catering Villas and Apartments
All the major coastal cities and the islands of Hvar and Korcula have great self-catering accommodations in every size and price range. Villas are available with one bedroom or five plus bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Some villas are hundreds of years old, while others are brand new. Many of the available holiday apartments on the waterfront are in new, modern buildings with balconies facing the sea.
Bed and Breakfast Inns
For those who prefer to get to know more about the people of the countries they visit, there are great bed and breakfast inns in all the best tourist locations for beach holidays. Some of these facilities are located on the smaller islands and islets along the coast and offer great private beaches and additional dining facilities. Others have self-catering suites for guests.
The best nightlife is offered in the cities of Dubrovnik and Split where there are numerous bars, pubs and nightclubs for entertainment. There are also excellent restaurants, cafes and bistros located in most areas of these cities. Pula is noted for its cuisine, particularly truffles, which grow year round and are white or black depending on the season. The smoked ham which is spiced and served in thin slices is another specialty of the Istria region.
Croatia beach holidays are affordable and offer the same amenities and climate as more expensive Mediterranean locations. The country is fast becoming one of the most popular holiday destinations in the region. A travel agent can help arrange the beach holiday of a lifetime at prices that will fit right into most budgets.