16 August 2018
As a Personal Travel Agent I’m fortunate to go away quite often and stay at some amazing places, but Cavtat in Croatia is an absolute must for anyone who’s looking to slip away from the Adriatic coast. Simply put, it’s stunning and you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported to Italy, Greece and France all in one visit.
So I’m going to first start with the pronunciation of Cavtat which is pronounced ‘Savtat’ so whenever you go to say the word remember to think of the ‘S’ before you say it. Now most people first think of Dubrovnik, Hvar or Split when it comes to a Croatian break, but Cavtat is creeping up in popularity.
When you first arrive in the center of town you drift towards the beautiful promenade which feels very Parisian, as though you’re walking down the ‘Promenade des Anglais’ in Nice and this is where you’ll see many tourists’ walking down stopping off for refreshments. Then once you have walked down the gorgeous promenade you’ll end up at the pretty harbour which you could laze around for hours on end watching the skipper’s gently dock their boats. If you’re looking for a relaxing break, then this is the spot you need to be at. Many people say that they feel as though they’ve been transported to a different country when they’re in Croatia, some say Greece or Italy, but I’d have to say despite the similarities Cavtat is pretty in its own unique way.
You Can Not Miss This
From the harbour you can take a pathway which will take you all around the cliff face which will give you the most breathtaking views. As you carry on walking there is a bar which has been built into the cliff face (Beach Bar Little Star) and the views are stunning from there. This is definitely the day you need your camera to take amazing selfies in front of the blue Adriatic Sea with your loved one (or ones) whilst enjoying your favourite cocktail. Bliss!
Where To Stay
There are many hotels which you can choose from but I’d recommend the 4**** Hotel Cavtat which is furnished beautifully and very modern. My personal recommendation is to book the superior Sea view rooms which have jaw dropping views to wake up to. It’s in a great position and a 5 min stroll into town so you don’t have to worry about being far out. When it comes to booking your board basis I would definitely go with the bed and breakfast option as there’s so many eateries around the area you’d be crazy not to indulge in Croatian great local food.
Where To Eat
There are so many different eateries to choose from and if you're on a bed & breakfast basis, it gives you the opportunity to eat some delicious fresh food. Some dishes are literally served from sea to plate. Here are my top 6 places that are tried tested, and of course have the Trip Advisor thumbs up.
- Restaurant Bugenvila
- Caffe Bar Mihael
- Ivan Restaurant
What The Tourist Prices Are Like
Now I’d have to say Cavat is similar to Hvar in terms of tourist prices, so it's definitely the destination if you’re looking for a nice break rather than a budget weekend away. A bottle of beer will cost you around €3 and a glass of wine would be €6 so that’s something to keep in mind.
My Personal Recommended What To Do
The great thing about Croatia is that you can jump on a boat and be in another part of the beautiful country. If you want to go to Dubrovnik you can get a boat which will cost around £15 pounds each and be a 30 minute journey. It is worth every penny to get the beautiful views of the passing small towns and catch some ray’s whilst you’re out there.
Now if you’re going with a group or really looking to push the boat out one of the day’s (sorry pun intended), then you can hire a boat and skipper to see the islands. There is a beautiful restaurant called BOWA on one of the small islands which is only accessible by boat, but the food there is outstanding… Trip Advisor certificate of excellence in fact!
A boat for the day with a Skipper will cost £250 in total but you can go Island hopping galore and go to see the famous blue caves and blue lagoons which surround the area. My advice would be to book the boat once you’re in Cavat as the prices are nearly double when prebook out in the UK.
How Long To Go For
You can go to Cavat for a quick 3 or 4 night stay and I work with plenty of suppliers who can find the perfect quick break or longer if that’s what you’re looking for. As well as booking your perfect Adriatic break I can also give even more personal recommendations on where to go and what else there is to do, so simply send me an enquiry today and I’ll get to work.
Croatia has become the new ‘It’ destination and with its beautiful coastlines, stunning lakes, history and amazing fresh cuisine, you can see why. You may or may not have noticed that Croatia is turning out to be a popular location for our TV screens as well. Did you know Its the home to 10 filming locations for the award-winning Game of Thrones series and has been on Made In Chelsea this season for their glamourous away series… Lots going on. So, whether you’re looking for a long weekend break to Dubrovnik, or a week-long holiday to Hvar, I’m here to book your Croatian escape.