Destination of the week: Croatia

This week we are taking you to Europe’s vacation hotspot, Croatia. Croatia is a place where the stunning beaches and sunshine lure you in and then it’s cultural treasures tease your curiosity. Unlike a lot of other European places it manages to still maintain it’s glamour and old fashioned authenticity. Coastal Croatia proves to be the more popular tourist destination with its luxurious appeal; you can definitely expect to see fancy yachts, buzzing nightlife and you’ll most likely spot a few celebrities. However if you want some calm downtime then there are still plenty of hideaways waiting to be discovered.

Croatia Beach

When visiting Croatia the exclusive boutique Hotel Monte Mulini is by far the perfect place to stay. This beautiful hotel and sanctuary is set in a lush Mediterranean landscape on a hillside overlooking a gorgeous small bay. 

Monte Mulini

Rooms also offer amazing sea views, with bold interior designs and warm natural materials that exude elegance. If that doesn’t sell you then architecture, impeccable service and facilities will with its magnificent attention to detail and harmonious wellness spa.

Monte Mulini View

No visit to Croatia would be complete without visiting sunny seaside location, Dubrovnik on Croatia’s southern Dalmatian coast. If you happen to be a Game of Thrones fan then you’ll recognise this destination as the set for Kings Landing, capital of the Seven Kingdoms and home to the Iron Throne. However, besides being a famous location Dubrovnik is rich with Croatian history, which can be seen in its spectacular city walls. The walls were built between the 13th and 16th century and still manage to keep their authentic structure today. The views over the town from the walls are just amazing and can’t simply be put into words, it’s something you have to see and experience for yourself to understand the greatness of it.

Dubrovnik City

The Plitvice Lakes National Park is an extraordinary world heritage site that encloses 16 turquoise lakes that are connected by waterfalls and cascades. You can walk on the wooden footbridges, which follow the water for a lengthy 11 miles. The lakes waters carve through the rock depositing tufa in constantly changing forms. The lakes aren’t the only attraction as the park is filled with vibrant animal life such as bears, wolves, deer, boar and rabbits, not to mention the 120 different species of birds which call the park home.

Plitvice Lakes National Park

If you’re up for a Croatian adventure then you’ll love taking a hike from Starigrad to Planinarski Dom. This hike is not for the faint hearted but you’ll pass lots of amazing sites on your way, like rocky waterfalls, secluded caves and an unforgettable view over the sea to Pag.


One thing you have to visit while in Croatia is one of their festivals; we recommend the Hideout Festival, one of the best festivals in Croatia for those who love all things dance. It takes place on the beautiful crescent-shaped Zrce beach right between the mountains, trees and sea. Expect a never-ending list of fun activities from boat parties to pool parties and a slice of paradise you’ll never forget.

Hideout Festival

Food is the way to a lot of our hearts and the Pelegrini does not disappoint. This restaurant is simply sublime and it’s menu gives you a wide range of different flavours from around the globe but with a fundamentally Mediterranean style. We guarantee you that you’ll leave here satisfied and well treated as the staff are friendly and multilingual. If you love great food and great views then you’ll want to book ahead one of the outside tables for unrivalled views over the cathedral.