A 4am wake up call, can only mean one thing… It’s time for another adventure. I’d like to welcome you to my take on Croatia (Dubrovnik), the second destination in my travel take series (Dubai was the first).
- The official currency in Croatia is the Kuna
How we got there from London?
We flew with British Airways from London Gatwick to Dubrovnik Airport (2 hours and 55 minutes). Our flight was early in the morning, despite being super tired I was just as excited to be going on holiday and having 5 days of sunshine.
Where we stayed?
We stayed at the 5* Sun Gardens Resort Dubrovnik, which is situated approx. 16 miles from the Airport. The hotel offers a range of top-class amenities along with a balcony/terrace area to capture the amazing views.
Our room (can I even call it that?) We literally had our own house style room / apartment and it even came with an upstairs! It was beautiful.
The hotel staff were all extremely polite and friendly, there is a 24/7 front desk team along with several restaurants, a small supermarket, pharmacy and a few shops within the complex.
I feel that the hotel is situated in an ideal location, the hotel provided a free shuttle transfer to the old town several times throughout the day, which is only 5 miles away but can cost you approx. 230 Kunas (31 Euros) one way if you go in a taxi. I found that in the morning (9am) and the evening (7pm) buses will be busy so it’s worth booking in advance to avoid disappointment.
Lastly, on 2 of the mornings we included breakfast for 15 euros, the choice was great and tasted delicious.
What we got up to?
Relaxing at the resort
Predominantly, we spent our time lounging on the sunbeds soaking up the sunshine and dipping in the pool (it was perfect). The views are breathtakingly beautiful.
At 412 metres above Dubrovnik, stands Mount Srd. Despite the thought of going to the peak of the mountain in a cable car, I took a deep breathe and literally stood still the whole way up and must I say the views of the old city and surrounding islands are undoubtedly breath-taking.
Explore the Old Town
I loved Dubrovnik old town, I felt as though I had walked back into the medieval era¸ everything from the look, feel, was so authentic and true. Oh and for all you Game of Thrones fans it will feel like you have stepped into one of their scenes.
In the old town, there are numerous travel / excursion companies who have various boat trips to the surrounding areas. We did this on one of the days.
Overall, I loved croatia! It is such a beautiful destination. I hope you all enjoyed this post – See you soon with my take on Cyprus ❤