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Croatia Travel Plans

12 August 2015

It's less than two weeks until we're off to Croatia and I can't wait: I definitely need a couple of weeks of vitamin sea! I've spent the last week or so finalising our plans and today I'm sharing our itinerary and all of the lovely hotels we'll be staying in. 

Stop 1: Split

We fly into Split, one of the most beautiful cities in Croatia, and are staying for a few nights at the Hotel Vestibul Palace, a Small Luxury Hotel of the World. It's a beautiful hotel located right in the middle of Diocletian's palace: it looks like the perfect mix of old and new, and hopefully will be the perfect start to our holiday.

We're planning on exploring this beautiful city (with the help of our trusty Lonely Planet guide, of course) for a day or so, seeing all the beautiful sites and beaches as well as making a day trip to Plitvice National Park. 

Everyone I've spoken to says it's a really incredible site and I'm really excited to walk round and see all the incredible waterfalls. 

How amazing does it look?!

Stop 2: Zadar

This stop is purely for indulgence I have to say. I've picked a beautiful resort for adults that has one of the most beautiful pools that I could find. Top that off with half board included in the rates, a sandy beach and the opportunity to enjoy water sports and Hotel Adriana is sounding pretty peachy to me. 

If anyone's looking for me, I'll be the one on the sun-lounger, reading a book with a cocktail in my hand... Or maybe at the spa!

Stop 3: Hvar

We ummmmed and aahhhhhed about which island to visit, and couldn't decide between Hvar and Vis but eventually picked Hvar. Firstly, we have the option to take a day trip there if we want - which I'm sure we will, 'cause after a couple of days Andy becomes incapable of sitting still, as I discovered in Tangalle when all I wanted to do was drink cocktails and read!  

The one thing I've not booked yet is a wine tasting tour, but I'm sure we'll book one at some point during the  holiday. 

I've booked us into Hotel Amfora for some serious R&R: it's 10 minutes away from Hvar town, is set in a private cove and has a cascading pool. I'm. Sold. It's also home to Bonj beach club which looks like a lot of fun!

Stop 4: Dubrovnik

Our last stop is the old city of Dubrovnik, perfect for a history geek like me. I really want to do a kayaking tour of the bay - it's fairly inexpensive, should be great fun and will be a really different way to see the city. 

We're staying in two different places here - a night in St Joseph's Boutique Hotel and a few more nights in Luv Dubrovnik luxury apartments. I'm really looking forward to having our own space for the last few nights and even though I've promised myself that I won't cook - I can already see myself cooking! 

There's so much to explore and see in this amazing country. I'm really looking forward to the balance between exploring and relaxing, city break and beach break and getting to know a really amazing country.

Do you have any travel tips for us? I'm always looking out for tips from those who've been there before. Restaurant wise I haven't got a clue at the moment so if you have any recommendations I'd love to hear them!

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