Delightful Dubrovnik Riviera holidays 2019
Located on the very south coast of Croatia, Dubrovnik Riviera holidays are full of sun, sea, sand and culture. As active or relaxed as you like to be, there’s plenty to explore in the area known as the ‘jewel of the Adriatic’. Head to Dubrovnik town and you’ll find a stunning historic old town protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and full of cultural treasures just waiting to be explored. Alternatively, hit one of the many beaches in the area and simply spend your days relaxing on the soft golden sands, taking a cooling dip in the sea or making the most of the water sports and activities on offer.
Half the magic of the Dubrovnik Riviera is the area's low cost. A cheap holiday to Dubrovnik is made possible by affordable accommodation, a selection of last minute deals on flights and hotels, plus our handy on-site calendar that helps you pick the cheapest time to travel.
Most popular hotels in Dubrovnik Riviera
Cavtat, Dubrovnik Riviera
Valamar Argosy Hotel
Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik Riviera
Royal Blue Hotel
Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik Riviera
Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel
Mlini, Dubrovnik Riviera
At a glance
- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 2h 55m
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Dubrovnik Riviera holidays can be full of lively activities and cultural tours with a trip to Dubrovnik town, or simply relaxing days spent on the beach and wandering the pretty streets of places like Cavtat. Home to stunning historic buildings and boats of all sizes in its horseshoe-shaped harbour Cavtat is the perfect place for a laid-back break in Croatia. Mlini is built into the stunning pine forested hillside, stretching down to a golden sandy beach where you can spend your days soaking up the sun in luxury. Alternatively, really get away from it all with a trip to Slano where you can make the most of the tranquil beach and stunning natural landscapes.
Whether you’re looking to try some of the fantastic Croatian dishes on offer or prefer international options you’re sure to find your favourite restaurant on holidays to Dubrovnik Riviera. The city of Dubrovnik is home to some stunning historic sites, with restaurants in the old town offering everything from fine dining to cheap eats you can pick up as you wander along. The old castle and fortress walls are the ideal place for fine dining, with plenty of places offering views over the ruins as well as the sparkling waters of the Adriatic Sea. The best place to soak up the atmosphere is with a glass of delicious Croatian wine in the main square or along the harbour which you can enjoy as you watch the world go by. All along the Riviera, each of the resorts and towns has its own feel and own specialities, making it the perfect place for a culinary holiday hopping from resort to resort and testing out all the local fare.
Families will love holidays to the Dubrovnik Riviera for its beautiful sunshine, wonderful history and blissful beaches. Spend your days on soft golden sands of Slano or Mlini, watching little ones build sandcastles or paddling in the shallow waters of the sea, before heading into the town to enjoy delicious dishes with child-friendly menus and options. If you prefer to try something more active there are plenty of water sports on offer, or you could book a boat trip and explore some of the quiet coves and beaches, or one of the islands, such as Lopud, that lie off the coast along this stretch. In Dubrovnik city, there is a whole host of child-friendly museums and activities to keep little ones entertained, as well as plenty of family tours and adventures which can be booked from this vibrant tourist hub.
Action & Adventure
Whether you like to hit the water or head into the hills holidays to Dubrovnik Riviera are ideal for those who like to keep busy and active. Try out water sports such as sailing and kitesurfing in the resorts of Cavtat and Mlini, or stick to pedalo rides which the whole family can enjoy. Alternatively, explore the beautiful surrounding countryside with wine tours or walking and mountain biking tours. Animal lovers will enjoy horse riding treks, or for a day filled with adrenaline, you could try quad biking through the surrounding countryside.
Whatever you like to do on your Dubrovnik Riviera holidays you’re sure to find the beach for you here. Head to Slano for stunning white sands where you can spend days on end soaking up the sun and cooling off in the crystal-clear waters of the sea. Surrounded by striking pine forests this is one of the most picturesque beaches in the area, with plenty of shade for the hotter midday hours. Zaton Mali is a pretty former fishing village where you can spend your days watching little boats and luxury yachts sail by, or you could rent your own from the beaches in the livelier town of Cavtat.
Most of the towns along the Dubrovnik Riviera offer a wonderful range of bars, tavernas and restaurants which stay open until late and offer up delicious local wines as well as international options. If you consider yourself a wine buff or want to learn more about the region there are plenty of vineyards and wine tours available where you can sample a few of the local varieties. And if you prefer to dance the night away until the early hours of the morning Dubrovnik town is home to plenty of bars and clubs which open until late and are a great place to meet both locals and holidaymakers.
Couples holidays to Dubrovnik Riviera can be as relaxing or as active as you like. There are plenty of opportunities to soak up the history and culture of the area, or simply soak up the sun on the beach. For the ultimate in relaxation, Zaton Mali or Slano are a must. These pretty little towns are ideal for those wanting to explore secluded beaches and stunning forests, or just make the most of the relaxing atmosphere. If you like to explore history and culture or party the night away Dubrovnik is an excellent choice, or you could try something in between in the beautiful town of Cavtat. Here you’ll find plenty of things to see and do, as well as laid-back beaches and the crystal clear waters of the sea.
Holidays to Dubrovnik Riviera come dripping with culture. Those who love history and culture vultures will find plenty to be explored in the old town of Dubrovnik, which is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you’ll find old fortress walls, castles, monasteries, churches and more, as well as museums and guided tours for those who want to dive deep. Alternatively, soak up the small-town culture in one of the pretty little villages which you’ll find dotted along the coast. Slano, Mlini and Zaton Mali are all home to some excellent examples of the architecture of the region, with local tavernas serving up traditional Croatian dishes and providing the perfect setting to chat to locals as you enjoy a glass of wine made in the vineyards of the surrounding area. And if you really want to combine exploring the culture with a relaxing day? Take a wine tour in one of the many vineyards.