Enjoy a Croatian Honeymoon
The honeymoon is one of the most special moments in a couple’s life. After the hustle and bustle of the wedding, a honeymoon offers the couple an opportunity to relax, wind-down and bond. As such the chosen honeymoon destination should offer all of these, and even more.
It should give the couple a once-in-a-lifetime experience – an experience they will cherish for the rest of their lives.
In Europe, there simply isn’t a honeymoon destination more perfect than Croatia. This Adriatic Paradise has delighted couples for over a century. In the late 1890s, European aristocracy used to take romantic escapades to places like Dubrovnik. In recent times, power couples like Jay-Z and Beyoncé have taken romantic getaways in places like Hvar. Therefore, couples who want to relish in the supreme tenderness and pleasure of their honeymoon have the perfect destination in Croatia.
If you are planning a honeymoon in Croatia, expect to be enchanted by the magic of this country. Whether you want a charming spot to have personal time, or some wild adventures to share together, you are sure to find something perfect for the two of you while in Croatia.
Below are a few places and suggestions where you can travel to enjoy that perfect honeymoon.
Honeymooners Guide Croatia
The Emperor Diocletian’s Palace is said to offer the most romantic midnight stroll in Europe. At night, the 1,700 year-old palace takes on an aura of awe, wonder and magic. A special moment at this architectural masterpiece is just a small glimpse of what Split has to offer.
The city has a wealth of other treasures such as the Katedral Sveti Duje, the former mausoleum of Emperor Diocletian, now converted into a cathedral. Aside from admiring the ancient artistry and creativity, you can climb the tower and enjoy sweeping views of the city.
Split has cobbled streets, beautiful sculptures, picturesque beaches, and delightful bays. You can enjoy all these sights by taking an easy stroll through the city.
Alternatively, you can hike up the Marjan Hill and chill out at the Vidilica. This bar-café has a terrace with panoramic views of the city. You can relish these views while you munch on some Dalmatian delicacies, or sip some of Split’s exquisite wines.
For a night of passion and tenderness, you can check into the Le Méridien Grand Hotel Lav. Besides luxurious rooms and a relaxing couple’s massage session, this deluxe hotel boasts a champagne bar, restaurant, casino and even a nightclub. You can basically have a great time without even having to go leave the resort.
For a naughty, sensual moment, you can visit the Pavilion of Sustipan. Couples have flocked here for decades to swear their undying love to each other. Here, you can kiss, cuddle and fondle to your hearts content.
Hvar is not only one of the most elegant islands in Croatia; it also has one of the oldest civilizations in Europe. Throughout its 5,000 year history, Hvar has always been associated with love and romance. In the 1930s, King Edward III and Mrs. Simpson played hide and seek in the city’s maze of stone alleys.
In 2012, Jay-Z and Beyoncé had a romantic escapade on the island. For a couple enjoying a honeymoon vacation, Hvar is as good as it gets. The island has lots of delightful things you can enjoy together. First of all, there are ancient treasures to explore.
You can visit the 13th Century 45000 square meter Town Square, the magnificent Tvrdalj Castle, Ancient Cathedrals and Palaces.
Hvar is also popular for its pristine beaches, palm-tree lined promenade and crystal-blue sea. You can also tour the island’s magnificent gardens, hillside vineyards and lavender fields. To get pampered, you can check into the Adriana Hvar Spa Hotel. There you can enjoy luxurious rooms, couple spa treatments, candlelit dinners, a sky bar, jacuzzi and lots of other creature comforts.
If you want a little adventure, Hvar offers scuba diving, sailing, biking and kayaking.
Nicknamed “The Pearl of the Adriatic” on account of its sublime beauty, Dubrovnik is the perfect backdrop for your honeymoon.
The Villa Dubrovnik is said to be built on one of the most romantic spots in the world. Perched upon an outcrop overlooking the Mediterranean, each room is crafted to give spectacular views of the sea and the Old Town. From the balconies, you can enjoy watching one of Europe’s most spectacular sunsets.
The hotel also offers you private pools where you can enjoy uninterrupted time with your loved one. As well, this resort offers luxurious rooms, delightful spa treatments and amazing honeymoon packages. If you are on a tight budget you can easily find budget accommodation and apartments at Online Croatia as well.
You can also walk hand-in-hand along Dubrovnik’s 500 year-old walls, and enjoy panoramic views of the city. Alternatively, you can go exploring Dubrovnik’s medieval treasures, occasionally stopping to enjoy a refreshing ice cream. You can pop into the Nautika to enjoy a candle-lit dinner of Dalmatian delicacies.
Dubrovnik also has pristine beaches, colorful reefs, cozy bars, and pulsating nightclubs. Basically, whatever your entertainment preference, you are sure to get it in abundance.
The Island of Love
Popularly described as the most romantic island destination in Europe, Lopud is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet, laid-back honeymoon. The island is idyllic, serene, petite and aspirational. It has some of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia. The beaches feature white sands, palm trees and the bluest waters you have ever seen. Most beaches have secluded areas where you can enjoy a romantic moment on the sand, or even a nude swim.
The island is also home to beautiful gardens with colorful flowers, fountains and beautiful peacocks walking around. You can enjoy romantic strolls through the gardens, while enjoying the aromatic scents of the flowers.
You can also savor the sumptuous delicacies served in the many cafes on the island.
The places mentioned are just a few of the major Croatian destinations where you can go for a honeymoon. However, with over 1,200 islands to choose from, there is so much more. Other ideal destinations include natural wonders like the Plitvice Lakes towns like Zadar and islands like Vis. The best way to enjoy the perfect honeymoon is to hire a boat or yacht and go sampling Croatia’s romantic delights.
All major attractions like Dubrovnik and Split have companies (like Orvas Yachting) which offer boat and yacht rental services. With a private boat or yacht, you can visit and explore Croatia’s finest romantic spots.
As such, you and your sweetheart can have a honeymoon which you will cherish for the rest of your lives.
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