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ZOOM IN ON CROATIA: BEST CROATIA FAMILY VILLA HOLIDAY SPOTS ON THE SPLIT RIVIERA – ARBANIJA AND SLATINE BAY

Zoom in on Croatia: Best Croatia family villa holiday spots on the Split Riviera – Arbanija and Slatine Bay

by Saron Lease, Croatia Gems Company Founder & Director, 21st May 2022,

The Split Riviera is easy to get to with good flights from the UK and Europe and makes a great base for family summer holidays to Croatia – the area close to Trogir is the best place for a villa holiday with many pretty little bays and beaches and lots to visit nearby

Saron Lease of Croatia Gems gives the lowdown on what the Split Riviera has to offer…

Arbanija and Slatine Bay

These areas are located on well-connected little Ciovo Island which is linked to the mainland by two bridges making access to the stunning UNESCO World Heritage sites of Trogir Old Town and Split Old Town and transfers from the airport really easy. 
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ZOOM IN ON CROATIA: BEST CROATIA FAMILY VILLA HOLIDAY SPOTS ON THE DUBROVNIK RIVIERA – MLINI BAY

Zoom in on Croatia: Best Croatia family villa holiday spots on the Dubrovnik Riviera – Mlini Bay

by Saron Lease, Croatia Gems Company Founder & Director, 9th May 2022,

The Dubrovnik Riviera is easy to get to with good flights from the UK and Europe and makes a great base for family summer holidays to Croatia – the area close to Dubrovnik is the best place for a villa holiday with many pretty little bays and beaches and lots to visit nearby.


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CYCLING IN PODSTRANA

The area offers all grades of cycling, from entirely segregated cycle paths to off road mountain trails

CYCLING IN PODSTRANA

A promenade stretches along the entire 6 km coast of Podstrana and continues along the left bank of the River Zrnovnica for 2 km – These promenades are landscaped and separated from the main thoroughfares, giving opportunities for relaxing walks and leisurely bike ride.
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VILLA RUMBA – SPLITSKA BAY, BRAC ISLAND

Sleeps 6+2 | 3 Double Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | Pool

Set in a beautiful secluded bay, it is the perfect location to escape

Super Villa with Pool Near Beaches Villa Rumba is set in a small villa complex on the beautiful island of Brac .
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VILLA SALSA – SPLITSKA BAY, BRAC ISLAND

Sleeps 5+1 | 2 Double Bedrooms| 1 Single Bedroom | 2 Bathrooms | Pool

Set in a beautiful secluded bay, it is the perfect location to escape

VILLA SALSA – SPLITSKA BAY, BRAC ISLAND

2022 School Holiday Availability: Up to 1st August & 20th – 26th August

Villa Salsa is within a small group of villas set on the sunny east side of the island of Brac  – surrounded by Mediterranean plants, olive trees and conifers, it’s the perfect place to chill out.


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CHASING THE SUN – BEST WARM WEATHER DESTINATIONS FOR SUN SEEKERS ON CROATIAN HOLIDAY

Inspiring Locations on the Croatian Coast for a Spring Villa Holiday

by Saron Lease, Croatia Gems Company Founder & Director, 17th February 2018,

Chasing the Sun – Sublime Croatia holiday locations for May Half Term Sunshine – Summer comes early to the Croatian coast – We are often out in Croatia during the Spring-time doing photo-shoots of new villas in Croatia which is certainly a fantastic perk of the job!


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VILLA ADRIATICA – SUPETAR BAY, BRAC ISLAND

23 Double en-suite Bedrooms | Spa | Pools | Restaurant & Bar | Adults only

 Super Adults only Hotel, great location close to everything – perfect if you don’t want self catering 

Villa Adriatica provides a well equipped option for couples or groups that don’t want to self cater, but want to stay in the same place – super location close to everything.


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VILLA SILVANA – NEAR RABAC, ISTRIA

Sleeps 6+2 | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms |  Private Pool | Jacuzzi | Bikes

This stunning private and secluded villa recently renovated is a perfect blend of traditional Istrian stone and modern architecture

VILLA SILVANA – NEAR RABAC, ISTRIA

A private and secluded villa away from the crowds and the stress of working life – if you hate neighbours and holiday makers this is the place to get away from them all, and it’s a perfect base to explore this beautiful region, perched on a hilltop, set on a spectacular private estate of four hectares of woods (famous for truffles), and boasting far reaching views of valley, hills and the medieval cities of Pican and Gracisce.


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VILLA DAISY – NEAR PUCISCA BAY, BRAC ISLAND

Sleeps 5+2 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Pool | Stunning Views

This little gem tucked away on the island of Brac is the perfect place to go and recharge your batteries

VILLA DAISY – NEAR PUCISCA BAY, BRAC ISLAND

Villa Daisy is surrounded by beautiful olive groves and is just charming – very rarely do we come across such a gorgeous two bedroom villa with a pool so near the coast – it’s sure to be a big hit with our smaller families.


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VILLA DIVINE – DIVULJE NEAR SPLIT, SPLIT RIVIERA

Sleeps 8+1 | 4 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms | Pool | Finnish sauna | Direct access to the beach

A super luxury villa near Split with great pool area, stunning sea views & direct access to the beach

VILLA DIVINE – DIVULJE NEAR SPLIT, SPLIT RIVIERA

Super Luxury Villa  near Split in a great location with stunning sea views and access directly onto a pebble beach from the garden.


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WHERE TO ESCAPE THE SUMMER CROWDS ON YOUR CROATIAN HOLIDAY

Where to Escape the Summer Crowds on your Croatian Holiday

by Saron Lease of Croatia Gems, 10th November 2018,

With its stunning 3,625-mile-long Adriatic coastline and one thousand-plus islands to explore, Croatia is becoming the go to destination for those weary of overdeveloped and commercialised resorts , and those keen to escape to something a little different whether it be mountain biking through the wilds of the Dalmatian Hinterland, discovering hidden bays on tiny uninhabited islands , or bonding with the kids as you sea kayak back to the shore just as the sun sets ( and not a smart phone in site !


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CROATIAN PRODUCE AT SIAL FOOD FAIR

Croatian Produce at SIAL Food Fair

By Saron Lease, 22rd October 2018, According to Total Croatia News Sial, one of the most important international food fairs, opened it’s doors on Sunday in Paris ( 21st – 25th October ) representing Croatia is Prsut Vostane with it’s lovely Prosciutto.
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HELEN LEASE

Sales & Booking Consultant

Depending on the time of year, Helen can be found collating new villa photos or contacting guests regarding their transfers, requesting and checking guest feedback or organizing guest arrivals.
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DENISE WHITTAM

Sales & Booking Consultant

Denise looks after our guests from the minute they call us looking for a villa to their arrival in Croatia and works tirelessly to ensure guests choose the right property in the right location for them, and that they have everything they need.
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MARIO GOLEMAC

Portfolio Manager

Croatian National, Mario, is based on the UK office and uses his multi-lingual skills daily to communicate with villa owners, reps and suppliers to keep operations running smoothly.
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TWIN VILLAS – ZRNOVO, NEAR KORCULA TOWN, KORCULA ISLAND

Sleeps 12+4 | 6 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | Heated Pools | Sea Views

Amazing luxury villas on Korcula, side by side, with fabulous views from the pool and living areas

TWIN VILLAS – ZRNOVO, NEAR KORCULA TOWN, KORCULA ISLAND

Twin Villas are two luxury villas on Korcula, side by side so you can have privacy with your family yet have your friends as neighbours – the villas can be rented together and are beautifully presented, situated in a quiet little bay near Zrnovo, just outside the famous Korcula town.


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THE MOST ROMANTIC AND SECLUDED PLACES FOR DINNER IN DUBROVNIK

The Most Romantic and Secluded Places for Dinner in Dubrovnik

by Saron Lease of Croatia Gems, 15th October 2018, As the winter draws in, there aren’t many places better placed for a cosy weekend away than Dubrovnik – just two and a half hours away from the UK – lovely lamp lit streets and beautiful views out to the islands at sunset- it has to be top of your list so where are the most romantic and secluded places to while away the hours with the love of your life?
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SARON LEASE

Company Founder & Director

Originally a linguist, Saron loves travel, exploring different cultures and getting behind the scenes of a place.
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DOMINICAN MONASTERY – DUBROVNIK

Dominican Monastery – Dubrovnik

by Saron Lease of Croatia Gems, 18th September 2018,

Dubrovnik is home to a number of historical and cultural monuments – It’s most famous is of course the city walls, which draw thousands and thousands of visitors every year.


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DUBROVNIK WALKING FESTIVAL

Dubrovnik Walking Festival

The third Dubrovnik Walking Festival will take place from the 1st to 7th of October 2018 – The Festival is designed to display a different face of Dubrovnik – the one away from crowds, experiencing local flavours  and hidden paths, with walkers experiencing the sense of freedom, calmness and belonging to nature.
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