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Inspiring Locations on the Croatian Coast to find a Villa with Private Pool for a Spring Villa Holiday

by Saron Lease, Croatia Gems Company Founder & Director, 6th April 2024,

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 if we take on a new villa with private pool in Croatia, which is certainly a fantastic perk of the job!

The month of May marks the start of the summer season in Croatia as the sun starts properly beating down with gorgeous warm days. Temperatures are usually in the mid 20’s and everything springs into life with beautiful flowers everywhere. By the end of May, the mercury has usually risen to around 30 degrees so May is a month where Croatia literally hots up. So, the perfect month for choosing a villa with private pool. Also a chance to bag a bargain!

And of course the temperature doesn’t tend to go below that level again until the end of October! Whilst we do have other’s, here are some of our picks of villas free for half term week 2024:

Brac Island

If you’re getting away this May for the half term break, check out Brac Island just 50 minutes island hop from the Old Town of Split. Sumartin Bay is a quaint little town on one end of Brac Island with a cute little harbour that you arrive into, complete with colourful bobbing boats. There are several restaurants around the bay that you enjoy scrummy local, organic fare and there is a beach every 100 yards to flop down onto when the going gets tough! Sumartin has breath taking views of the mainland coast and it’s easy to get around the island from here so perfect for exploring with the kids. You can also catch the ferry across from Makarska to make things interesting.

Where to Stay? Villa Tika on Brac Island is flexible with start days which is great news for bagging the best flight deals. This is a good value large villa has 6 bedrooms (you don’t need to use them all), but can sleep up to 15. It’s arranged as apartments so it’s quite flexible accommodation with plenty of socialising space to get together to eat. It’s in the more exclusive Puntinak area. There are a couple of restaurants and a beach bar very close and more in Sumartin about 15/20 minutes’ walk away.  This villa is situated just around the bay from main part of the town and harbour, just a short wander away and there is also a beach bar and restaurant yards from the villa itself. €4,595 for the week (approx. £3,927).

Split Riviera

The Split Riviera has sky rocketed in popularity in the last 5-10 years and no wonder – easy to get to via Split Airport and with a wealth of things to do in the vicinity like the Krka Waterfalls, the Roman Palace in Split Old Town itself, the beautiful UNESCO Trogir Old Town and the numerous gorgeous little beachy towns and villages up and down its coast. This villa with private pool is great for families or groups who want to arrive and get on the beach right away. This one is one of our most popular villas – Palm Tree Villa, in Slatine bay is free from 11th in May – £5,529 for the week of 25th May – 1st June.

Dubrovnik riviera

If you love a spectacular view, Villa Anamaria is one of our most popular larger villas and really pretty. 5 bedrooms, lovely pool and outside areas– and it’s only 10 minutes’ walk down to the sea front in Mlini bay. Mlini has everything you need from restaurants, bars, shops, play areas, water sports and a water taxi into Dubrovnik. Super villa manager and always gets great reviews! €4,093 for the half term week (approx. £3,498).

Please note: GBP (£) prices are approximate and based on a 1.17 exchange rate

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