CROATIA WATER SPORTS – CROATIA BEST IN EUROPE

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Viganj, Peljesac Peninsula
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Where to Head for Water Sports on your Croatia Villa Holiday

By Croatia Gems 1st April 2024

If your perfect Croatia villa rental depends on having water sports readily on hand, then you are in luck! The Dubrovnik Times reported on analysis and findings by Gymcatch, that Croatia is the best place in Europe for water-sports enthusiasts. Gymcatch also found that Croatia is the 11th best destination in the world for an active holiday!

Water sport locations

There are water sports’ opportunities all along Croatia’s long coast. The Dubrovnik Riviera has some wonderful sea kayaking locations – Mlini Bay and in Dubrovnik Old Town. Its millpond sea is perfect for a spot of water ski action or to jet ski etc. But there are a few locations where tidal or wind conditions make them particularly special for wind-driven water sports, like Viganj on the Peljesac Peninsula, Bol on Brac island, the Kamenjak Peninsula in Istria and the island of Krk in Kvarner Bay.

Peljesac Peninsula

Focussing on the Peljesac Peninsula, this area is a great holiday location and holidaymakers booking villas to rent here will enjoy much. Marvellous scenery, and access to Peljesac’s famous wine region. It’s a short hop to Korcula island from Orebic at the top of the peninsula, which is a plus. It also has lovely beaches and good value food and wine. Korcula town is beautiful and oft likened to Dubrovnik old town in its setting, architecture and layout. The Peninsula is often overlooked in favour of the Dubrovnik Riviera, but Dubrovnik is hardly a haven for wind surfing and kite surfing. The answer for the perfect holiday would be a week on Peljesac combined with a week in a Dubrovnik villa to rent.

Orebic, Viganj & Korcula island

The area around Orebic and particularly Viganj, is superb for water sports. This is due to the reliable thermal winds that blow on the island from May to October. Its location on the narrow channel separating the mainland from Korcula island, focuses the Maestral wind to give the superb conditions. The mornings off Viganj are characterized by milder winds that suit beginners, while advanced surfers prefer to wait until afternoon.

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If you’re at a Croatia villa rental, there’re a lot of activities available to make the most of these windy conditions. These include kite surfing, windsurfing, water skiing, wakeboarding, and the inevitable crowd-pleaser, the banana boats! The Orebic area also offers diving, jet ski, SUP and kayak hire. These give some of the best ways to see and experience crystal clear sea, beautiful small islands and amazing views. Boat hire also available. One of the best villas in this area is beach Villa Coturi in Mokalo Bay. With a water sports and dive centre right there on the beach, it’s water sports fun on tap..

   

Dubrovnik Riviera

You’ll probably be heading south to Dubrovnik airport. So, continue your high energy week, with one on the Dubrovnik Riviera. Here you can choose a Croatia villa rental for some R&R in Dubrovnik. You can focus on soaking up the rays by the pool, content to limit your energy spend on mooching along to a restaurant to re-fuel. Or if you want to continue with activities, there are various water sport companies that run group kayak adventures or bespoke trails. Maybe some extreme fishing is your thing to catch something for that night’s BBQ! Try out the zipwire perhaps? Or why not head down to Konavle to one of the adrenalin parks where the whole family can choose the level of excitement they want.

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If we have tempted you to consider a Peljesac villa holiday but you don’t find what you are looking for on our main villa search page, do also have a look at our ‘By Request only’ portfolio. If you’d prefer, just email in with your villa requirements and we’ll send you some recommendations.

Photo © Dive Centre Mokalo

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