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Conlemani Restaurant, Le Meridien Lav, Podstrana Bay, Split Riviera 9
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Why is Dubrovnik a Great Choice for a First Croatia Villa Holiday?

by  Croatia Gems, 3rd April 2024

If you’re set on a Croatian holiday, where best to start with?

Croatia continues to grow as a holiday destination as more people expand their horizons from Spain, the Balearics and the like. So where is the best place to head to for a first vacation in Croatia? A really safe bet is a villa holiday, Dubrovnik being a great location to begin with. It’s not called the ‘jewel in the crown’ for nothing. Accordingly, it’s full of amazing character, history, and laid-back yet sophisticated vibes. Those in the know stay outside the honey-pot old town and head for nearby sea-edge villages connected to it. Some have water taxis and buses for when you want to nip back to soak up more culture and great restaurants. Above all, these villages are just made for relaxing in your chosen Dubrovnik villa.

Great Dubrovnik villa locations include Mlini with its sweeping bay of beaches, restaurants, and water sports. Or perhaps try elegant Cavtat, full of old-world charm. Between them lies Plat with more villa opportunities. Likewise, on the other side of Dubrovnik is the lovely bay of Zaton with its crystal-clear water, perfect for swimming and snorkelling from the beaches. Zaton is also well- connected to Dubrovnik old town, so you won’t miss out. Basically each of these villages offer great Croatia beaches, restaurants and locations close to Dubrovnik.

Recommendations from our Previous Guests

When it comes to choosing a specific Dubrovnik villa, have a look at these lovely tried and tested villa with private pool:

Boutique Villas Close to Everything

This Mlini bay one is gorgeous and pretty much our best-selling villa this year. Indeed, three-bedroom Villa Turquoise has fabulous sea views from every room. Aside from that, there’s great dining terrace for alfresco meals and  contemporary styling. This villa gets consistently good reviews. In addition to that, it’s in Mlini bay and you really don’t need a car here – great beaches, restaurants, café bars, food shops – all walkable. It has a lovely promenade all around the bay, just right for pre-dinner working up an appetite, or for working off some calories.

Furthermore, Villa Tereza is also in Mlini, and beautifully furnished in shabby-chic style. It has three bedrooms, jacuzzi, great views and is just 10 minutes’ walk down to the sea edge. As a result it is close to beaches and restaurants in the bay so you are close to everything.

Family Friendly Dubrovnik Villas

Comparatively, if you need more space, 4-bedroom Villa Zaton has a lovely garden, children’s play area, table football and cinema room. You’ve guessed it, Villa Zaton is within walking distance of lovely Zaton bay’s amenities!

Recommended 5 Bedroom Villas in Dubrovnik

Similarly, Villa Nectara also has the advantage of being close to everything in Mlini. For a five bedroom villa, it has a great large garden and badminton. Likewise, Villa Anamaria has stunning views and a great pool terrace. And Villa Floranneve in Cavtat has a large garden and very private.

If there are 12 of you, have a look at Villa Mlini with its 7 bedrooms, or Villa Lumiere can sleep up to 14! Larger again is elegant Villa Cavtat in Cavtat bay, sleeping up to 15. It is a great example of multi-generation villas.

Big Group Dubrovnik Villas

If you need to really ‘go large’ then popular Villa Sophia in Zaton is for you. This large Croatia villa is arranged as apartments. It can sleep up to 20 guests, but 15-17 is a good-sized group.

Private Dubrovnik Villas Close to Everything

Finally, do you want to be away from everyone yet still have an ace villa holiday, Dubrovnik? Have a look at Villa Luca or Villa Belvedere. Both villas very close to Dubrovnik but set high above the town.

Maybe you’ve already been to Dubrovnik and want to branch out to vista’s new. Feel free to search through our villas. If you don’t find what you want there, do have a look at our ‘By Request only’ villa portfolio. Alternatively, just give us a call or email us and we’ll find a lovely Croatia villa for you.

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