The Best Dubrovnik Villa Holiday Locations
by Croatia Gems, 21st February 2024
Dubrovnik is the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ & the top holiday location in Croatia. So a Dubrovnik villa is our recommendation..
As a place for your first Croatia holiday it’s hard to beat. But where are the best locations for a Dubrovnik Villa? Here are our favourite little places we go to again and again…
For a family villa in Croatia or a group villa where you like to be able to walk to everything, Mlini Bay is the most desirable place for a Dubrovnik villa. It’s a nicely sized village nestled on the sloping sea edge with a good selection of restaurants and beautiful coves for sunbathing and swimming all around the bay. Somewhere like Dubrovnik Villa Turquoise is the perfect location being set just back from the bay but close to everything by foot. Mlini merges into Srebreno further around the bay where there is also a big supermarket and mall and there’s easy access to bus stops and boat line both of which have a frequent service in to Dubrovnik Old Town. It’s all set back from the sea edge though so you are always away from any hustle ad bustle.
The bay is mostly pedestrianised too and there are are also activities such as kayaking, jet skis and inflatables for children. With the different little coves and bays around the coastline, it never seems to get overly busy. There are a range of water sport activities in Mlini Bay. Several children’s play areas (mostly in the shade) will keep them happy. And if you feel like you need to get moving a bit more then there’s an adult exercise area under the shade of the Mediterranean pines! It’s not overcrowded and there are lovely pine trees around a lot of the bay for shade so you really have all you need here. For villas with lovely views, head for the likes of Villa Turquoise, Villa Kim, Villa Teresa, Villa Lumiere and Villa Anamaria. They have stunning outlooks across the bay. For our summary of the best selection of villas Mlini has to offer check out our guide!
A well known and sought after little town on the Dubrovnik Riviera, Cavtat Bay is popular for its charming old town and sea edge promenade of palm trees and restaurants. There’s also a peninsula of coves to walk where you can stop at cool waters edge bars and take a dip. Roman remains were found here and in fact Cavtat was the first place the Romans settled in this area! On the other side of the old town you’ll find bigger stretches of beach and more accommodation and eateries.
Hop on a boat to Mlini Bay or Dubrovnik Old Town or head south to sample the gastronomic delights of the wine region of Konavle. There aren’t many Dubrovnik villas with pools here with much of the bay being taken up by the beautiful old town. But there are a few gorgeous ones! One Dubrovnik villa we’d recommend is Villa Floranneve with its large pool and private garden – plus it has an intriguing royal past. Or super Villa Cavtat – so close Cavtat Old Town. For asmaller family villa with pool, try the definitely delectable Villa Sunchani.
For a really authentic sea side village feel, Zaton Bay is where it’s at. Luxury Dubrovnik Villa Pugliesi sits right on the little harbour at Mali Zaton and was once a summer villa for an elite family of the Dubrovnik Republic. With a wooded peninsula on one side and little child friendly beach, the harbour is an idyllic spot. There are some ideal family villas on the hillside just above with winding little streets down to the sea. Like ultra popular large Dubrovnik Villa Sophia, sleeping up to 20, and a great family villa with pool, Villa Zaton. A child friendly Dubrovnik villa with lots of garden activities! Also a great flexible space is 5 bedroom Villa Capparis which has an extra sleeping room allowing it to comfortably sleep 12. Set in the upper village of Zaton, it’s a lovely location and close to walk to the bay.
A handful of sea edge restaurants perch around the bay culminating in another Zaton beach, grocery store and bakery. Veliki Zaton just around the bay is also very pretty, but a bit of a bigger bay with a couple of larger grocery stores. Stikovica Bay is almost joined to Veliki Zaton and is the perfect little place for small children, with millpond water for paddling and two eateries right on the pretty beach! What’s not to like here! At only 15 minutes drive from Dubrovnik and close to other areas and beaches to visit, this is an excellent base for a Croatia holiday.
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