Croatia For Honeymoons!
Croatia is, at least to me, the Mediterranean country with the most upcoming potential for Honeymooners. Croatia has over 1100 islands and only 66 of them are inhabited!
The country boasts some of the cleanest beaches in the Mediterranean, has 8 national parks, numerous UNESCO sites, and an amazing history & gastronomy. I recently returned from a visit to Dubrovnik and the surrounding areas and just fell in love with the destination.
With more than 1000 years of history (and boy, what an eventful history!), Dubrovnik is primarily a cultural destination, but surrounded by the most amazing beaches and water which also make it a fantastic vacation spot!
What is there to do you may ask? Walk the walls, visit the museums, cathedrals, churches, and numerous art galleries of the city, try the local gastronomy (very healthy with lots of seafood and great chocolates) while enjoying the local folklore.
Taking an excursion to the nearby towns of Cavtat, Mlini and Konavle is a great way to spend a day, or you could visit the nearby islands of Lokrum (where legend has it that Richard the Lionheart found shelter on the way back from the crusades in Palestine) or Korcula (the birth place of Marco Polo) for some snorkeling, fishing or diving.
While on my trip, I visited about 15 to 20 different properties, some of them just wonderful, worth a stay of several nights.
I really like to make sure a get a good feel for the various accommodation options so that I am sure to direct my clients to the perfect property for them.
In my opinion, the 2 best hotels in Dubrovnik are the Hilton Imperial and Villa Argentina, with the latter being my personal favorite. Both properties are located within walking distance from Old Town. There are, however, several other great hotels in the city. Some other I favor would be the Pucic Palace, the Lapad hotel and the Kazbek villa.