- Dubrovnik Luxury holidays
The Croatian city of Dubrovnik has become a sought-after destination for luxury breaks ever since the breakup of Yugoslavia, and was already popular with tourists for around a century before that, since its first major hotels were built. Since 1979 the city itself has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list, proving its worth and significance not just as a holiday destination, but as an architectural and cultural gem with its own unique place among the great Mediterranean cities.
Reaching out to Dubrovnik
It seems unusual that the city has no 'twin towns' in the UK, despite having a list into the double figures of towns in Italy, France, Germany, the USA, and other European countries. It is even twinned with another Croatian city, Vukovar. Despite this, it is a popular location for British luxury holidaymakers, and English is widely spoken throughout the city's tourist-friendly districts. Dubrovnik Airport itself is served by direct flights from UK airports including London Gatwick, giving travellers an easy route to get to their luxury break in the city.
Dubrovnik - a seat of power
Croatia's modern-day capital is Zagreb, but Dubrovnik was the capital of the former maritime republic of Ragusa, and was ruled as a free state from the 1300s through to the early 1800s. With this history and 2 km of substantial defensive walls surrounding the city, up to six metres thick in places, it is perhaps no surprise that Dubrovnik is often used as a filming location, most famously including its role as the setting for the city of King's Landing in the television adaptation of the Game of Thrones novels.
When should I visit Dubrovnik?
Dubrovnik's largely Mediterranean climate means the winters are mild, although they may be quite wet, whereas the summer months are hot and dry. August is the hottest month at an average of almost 26°C, while January is the coldest, although still averages in double figures. The sea temperature is quite warm too, at between 18°C and 24°C between May and September. Visit any time between June and September for the best chances of sunshine, as each month records more than 300 hours of sunlight on average. July should be the driest overall, with less than five rainy days on average, and precipitation of just 28 mm over the course of the month in an average year.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
Luxury holidays to Dubrovnik are all about you. You’ll be provided with the champagne breakfast of your dreams if that’s what you’ve asked for, and a room with a view of the ancient city will be waiting if you have requested one. You will be given everything you need to ensure that your stay is unforgettable, which is why paying a little extra for a luxury package is well worthwhile. Dubrovnik offers the sophisticated, flawless level of service which you expect from a luxury holiday, and while you may not have access to a ski-slope, you will have miles of pristine coastline to explore, and a wonderful culture to discover that offer luxury holiday travellers the very best in food, art and entertainment - as well as that typically warm Dubrovnik welcome.