With its stunning beaches and dramatic coastlines, Croatia has never known to have been shorn of any romance. In fact, there is hardly a corner in this mediterranian marvel that is not ticking.
That said, the real trick is how to go about planning an ultimate post-vow trip to this dream honeymoon destination? A romantic interlude, aboard a small luxury cruise ship in Croatia, is your best bet to explore some of the most idyllic spots of this beautiful country on your first important voyage together.
When you are on a private boat with your loved one you would naturally seek something exceptional. If you want to spend quality time on a secluded retreat with your new partner, then the deer inhabited island of Badija will fit the bill perfectly. Nestled just a short fifteen minutes taxi boat ride away from Korcula harbour, the island offers some great swimming spots in pristine blue waters and some excellent beaches with just a handful of day trippers around.
Your honeymoon begins with a tour of the ancient city of Hvar, said to be an experience straight out of the fairy tale books. You can also go on a sailing trip in the Hvar archipelago and make a short stop at the stunning Pakleni Islands for a swim and an excellent Croatian lunch onboard. Hvar is also a prominent wine producer since the old Greek times, and a meeting with the winemaker and a tour of the winery with your soulmate will be an engaging experience.
The best way to explore Mljet with your new partner is by strolling hand in hand along the pleasantly shaded paths around the two lakes. While Mljet National Park is sure to delight lovers of nature, the Roman Palace and the Benedictine Monastery are also worth a visit. You can choose to rent a bike, go paddleboarding on the lakes or just swim in the amazingly clear waters of Mljet. If by chance you happen to bump into Melita, the famous donkey of the island, you will surely have a tale or two to share when you return home.
A perfect honeymoon destination on the Dalmatian Coast, Bol is famous all over Europe for its beautiful beach, Golden Cape. Bol is the oldest settlement on the island of Brac, and is home to premium wine makers, fishermen and sailors. Bol provides an excellent spot for relaxation for a couple who simply like to sip a cup of coffee, as the air filled with the aroma of lavender ruffles through your hair.
Once a stronghold of the pirates, Omis today is a top honeymoon spot to disembark for small cruise ships. With the impressive fort Mirabella hovering all over the city, the building once a refuge of the infamous, now offers great views of the islands of Brac, Solta, Hvar and the Cetina River canyon. As you roam up and down with your loved one, don’t miss out on the charming ‘The House of a Happy Man’ as a stark reminder that despite the turbulent past the people of Omis have learnt how to enjoy life.
Croatia is literally oozing with romance with crystal clear waters on one side and a spectacular inland countryside on the other to discover. After all, where can newly weds party on a yacht in a new bay everyday or savour the exceptional food and wine scene on a beach all to themselves. No wonder that Croatia enjoys the top spot on the European honeymoon radar as an excellent Adriatic cruising destination, and for good reason too.