Dubrovnik is often referred to as the “Pearl of the Adriatic’’. Dubrovnik is a historic city located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea in Croatia, renowned for its stunning architecture, picturesque setting, and rich cultural heritage.
Dubrovnik’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famous for its well-preserved medieval walls, distinctive, red-roofed buildings, narrow streets and charming maze-like alleyways. Walking through the limestone-paved squares you can explore historical landmarks like the Rector’s Palace, St. Blaise Church, and the iconic Main Street, Stradun and many more museums, holding historical artifacts and documents that depict the region’s vibrant past.
The city walls of Dubrovnik are among the most intact and impressive fortifications in the world. They offer panoramic views of the city, the Adriatic Sea, and the nearby islands. The breathtaking natural surroundings and the crystal-clear turquoise waters provide ample opportunities for swimming, snorkelling and boat trips to nearby islands. Lokrum Island, located just off the coast, is known for its lush botanical garden, peacocks, and a tranquil monastery.
You may or may not know that Dubrovnik served as one of the main filming locations for the popular TV series Game of Thrones adding an extra layer of fascination to the city’s attractions. The combination of architectural beauty, historical significance, natural surroundings, it’s culinary delights and cultural charm make Dubrovnik a very special destination to visit – you must go if you haven’t been!
My Little Gem – The Bellevue Dubrovnik
Superb service and exquisite interior, the Bellevue is one of my latest additions to my little gems collection! In an excellent location 35 minutes from the airport, the hotel is just a 10/15 minute walk to Dubrovnik old town. The Bellevue is stylish, modern and beautifully decorated. It has an amazing terrace and beach bar offering food of the highest quality, fabulous service and a breathtaking outlook. The rooms are modern and comfortable and nicely decorated with wonderful views of the beautiful bay.
The Bellevue is a spectacular seaside retreat carved into the rugged cliffs overlooking Miramare Bay, on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast and so close to Dubrovnik. It is a small luxury hotel of the world offering the perfect coastal escape with a pleasant walk to the centre of Dubrovnik old town. The views of the Adriatic Sea take centre stage here but paddling from the pebble beach unwinding in the spa or dinning at the property just add to the serenity and ambience of this hotel.
The restful, minimalist design of the hotel with floor-to-ceiling windows creates a very light ambience that continues in the rooms and suites. The views of the ocean from your private balcony are quite stunning as are the view from the lift down to the beach. Breakfast on the terrace has something for everyone and why not try a cocktail in the spice lounge, lunch at the Nevera beachside restaurant or a standout seafood meal in the award-winning Mitcheliin Vapor restaurant
This property is perfect for those who seek relaxation whilst wanting to make the most of visiting a city with rich cultural heritage – an amazing stay in all aspects – we want to return!