I’m just back from one of the most amazing trips I’ve been on this year, to Dubrovnik.
I had heard so much about this place before visiting. So many people had told me it was there favourite place and I’ve heard of lots of Irish couples coming here to get married. I can totally see why now. The whole town is a UNESCO world heritage site – it’s so clean, untouched, romantic and relaxed.
How we got there?
We flew direct with Aer Lingus and got a taxi from the airport to the town (€35). We got an Uber when we were heading back to the Airport and that worked out cheaper at only €24.
What did we spend?
In Croatia they use the kuna it worked at about 7.5 HRK
for every 1 Euro. We spent about €70/€80 each a day. This included breakfast from the supermarket, lunch and dinner in restaurants, some drinks and an activity.
Where did we stay?
We stayed in an apartment in the Old Town, literally 2 mins from the main square. It wasn’t amazing, but it was clean, central and perfect for what we needed it for. It was handy to have a kitchen and to not have to worry about getting taxis. You can find apartments on Booking.com or Air BnB.
There are lovely hotels about 15/20 mins walk from the old town with pools and much more space than you’ll get in the Old Town. The only downside would be getting in and out of the Old Town after dinner at nighttime – although we did find Uber to be quite good over there.
The hotel Excelsior just outside the old town would probably be my top choice for a hotel – it looks amazing and the location is perfect, but I know it is pricey.
What did we do?
There’s lots to do in and around Dubrovnik, which is why I know it’s a place I’ll come back to again. Here are some suggestions for things to do based on what we did:
- The City Walls Walk (€20 entrance fee, takes about an hour and a half, gorgeous views!) Sunset up here would be amazing!
- Glass bottom boat out to Lokrum Island (€10 for the return boat trip, €17 entrance fee, feed rabbits and peacocks and sunbathe on the rocks)
- Rent a scooter and explore outside the Old Town walls
- Rent a beach bed at Banje Beach: sunbathe and enjoy good music and cocktails (beds cost between €12 and €30)
- Watch the sunset from the Cliff Bars: Buza bar and Bard Mala Buza (Get there about 45 mins before sunset to ensure you get a spot! Drinks are reasonably priced, the views are insane!)
- Get the Cable Car to the top of the mountain and take in the views of beautiful Dubrovnik from above (€17 return). We had dinner in the Panorama restaurant at the top, you’ll need to book this in advance (on their website). It’s a little pricey, but not that bad considering the amazing view! Continue Reading…