Adriatic Luxury Hotels - 5 reasons to visit Dubrovnik and its region

Article published at: Mar 6, 2024 Article tag: events
Adriatic Luxury Hotels - 5 reasons to visit Dubrovnik and its region
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With daily direct flights from London to Dubrovnik opening up on 31st of March, Dubrovnik and its region are set to be a must go destination this spring. Immersed in rich culture, gorgeous gastronomy, events and endless activities for all of the family, Dubrovnik makes for the perfect gateway.


1. A playground for outdoor adventurers
Spring is the perfect season to visit Dubrovnik and its surroundings, allowing visitors to make the most of the outdoorsy activities the region offers. Families, couples or solo travellers will enjoy kayaking on the island of Lokrum lying just off Dubrovnik, soaring down the two breath-taking zip-lines with stunning views of the Dubrovnik Old Town and the Adriatic or participating in the Run The Wall challenge - literally running on Dubrovnik’s Old Town walls on the 27th April 2024 around the medieval walls, with their 1080 steps and1940 meters of history.
 
2. Dubrovnik’s classical music scene
Runing from the end of April through June, Dubrovnik Musical Spring is a series of classical music concerts performed by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra. With carefully selected programs taking place in historical locations in Dubrovnik such as the 13th century Franciscan church and the Rector's Palace, the Dubrovnik Musical Spring has hosted more than 30 renowned artists, soloists, and conductors, emphasising the importance of music and its traditions in Dubrovnik.

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3. Get your art fix
Immerse into Croatian culture by meeting local and national artists with the Hotel Supetar Cavtat SupetART artist-in-residence program. From May 2024, Romana Milutin Fabris will debut their latest collection, transforming the hotel’s communal spaces into a month-long interactive pop-up gallery. Known for her vivid and colourful works, Romana’s works are characterised by frequent symbolism. In her paintings, the City pulses, lives, and dances in colours depending on her mood.
 
4. Expect gastronomy galore
Epicureans will be able to discover the local specialties, feasting in Michelin-recommended hotspots or nibbling at food markets including the street food festival Bavarin. Held in early May each year offering delicious Croatian food specialities, culinary workshops, live performances and more. Vapor Restaurant at Hotel Bellevue with striking sea views over the Dalmatian coastline and Michelin Guide noteworthy, guests can enjoy contemporary takes on signature dishes including lobster tail and lamb rump steak.
 
5. Beyond Dubrovnik's walls, explore Cavtat
Built by refugees from Roman Epidaurum, Cavtat is a coastal town and cultural haven. Delve into its past through the 15th-century monastery within St. Nicholas church, the Renaissance mansion that displays the manuscripts of scientist Baltazar Bogišić, and the home of Croatian painter Vlaho Bukovac. For a unique experience, head to the cloister of Cavtat's Franciscan monastery and church established in 1484 for musical concerts amid lofty surroundings before walking the promenades and pebble beaches along the shoreline where fishing boats idle on the deep-blue Adriatic.

Luxury hotels in Dubrovnik welcoming discerning guests

 

Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik

With its prestigious location just steps from the UNESCO Old City of Dubrovnik, Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik is an historic villa built in 1913 and taking full advantage of gorgeous west-facing views of the glorious Old Town. Hotel Excelsior offers the most enviable location of any hotel in the city – just a five-minute walk from the medieval fortress walls. Feast at Sensus Restaurant and enjoy unconventional and creative dishes, made from fresh local delicacies and carefully paired with finest Croatian wines. Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik features three restaurants all offering spectacular views of the Adriatic, an indoor swimming pool, a spa, and a fitness centre.

Hotel Excelsior, Dubrovnik – Updated 2024 Prices

 

Hotel Supetar Cavtat

Hotel Excelsior’s sister property, Hotel Supetar, has 16 spacious, elegant and custom-designed rooms in a unique Mediterranean style with private gardens, enchanting sea views and spacious outdoor areas. Housed in an original three-storey private villa dating back to the 1920s, built on the remains of the ancient settlement of Epidaurum, Hotel Supetar has become, after a complete renovation, one of the most exceptional boutique retreats in Cavtat. Situated between the picturesque streets of the small historic town of Cavtat and the uninterrupted blue of the Adriatic Sea, Hotel Supetar boasts a perfect location just a few steps away from Cavtat's charming promenade. Gastronomists will savour Mediterranean cuisine in the hotel’s gourmet restaurant where authentic delicacies are served on a romantic outdoor terrace with panoramic views of the bay of Cavtat and the Adriatic Sea on the horizon.

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Hero image: Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik

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