Dubrovnik is one of the most popular Mediterranean destinations for a romantic holiday. The city’s warm ambience, scenic beaches and monumental cityscape of the Old Town draw countless couples for weekend getaways and extended family vacations each year, offering refuge in the otherworldly streets, secluded corners, and charming local restaurants serving the region’s best dishes.
Dubrovnik offers plenty of opportunities for couples to unwind and reconnect, immersing them in countless historic attractions and local traditions and a rich landscape speckled with sunny beaches, mountains, and quiet, untouched islands. Those visiting the city for the first time can enjoy long walks on Stradun, the city’s most popular promenade, explore the stunning architecture of the city’s Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic buildings and the spectacular vantage points from the medieval city walls, or take the cable car to Mount Srđ for unparalleled panoramic views of Dubrovnik and the surrounding region.
A day trip to the island of Lokrum, situated a short boat ride from the old Dubrovnik Port, makes a perfect romantic getaway for those looking to get away from the crowds of the Old Town and spend a day in a lush Mediterranean landscape with a stunning botanical garden and lovely beaches. A bit further away, the Elaphiti Islands offer countless secluded, undiscovered spots to spend the day swimming, sunbathing and exploring the authentic atmosphere of small Mediterranean villages.
The historic town of Cavtat, only a short bus ride from Dubrovnik, is a quieter alternative to the old city, with a number of unique palaces and buildings dotting its old cityscape. Ston, a historic town known for its saltworks, old churches and the monumental Walls of Ston, the longest fortress system in Europe, is a popular destination for history buffs and wine aficionados alike, while Trsteno, a small settlement near Dubrovnik, is home to the region’s most impressive arboretum and makes yet another wonderful romantic getaway spot.
Romantic holidays on the Dubrovnik Riviera
Couples and newlyweds looking for a quiet, idyllic vacation spot with easy access to the old city can book their stay at the Hotel Mlini. Situated by a promenade in the village of Mlini near Dubrovnik, the hotel is a perfect destination for anyone looking for a relaxing holiday with superb dining experiences, long walks by the sea, small secluded beaches, and luxury accommodation with amazing sea views.
Exclusive suits and rooms with panoramic views of the Adriatic are available at the Villa Jelić, a part of the Hotel Mlini also situated near the sea and surrounded by centuries-old Mediterranean trees. Guests staying at the hotel have all the facilities of the nearby Hotel Astarea at their disposal to complement their stay and make it even more memorable. These include large indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a spa centre, and several restaurants and bars.