SUMMER 2015 INSPIRATION CROATIA

9/23/2014

JUST TO CLARIFY: These photos have all been taken by myself. They are a true reflection of my wonderful experience in Croatia. 

I know what you're thinking, I'm late to the boat with the summer holiday blog post!
Well, I'm not. Actually, I am early because this is a post for you early-bookers to (hopefully) inspire you to book a visit to Croatia. Why? Because its scenic, sunny and the sea is so clear. Seriously, its like being on a paradise island. So, if you're a deal-seeker and starting to think about next summer, take a look at these photos and let me know what you think.

I visited Cavtat because it had a few really lovely hotels but it was not a resort or strip. There are resorts in Croatia, but for a more tranquil and relaxing holiday I find it far better not to spoil the atmosphere with loud club tunes and puddles of alcoholic puke. The picture below is the luxurious view I had from my hotel room. (Yes, that is a giant inflatable to the right. I didn't go on but I'm pretty sure both children and adults were permitted!)




























Crochet bikini from Accessorize.

















 

I loved walking along the shore and finding small coves to enjoy the sun and clear seas privately. Even though the hotels were full and it was late August (which is prime holiday time) there were still so many coves free. These photos show how clear the waters were in these little coves. It was magical, and best of all free. It was a public beach with a private experience. The one complaint is that the beach wasn't sandy so I had to purchase special beach shoes. It was well worth it for the amazing fish I could see when snorkelling and the surrounding views. It was breathtaking.


Dress from Oasis.
Cavtat was a short ferry or bus ride from Dubrovnik (pictured left) which was a lovely city with lots of history behind it. My family took a cable car ride to enjoy the views but I really didn't want to because I am ridiculously anxious when exposed to heights and I felt I had seen enough amazing views without pushing myself too far. I am glad I didn't either because on the coach ride home, the route was around the hills so I saw some amazing views whilst in the safety of being on land.

Back in Cavtat I went on a lovely 30-40 minute walk where I climbed on the rocks and took in the views whilst truly believing I was in paradise.

I was sooooo lucky with the weather too as it was sunny and 30 degree heat all week. It was an amazing holiday and it was Croatia which made me realise the value of travelling and seeing the world-a feeling that I had never experienced before.




Hopefully I have inspired your summer 2015 travels.

Until my next post, doviđenja xx

ps On visiting Croatia watch out for the sea urchins hiding in the sea. They're spiky little buggers.

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19 comments

  1. Such an incredible country, I've been to Hvar, Dubrovnik and Split but never Cavtat, so I'll have to check it out! Croatia has such a great mix of sun and sea with sightseeing. Plus the food is amazing and you get a lot for your money :)

    Jasmine // Magpie Jasmine

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  2. Gorgeous pictures

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  3. Lovely photos! It looks so nice and sunny there! Abi :)
    MyW0rldMyView

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  4. Arrr looks so beautiful in Croatia!!! ♥ great photos

    Emilyldn.blogspot.com xx

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  5. Such lovely pictures! The first one is my favourite.

    The Shopper's Handbook,
    www.theshoppershandbook.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I have heard amazing things about Croatia and it is on my list of places to visit while on holiday, the sea urchins I noticed while in Cinque Terre, italy as well.
    xx, Jodi
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  7. Hi there, you have a lovely blog! These pictures are fantastic, Croatia looks so beautiful. I love going to places off the beaten track as well - anything with too many tourists is an instant turnoff! Anyway, am following you now, I look forward to reading more!

    x Sneha | www.snehakadaba.com | http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/12830603

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  8. Nice pics! Would love it of you could check out my latest Summer detox post xo

    Aliona | fromalionawithlove.com

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  9. This is absolutely amazing! I live the pictures, now I' a little jealous :))
    And you are just tremendously gorgeous :)

    Newest follower, love your blog! Keep in touch <3

    Berry The Blue

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  10. Wow! I'm so jealous.. I want to go to Croatia as well :) :) So beautiful and I love all the photos! You look amazing!
    I love your Blog! Interesting Posts and a Beautiful Design!

    Follow for follow?

    Amanda x
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  11. These pictures are amazing and the scenery is so lovely. Hope you had a great time at the seaside.

    LEJA

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  12. Hi, I saw your blog and I can't stop myself from browsing.I also saw the description that you make videos. I'm going to check it out soon.

    I hope when you have the time you'll check out my blog too. It will mean a lot to me

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  13. Gorgeous pictures, the scenery is amazing :) xx
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  14. Fab post! I'd never have considered Croatia as a potential holiday but it looks beautiful x

    Josie’s Journal

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  15. These pictures are amazing, I need to visit Croatia :)
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    Miki xx

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  16. Your photos are gorgeous! I've never been into clubbing holidays either- the holiday you went on honestly sounds perfect. I'm following your blog now and I'm excited to read more posts from you :)

    Alix
    www.letskissandmakeup.co.uk
    xx

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  17. Looks so nice, great pics :)

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  18. It is a beautiful.country and you look stunning,bytheway

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  19. Dear maybie you must come in Slovenia in Piran, Portorož, beautiful sea, nice people, good food, we are small country but amazing beautiful. croatia is our neighbours and you are very quick in our country. And you must se BLed and Ljubljana:) Monika, Slovenia** Follow you

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