Beguiling, compact and steeped in history, Dubrovnik is the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. A 7th century citadel and modem metropolis rolled into one, there are many sights to experience, so staying at the heart of the action is vital so you don’t miss a thing. That’s where Valamar Hotels comes in. A stay at one of its five resorts provides the ideal base for exploring. And with two of its hotels – the four-star Valamar Argosy and five-star Valamar Dubrovnik President, both on the tranquil Babin Kuk peninsula -having received a revamp, there’s never been a better time to discover Croatia.
A day of Dubrovnik – Reopening in June, the five-star Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel sits at the very tip of the Babin Kuk peninsula, looking across to the picturesque Elaphiti Islands. If you just fancy some pampering, the Valamar Dubrovnik President’s renovations include an indulgent wellness area, high-end restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools and a first-class level of personalised service.
Meanwhile, the relaunched Valamar Argosy Hotel has plenty of pleasures of its own: the landscaped meditation gardens, its own wellbeing area and the pebble Copacabana Beach is just a stone’s throw away. And at dinner, you can enjoy views of Daksa Island from your table. Of course, the headline attraction is that Dubrovnik’s city walls and UNESCO-listed Old Town are just 6km away. We’d suggest getting to the walls early, meaning the 2km promenade of preserved stonework will be all yours. And at the end of the day exploring the Old Town and surrounding Mount Srd, return to the verdant oasis of your Valamar hotel – your exclusive seafront retreat.