Best Places to Stay in Dubrovnik
Best Place to Stay in Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik has become a hot favorite tourist destination after it got trotted out in the epic Game of Thrones. With the Adriatic sea on one side, rocky mountains on the other and an overdose of medieval charm in its heart, Dubrovnik is surely a magical European town.
Being a relatively compact city, Dubrovnik is fairly easy to explore. So check out the top 3 places for accommodation for a tourist in Dubrovnik:
Ploce Gate- the southern entrance of the Old Town is nestled on the coast, immediately south of the city walls. It is a beautifully sandwiched district between Banje Beach and Sveti Jakov Pebble cove. Frano Supilo Street here houses the most esteemed here, looking over the Lokrum islet. Perched uphill, you get gorgeous vistas of the floodlit Dubrvonik fortifications. Its elegance and close proximity to the old town makes it the perfect place to stay for first time visitors to Dubrovnik. For many, it is a more souped up location than the popular Old Town, as you get to enjoy the medieval town’s attractions and nightlife while staying away from the noise and bustle.
2. Lapad Peninsula
Cutting-edge waterside hotels, expansive water sports in a sheltered west-facing islet with a pebble beach north-west of the Old Town- Lapad Bay is a great choice for the leisure vacationers who prefer some cultural sightseeing. The place is hardly a 15 minute bus ride from the Old Town. Large number of beaches rest in this area, with the ones stationed deeper in the peninsula being most crowded. For an intimate atmosphere, prefer the ones nestles on the edge of the peninsula. The area’s famous promenade is a hustling retreat for the travelers, offering many restaurants, boutiques, cafés and bars to explore.
Gruz, a busy harbor and yacht marina is locals’ favorite marketplace in Dubrovnik. It lies in close proximity to the islets of Elaphiti, Korcula and Mljet and also serves as the docking area for cruise ships. The district is mostly a residential area while being a haven for yacht owners and charter companies. Several wine bars and pretty little restaurants have sprung up in the neighborhood of late. Return visitors choose this district to be their permanent resting place. And the best part, hotels of all budgets can be located in this chirpy area.
This Pearl of the Adriatic never ceases to bewitch you, even if visiting for the hundredth time. After you are done with unraveling the baroque architecture of this medieval town, hike up to Mt. Srd and take a plunge in the Azure Sea; it’s the best adrenaline ever!