Croatia in Europe’s Best Beach Cabins
In the travel section of Saturday’s The Guardian, in the article ‘Europe’s best beach cabins for less then £50 a night’ , two cottages from Croatia are featured, while the main photo of the article features pebble beach Pupnatska Luka located at the south shores of Korcula Island. This is an excerpt from the article:
- Vesna’s Cottage, Lapad, Dubrovnik: On the lush Lapad peninsula, 3km north-west of Dubrovnik, this enchanting little cottage is nestled within a walled garden, surrounded by caper bushes and shaded by towering bamboo. Inside, vases overflowing with jasmine cuttings from the garden offset the cottage’s contemporary turquoise and emerald walls. Owners Vesna, a local mountaineering expert, and Maro, an artist and scuba-diving instructor (blueplanet-diving.com), live next door. The cottage has air-conditioning and Wi-Fi, but as it’s metres from Dubrovnik’s port, with swimming beaches only a walk away, you probably won’t be spending much time indoors: 00385 20 356 078, vesna-cottage.com. From €175pp pw, based on four sharing. Nearest airport: Dubrovnik.
- Veli Rat, Dugi Otok island, Croatia: Unlike some lighthouses, Veli Rat isn’t completely isolated, idyllic though that may sound. Instead of a pricey private speedboat ride to get there, guests can hop on a local ferry from Ryanair’s Croatian hub at Zadar, 60 miles north of Split. The two apartments below the lighthouse tower are basic, but the setting is sublime, with wide ocean views from the deserted pebbly beach. Walkers can take in the two nearby national parks. And bring a snorkel: there’s plenty to see, shipwreck included, in the crystal clear waters off Dugi island: 00385 12 415 611, adriatica.net. From €255pp pw based on four sharing. Nearest airport: Zadar.