I decided that we should go on a family beach holiday in Croatia. I’d heard that it was pretty and the 2.5hr journey seemed bearable. I booked Cavtat Apartments as I prefer this when travelling with children.
I preferred to book Cavtat apartments rather than a hotel in Cavtat as:
1) you have some space to use if they have a nap, rather than being stuck in a hotel room with them.
2) you can eat at a time that suits your family. I often find that you can struggle to eat dinner early abroad, or eat breakfast at the crack of dawn!
3) you’ve got other rooms to relax in during the evening, once the children are in bed. Otherwise it can be a very long night if you’re stuck in a family hotel room from 7pm until the morning!
The agent from Croatian Villas met me at the Car park in Cavtat and walked with me to the Cavtat apartment. She even walked back to the car with me to help me with my bags!
The Cavtat apartments itself was great, it was within the pedestrianised old town, with an amazing view of the harbour. The old town is full of restaurants/cafes/ice-cream shops and has 2 supermarkets, 2 little playgrounds
, small beaches and regular boat services to local islands, Dubrovnik etc
Pretty doesn’t even begin to describe our Cavtat apartments. Croatia is beautiful! Cavtat is very relaxed and incredibly friendly. It’s much smaller than Dubrovnik and therefore less busy, so great for family travel, particularly if you’re travelling on your own with small children. The locals adored my children and despite us only being there for 6 days I felt like we’d known them for much longer. The only slight downside of the Cavtat apartments that I’d booked were the steps leading up to it and that it was on the third floor. However, the locals helped me with the buggy on many an occasion and it was a small price to pay for the view.
You can catch a boat across to Dubrovnik (approx 30 mins) if you want to visit. It saves worrying about parking, the boats run regularly and the kids love it!
We also caught a boat to the beautiful Elafiti islands Kolocep, Šipan and Lopud. It’s an all day trip, with food on board the boat, opportunities to swim in the Adriatic Sea, relax on white-sandy beaches and see medieval churches.
In Cavtat you can walk
along the stunning coastal path around the Rat peninsula, exploring the small beaches along the way. Or you can walk
up to Racic family mausoleum, for wonderful views of Dubrovnik.
I really can’t recommend Croatia, and Cavtat apartments enough. Great weather, lovely people, stunning landscape, good food and a short flight!
NB: Thanks to Deborah for sending this guest post in, just because she wanted to share her wonderful trip with you all.
Karen Beddow founded Mini Travellers in 2014 while doing what she loves most...going on holiday!
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