Cavtat Croatia A Review
Cavtat Croatia Holidays
Thinking of visiting Cavtat I returned from a weeks holiday there just over a week ago and thought you may be interested in what I found. Would I return? and just a general idea of what to expect when you arrive.
First Impressions Of Cavtat.
Cavtat is only ten minutes from the airport so there are no long transfers to the resort that was the first bonus. You do get a bit of noise from the planes but we did not find it to be a problem. If you are wanting a wild week of night clubs and noisy bars you will be disappointed Cavtat is a nice quite resort more suitable to families and people getting on in life like myself. If you want a relaxing holiday with plenty of laid back cafes etc you are in for a treat. If you want lovely views over looking the sea and the back drop of mountains Cavtat has it all.
Our visit was pretty much out of season, the week previous had been warm but we did experience some mixed weather with a couple of bad storms and some cold winds so you would probably be safer going a bit later in the year. I think that anywhere that has a backdrop of mountains you are going to get a bit of mixed weather. That said we did enjoy our stay.
Cavtat Things To Do.
One of the reasons that we picked Cavtat to stay was that it easy to visit Dubrgnick which you can do by boat or on a local bus. There are numerous boat taxis to choose from or you can take the local no 10 bus, if you take the bus you will have to make your way to the cable car for your return to Cavtat. The journey on the bus takes around forty minutes. The walled city is well worth the visit.
We were a bit disapointed that there were not many local walks from Cavtat but there are a number of coast walks from Dubrognic just visit the Tourist info for more information. Apart from the boat taxis there are numerous bot trips that you can take, we did the three island trip a full day visiting local islands with a meal and all drinks included which was very good value for money at around £22.00 per person.
Cavtat Meals & Drinks
Croatia still has its own currency so it is still fairly cheap to eat out and for drinks etc compared to say Spain or Greece we were all inclusive in our hotel but we were buying drinks when we ventured out. Expect to pay around £1.80 - £2.00 for the local beer/lager and £4.00 - £6.00 for a meal, snacks such as burgers and sandwiches were about £2.00
Cavtat, Our Hotel
Our Croatia holiday was booked as an all inclusive package Holiday at the Iberostar Epidaurus Hotel. There were some mixed reviews for the hotel on Trip Advisor but for an all inclusive hotel I think that it was OK. One thing to watch out for if you are thinking about booking is that sea view rooms cost around £65.00 extra per week, on a couple of websites that we looked at before booking it stated that all the rooms had a sea view. Our room all though not having a sea view was clean and comfy, no complaints.
The hotel fronts onto a pebbly beach with plenty of sun beds to go around, inside pool bar where meals were served at dinner time. Cavtat was a steady ten minutes walk along the promenade with the odd bar cafe along the way.
The hotel was nice and clean and on the whole the staff were pretty good. There was entertainment on in the hotel every night, every other night this was the resident animation team putting on a show and the other night a local live band.
We were surprised at how full the hotel was for the time of year with a lot of groups from France and Germany. It did get quite noisy at times. The food was better than I was expecting with plenty of choice. The drinks included in the all inclusive deal were local spirits but you could pay extra for the branded drinks.
So, would we recommend Cavtat for a holiday destination?
If you want a nice relaxed holiday away from rowdy bars and night clubs with breath taking scenery and bar and meal prices less than you will pay in say Spain or Greece etc I can highely recommend it. the cafe bars are very friendly and laid back, with the view out to sea and mountain back drop the scenery is first class but I would advice going a bit later in the year than we did as with any place that is close to the mountains the weather can be a bit mixed early season.