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Brela vs Cavtat

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Brela vs Cavtat

Hello!

We are a family of 4 - two adults and two boys aged 14 & 11 years. We had a fabulous holiday in Cavtat last year and are thinking of trying Brela this year. If anyone has stayed in both Cavtat & Brela, I'd really appreciate a comparison of the two. Also, if anyone has stayed in Brela, I'd love to hear what you thought of it (about activities, beaches, restaurants/bars, buses - anything!). I've read some posts already which say that Brela is very touristy, but that means different things to different people. Any info gratefully received - thanks in advance!

Alison xx

Brela, Croatia
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1. Re: Brela vs Cavtat

It is clear that you are looking for information from people who are as tourists stayed in Brela, especially in both, Cavtat and Brela.

As a local household, we will gladly help with information of a general character, if you need.

Of course, we are here to help everyone who needs this type of information!

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Yes please Jakirusa !! Any information from anyone who knows the area would be most welcome - and as a local family, you will know the place very well. To help you a little, we are not "party animals" but do enjoy eating out at nice family-friendly restaurants in the evenings. We enjoy swimming, diving/snorkelling, boats and exploring new places. We look forward to hearing more about Brela from you! Best wishes.

Brela, Croatia
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3. Re: Brela vs Cavtat

Brela is big village, composed from several parts. The biggest one is the center, named Soline, situated on the East side. In the western part of Brela (Jakirusa bay) begins seafront promenade (lungo mare), which stretches along the entire Brela and far beyond. It is suitable for walking and as cycling path, as well.

Brela is pretty steep, the houses down to the sea directly from the mountain. coastal part (cca 6 km, mostly pebble beaches) is more attractive and populated, but private accommodation can be found even in the highest settlements. Many tourists love the peace and beautiful views that can be only found up there.

People are mainly oriented on tourism. You can chose between hotel and private accommodation.

The term "in a wide range" is applicable to a private accommodation, in any case. It may refer to the quality of accommodation, service level, the position on object in relation to the sea or the mountain, ... and of course, prices. Sometimes it's hard to figure out which elements determined price at a particular object, but ..Free market. :)

Restaurant offer is also very rich. For a reasonable prices, almost on to the beach you can choose between just a snack or a decent lunch or dinner. Some of restaurants are classical, european type, some are traditional type named (konoba) with excellent dishes and service. Some of them are in very centre, some are pretty far from the sea but with pick up free of charge service (and return back after dinner).

Find own place on the beach might be a probem but just because you can not decide which place you like most. More than mile of pebble beaches, some of them long, some of them just for 5 people, some in the very centre some are so far away so you have to rent some boat to go there. And be alone and naked :).

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4. Re: Brela vs Cavtat

Staying in Cavtat in July and would love to visit Brela - how easy is this.

Thanks

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5. Re: Brela vs Cavtat

Brela is too far from Cavtat for a day trip - over 4 hours by bus. It is much closer to Split than Dubrovnik.

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Stayed in Cavtat for our last night in Croatia and loved it. Small, pretty, traditional with great choices to eat and drink.

However, be aware that the flight path for some arlines is directly over the village and being 10 minutes drive from the airport, the planes are extremely low and very, very loud.

I cannot comment on the frequency in general as we were there for only one night, however, there were a few up until about 9 - 9.30pm and they started again in the morning about 9am. In total we heard about 6-8 planes during our stay. (We arrived at 7pm and left the following morning at 10.30am)

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7. Re: Brela vs Cavtat

I know that you posted this a while ago but did you go to Brela and how did it compare to Cavtat? We plan to go in August having been to Cavtat three times now. We like the small village layout of Cavtat and although we will have a car for touring we prefer to walk to restaurants at night. Are these strung out along the coast or similarly located near each other? Would love to hear your views - or anyone else's.

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8. Re: Brela vs Cavtat

Brela is beautiful and very quiet--which is great for the older crowd, like we are. I saw one bar with music one night we were here, but it was quite a walk down the beach, so don't count on much nite life if that is what you are into. Also, the best restaurant is crowded even in May.

What is NOT great for the older crowd is the number of steps to get anywhere. Even though you might be fit, it can take your breath away. Definitely not for anyone with any kind of health problems, or for anyone pushing a stroller.

Make sure if you choose an apartment that you have the description of the room and the cost per night in writing IN ADVANCE. Otherwise, you may fall victim to the old bait and switch. Be aware that some apartments may lack what some might take for granted (toilet paper and soap of any kind.)

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9. Re: Brela vs Cavtat

I would choose Brela.

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