Stayed for the last two weeks in August. Close to airport.
Beautiful views of the peninsula from the apartment. Spotlessly clean. Rooms are serviced. Large air conditioned room. Free Wifi worked in the room & on balcony. The owners are very friendly & helpful. We were greeted with drinks & fruit on arrival. Room 4 has a lovely view of the peninsula & bay. We enjoyed lazy mornings on the balcony. The sun stayed till about 10:30am on the balcony. TV in room but none in English that we could find. But who needs TV with the view outside & a good book to read. Dubrovnik live TV showed the Main Street which was interesting.
Take Mosquito repellant & buy antihistamine cream. They were hungry last summer particularly around the peninsula.
We didn't find the hill a problem. It helped to walk of the great food. We were nicely toned by the end of the holiday. The locals walk up it without any complaints. It's a short walk into the centre of Cavtat. Which makes this apartment a great location.
Plenty of restaurants to choose from in Cavtat. We selected the ones on trip adviser. If you like Italian food you will love Croatia. The best ice cream parlour is at the bottom of the hill on your left.
We found two well stocked mini-supermarkets. One at the bottom of the hill on your right. Near a pharmacy & bank with ATM. The other supermarket is above the hotel. Further up the road. Past the bus stop to Dubrovnik.
We loved walking past the yachts in Cavtat harbour on an evening. The sunset is stunning. Cavtat had live entertainment in the streets a musical festival in the evening in August.
Trips: We can recommend the all-day boat trip to the Elaphiti Islands. It takes in three of the Elaphiti Islands with an inclusive lunch on the boat. The islands are beautiful & it makes for a relaxing, chilled out day.
We also went to Mostar in Bosnia. Which is a really pretty place & worth visiting.
The Korcula, Ston & vineyards trip is great. We came back with some lovely wine.
We booked two trips online before we arrived but really didn't have too because the tour operator Michael offers great deals on trips. You can find him at the bottom of the hill, turn right. Go past the supermarket & bus station. He has a laptop & really explains the trips well. The mini-buses are clean & air conditioned. The roads are narrow & winding and therefore all trips are in mini buses.
Dubrovnik truly is the pearl of the Adriatic. We walked the walls at dusk. It is quieter & cooler with great views of the sunset. Take the evening boat from Cavtat & get the last 11pm return boat. Takes one hour each way. Great night out in Dubrovnik. It's a buzzing place on a night. We loved a bar called Buzz Bar for great cocktails. Pizzeria Storia was the best Italians. There is a later bus back to Cavtat from the base of the cable car around midnight & 1:30am. Check times.
During the day it is a very busy place. Check with the harbour website. It will tell you how many cruise ships are due each day so you can select days to avoid.
This was our first trip to Croatia. We will be going back.
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