We had booked a week near Trogir and then a week here in Vela Luka. We have a 7 year old daughter so starting with a short transfer made sense as it was our first time in Croatia.
The listing was a bit confusing as it stated 2 bedrooms and for 6 people but then only shows one bedroom. On arrival we found that it did only have one large bedroom and a pull out in the lounge, so it sleeps 4. However we half expected this and as our daughter fitted easily in our room it wasn't a big deal and the only real issue. The flat was fine with a new shower room, OK kitchen with cooker, fridge freezer (that could easily freeze a 2L water bottle each night) and everything worked fine. We opened windows during the day and then set the AC on low at night as it was 30deg most if the time, but with a light breeze so perfect. We were collected from the port which was great and the lady that looked after us was half Australian so spoke perfect English and very helpful.
The flat is in a good spot. There is a large hotel (3 stories) in front but you can still see the harbour \ sea from the balcony. The road is fairly busy but no more than can be expected in a town and we normally live in the country so are sensitive,
In front of the hotel is a public beach which was great for our 7 year old, Its a small area but we could always find a spot in mid August. The hotel also had a nice bar that you could relax in, with wine at 70p a glass... There is a flashier private beach further up with parasols etc to hire at a few pounds a day.
The main town is the other side of the harbour. It was £1 (10Ku) to cross for all of us and as we spent more time on the beach anyway this was fine. In fact it made the view from the bar better than from the other side.
Vela Luke was really lovely. Pizza Alfa was superb and a meal with 1L wine for thee was never above £30, but book in August. Do go to Giozo island on the boat (1Hr at £10 for us return) as it had really lovely snorkelling. One half is nudist to check or adventure.
There is a cave you can walk to 20 mins from town. Do go, it has been continually inhabited for over 20,000 years and is really fascinating,
We also pre-booked a car in case VL didn't have much to do but in hindsight a week would have been fine without. The car was a 206 soft-top for £50a day so great fun (especially for our 7 year old) and did allow us to see more of Korkula island. Korkula town was worth a visit if a bit touristy/cruisey. Park in the Tommy before town as its much cheaper.
Not sure if this review sounds a bit negative, it shouldn't, we all loved KL and will definitely be back. Great snorkelling, food, wine, olive oil, history, value and really beautiful, like Italy was 20 years ago. Really can't fault it.
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