The five-star Hotel Croatia Cavtat is situated across the bay from Dubrovnik, perched on a rocky coasatline in a protected forest setting of lush Mediterranean vegetation and with views of the beautiful Adriatic Sea. Part of the Dubrovnik Riviera, the bay of Cavtat was the retreat of wealthy Croatians, and now is a cosmopolitan waterfront destination and one of Dubrovnik’s leading resorts. With its luxurious accommodation and wealth of amenities it is a perfect location for both business and pleasure.
The Hotel Croatia Cavtat’s 487 airy guestrooms and suites are all stylishly designed with chic modern furniture and opulent fabrics. All have a balcony with either stunning sea or park views, and all have an extensive list of mod cons. There are flat-screen TVs, a mini bar, direct-dial telephone, individual climate control air con, a safety deposit box, and free Wi-Fi. The stylish contemporary bathrooms have full-sized baths and rain showers, and exclusive toiletries. Junior and Executive Suites have separate living ares, and fully furnished terraces for outdoor dining, and a separate bedroom, while the Ambassador suite has an extra large terrace, two bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, a lounge, kitchenette, three TVs and L’Occitaine toiletries in the bathrooms. For the ultimate in decadence, the Presidential Suite has 180-degree views, three bedrooms, a large foyer, sitting room dining room and full equipped kitchen. Oh, and a separate staff entrance, in case you were wondering
Where to start? The two seawater pools, sun terrace with sea view, children’s pool, and two beaches, one overlooking the Adriatic Sea and one on the bay? Then there’s a raft of watersports from kayaking to scuba diving, table tennins, beach volleyball and a fitness centre, as well as walking and jogging paths along the shoreline. There’s a Kids’ Club, to keep five to 12-year-olds entertained, and a Energy Clinic Spa where you can indulge in all kinds of wonderful relaxing and rejuvenating treatments. Then there’s excursions to Dubrovnik, the village of Cilipi, known for its folk costumes and embroidery, Trsteno Arboretum with its giant plane trees, and an old saltworks, as well as a famous oyster and mussel farm, or you can visit Korcula – and enjoy a tour of the old city and its cultural monuments. Or you can just lie on the beach and listen to the waves while sipping a cocktail. Whatever you want to do, the Guest Relations desk will happily arrange it for you.
The Hotel Croatia Cavtat doesn’t do things by halves, and there is a choice of five restaurants offering a variety of different cuisines. Start with breakfast, buffet stuyle at Restaurant Cvtat, on its beautiful flowery terrace. For traditional Croatian dishes, try Restaurant Konavie, the Croatian tavern, or at the poolside Alverde Resturant & Bar. The recently refurbed Beach Restaurant is an idyllic place to dine beside the bay, or if meat’s your thing, go for steak at the Steak House and watch yours cooked in front of you. For morning coffee or a glass or two of Croatian wine in a relaxed atmosphere, the Piano bar is open from 7am-1am while Scirocco offers smoothies, ice creams and fresh juices right beside the beach.