Get the best choice for your Croatia holiday in 2017…
When it comes to the best small boutique hotels, these sell out first and fast. We therefore encourage our loyal customers to book early for Croatia holidays in 2017 to avoid the disappointment of not getting the hotel of their choice. Some of our best and most valued hotels have already informed us that rooms are selling fast and are likely to be booked much earlier than they might have done in previous years. Our insight, experience and contacts in Croatia inform us that the rise in next year’s bookings is partly due to unrest and potential instability in other popular holiday destinations.
Croatia is one of the top growing holiday destinations, with its crystal blue bays, central location within Europe (only a two hour flight away), and beautiful landscapes it’s easy to see why. It is no surprise therefore, that mainstream holiday providers are turning their focus and attention on Croatia like never before. Effectively, accommodation demand is on the rise with customers required to plan holidays far earlier in advance.
Our specialist nature means we aim to find hotels off the beaten path that provide a unique and personal experience. However, with this being the case, many of our hotels have fewer rooms and availability in comparison to some of the larger package deal hotels. We’ve seen an increase in early enquiries from customers in recent years, wishing to get away from the traditional tour operator offering.
Whilst booking so early may seem a difficult task, being prepared is the best possible option when looking to snare one of our personally vetted boutique hotels.
So as with a few forward thinking individuals already committed for 2017 here are our top picks among the hotels that fill up first!
The ultimate island idyll, have 2 brand new additional Suites one with its own little kitchenette. Both are tucked away yet still enjoying the breath-taking views for which this hotel is renowned.
Continues to be a super 4-star boutique property – still run by the same friendly and efficient couple with whom we have worked for the past 10 years. During this time, the hotel has improved beyond all recognition. The restaurant is so good that the locals travel to eat here, and Completely Croatia guests enjoy an exclusive 15% off prices! Tucked at the end of a promenade, yet within easy walking distance of plenty of bars and restaurants it’s a tranquil spot, and did we mention you step out of the hotel right onto the beach?
Is a prizewinning boutique property, family owned and run. Located in sleepy Gradac yet only a 15-minute walk to the centre of town. This is a super romantic hideaway. Each room is totally unique. There is an excellent spa and small pool. Another one which you step out of onto the beach. And the hotel has its own boat which they use for tailor made excursions.
In addition to MS Splendid and MS Kleopatra, our preferred Cruise Partner has launched a new ship, MS Apolon for Summer 2016. But even this has only the odd cabin here and there remaining for 2016. So we’d advise early booking for 2017 Croatia island hopping cruises. There is another De Luxe ship under construction for our Cruising in Croatia programme Summer 2017.
We intend for 2017 to increase our outdoor and adventure/special interest holidays and to focus on providing more tailor made holidays to incorporate activities such as as horse riding, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), sea kayaking at sunset and photography to name but a few.
And to offer for the first time, tennis holidays as a standalone product, or to offer tennis coaching as part of any holiday we offer in the Dubrovnik, Rovinj and Zadar regions. All with fully qualified tennis instructors.