Dubrovnik is one of the world’s most stunning destinations, in terms of its cultural heritage and as a holiday destination. A massive stone wall surrounds the awe inspiring old town. Dubrovnik is the “Pearl of the Adriatic” and a Unesco World Heritage site. It’s undoubtedly a city rich in culture and history.
The Small List
The Pucic Palace – In magnificent Renaissance palace-style surroundings, the 19 room Pucic Palace has been awarded the Best Small Hotel on the Adriatic multiple years in a row. The quaint market in the morning and alfresco dining in the evening are additionally charming. This 5 Star luxury hotel is walking distance to the beach, castles, cafes, museums, and art galleries. The attentive and friendly staff crafts and perfects every little detail of your stay.
Hotel Excelsior – The spectacular seaside setting, just steps from the Old City, overlooks both the Adriatic and the ancient Old Town. The service is flawless. The history of royalty and celebrity guests is vast. The five-star Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik is, above all, an iconic landmark hotel.
Above 5 Rooftop Restaurant – Above 5 Rooftop is an elegant sky-high restaurant, situated on the only rooftop in the centre of the Old Town. The ancient stone walls surround the restaurant. Take in the Adriatic view while enjoying exceptional Mediterranean food, inspired by seasonal produce and modern cuisine recognized by the Michelin Guide.
Proto Fish Restaurant – Established in 1886 and located in the heart of Dubrovnik, Proto Fish Restaurant’s gourmet menu is inspiring. The dishes of Dubrovnik’s aristocratic and commoner families were passed down from one generation to the next. Traditional, authentic, and recommended by the Michelin Guide for good cooking and fresh ingredients.
Restaurant Forty Four – Forty Four offers a wide variety of Mediterranean, European, seafood and traditional Croatian culinary delights. This delicious and intimate restaurant is owned by Croatian basketball player and NBA star for the Utah Jazz, Bojan Bogdanovic.
Banje Beach Club – A sensational place to relax and to be seen. Banje Beach Club has quickly become the hippest place in Dubrovnik. The Banje Beach restaurant, lounge and beach soirees are infamous. The beachfront has a view of the spectacular Old City of Dubrovnik. It’s an amazing restaurant for lounging in the afternoon or for partying the night away. The Pucic Palace allows guests exclusive access to the Banje Beach Club, which is just a short stroll away.
Kapetanova Kuca Restaurant – Located in Mali Ston, on the Peljesac peninsula, Kapetanova offers perfectly fresh seafood and perhaps the best black risotto in Europe.
Buza Bar – Buzz Bar is one of the most beautiful bars in Dubrovnik which hangs on the cliffs right above the sea. The panoramic view of the open Adriatic Sea is amazing. As a result, the drinks are pricey. Although, the view is priceless.
D’vino Wine Bar Dubrovnik – Once you’re ready to throw back a few drinks, D’vino Wine Bar Dubrovnik has an extensive list of Croatian wine with the largest selection of over 60 wines by the glass and offers ALL DAY wine tastings…in case you weren’t able to make it to any of the nearby wineries.
Things to Do
Milos Winery – Grape and wine production in Ponikve, on the Peljesac peninsula has been a Milos family tradition for generations. They base their production on the autochthonous grape variety of Plavac mali. The fruits of their work are most appreciated when shared. Make sure to enjoy a wine tasting and toast to a new friendship.