Honeymoon in Croatia

This blog isn’t really meant for personal stuff, but I thought I’d write up a bit about getting married on April 2 and the lovely honeymoon we had.


Dubrovnik, taken from the nearby island of Lokrum

The weddng day was perfect – the second day of sunshine in an otherwise wet and windy week. Everything went well and the guests enjoyed themselves. Wonderful.
We had a lovely 10 days in Dubrovnik following the wedding. We toured the general area, stayed in a lovely three star hotel, the Hotel Kompas and generally had a relaxing time. It was great to be in a European setting again – much as I love Dubai, it’s nice to get out of there from time to time. We did tonnes of walking. Usually when I get back home following a break, I go for a swim in our building’s pool and feel totally unfit. This time, all the walking around islands in the Adriatic meant that I breezed through my forty lengths.
I’ve never been so close to war before. Many of Dubrovnik’s buildings still have bullet holes in them, although the old town has been beautifully restored. We also took a day trip to Mostar in Bosnia, where evidence of the war is all around you. Shocking stuff…
All in all an emotionally draining, but perfect wedding day and a very happy two weeks.
I can’t add anything to what you’ll find in all the guidebooks, but here’s a list the sort of things I usually can’t help noticing and find interesting, even if they are allegedly sometimes rather ‘boring’, according to certain people ๐Ÿ™‚ :

  • Cars are mainly small European saloons, lots of diesels, lots of Golf Mk 1s, tonnes of hideous Renault 4s
  • Croatian & Bosnian Police are Land Rover users – excellent…
  • Great public transport
  • Good driving standards
  • Inexpensive, fresh, tasty food
  • Plenty of mobile phones, but few people seemed to spend their time bellowing into them, which was refreshing
  • Shops selling branded products, but very few ‘branded’ stores and restaurants
  • Great English spoken, polite people
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6 Responses to “Honeymoon in Croatia”

  1. Aleks Says:

    Hi, We are from California, getting married in July in Minnesota, and then visiting extended family in Poland for a second reception. On the way to Poland we would like to have our honeymoon in Europe. We picked Croatia because it sounds beautiful and less expensive than other places in Europe, plus relatively close to Poland. We noticed your blog. Where did you stay in Croatia? We are looking for a romantic spot in Dubrovnik. Any recommendations? In general did you like Croatia as a honeymoon destination?
    -Aleksandra and Michael
    azdebski@yahoo.com
    mfoleary@gmail.com

  2. ben Says:

    looking to honeymoon in croatia this coming june. any more details you could provide?
    cheers. ben.

  3. Chris S Says:

    Nothing else to add really – highly recommend you go!

  4. T. Mike Minette Says:

    I have just decided to go for a Croatian honeymoon. I think that we will arrive in Venice & then take the ferry to Split where we will island hop according to the schedules there. Finally we were planning on driving down to Dubrovnik for a few days before we return. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do, where to go, etc…?

  5. Chris S Says:

    Dubronik’s a small town – we found pretty much everything was good value and good quality in terms of the restaurants we visited. Just have a wander around and enjoy!

  6. Dana Says:

    Croatia was perfect for our honeymoon! We also spent most of it in Dubrovnik but Hvar was a true discovery. Our agents helped organize everything and it was simply fabulous: the hotels, the food, the special events and sailing, the private trips… The people of Croatia are great: polite, speaking good English and very helpful!

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Honeymoon in Croatia

This blog isn’t really meant for personal stuff, but I thought I’d write up a bit about getting married on April 2 and the lovely honeymoon we had.


Dubrovnik, taken from the nearby island of Lokrum

The weddng day was perfect – the second day of sunshine in an otherwise wet and windy week. Everything went well and the guests enjoyed themselves. Wonderful.
We had a lovely 10 days in Dubrovnik following the wedding. We toured the general area, stayed in a lovely three star hotel, the Hotel Kompas and generally had a relaxing time. It was great to be in a European setting again – much as I love Dubai, it’s nice to get out of there from time to time. We did tonnes of walking. Usually when I get back home following a break, I go for a swim in our building’s pool and feel totally unfit. This time, all the walking around islands in the Adriatic meant that I breezed through my forty lengths.
I’ve never been so close to war before. Many of Dubrovnik’s buildings still have bullet holes in them, although the old town has been beautifully restored. We also took a day trip to Mostar in Bosnia, where evidence of the war is all around you. Shocking stuff…
All in all an emotionally draining, but perfect wedding day and a very happy two weeks.
I can’t add anything to what you’ll find in all the guidebooks, but here’s a list the sort of things I usually can’t help noticing and find interesting, even if they are allegedly sometimes rather ‘boring’, according to certain people ๐Ÿ™‚ :

  • Cars are mainly small European saloons, lots of diesels, lots of Golf Mk 1s, tonnes of hideous Renault 4s
  • Croatian & Bosnian Police are Land Rover users – excellent…
  • Great public transport
  • Good driving standards
  • Inexpensive, fresh, tasty food
  • Plenty of mobile phones, but few people seemed to spend their time bellowing into them, which was refreshing
  • Shops selling branded products, but very few ‘branded’ stores and restaurants
  • Great English spoken, polite people

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