Croatia - Europe's best value holidays for 2010?
Croatia is tipped to be one of the most popular destinations in 2010 for British holiday-makers with its non-Euro currency, high quality, good value tourist accommodation and excellent flying links from UK airports.
Here is Hidden Croatia’s pick of some of the best hotels and holidays on Croatia’s islands and mainland:-
Easter on the cosmopolitan island of Hvar, 4* b&b £735
For travel over Easter 2010 Hidden Croatia has a 7 night b&b stay at the 4* Hotel Riva Hvar Yacht Harbour for £735 per person, based on 2 sharing and including return flights from Gatwick to Split, road and ferry transfers. The hotel is located on the chic harbour front of Hvar island, reminiscent of an upmarket French Riviera resort, and is a member of the Small Leading Hotels of the World, offering contemporary styling in a wonderful location.
Remote island off the tourist track, 3* b&b £599
The remote island of Vis is as impregnable as a Bond villain's lair and as beautiful as Capri before the tourists. It has no big hotels, no big resorts, and despite its magnificent unspoilt scenery and deserted beaches has only recently opened up to tourism. The island’s Hotel San Giorgio is a charming 10 rooms boutique 3 star hotel and Hidden Croatia offers 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation from £599 per person (April 2010), including flights from London Gatwick to Split and road and ferry transfers, based on 2 sharing.
5* Dubrovnik and drinks on the house!
Hidden Croatia are offering a complimentary bottle of wine with dinner each day for guests spending a week at the 5* Grand Villa Argentina, a classic water-front, Dalmatian building made up of three noble villas, renowned as the most exquisite hotel in Dubrovnik. A week’s half board stay costs from £675 per person (child £499) over Easter, including flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik and airport transfers.
Croatia’s Makarska Riviera, boutique hotel
80kms south of Split is the tranquil town of Tucepi, with its turquoise fringed golden beaches, where the family-run, delightful boutique style 3* Hotel Villa Andrea offers a friendly and unpretentious welcome right beside the sea. Hidden Croatia offer a 7 night stay from £495 per person in April 2010, including b&b accommodation, return flights from London Gatwick to Split and airport transfers.
School holidays all inclusive 4* Grand Hotel Orebic
For those worried about family holiday `extras’ at the 4* Grand Hotel Orebic in a wonderful seafront location `all inclusive’ includes seasonal watersports, breakfast, lunch and dinner with house wine, beer, water and juices (lunch and dinner), a supervised children’s club with daily programme, adult entertainment programme and evening entertainment, boules, table tennis and use of multi-purpose sports ground, free pool sunbeds and loungers. Hidden Croatia offers 7 nights at the Grand Hotel Trebic from £505 (adults) and £345 (children) in April, (July / August prices £825 adult, £529 child) including flights from London Gatwick to Dubrovnik and transfers.
Boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Bled
On the shores of Slovenia’s Lake Bled Pension Mlino is a charming boutique hotel with just 11 rooms and a renowned home cooking a la carte restaurant, offering views of the lake, the castle and the island. Hidden Croatia has 7 nights b&b accommodation in spring 2010 for £489 (Easter) and £475 during May, including return flights from London Gatwick to Ljubljana and transfers.
Car free Croatian island, 7 nights £409
Croatia’s Kolocep island, the smallest of the Elafiti islands, is completely car free, has just one hotel, the Hotel Villas Kolocap, and a population of less than 150 inhabitants, which combined with its low-rise, unspoilt landscape makes for very good walking and cycling opportunities. Unusually for Croatia the island has a sandy beach. Hidden Croatia offers 7 nights room and breakfast at the 3* Hotel Villas Kolocep from £385 in April 2010 (children £285), including return flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik, road and ferry transfers.
For more information and reservations, visit hiddencroatia.com.