The Dalmatian Coast
The Dalmatian coast is cradled by a range of mountains on one side and more than 1,000 beautiful islands on the other, with rock, pebble and even sand beaches gently bathing in the warm sun and crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea.
Natural and historical riches of the coastlineIf you are lucky enough to have a chance to explore the islands or sail a boat, you can visit Mljet Island National Park just across from Dubrovnik, or experience the uninhabited beauty of the Kornati archipelago. Lokrum Island is a protected nature reserve, home to countless pebble beaches backing onto lushpine groves. Here, you can explore the ruins of a Benedictine monastery, as well as the Fort Royal.
Further north you can find the ancient cities of Split or Zadar, or visit some of the major islands, like Brač or Hvar, with their impressive villas, archeological sites, churches and palaces like the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian in Split.
Exploring all that Dubrovnik has to offerOne of the prime spots to dive into the Dalmatian Coast’s pristine waters is from Dubrovnik. Here, a long range of fantastic beaches awaits you. Elaphite Island has a number of sandy beaches awaiting your visit, and at Banje Beach you can enjoy fantastic views of the city in combination with marvelous pebble beaches to lounge away your day.
There is much to see and do if you are visiting Croatia for the first time, from wilderness reserves to water skiing, fishing, diving, paragliding, tanning or just relaxing and enjoying the salty breeze and the song of the cicadas on your own private beach at the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa at Dubrovnik Sun Gardens. Be sure to check out the watersports in Dubrovnik as well! Later you can catch a ride to the bustling the Old Town for a walk around the walls or a spot of nightlife.