Sail the Adriatic

There’s a not-so-old adage that Montenegro is best explored on land, and Croatia (aside from Dubrovnik) by sea, and we know the best available boats to help put that into practice.

Victoria and Molly are here to help give you the inside track.

Key Stats

Best Time To Visit

May - Oct

Flight from London London

2:00 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +1 hr

We can advise on the best boats for your requirements, and the best places and islands to visit along the Dalmatian Coast from the barren and beautiful Kornati Archipelago in the north, to the trendy hotspot of Hvar, to other elegant medieval coastal towns between Split and Dubrovnik.

Our extensive portfolio contains fully crewed boats of varying sizes and specifications. All the boats have been personally inspected, and the crewed boats have a minimum of two crew with the larger boats having up to seven crew members. Most of the large crewed boats are licensed to sail in Montenegro.

Of the specific destinations along the Dalmatian Coast, we particularly recommend the beautiful Kornati archipelago, consisting of 147 islands, islets and reefs, and named after Kornat, the largest island. There are no permanent settlements on the islands and just a smattering of seasonal restaurants.

Find yourself a secluded bay in which to moor up, and swim in the cleanest and clearest waters of the Adriatic where it is often possible to see the sea floor even far from land. Further south and a good deal more bustling are the additional highlights of Hvar and Split, and of course Dubrovnik.

Some of the traditional sailing boats can even be chartered without a crew (known as a bareboat charter) but you need to have a valid sailing Certificate and VHF License. Most of the charters in Croatia run Saturday to Saturday.


Where to stay

The outside restaurant at hotel Indijan, luxury hotel in Croatia

Hotel Indijan

Hotel Indijan is a family run 4* hotel sitting right on the (pebble) beach in Orebic at the foot of Mount Ilija.

Hotel Adriana

Hotel Adriana

Whilst on paper the glass façade and garden terraces of Hotel Adriana might seem incongruous with its setting on Hvar’s waterfront, this stylish hotel’s rooftop bar offers stunning views of the old city centre and blend rather nicely with its neoclassical architecture.

Exterior at Hotel Marmont, luxury hotel in Croatia

Hotel Marmont

Marmont Hotel is situated right in the heart of the vibrant old town of Split, inside the walls of the Diocletian Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The water terrace at Hotel Riva, luxury hotel in Croatia

Hotel Riva

Hvar may be new on the trend radar, but the two Italianate villas that house Hotel Riva have been around for over one hundred years.

Villa Vilina, luxury hotel in Croatia

Villa Vilina

The hotel sits on a horseshoe shaped bay, next to a medieval Franciscan monastery.

Ocean view at Lesic Dimitri Palace, luxury hotel in Croatia

Lesic Dimitri Palace

The Lesic Dimitri occupies a recently restored 18th-century bishop's palace next door to the house Marco Polo lived in.

View from Hotel Bellevue, luxury hotel in Croatia

Hotel Bellevue

The modern Hotel Bellevue is set on the cliffs above Miramare Bay, just outside the old town of Dubrovnik.

Hotel More, luxury hotel in Croatia

Hotel More

Hotel More is a small seafront hotel situated on the Bay of Lapad, just a couple of miles from the historic centre of Dubrovnik.

Pucic Palace

Pucic Palace

The best - and virtually only - place to stay within the city walls.

Villa Dubrovnik

Villa Dubrovnik

Surrounded by gardens of bougainvillea and oleander, Villa Dubrovnik sits perched over the blue waters of the Adriatic with the most stunning views across the water to the Old City and Lokrum Island.

The lobby area at Villa Orsula, luxury hotel in Croatia

Villa Orsula

Originally built as a private home, Villa Orsula is a luxury boutique hotel housed in a 1930’s Mediterranean villa within stunning landscaped gardens, and is one of our favourite boutique hotels in Dubrovnik.

Sun Gardens

Sun Gardens

Tucked into a hillside overlooking the Adriatic sea beyond, Sun Gardens provides top quality service and a haven of fun filled activities for children, within easy reach of the beautiful UNESCO heritage town of Dubrovnik.

The terrace with ocean and pool views at Monte Mulini, luxury hotel in Croatia

Monte Mulini

Monte Mulini is the first five star hotel in Rovinj, a slice of Italy on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula on the north Adriatic coast.

Terrace restaurant at Hotel Kastel, luxury hotel in Croatia

Hotel Kastel

Housed in a 700 year old building, Hotel Kăstel has recently been refurbished and is now the place to stay in the hillside town of Motovun.

The pool at San Rocco, luxury hotel in Croatia

San Rocco

Voted the best boutique hotel in Croatia multiple times, the San Rocco is a slice of family run heaven in northern Istria.

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Victoria and Molly are our Croatia experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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