Hidden Gems

Join the yachting set with Croatia boat holidays

By Jenny Wilson
on  June 03, 2016

When you think of yachting in the Mediterranean, destinations such as Cannes, Saint Tropez, Capri and Portofino might the first that come to mind; however, the celebrity yachting set has realised that Croatia boat holidays can offer an equally enticing experience. Bustling ports packed with bars, restaurants and shops, stunning scenery and bags of cultural charm have made Croatia one of the hottest yachting destinations around.

Croatia boat holidays - Chic life on the water

The marina in Split is home to many a celebrity superyacht, with the town offering the perfect mix of culture and leisure opportunities set against the impressive backdrop of Split’s rugged terrain. There are plenty of high-end boutiques for those wishing to indulge in a spending spree, and several award-winning restaurants. Culture lovers will enjoy wandering along the cobbled streets that thread their way throughout the majesty of Diocletian’s Palace.

The beauty of a yachting holiday is the freedom to explore, with a trip to the island of Hvar high on any visitor’s list. The UNESCO-protected old town of Stari Grad is the perfect place to get a taste of authentic Croatia, but Hvar Town is where most of the sailing set can be found. Not only does the town have a beautiful fort to explore and a wealth of interesting religious buildings but also there are plenty of other attractions. St Stephen’s Square is where much of the action takes place, packed with cafes and bars from which customers can watch the world go by. At night the town really comes to life, with a bustling party scene to rival any jet-set destination.

For the perfect blend of culture, beach relaxation, spectacular scenery and sheer luxurious fun, Croatia is an affordable yachting destination that is hard to beat.

Croatian sailing excursions - Living the high life

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