Holidays at the three-star Valamar Club Dubrovnik Hotel are very much a family affair. It’s located on the shore of the Babin Kuk peninsula but still close enough for easy access to the Old Town. You can relax by the spacious outdoor pool or stroll down to one of the nearby pebble beaches including the famous Cava and Copacabana beaches. Be aware that some beach areas are reserved for serious naturists!
We said that holidays here are a family affair and here’s why. Your younger kids will love the Maro Club, especially the Pirate Day and Olympic Day programmes, the afternoon ice cream parties, and the Mini Disco. Teenagers can play volleyball and other popular sports, or have fun playing table football and video games in the games centre. They can also hang out in the special Teen Zone.
The Valamar Club Dubrovnik Hotel offers an All Inclusive option with breakfast, lunch and dinner being taken buffet style in the main Mediterraneo Restaurant. Children can, if they wish, eat in a special Children’s Zone. The Aperitif bar is a popular venue for families to get together in the evenings and during the day, the Pool Bar serves drinks and snacks.
If your family are Game of Thrones fans they are in for a treat as Dubrovnik was the setting for Kings’ Landing, capital city of Westeros. You can see where King Joffrey faced a citizens’ riot and the site of the Battle of Blackwater. Fancy something less bloodthirsty? Take a gentle coastal walk around the eastern side of the Lapad peninsula and enjoy dramatic views and frequent refreshment stops.
A city tour of Dubrovnik and a walk around its city walls is an absolute must during your holiday. It’s easily reached by local bus but do come early or late as the city can get very crowded especially when there’s a cruise ship in. The views of the city from the top of the cable car are breathtaking. You’ll need your passport to visit two of Dubrovnik’s neighbours. Mostar in Bosnia has bazaars where you’ll be invited to take tea or Turkish coffee with the stall holders. En-route you should stop to cool down at the Kravce Waterfalls. Or why not travel south to the small country of Montenegro and explore Kotor and Budva?