It’s time for the French Riviera to step aside and make way for Croatia. With hundreds of islands nestled in the crystal clear Adriatic Sea this is the new destination for luxury travel. Let’s take a look at why Croatia is making its mark as the must visit destination for luxury travel enthusiasts.
Croatia is quickly emerging as the glamorous jewel in Eastern Europe’s crown. Set in the Mediterranean Sea, or more accurately the Adriatic Sea which is the most northerly subdivision of the Mediterranean, Croatia has hundreds of beautiful islands offering miles of beautiful coastline (over 2,500 miles to be exact!). It is difficult to imagine anything more luxurious than lounging around on the deck of a plush yacht while drifting from island to island!
Enjoy Croatia’s Mediterranean Climate
One of the main attractions for travelers visiting Croatia is the Mediterranean and continental climate. Along the coastal regions, Croatia enjoys warm, dry summers with temperatures around an average of 27 degrees Celsius (80F) and up to 16 hours of daylight. Even in the winter months, the temperatures are fairly mild, although the temperature tends to drop as you move further inland.
Although the rest of Croatia tends to cool down in the Spring, you will find that the islands remain warm making them perfect for sunbathing and swimming. The Coastal resorts also have a bustling water-sports industry.
Revel In The Natural Beauty
The most memorable part of any trip to Croatia is some of the most beautiful scenery you are likely to see anywhere in the world. The country is rich in natural beauty thanks to the coastal landscapes, majestic mountain ranges, lush green valleys and national parks. Many of the islands are largely unspoilt allowing you to see natural running wild.
The Adriatic Sea offers clear blue water that glistens in the sunlight inviting you to take a dip on a hot summers day. Seeing the sights by boat is certainly the way to go, although if you are so inclined there are plenty of guided tours on the mainland.
Do Something Different
For many the biggest reason to choose Croatia over more traditional luxury destinations is that it is still somewhat unexpected. It is emerging as a top level destination, but as yet, many people are still wary of stepping off the beaten track. All the more reason for you to be adventurous – you may even be the trend setter of your social circle!
Travel & Accommodation
There are plenty of options open to you when it comes to luxury travel and accommodation, but if you intend to indulge in a spot of island hopping then it makes sense to hire a luxury boat for the duration of your stay. It is possible to rent fully staffed boats for around €2,200 ($2,900) per person for a week and most will include airport transfers. If you really want to enjoy the luxury, then you may also want to charter a private jet to get your trip off to a grand start.
These are just a few of the reasons that a trip to Croatia’s many islands makes a great choice for a luxury break. I haven’t even touched on the local cuisine, the wines, the culture and the stunning architecture. There is so much that Croatia has to offer and it is just waiting to be explored, so why not gather some like minded friends and book a private boat where you can all soak up the sun in luxury.
About The Author: Ben Llewellyn is the owner of Private Jet Charter Prices.com. If you are interested in finding your ideal private charter deal then check the site here for more details. You can follow Ben on twitter or Google+.
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