Sun-kissed Croatia is most magical when seen from its turquoise waters, says CroatiaLuxuryGulet.com
Croatia has a long and enviable coastline along the Adriatic Sea, running from the Istrian peninsula in the north to the rugged Prevlaka peninsula near the border with Montenegro in the south. A large part of this glimmering coastline is known as the Dalmatia, a narrow coastal ribbon extending from Rab Island to the Bay of Kotor.
Islands and seashores rise from the calm, blue-green waters here. A few islands are popular holiday destinations, thanks to regular ferry connections from the mainland. But some of them remains isolated, known only to yachters who share their secrets with guests in chartered boats.
If you plan to see the best of Croatia on the water, start your boat hire search on CroatiaLuxuryGulet.com, a specialist site that features sailing yachts, mini cruisers, and of course, luxury gulets, which are welcoming fixtures on this part of the Med. Each boat hire comes with a team of committed crew who can help you get the best out of your holiday.
Highlights of the Dalmatian Coast
Off the coast between Split and Dubrovnik, two historic cities some 200km apart, lies a series of slender-shaped islands, each with sculpted bays delicately trimmed by waves and winds over millennia.
Brač, the largest island in central Dalmatia, is arguably the best-known, owing to Zlatni Rat, a stunning beach that juts out a few hundred metres into the sea. From a vantage point, this pebbly beach delivers an interesting contrast – you see a white beach straddled between pine-scented woodland and shimmering sea that changes from light aqua to dark. The image is one of pure Mediterranean idyll, and it is no wonder that Zlatni Rat has graced the pages of many glossy travel magazines.
From Brač you can cruise to Vis, once the centre of the Yugoslav Navy and forbidden to outsiders. Today, this beautiful island hums to the catchy tunes of Abba, for this is where Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again was filmed. All around the island, you can find plenty of dancing and singing spots featured in the blockbuster, as well as venues that the very tanned Pierce Brosnan went to.
A short hop away from Vis is Korčula, an island steeped in myths and legends. Did the Argonauts leave their mark here while searching for the Golden Fleece? Did a Trojan War hero establish the island after the fall of Troy? Was it really the birthplace of Marco Polo? Did mermaids leap from the surrounding shallow bays? Did a lovelorn soldier unwitting create the legendary Lumblija sweet bread that delights many travellers here? The island has so many fascinating stories to share, hence we recommend you to drop anchor and come ashore for a warm visit.
For those searching for solitude, Mljet should be your next destination, as it is known as the greenest island in the Adriatic by the Croatian Tourist Board. The western part of Mljet actually sits within the Mljet National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty and famed for its two salt-water lakes with dainty links to the sea. The glassy waters surrounding Mljet are inviting, perfect for a swim or kayak. After you’ve worked up an appetite, tuck into fish and lobster sourced from the local fishermen.
Places that only sailors would know
Imagine this – the only sound is the water that sweeps past the hull of your boat, and the only companions are frolicking dolphins or a colony of seagulls swooping low to say hello.
This isn’t a fantasy – this is real and is all yours to enjoy as there are thousands of secret coves and hidden beaches known only to seasoned yachters, who are, in this case, your crew members. They know where you can sunbathe in seclusion or swim in tepid water comparable with a tropical destination. Above all, they know where to moor overnight so you can get a good night’s sleep.
When hiring a yacht or gulet, discuss your options with the specialists at CroatiaLuxuryGulet.com. Use their knowledge of the area to your advantage and plan a yachting holiday that matches your needs, anything from places you’d like to see to the type of food you’re like to be served.
With “Life is Good” as its mission statement, CroatiaLuxuryGulet.com aims to find you the perfect gulet, cruiser or yacht for your perfect holiday in Croatia. Each boat comes with crew – usually a captain, deckhand, chef, waiter, hostess and maybe an engineer or a nanny, depending on your needs and the type of vessel you charter.
A selection of their fleet is highlighted below.