Hi guys! This spring, oh sorry summer, no no – winter post! Do not think we are crazy and do not know what time of year it is and what season it SHOULD be. But if you are currently in Dubrovnik, you will be able to experience from 2 up to all 4 season changing in only ONE day! The weather in the past week was crazy, you wake up with rain and very unusual cold weather, in about an hour the sun comes up and Celsius go up as well... coming closer to the night you experience autumn and then again winter during night. Still, one more reason to come to Dubrovnik, how many of you can say that in one day they changed 4 seasons and all that on your vacation?
Ok, now that we have established time of year currently in Dubrovnik, let’s start with this week’s top 5!
Top 5 secluded hidden spots, not they will be so hidden after this post, but never mind, we love to share local tips with you!
On number 5. You can find rocky formation in the coastline that form a natural little island, that looking from above looks it’s in the shape of heart, Sikirica. There are place for 2 maybe 3 couples to be at the same time on the ‘island’, and to reach it from the land there will be around 20 minutes driving towards Split from Dubrovnik and then 10 minutes hiking downhill through underbrush. If reaching it (and this is the way we highly suggest) by boat from the sea, it is very easy and much more beautiful as you see all the different secluded bays along the way. Now, this small nature island has very shallow coast around it and is very welcoming to explorers as the sea is so clear that even a bit further away the island on a boat you can see down to the bottom and all the little fishes swimming beneath you.
Number 4. Belongs to Pasjača beach; yes we know, just another beach, but no peeps! On this one we are so very proud, unfortunately it is not that hidden any more as this year it was pronounced the BEST EUROPEAN BEACH! Oh yesss!!! Thank you, thank you… just kidding. However this is just one more reason you MUST visit this beach if coming to Dubrovnik. Again if you are coming from land there is around 30 minutes driving through Konavle valley and then around 15 minutes going downhill narrow stairs. Or you might choose to visit the beach by boat, and we offer that as well because that is our favourite way of exploring the coastline. It truly has mesmerizing views & sea life.
Number 3. – in the middle of our 5 secrets we revealed to you, stands ‘Mali Žali’ beach. Mostly everybody from Dubrovnik and neighbouring villages + visitors/tourists know about the beach called ‘Veliki Žali’ but only a few know about this hidden gem. The beach is popular among sailor man because of the unusual depth of the sea, so sailors can anchor only a few meters from the shore. It is a rocky beach but the sea is clear and clean and privacy is guaranteed as it is not well known beach. With a car from Dubrovnik you will travel around 30 minutes north, but we definitely suggest taking a boat ride. Just imagine anchoring few meters from the shore and jumping from the boat into a great depth!
Number 2. Is reserved for a beach very close to Dubrovnik Old Town then the 3 already listed = Boninovo beach. Not the right name as it is not a beach as much as it is a big nature rock construction and a cliff. Mostly locals go swimming there, so you will be able to see lots of older people playing cards in the little shade area they hand made over the years and generations who had been going there. It is a very calm spot, just 10 minutes on foot from the Old Town to the entrance to little park area in which you need to find (on your right!) stairs going downhill. You will not be able to see the place up until you walk from the forest to an opening when you are already at the rock! There are metal stairs going into the water for easier entrance, however lots of people just use the rocks surrounding the stairs to jump in. Sun bathing is guaranteed as there is very little place for shade, but the view on the open sea and little caves around the spot are truly amazing.
Great number 1.! This is the farthest beach of all 5 in our choice. This little place is on Pelješac peninsula and it is called Žuljana – the place and the beach as well. It is situated in the middle of peninsula and there is around an hour and a half from Dubrovnik with a car to reach the spot. IT IS WORTH IT! The whole place is a little secluded bay, sheltered from the wind if you stay on the main beach, but the magic of this place is in exploring the surroundings. Why you ask? Just continuing walking the pathway through the woods towards to open sea area you will find plenty of secluded nature made beaches where you will certainly be alone. Some of the places are larger but some are very small that fit only 2 towels. Picture your better half and yourself on your private little beach in the middle of Pelješac, or taking the whole family on a day trip! There are 2 bars and 1 restaurant at the place with around 200 people living.
Hope you have enjoyed us spelling all the secrets our region successfully hides over the years.
Let us know your favourite or opt for one, maybe two or maybe all 5 of them, we will gladly take you on your perfect beach day!