(Closed) Honeymoon in Croatia? Third World or 5 Star?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

YES!!! Omigod!  Croatia was amazing for my honeymoon!  We did 14 days in Dalmatia, splitting between Split, Hvar, and Dubrovnik (August 2009).  Hvar was wonderful!  The only downside to it is that if you are going to be moving around a lot, its not the easiest place to do so.  There will always been a ferry transfer, etc but there might be only one a day, so you really cant miss it.  Wonderful wine, beaches, and history.  We are now looking to buy a place there!  MEssage me with any specific questions πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Wind Star cruises does a Croatia cruise. I absolutely highly recommend Wind Star and Croatia was our 2nd choice for our honeymoon. We plan to go there in the future. It’s supposed to be wonderful!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Eastside Catholic Chapel and Lake Union Cafe

I’ve ALWAYS wanted to go to Croatia.  Everyone I know who’s been loves it.  We’re actually headed there this summer for a few days while we’re visiting my sister.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have only heard good things from people who have gone. I would love to go – it is such a unique and beautiful place to have a honeymoon!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

There’s a large Croatian population in my area and I know lots of people who have lived there or visited relatives.  From what I have heard from them, it’s like any “third-world” (what does that phrase even mean anymore?) country: the resorts for tourists are placed in pretty areas and are developed specifically because they need to entertain tourists used to lots of ammenities.  The areas we would consider “bad” aren’t tourist spots.  So basically, follow the rule of visitng most any other foreign country: stick to tourist spots well-covered in guide books; for anything else, hire a guide.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think you should defo go πŸ™‚ your honeymoons about building memories together and one of the best ways is experiencing new things together.  I’ve heard brilliant things aboutit πŸ™‚  And to an extent I disagree with the poster above – I think part of the beauty of these places is the fact they’re unspoilt and free.  I think its a bit unfair to call Croatia 3rd world, its a really popular holiday destination here in europe, and I don’t know of anyone who didn’t like it!

Good luck x

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

What is a country that’s “unspoilt and free”?

Post # 10
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Newbee

Croatia is lovely!  I was on a budget when I went, so I’ve never done the five-star thing, but it certainly didn’t feel third-world.  Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar….all were beautiful and charming.  The area’s a big hotspot for European tourists.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think the only thing to remember is that it is def. not going to be a fancy resort and “easy travel”.  You carry you’re own bags, walk every where, etc.  Even the resorts on Hvar were not like resorts in the carribean…..just FYI πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Oh!  and the beaches are not sand…they are rocky.

 

OK, that’s all πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

My brother went to Croatia when he was abroad and LOVED it! Like, raved about it, said it was one of his fave places in the world, etc, etc! I say go for it, it’s definitely an unusual honeymoon destination!

@veganglam- I think she meant under-developed, like not super-touristy since it’s still a relatively new vacation spot…

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Croatia is AWESOME. I went there by myself for 2 1/2 weeks and had a fabulous time. You can do everything from relaxing by the beach to hiking in Lake Plitivices to sightseeing to enjoying the cafe culture there. I never spent $40 a night for lodging (I stayed in the soba guesthouses). Everything was clean, safe, and convenient. You should definitely go for it!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I love love Croatia. When I went last summer I was in Krk and I had a blast! Can’t wait to go back.

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