Luxury villas in Croatia
Ancient walled cities, lush national parks and over a thousand islands scattered along its pristine coastline, Croatia is a vast and exceptional holiday destination that is blessed with immense natural beauty.
Villas in Croatia
Our Croatia villas are all located on the blissful Dalmatian coast. Split, the second largest city and distinctive Dubrovnik in the South are where you’ll find our mainland properties, in addition to the incredible islands of Brac, Hvar and Korcula.View villas in Croatia Learn more about Croatia
Croatia villa holiday guide
Our villa holidays in Croatia provide the chance to experience natural riches, fascinating history and offer everything from ancient sea forts, secluded coves and quaint harbours peppered with luxury yachts, to opulent cocktail bars and culture in abundance. This is a country that has assumed fashionable status while avoiding the excesses of mass tourism – and our luxury villas to rent in Croatia are an ideal base from which to enjoy this wonderful destination at its very best. If your holiday idyll is typified by turquoise waters, stunning beauty and walled cities in which to kickback over a dinner of superb seafood and local wine, you’ll be in your element in Croatia. What’s more, on average Croatia enjoys at least 12 hours of sunshine per day between May and October and the flight from the UK is under three hours - need we say more?
Things to do in Croatia
Things to do in Dubrovnik
An enchanting city encircled by 16th century stone walls, Dubrovnik is a UNESCO world heritage site with a difference. Away from your villa you can spend hours wandering down cobbled streets to discover well-preserved palaces, impressive monasteries and the picturesque old port; take a guided tour to uncover hidden gems and see if you can recognise some of the spectacular settings used in Games of Thrones. Stop often along the way to enjoy the cafe culture as the old town is an ideal spot to sit and watch the world go by before returning to your luxury villa to relax or take a dip in your private pool.
If you have the pleasure of enjoying a villa holiday in July or August, the Dubrovnik summer festival is a wonderful event that takes place every year involving ballet, opera and incredible outdoor concerts; our villas in Dubrovnik offer a luxurious base to return to after a day of enjoying the festivities.
Things to do in Split
Split is the second-largest city in Croatia, and it draws holiday-makers from across the globe with its incredible architecture. History buffs will enjoy a visit to Diocletian’s palace, one of the best preserved monuments of Roman architecture in the world, also featured in Game of Thrones as the set of the slave city of Meereen.Today it is part of UNESCO world heritage and includes the old town of Split with numerous cafes, boutiques and restaurants.
Our Split villas are all conveniently located close to the coast with superb sea views; so we recommend a speedboat trip to Vis island - This islands claim to fame comes from masquerading as the fictional Greek holiday resort of Kalokairi in the film Mamma Mia: Here we go again! Slightly further afield is the islet of Bisevo, famous for its mesmerizing blue cave; take the ferry from your villa in Split and you’ll arrive in under 3 hours. Further Croatian natural beauty comes by way of Krka National Park, just an hours drive from Split. A boat trip is included in the entrance fee and is undoubtedly the best way to see the magnificent waterfalls. Make sure to stop off at Skradinski Buk - a gorgeous collection of 17 waterfalls where you can swim against the breathtaking UNESCO world heritage site backdrop.
Things to do in The Islands
Croatia’s 2,000km coastline is quite remarkable, and with over 1,000 islands in its repertoire it can be difficult deciding which ones to visit on your Croatia holiday - that’s where we can help. Our villas are located across what we consider to be the best, and we’re sure you will agree.
Things to do in Hvar
If your holiday idyll involves upmarket glamour and grandeur, then Hvar is the island for you. Dine on the finest cuisine in excellent restaurants and sip cocktails in trendy bars while yacht-spotting in the charming harbour. Hvar is the sunniest of all the islands, and though it may not be the obvious choice for a beach holiday, there are some hidden gems along the south coast; check out Malo Zaraće or Dubovica Beach, which are both within easy driving distance of our Hvar villas.
Things to do in Brac
Brac is home to Zlatni Rat or Golden Horn Beach, which is arguably the best beach in Croatia with over 600 metres of pretty pebbles and a pine grove. Our villas in Bol are just 2km away in superb waterfront locations with stunning sea views. If watersports are on your holiday agenda then Bol is also a great spot for windsurfing, whether you’re a seasoned expert or an enthusiastic beginner. This pretty little harbour town is a great base for exploring - take the Ferry to Split in under an hour, while the neighbouring island of Hvar is just 20 minutes away by boat.
Things to do in Korcula
Korcula is the island for slow paced living. Terracotta rooftops are nestled together inside ancient imposing walls, while the landscape of lush pine forests, vineyards and olive groves are the reason the ancient Greeks named it Korkyra Melaina or ‘Black Corfu’. Korcula is the supposed birthplace of Marco Polo and Korcula Town is often referred to as ‘Little Dubrovnik’ because of its Medieval pedestrian old town. From your villa try sea kayaking or stand up paddleboarding to explore the coastline, and don’t leave before sampling the islands famous homemade wines.
If you have the luxury of a longer visit - an island hopping holiday is the way to do it. Our Villa Specialists can easily add boat trips, flights and any other extras to a villa booking, just speak to a member of the team to find out more.
Eating & drinking in Croatia
Although all our luxury villas in Croatia come with full kitchen facilities where you can work your own culinary magic, do make sure to sample the delicious delights that Croatian cuisine offers, such as tasty fish stews, Croatian dumplings and unbelievably fresh seafood. Locally produced ingredients combine with an Italian influence seen in excellent risottos - topped with indulgent Istrian truffle shavings - and the signature dish of manistra na pome (homemade pasta in tomato sauce). You’ll also be spoilt when it comes to choice, from delightful, family-run tavernas to white tablecloth formal dining, and you may also be rewarded with panoramic views while enjoying a glass of the rather fine wines produced around these parts.
when to go to croatia
A villa holiday in Croatia can be enjoyed as early as May, when the weather is warm and sunny; ideal for swimming in your private pool. July and August are high season months, so temperatures are likely to be very hot and this is the most popular time for tourists. September or October are great months for avoiding the crowds, but still enjoying the sunshine.