Better than a beach holiday
DRINK WINE OVERLOOKING THE HARBOUR
CATCH THE VIEWS RIDING THE CABLE CAR
SUNBATHE ON THE CURSED LOKRUM ISLAND
TAKE A GAME OF THRONES WALKING TOUR
ENJOY SEAFOOD DISHES ALONG THE SHORE IN CAVTAT
ENJOY THE FAMOUS ICE-CREAM
GO ON A PUB CRAWL WITHIN THE CITY WALLS
DEVOUR PIZZA BIGGER THAN YOUR HEAD
EAT LOBSTER HARBOUR-SIDE
DAY TRIP TO THE MOSTAR AND KRAVICA WATERFALLS`
Try and get on the cable car first or last if you are wanting to see the view and take pictures as there is very little to see when you are squashed in the middle
Pre-book your cable car tickets as the queue was huge when I visited
The banana milkshakes in Lacroma Snack Bar on Lokrum Island are incredibly tasty
Bring trainers, even in the summer months, you'll thank me later - the amount of steps required to access inside the city walls is mind-blowing
BARTER, BARTER, BARTER for taxis, we managed to get a taxi driver down by half the amount!
A short walk out of the city walls you will find small local Italian restaurants where they do the most amazing, huge pizzas for an even more amazing price
Even though I swear by pre-booking, you may find bartering with the Island boat trip companies will get you a better price, but make sure you shop around the stalls on the harbour
Bring snorkels/goggles/sea shoes with you as the local shops charge an arm and a leg for them
Go to your local mini-supermarket or deli and grab a baguette and filling for brunch - everyday in Dubrovnik we walked to the local shop and had a white baguette with salami and brie mmmm
Good to know
Lokrum Island is said to be cursed by monks whereby if you spend the night there you have a destiny to die suddenly; do not miss the last boat!
The currency is Dubrovnik, Croatia is Croatian Kuna.
The best time to visit is, in my opinion, is the summer months for the sunbathing and island-hopping. However if you are wanting to truly explore Dubrovnik the spring/autumn may be more comfortable due to the temperature and extreme amount of steps.
In Dubrovnik and Lokrum Island there is a significant lack of sandy beaches, however Lokrum Island has ladders to assist you in and out of the sea
Lokrum Island from Dubrovnik takes around 15 minutes and costs around 40 kuna (5 euros)
Tours around the castle walls are pricey, averaging £40 each so make sure you account for that
The easiest way to get to and from the airport is definitely taxi/private transfer