Croatia’s tourism sector desperately needs more quality hotels, and while the situation is improving significantly, a reminder The Bohemian Blog on March 9, 2017, of the many superbly located quality hotels of the past lie in ruins after the regional conflict of the 1990s.
Behind us, the cypress thickets buzzed with the chatter of a thousand unseen minibeasts. The noise rose on a warm, herb-scented wind, swelling and falling back, shimmering like heat haze. Up ahead it was swallowed by the sea, where the clear Adriatic waters massaged hungrily at the shore.
Back in Dubrovnik – the so-called ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ – selfie sticks had rattled like sabres along the battlements of King’s Landing (that’s right, they filmed Game of Thrones here; as some tour tout will remind you every four minutes or so). In Dubrovnik, Western tourists stumbled out of Irish pubs and go-go bars to vomit on old stones, beneath a canopy of glowing signs: a thousand years of history repackaged as a hedonistic retail village.
Just 10 minutes south along the Dalmatian Coast however, on Župa Bay, we had found ourselves in another world. Read the full story with excellent pictures on The Bohemian Blog.