The stretch of Eastern Adriatic coastline from Split to Dubrovnik is beautiful and clean and includes 22km which belongs to the country of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Neum is situated on an enclosed bay, just outside Dubrovnik. It is protected by the Peljesac Peninsula from the open sea winds, so it has exceptionally calm waters. A former retreat for the Communist elite, Neum is now a popular tourist destination offering plenty of attractions at much lower prices than its neighbouring Croatian resorts.
The lush mountain landscape just inland from Neum is ideal for driving trips, hiking, horse-riding, biking and other outdoor activities. For those who prefer the city sights, there are historic fortresses, old mosques, monasteries and Catholic shrines to be visited on local sightseeing trips. Visitors staying in Neum should take a trip on the excursion boats which run up and down the Adriatic Coast. Scuba diving is relatively inexpensive. Snorkeling, jet skiing, water skiing and other watersports are all available. Dining out at very reasonable prices is one of the pleasures of a holiday rental in Neum. The area is known for its catches of fresh fish and seafood which are accompanied by some fine red wines from the region. As well as fresh seafood, chicken stew, veal and platters of local cheese are all dishes which are worth sampling.
The Neum hinterland is well-known for its archaeological and historical sights as well as numerous karst caves of which Vjetrenica in Popovo Polje is the most famous. The village of Hutovo is just outside Neum and has the ancient ruins of Hadzibegova Kula Fortress, used by the Ottomans to defend their western front. Hrasno is another interesting place to visit from Neum, where the holy site of Svetiste Kraljica Mira is a shrine to the Queen of Peace and is a place of pilgrimage for locals. The beautiful island of Korcula is very easy to reach by ferry from your holiday rental in Neum. Hutovo Blato, Stolac, Mostar, with its reconstructed Ottoman Bridge, and Medugorje are all within an hour's drive of your holiday rental in Neum for interesting day trips along with beautiful Dubrovnik, whichis known for its architecture and monuments.
The weather around your Neum holiday rental is likely to be hot and sunny during the summer, remaining above freezing along the coast in the winter. Temperatures can reach 31°C (88°F) and above during the summer months. The wettest months are in the autumn.
The nearest airport serving holiday rentals in Neum on the Adriatic Coast is Dubrovnik (DBV) Airport in Croatia. It is 50km away and has many flights with budget airlines from all over Europe.