For a dream holiday by the sea Dubrovnik, on the Dalmatia mainland, should be the destination of choice for the savvy traveller. Lapad provides the perfect pebbly beaches for hours of sunbathing and lazy strolls. In fact, some describe Lapad as the most beautiful part of the Dubrovnik area. It is also the place holidaymakers can find holiday accommodation amid a quiet green environment where they can retreat after a day of fun. HomeAway has sumptuous holiday rentals on offer in Lapad which include luxurious apartments and spacious villas with views over the sea. The proximity of these holiday homes to the beach makes them excellent for sun-seeking tourists as well as those keen on water sports. Most of these apartments come with air-conditioning to keep summer visitors cool and some even have swimming pools for extra refreshment.
-Beaches: The Lapad Peninsula is known for its amazing promenades and refreshing sea views; just what most holidaymakers dream about when imagining the ultimate getaway. Deck chairs and parasols are available for hire to eager sunbathers as the beach is largely pebbly. The beauty is that from Lapad visitors can easily walk to any joint they want. Visitors staying in Lapad holiday homes can thus walk to restaurants, cafes and pubs as they enjoy the delights of Dubrovnik.
-Water sports: There are a number of exciting water-based activities available to adrenaline junkies at Lapad including sea kayaking and boat trips to neighbouring islands. Pedal boats, which are ideal for romantic couples, can be hired from the vicinity of the beach. Those keen on underwater adventure can enlist themselves in diving schools where they will be taught the diving basics and supplied with appropriate gear. Aqua parks are available to keep kids busy
-Food and drink: There are numerous great eateries in the Dubrovnik area, thanks to its blossoming as a tourist destination. Apart from traditional Dubrovnik dishes, visitors can now have a taste of cuisine from literally anywhere in the world. But whichever restaurant holidaymakers go to, they are guaranteed to find tasty fish-based dishes and some Italian specialities such as pasta and risotto.
-Old town: Like other Istrian medieval towns, Dubrovnik has a section that has narrow streets and walled with ancient walls. Within these walls are ancient monuments such as the Sponza Palace which boasts a mixture of Gothic and Renaissance styles. The Dominican Monastery was constructed around the same time Dubrovnik’s walls were being built and is evinces some Roman styling.
-Nightlife: At joints like Cafe Buza, visitors can enjoy not just a pint of their favourite drink, they can do so while admiring a scintillating sunset. Those who are in love with Irish bars will find at least three such establishment where they can quench their thirst. Dubrovnik also has its share of cocktail bars, one of which is a haunt for the more artsy.
Lapad’s weather is pretty much what you’ll get when you travel to any Mediterranean country; warm for most of the year and with precious little rainfall. The warm season, when most visitors make their way to Lapad holiday homes, begins in May when temperatures crack the 20°C mark and keep rising until they peak in August at 29°C. By this time the little rainfall experienced in spring is but a distant memory, only returning as winter sets in in November.
The Dubrovnik Airport is 11 miles away from Lapad and it is how most visitors from aboard access this part of Croatia. It is also referred to as Cilipi Airport and is the country’s second-largest. Most of its traffic consists of seasonal flights from both mainstream carriers and low-cost airlines. Buses that head into Dubrovnik town and Lapad are available in 20-30 minute intervals and taxis are always waiting at the taxi rank outside the passenger terminal.