Croatia is a fairy-tale country. There is something for everyone – including couples in love. Whether you’re planning to have a honeymoon in Croatia or just looking for romantic Croatia experiences this list is for you. We prepared a list of top 5 honeymoon destinations in Croatia.
1) Natural aphrodisiac – the world’s best oysters
2) Romantic truffle hunt in a typical village of Istria
3) Wine tasting with a view
4) Romantic cruise with a stop on the heart shaped island
5) Spend a night in a lighthouse
If we convinced you, let us know. We can prepare the entire trip for you. So you can really relax already before the trip, enjoy and have the best time together, you will later on treasure forever.
While on honeymoon in Croatia you’ll probably not going to need anything extra but a couple of bites of exquisite natural aphrodisiac definitely can’t hurt. Moreover, did you know that Croatia has arguably the best oysters in the world? This honeymoon destination in Croatia can be found on Pelješac Peninsula in Ston municipality in the south of the country. Oysters here have a long tradition dating way back to the Roman times. The farming didn’t start until the 17th century but this is still pretty impressive, isn’t it?
The oysters here are especially good because of rare natural conditions found in the Bay of Mali Ston. Freshwater river Neretva flows into the sea and together with perfect sea currents and frequent winter rains creates the best possible conditions for them to grow. The main harvest season is in March, that’s when they are the best, but you can get a fresh bite throughout the year. If here in March make sure you don’t miss Mali Ston Oyster Day Festival and when here, take a bit of time to visit Ston’s historic walls – the second longest preserved stone wall (first one being the Great Wall of China).
For this unique romantic Croatia experience, you have to head to little villages Livade, Motovun and around. Yes, of course, we can easily organise just a romantic dinner for you and your significant other but why not trying something new. The search for truffles in the woods of Istria peninsula will give you that something extra – you’ll have fun, learn something new and you’ll definitely see Croatia in a completely new light. The price for a kilo of a white truffle can surpass more than 3000 €, imagine finding one.
While Istria is a place, where you can find prestigious truffles throughout the year, the autumn is the time to go if you want to break the record and find the biggest and the most expensive white truffle yet. When someone says, they are in a hunt for a Great White, you’ll probably think about the shark. However, we have something much better and much safer in mind. The current record holder is a giant 1,310 g white truffle found in Istria on the 2nd of November 1999 by a local Giancarlo Zigante. Millennium was served for a dinner to 100 lucky guests.
We talked about food already, now it is time to pair it with some wine. There are four wine regions in Croatia covering almost the entire country. You can find them inland and on the shores – all of them have a long, at least 2500 year old tradition. In 2014, Croatia was declared one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world (*) beating even rivals like Tuscany and Napa Valley. In addition, even world famous Anthony Bourdain declared Croatian wines as extraordinarily good. Therefore, if in Croatia, you have to try them.
For your honeymoon in Croatia or just a romantic experience we would recommend one of the vineyards with the view. There are several of them but one of our favourites is definitely Dingač found on a Peljašac peninsula, not far from the oysters. This one of a kind vineyard is placed on steep slopes descending from a height of several hundred metres descending rapidly all the way to the sea. It is painfully demanding to work there, but it also offers the best of Croatia. It ensures that you will not only enjoy the amazing taste of the wine but you’ll do it in style, with the best possible view.
Above you basically have three experiences found in two completely opposite sides of Croatia. Oysters in the far south and truffles in the far north. Nevertheless, you can combine the two in a very easy way by adding yet another experience perfect for a honeymoon in Croatia. Croatia is all about its countless islands, crystal clear sea and the most romantic sunsets you’ll ever see. What would be better than boarding a romantic cruise?
You can choose a private cruise on a small traditional boat or a yacht with a private crew, cook and tailor made itinerary just for you. This is also perfect for a group of friends or a couple of couples looking for a romantic but fun Croatia getaway. In this case, we help you choose the best stops for you and organize just the most amazing cruise yet. On a cruise like this, you can even make a stop on a famous Croatian heart-shaped island! However, we also have regular luxurious cruises that take you along the entire Croatian shore on this link.
We would like to say that we saved the best for the last but this is not entirely true. All of these experiences are unique and worth including while on a honeymoon in Croatia. However, this last romantic Croatia experience is truly something special. Croatian archipelago of Adriatic is comprised by more then 1200 islands, inlets and cliffs. In the beginning of the 19th century, 48 lighthouses were built. Along them, there were also houses for the keepers and their families. Those were not easy living conditions, alone in the middle of the ocean.
However today, these are one of the best honeymoon destinations in Croatia you can find. Unfortunately, not all of them survived. Nevertheless, there are 12 lighthouses along the Croatian coast that have been renovated and transformed into fairy-tale places. Now you can spend a night or two in them. It is going to be just you, your loved one, the sea and the stars. This is a perfect detox holiday everyone is searching for. Disconnect from the world and reconnect with yourself and with your loved ones. It doesn’t get any more romantic than this.