In case you are a lover of untouched nature that spreads over the turquoise blue waters, then Croatia will definitely become the place of your dreams. The denying beauty and remarkable purity of the Adriatic Sea make everyone come back and feel the magic over and over again.
If you are a first-time visitor, then you should be prepared for many medieval monuments and ruins that proudly stand and bear witness to the rich Croatian history. The things that make this European country so exceptional are hundreds of stunning and picturesque beaches that are mostly gravel. However, there are also dozens of sandy such as Sunj in Lopud Island, Uvala Lapad in Dubrovnik, Prapratno in Pelješac Island and many others.
There is also an island that is a total winner when we talk about the number of sandy beaches. The island of Rab offers more than 20 beaches with warm and shallow water.
Every stone, every curve, and every corner of Croatian coastline is full of hidden gems that will help you experience a real carpe diem. It’s true that our list won’t be enough to describe all the serenity of fairy tale-looking gems for spending a perfect honeymoon in Croatia. However, it will surely help you to make a decision on where to make the memories that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
Royal Croatian tours is a Croatian travel agency that can help you discover unique wonders and enjoy hiking, sailing and swimming in the Adriatic Sea. There are also many wine tasting and culinary tours that can revive all your senses and help you experience the most delicious Croatian gastronomical offerings. Croatia offers you 1,246 islands full of hidden bays and coves. So, you don’t need to worry. There are enough beaches you can visit every day of your life.
- Sakarun Beach- Dugi Otok
Otherwise called Croatian Carribean, the Sakarun beach is settled on Dugi Otok (Long Island) in Zadar County. The whiteness of the sand and the crystal clear water surrounded by hundreds of pines is a pleasure by itself.
Unlike Korčula and Hvar island, Long Island is less commercialized. If we take a look through the centuries, we will realize that Dugi Otok succeeded to resist many great forces such as Ottomans and Venetians. It doesn’t have huge harbor towns, and it remained the story unto itself.
The fertile plots planted with olives and vineyards will make you wish you never come back. The picturesque beach of Sakarun is special for the shimmering white sand, pine smell, and the melody of crickets that spreads all across the island as the sun goes down. So, if you choose to visit Sakarun beach while spending your honeymoon in Croatia, you certainly won’t regret it!
2. Zlatni Rat- Brač Island
The Island of Brač is famous for its elongated small - pebbly horn of land that is being splashed with crystal clear Adriatic sea. The shape of the horn changes as the wind blows, so the visitors are able to experience a uniquely-shaped coast every day. Otherwise called the Golden Cape or Horn, this area is naturally protected.
Tourists from all around the world enjoy watching the sunset and spend all day on the beach. There is also an approved spot for nudists on the western side of the Golden horn, so this beach offers the piece of everything for everyone.
On the other hand, Brač Island is also famous as one of the best honeymoon destinations in Croatia. The breathtaking scenery, luxury accommodation, and wine tasting tours ensure you’ll have a wonderful time for your honeymoon stay.
3. Sveti Ivan – Cres Island
One of the most famous beaches on Cres Island, Sveti Ivan beach is nested at the lowest point of the village Lubenice. Since it’s difficult to reach by land, this hidden gem presents a favorite stopping place for yachts and smaller boats.
German magazine Bild has placed Sveti Ivan Beach on 15th place among the most beautiful beaches in the world. There are no attractions, restaurants, and crowds. The tiny town of Lubenice has only 2 nameless streets. Here you’ll find only 5 churches, dozens of houses and one school that became closed a few decades ago.
However, the town of Lubenice isn’t dormant all year long. This petite town organizes musical evenings every summer and gathers a large number of tourists.
The stunning Sveti Ivan beach is perfect for enjoying nature, the Mediterranean air, and peaceful atmosphere.
4. Banje beach- Dubrovnik
Settled in the King’s Landing of the Game of Thrones, Banje beach is perfect for those who love to experience the dazzling and buzzing spirit of the city of Dubrovnik. Banje beach offers you not only daily sports activities but also a perky nightlife. So, if you want to spend an active honeymoon in Croatia, and enjoy walking through the historic streets of Dubrovnik, then this is the right place for you.
Dubrovnik has a piece of the soul for everyone. Luxurious accommodation, seafood restaurants, and domestic wine-lists on every corner will make you fall in love at first sight.
5. Punta Rata – Brela
On the half way between Makarska and Split there is a sleeping beauty proudly protruding with the highest level of ecological sea clearness. The American Forbes magazine named this beach for the 6th most attractive beach in the world for 2004. Surrounded by dozens of Aleppo pines, Fig trees, and Olive trees, this beach presents a true masterpiece of nature. The main trademark of this beach is the Stone Brela which is actually the most common motive you’ll find on Croatian postcards.
The couples often choose this place to spend their honeymoon in Croatia not only because of the romantic and picturesque landscapes but also because it’s a great base for visiting other famous Croatian summer destinations.
6. Valalta Resort
If you want to spice up your honeymoon in Croatia, we assure you that you’ll like the Naturist Valalta Resort near Rovinj. The camp was established in 1968 on the wild slopes of the northern part of Rovinj and it was named for the best Naturist Camp in Europe.
The resort offers dozens of 4-star intimate bungalows, luxury apartments, and caravans settled just a few meters away from the turquoise blue sea.
There is also a naturist harbor, so the visitors can enjoy nautical tourism and rent smaller yachts or boats.
Unlike many other beaches in Croatia, the Valalta beach has sandy coast that stretches along 4km. Even if you are not naturist, this peaceful oasis is the place to try!
By Tanya Milankovic