Thanks to its jaw-dropping natural beauty and medieval charm, there are endless romantic things to do in Dubrovnik for couples. Also known as Pearl of Adriatic, Dubrovnik is one of the most romantic places in Croatia. In fact, according to many, this breathtaking city is the best destination for couples in Europe. So if you want to sweep your loved one off his or her feet, Dubrovnik Croatia is a place to go.
Firstly, lose yourself in the Old Town and explore charming squares and cobbled passages. It’s particularly beautiful after dusk, once the day trippers have left and the streets are not so crowded.
Secondly, take a dip in the crystal clear turquoise waters and escape for a day to an island paradise. Furthermore, enjoy delicious food in best romantic restaurants in Dubrovnik or simply fall in love all over again at sunset.
With so many romantic things to in Dubrovnik, is no wonder why this beautiful city quickly became a hot spot for a short-haul honeymoon or a romantic getaway for two.
Here are few ideas on what to do in Dubrovnik for couples.
List of Romantic Things To Do In Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik City Walls
The easiest and most popular itinerary for visitors to Dubrovnik is the stroll around its fortifications. As you arrive in the Old Town through the Pile Gate, the main entrance to the City Walls is right there. So be sure to leave enough space in your romantic itinerary for a few hours walk down the mighty old walls which surround Dubrovnik Old City.
This two kilometers long promenade gives you a chance to experience a bird’s eye view of UNESCO protected squares and streets. And also to enjoy stunning views of the Adriatic Sea.
Travel tip: Book a private walking tour and listen to exciting stories about the city’s unique history and its present.
Cable Car Trip To Mount Srđ
Is there anything more romantic than watching the sunset with your loved one? Luckily, Dubrovnik has one to top them all. Take a cable car ride all the way up to the top of Mount Srđ, where you can get the most amazing views over Dubrovnik Old Town from an impressive 405m high.
It’s a must for a complete visit to one of the world’s most beautiful cities! In fact, watching the sunset from the top of Mount Srđ is one of the most romantic things to do in Dubrovnik for couples.
Travel tip: At the cable car station, the Panorama restaurant offers the same view, along with seafood platters, cocktails and fine Croatian wines.
Don’t miss fascinating Lovrijenac Fortress which is located across the city walls. This fort is one of the oldest monuments in Dubrovnik ( dates all the way to 11th century ).
Due to many reasons it has been rebuilt, made larger and stronger but it always kept its original appearance. Fort Lovrijenac is the perfect place to go for a quiet walk away from the tourist crowds.
There is no doubt that taking a trip to explore untouched nature of Lokrum island deserves to be on the list of romantic things to do in Dubrovnik. Most importantly, you can easily reach it with a 10-minute boat ride from the Old Town harbor.
There are also available organized tours, like this one: Lokrum Island and Dubrovnik City Walls Tour by Kayak
Spend all day exploring a peaceful island paradise. Climb its rocky shores with sunbathing spots or visit 11th-century Benedictine Monastery. Walk hand in hand through the lush surroundings filled with palms, pines and cypress trees. Lokrum is truly a magical place, particularly for couples.
Find yourself a flat rock to lay on and have a private cove with crystal clear waters all to yourself. In addition, you’ll get an awesome view of Dubrovnik from the island shore.
Romantic Beaches In Dubrovnik
For a fairly small town, Dubrovnik does has a lot of beautiful beaches. Just 5-minute short stroll from the Old Town is Banje beach, a sandy/pebble paradise with unbelievable views of the medieval walls.
Another scenic beach easily accessible from the Old Town is Sv. Jakov beach. It also has one of the most breathtaking views of the city, and unlike Banje, it’s usually less crowded.
Romantic Dinner In Dubrovnik
The most romantic place to eat in Dubrovnik is definitely 360. Set within the City Walls with impressive views over the port, 360 is a restaurant with fantastic array of delicious seafood, modern Mediterranean dishes and innovations of Croatian traditional cuisine. Matched by an extensive wine cellar, great service and a truly superlative location, 360 is the hottest place to eat in Dubrovnik.
For more information, visit their website: 360dubrovnik.com
Sunset Cruise With Dinner
How about a romantic sunset dinner cruise in Dubrovnik? Climb aboard the 16th-century wooden ship “Karaka” and enjoy breathtaking views of Dubrovnik’s fortifications and picturesque terracotta rooftops. Dine on a menu of Dalmatian cuisine, taste fresh seasonal fruit, and sip champagne under the moonlight.
Private Photo Session
The Old Town of Dubrovnik is a picture-perfect romantic place for photo shooting. So don’t forget a camera to capture your everlasting memories. However, especially for couples, taking a nice photo sometimes can be difficult.
Sure, you can snap photos yourself, using a selfie-stick, but there is a better option. Hire a professional to do it for you! Enjoy exploring the Old Town’s streets with your private photographer in 3 hour long adventure.
Once you are done with the session, you will receive your photos online in high quality, approximately 72 hours after the photo shoot.
The Elaphiti Islands or the Elaphites is a small archipelago consisting of several islands in the Adriatic Sea, stretching northwest of Dubrovnik. But only three of the islands are inhabited: Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan.
If you have time to spare, I highly recommend to check some of these super-cool boat tours:
- Elafiti Islands Day Trip with Lunch
- Elafiti Islands Day Cruise on a Karaka Ship, a replica of a traditional medieval boat.
Sunset Sea Kayaking Tour
Sea kayaking is one of the most popular ways to experience Dubrovnik from the sea. Everybody it’s doing it so should you! Enjoy the city’s stunning natural and historical heritage on a 2.5-3 hour sunset kayaking tour. You will see the city walls from the seaside and enjoy amazing sunset from your kayak.
This amazing botanical garden dates back to late 15th century. Protected as a monument of landscape architecture, Trsteno Arboretum is a peaceful green oasis just 18 km north of Dubrovnik.
Trsteno Arboretum is shot to fame as a result of making frequent appearances in Game of Thrones as the King’s Landing gardens. You can visit it by your own or as a part of Game of Thrones locations tour.
Visit Korcula Island
Most famously known as a birth place of traveler Marco Polo, Korcula Island is filled with historical and cultural heritage. But you may not know that world’s leading magazine Forbes ranked island of Korcula in Top 10 Most Romantic Exotic-Island Hideaways. In addition, Korcula Town made it on Conde Nast Traveler’s list of the most romantic small towns in Europe.
So make sure to include a visit to island of Korčula ( pronaunced Korchula ) on your list of day trips from Dubrovnik. I recommend to check out this private day tour to Korcula ( includes wine-tasting on Peljesac peninsula! )
Spend The Night in A Tree House
If you want a really special and unique romantic experience, spend a night in a real tree-house in the forest near a village of Komaji. This extraordinary tree-house is located just 30-minute drive from Dubrovnik.
The house is built on a 50 m2 wooden platform, on the oak tree and it’s fully equipped. Moreover, it has an amazing outdoor terrace with hammock!
Where to Stay in Dubrovnik For Couples
There are many romantic hotels in Dubrovnik. But the best place to stay for couples is definitely Villa Dubrovnik. This beautiful white-and-glass hotel is located only 15-minutes away from the Old Town. It offers a world-class spa, a rooftop bar, swish rooms and suites (some with Jacuzzi’s), and a wonderful restaurant where you can dine above the moonlit sea.
But the real deal is the James-Bond-style speedboat that allows you to make the journey across the water to the Old Town and back ( if you wish, under the stars ). To sum it up, Villa Dubrovnik is the best romantic place to stay for couples in Dubrovnik City.
Another great option to check out is Fresh* Sheets Bed & Breakfast set in a historic palace in the heart of the Dubrovnik Old Town. Friendly staff and amazing location makes it a favorite spot to stay for couples from all over the world.
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- Have a seat by the sea in Dubrovnik cliff bar Buza I or Buza II and enjoy the sunset with the glass of wine
- Take a Scuba Diving Course
- In the evening, Porporela pier is great spot for romantic couples to spend some time together
- Book a romantic Sunset Panoramic Tour
Irish writer George Bernard Shaw once said “Those who seek paradise on Earth should come and see Dubrovnik”
So what are you waiting for? I hope you’ll visit Dubrovnik, the most beautiful city in Croatia!
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