Boasting calm blue seas, quiet pebble beaches and fewer crowds than Dubrovnik, Cavtat – pronounced ‘savtat’ – is the ideal seaside town for a family holiday. As you bask in Cavtat’s relaxed atmosphere, you’ll see there are plenty of things to do in Cavtat for families, too! From day trips and island exploration to snorkelling and swimming, you and your family will fall in love with this beautiful Croatian town.
Try out DIY snorkelling
Cavtat is full of prime snorkelling spots and it’s not as expensive as you might think! Buy some snorkelling masks from a nearby shop and you can snorkel anywhere. One of the best spots for holiday snorkelling is the Rat Peninsula, which is just underneath Cavtat’s old town and next to the harbour. There you’ll be able to spot some coral and small fish before you retire back to your hotel for the evening.
Experience the island’s culture in Cavtat town
Jet off on your holiday to Cavtat in summer to experience Cavtat Summer, a series of cultural and entertainment events that takes place in Cavtat town from June to September. Watch sports tournaments and performances by classical musicians, folk music and acapella groups – all for free! You can teach your family about different cultures while enjoying something a little different.
Venture on a day trip to Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is Croatia’s best known destination, and no family trip would be complete without a brief visit to the city. A direct ferry to Dubrovnik from Cavtat lasts about 45 minutes and your kids are sure to meet a boat trip with big smiles! Walk the famous old walls of Dubrovnik, visit the city’s gorgeous harbour and convince your kids to try a delicious fresh fish dish or settle for an equally satisfying serving of pizza and chips.
Take the ferry to Mljet National Park
During your Dubrovnik visit, why not explore a little further with a trip to the nearby island of Mljet? Situated to the north-west of Dubrovnik, this island is a natural paradise with untouched forests, two salt water lakes and only around 50 residents.
Hop on a ferry from Dubrovnik to Mljet and spend a few peaceful hours exploring Mljet National Park. Kids will love the cycling opportunities on the island, so make the most of them and rent a bike at Pomena, Polače or Mali Most! Other amusing activities include swimming and kayaking in the salt lakes, walking tours and hiking trails around the island.
Be inspired at Vlaho Bukovac House
Enjoy an inspiring visit to Vlaho Bukovac House, a museum dedicated to the works of Cavtat-born artist Vlaho Bukovac. After Bukovac’s death in 1922, his daughters transformed the house into an exhibition space for their father’s artwork. As well as a permanent collection of Bukovac’s most personal works and self-portraits, the museum features an archive of Bukovac’s documents, books and furniture. Stepping into the past at Vlaho Bukovac House will encourage your little ones to embrace their own sense of creativity during your Croatia holidays.
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