The World Heritage site of Valetta was justly awarded City of Culture for 2018 in recognition of both the hundreds of years of history the city boasts and its modern cultural significance.
To ease yourself into the city, relax by the waterfront with a glass of fine wine and watch the yachts in the evening sun. Though busy whilst the sun shines, the city is relaxed and friendly as dusk falls. Wandering the streets of this historic city you’ll stumble across views of Malta’s incredible Grand Harbour, centuries-old monuments, and the impressive St John’s Cathedral.
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For visitors to Valetta, I recommend Hotel Phoenicia. This five-star hotel is the perfect backdrop for exploring the city. It has a certain air of hospitality and colonial grandeur surrounded by mature, shady gardens. Within walking distance of the city’s bars and restaurants, the Phoenicia has a bright, Mediterranean feel and is stocked will all the modern comforts.
For the best views choose a Harbour view room, though all the rooms are spacious and comfortable. We have recommended this hotel for years to our clients due to its charm and style and hope you will enjoy it too.
Dubrovnik is now a popular destination for summer visitors; however, if you are in the know there are still a few places where you can enjoy a drink with fashionable locals and keep away from the crowds.
A short drive away from the town is Župa Dubrovačka, home to chic waterfront cafes and bars – perfect for people watching.
If you want to immerse yourself in the culture of old Dubrovnik, why not catch a performance at the Marin Držić Theatre. The charming theatre was built in the nineteenth century and named after a famous sixteenth-century Croatian playwright. The theatre stages Shakespeare and other plays in Croatian, as well as more accessible musical performances.
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Hotel More is an intimate Croatian retreat, perfect for couples looking for stylish and restful accommodation. Hotel More offers a private beach with easy access to the deep, turquoise waters. Level with the beach is the hotel’s unique sea cave bar with exposed rock walls and dramatic lighting – the ideal place for an evening drink. Have a glass of bubbly on the stunning balcony and watch the sun set.
Indulge in one of the hotel’s spa treatments and enjoy the aroma of pine and the lapping of the waves below as you sink into relaxation.