Posted on 17 Sep 2015 13:46

Knowing the best time to book a summer holiday is never easy. There are a few golden rules: if you have to travel in school summer holidays and have a specific week in mind, the advice is not to hang around. Prices won’t come down and by booking sooner rather than later, you’ll have a bigger selection.

So which accommodation gets snapped up first? Here are some handy hints to help you decide when to book.

Beachfront bliss
Translucent seas are a big attraction for holidaymakers to Croatia and not surprisingly, villas with direct access to the beach, such as Beachside Villa on the Peljesac peninsula, tend to get snapped up pretty quickly. See more beachfront villas here.

Beachside Villa

Family villa with pool
In spite of Croatia’s amazing clear seas, villas with pools and gorgeous gardens remain the most in demand and Villa Mimosa attracts repeat customers year after year. Budget family villas with a pool, such as Villa Salvia, offer great value for money, with prices starting at as little as £400 per week, so the advice is to work out your dates well in advance and book early if you can.

Villa Mimosa

Party pad with everything on tap
A small number of villas, such as Villa Barronie, really are one of a kind. Set in six acres of land, with a pool and every conceivable sports facility, there is also a spa, indoor games room and children’s playground. For anyone with a special celebration coming up within the next two years, it’s well worth investing in some serious advance planning.

Villa Barronie

Location location location
Some destinations are the first to go, often simply as a result of greater awareness. Hugely appealing throughout the spring and summer months, Hvar has earned itself a reputation for also being Croatia’s hippest island. Hvar Town is the island’s hub, a small town with 13th century walls, Gothic palaces and winding stone streets. Accommodation options range from beachside villas with a shared pool to the exclusive Villa Juno, a period villa with a garden spa area and indoor and outdoor pool.


Villas with a view
Whether it’s the sea, Dubrovnik’s city walls or an idyllic pastoral landscape, villas with views are firm favourites and generally quick to go.

Villa Varadella

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