When is the best time to book a villa holiday in Croatia
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.
Translucent seas are a big attraction for holidaymakers to Croatia and not surprisingly, villas with direct access to the beach, such as Villa Beachside
on the Peljesac peninsula
, tend to get snapped up pretty quickly. View more beachfront villas
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.
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.
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.