The Top Activities in Dubrovnik for Couples
Thanks to its breathtaking natural beauty and Old Town charm, there are endless magical things to do for couples in Dubrovnik. Taking a dip in the crystal clear turquoise waters, enjoying some freshly caught seafood, exploring a lavish palace, escaping to an island paradise or simply falling in love all over again at sunset, are guaranteed to help you re-Ignite that wonderful spark and reconnect with your other half in the dazzling city of Dubrovnik.
Watch the sunset among the clouds
Is there anything more romantic than watching the sunset over the glistening sea? Well, Dubrovnik has one to top them all. Take the modern, airy cable car all the way up to the top of Mount Srđ, where you can get the most breathtaking views over the city from an impressive 405m high. There’s nothing quite like looking out over the picturesque terracotta rooftops, the much island of Lokrum and the vast Adriatic sea while holding your loved one close. As the sun sets, watch the sky burst into vibrant reds, oranges, pinks and purples before the sun takes its final dip below the shimmering waters. Watching the sunset from the top of Mount Srđ is one of the most magical things to do for couples in Dubrovnik.
Explore an island paradise
Just a 10-minute boat ride from the Old Town harbor of Dubrovnik is Lokrum, a peaceful island paradise. Climb its rocky shores with cosy sunbathing spots, into the lush surroundings filled with palm trees, pines, cacti, eucalyptus and agave. You can spend your afternoon lazing about near the famous freshwater lake, exploring the beautiful 11th-century Benedictine Monastery, or walking hand in hand through the stunning botanical garden and promenades, full of exotic plants and elegant peacocks. Taking a trip to this tranquil island is a magical thing to do for couples in Dubrovnik that will help them relax and reconnect with their other half.
Soak up the sun
No trip to Croatia is complete without checking out a beach or two, and Dubrovnik has one of the most exclusive. Just a short stroll from the Old Town is Banje beach, a white sand paradise with unbelievable views of the medieval walls across the glittering turquoise water. You can snuggle up close to your loved one on one of the majestic four poster sun beds with delicate chiffon for privacy, try your hand at water-skiing or parasailing, or enjoy a relaxing couples massage. If you get a little peckish, there’s a romantic lounge bar located on a wooden deck just above the sand, with a traditional seafood restaurant on the upper level.
Get the royal treatment
The striking Rector’s Palace was built in the late 15th-Century for the elected rector who governed all of Dubrovnik at the time. Built in a breathtaking Gothic-Renaissance style, this impressive building has retained its glory throughout many restorations over the years. In the cooler months, the Rector’s Palace is used as a Cultural History Museum, filled with lavishly restored rooms, grand portraits, coats of arms and magnificent decor. Walking through the palace truly gives you a sense of how ‘the other half’ lived in that time. In summer, the ornate staircases and delicately carved capitals become the backdrop to many live concerts, a magical thing to witness for couples in Dubrovnik.
Sip on Croatian wine
A short rod trip from Dubrovnik centre will bring you to the charming mountainous region of Pelješac. This area is renowned for producing the best red wines in Croatia, from the indigenous Mali Plavac grape. Although there are many prestigious wineries in the area, some of the best are Korta Katarina in Orebić, Bartulović in Prizdrin and Matuško in Potomje, where the region’s most popular wine is produced from steward facing vineyards. Read more about the city’s wineries and other amazing foodie locations in our ‘Where to eat and drink in Dubrovnik‘ article. You can spend the afternoon walking arm in arm through the vineyards, enjoying a tipsy wine tasting or simply sitting in the glorious sunshine enjoying each other’s company over a glass of red wine. If you and your partner are wine lovers, this is one of the most magical things to do for couples in Dubrovnik.