Sun, Sea and Spa. Not your average city break.
We stayed at the stunning Radisson Blu Spa & Resort Sun Gardens which seemed to be a mini town itself tucked away from the city. We booked a resident apartment with garden view to our surprise when we arrived instead of the standard hotel room. We got a complimentary upgrade to an apartment with sea view later on.
We had some tasty food for lunch from the hotel restaurant as it was trek to go out of town for local cuisine. After my heavy dose of spaghetti bolognese, I could barely keep my eyes open and was time for some much needed rest.
We took a stroll and explored the mini town as I like to refer to resort we were staying at. We were super excited to find it had its own private beach, many beautiful locations for blog photoshoot, amazing spa and 3 massive pools, a grocery store, 5 amazing different restaurants ranging from Italian, American Grill and Indian Restaurant.
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We spent Day Two exploring the old Town in Dubrovnik. First we took a tour and visited the City Wall, which overlooked the entire city with some amazing views.
After that, we took the cable car and went up to the Mount Srjd for bird eyes view of the city which was really stunning and breath taking.
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We basically took day three off and recovered from all the walking and climbing those stairs from the city wall tour by staying at the resort all day. The weather wasn’t great too but it did brighten up later on. We headed out to shoot some pics for the blog by the beach after an awesome breakfast with a stunning sea view.
Lunch followed shortly after the shoot ended and we headed to the spa and made use of the indoor pool, jacuzzi and the steam room. My skin and pores are thanking me now.
The sun came out and we chased it by the pool side whilst sipping on Virgin Pina Colada and chilling by the poolside which ended up in another photoshoot.
My Two Cents on Dubrovnik
I was very skeptical about visiting this beautiful seaside city at first due to how my skin tone is set up but that didn’t bother me too much once we got there. I got used to the looks and stares and found out people were actually more friendlier to tourists. The city is truly stunning and boasts with epic views all around. We didn’t sample any local cuisine due to our poor planning and also didn’t realise how far away our hotel was from everything.
The resort wasn’t bad after all but it will suit families with children better who just want to get away but still have everything accessible to them. The hotel had everything. For people my age and on a budget, its best to stay in the city centre, get up and go and figure things out whilst exploring the city.
The Fortress Wall or the City Wall was definitely worth visiting. Make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes as there are a lot of walking and climbing stairs involve. The wall surrounded the city and gave the best view from every corner.
The cable car is also a must thing to do on the list. To see the city from a bird’s eye view. Truly stunning and literally be on top of the city!
We wanted to visit another Croatian City called Split, but that idea escaped us even though we had time but you could kill two birds with one stone if your’e planning on visiting.
Overall, I really did enjoy this trip to this hidden gem and I’m glad I got the opportunity to visit as I’d never would have thought of it in the first place.
I hope these pictures inspire you if you’re planning a trip soon. Share your thoughts with me in the comment section.
Bon Voyage and Happy Travels.