Traveling with your partner can be one of the most beautiful experiences. That is if you spend your time with quality. Croatia couple holidays can be one of your best holidays and we’re here to help you with our tips and ideas for making your vacation exciting and memorable.
Croatia is a beautiful country and you did well if you choose it for your holidays. The hardest thing is done, and that is choosing the right location. Most people have only one vacation throughout the year so choosing the right location is very important. After it comes the actual fun part where you pack your stuff and book a plane ticket to Croatia.
But, nevertheless, there are still some things you can do to make your Croatia couple holidays better, and here are some of them.
travel across croatia, don’t just stay in one place
One of the worst things you can do when you come to a foreign country is to stay in one place for the whole duration of your vacation. A lot of people are doing it, and it’s ok if you are older and don’t have the urge to explore and all you want to do is lay on the beach and swim in the sea.
But when it comes to couple holidays in Croatia, the last thing you want to do is to stay in the same place. Croatia is worth discovering and your vacation won’t last forever so you better start exploring. This will make your Croatia couple holidays much better and it will make you great memories that will last for a lifetime.
an adventure is always a good option
To make your Croatia a couple holidays memorable, you must do memorable things. Adventure is one of them. Croatia is full of adventure potentials and a lot of these adventures are perfect for young couples. Take a night kayaking tour for example and imagine you and your partner paddling under the starlight while the stroke of your paddles makes the plankton glow. Then you stop on a beach and go for a night swim.
This was just an example, there are many other adventure tours in Croatia too. Ziplines, parachute jumps, rock climbing… Choose the adventure depending on your preferences, if you are the adrenaline hunter, go for something more adventurous.
rent a car
We always repeat this one. For us, renting a car when visiting a foreign country is always a first step and the best way of exploration. Renting a car in Croatia is one of the best ideas we have for you. That immediately means that you won’t be spending your holidays in the same place and when in a car, you have no bounds when it comes to traveling across Croatia.
A pro tip we can give you is to avoid the motorways if you are not in the hurry. Local roads are much more attractive and pass through the beautiful nature of Croatia. Driving a car together is a special kind of bonding during your Croatia couple holidays. Just imagine two of you driving on the coastal road in the sunset while the music slowly takes you into the night. And there is always one person responsible for driving while the other one is GPS and the car’s chef. It’s like a team-building for couples. Try it if you haven’t already!
swimming naked in the night
Of course, you need to try this. If you are visiting Croatia during the summer months. Swimming naked during the night is always a beautiful experience but it becomes much better if a loving person is with you. If you are staying in a larger city or a crowded place, always search for the remote beach in the vicinity. There are numerous reasons for this. First of all, you don’t want to swim naked while the people walk around you or drink a beer in a local bar. Second, the light pollution of the city will make some of the magic disappear because you won’t be able to see the stars above you.
So always try to find a beach with no light sources near it and as far from the crowds as possible. You want to make your Croatia couple holidays romantic and this is one of the important steps. Don’t worry about anything while swimming in the sea, there are no dangerous species in the Adriatic and nothing will try to kill you. You can let yourself go and enjoy in glowing plankton around you and starry skies above you. On the other hand, if you would like to go kayaking by night, check our romantic night kayaking tour.
stay in a remote cottage or a house for at least a day
Even if you like crowded places and large cities, you might want to consider spending at least one night in a remote place where the two of you will be the only people around. Croatia is full of these remote sanctuaries. Some of them are in the trees, some of them in the mountains and some by the sea. Depending on your preferences, choose the place you like.
If you don’t want to pay for the accommodation but still want to spend your night somewhere remote, consider hiking shelters. If you and your partner love hiking, then this would be a perfect option for you. And to tell you the truth, Croatia has one of the best mountain shelters we saw lately. Google Miroslav Hirtz shelter for example. See what we are talking about. Staying at all these shelters is free but there are some rules to follow. You need to keep the place clean and take away your trash with you.
eat like a locals
When you are having a Croatia couple holidays, you don’t want to eat at famous world fast-food restaurants. Just the opposite, you need to eat local food every day. Use Google to find the best local restaurants around you. Not all the food in them is strictly local, some food comes from the neighboring countries – like Cevapi, for example, a very popular minced meat recipe more characteristic for Bosnia and Herzegovina than Croatia.
Don’t be afraid of eating like locals, you’ll be surprised how good and tasty Croatian food is. Also, as you are traveling through different regions of Croatia, you’ll notice how the traditional food changes too. Near the sea, you can expect a lot of delicious fish recipes while in the Neretva river delta, for example, you have the option to try frogs and eel specialties.
have a professional photoshoot
We happen to be photographers as well and run the Love and Ventures – adventure and elopement weddings in Croatia. Photographing couples is something we often do. Having a professional photo session during your Croatia couple holidays will make you some great memories to look to after your vacation is long gone. When searching for a photographer, try to find one that will make spontaneous candid photos, and not posed ones. A good photographer will guide you through your photo session.
When choosing the right location for the photoshoot, try to find something you like. If you like nature, then find some unique natural landscape that will make your photos stand out. Historic city cores have been popular places for couple photo sessions for a long time, Dubrovnik especially. If you are not sure what location to choose, then ask the local photographer to give you some suggestions according to your preferences.