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If You’ve Been Waiting for a Sign to Plan Your Croatian Group Getaway, This Is It.

When searching for the ideal group getaway, we go through an extensive checklist of must-haves. Great food is always at the top of our list. We never say no to luxurious accommodations. And we’re always hunting down diverse experiences to keep everyone in the group happy (no one wants a mid-vacay meltdown). It goes without saying that Croatia met all of those requirements and then some. With a winning location along the Adriatic Coast, this must-see destination is a melting pot of old and new, where hiking trails are just as close as social clubs and beachside hangouts are just steps away from historic landmarks. But don’t just take our word for it, we’ve created an all-inclusive guide for you and your crew to experience the magic of Croatia for yourselves. 

Reporter: Erica Nichols

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Accommodations in Croatia will never leave you too far from what makes this place so magical. Whether it’s the breathtaking sights of the Adriatic you’re looking for, close proximity to town for exploring, or a peaceful oasis for some privacy, these hotels deliver beyond your expectations.
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D-Resort Šibenik

Šibenik, Croatia
Luxury living looks a lot like D-Resort. This coastal retreat hugs the Adriatic, architecturally built to bend and curve along the shape of the Mandalina peninsula. That attention to detail continues throughout the property, where you and your friends can unwind by the pool or take part in some R&R at the spa.
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One Suite Hotellearn more

Staying at One Suite Hotel is like settling in right at home—if your home was a part-art gallery, part-eco-friendly modern oasis overlooking the bay of Srebreno. Your crew can choose from four different room types, all suites, and take advantage of the hotel’s healthy amenities.
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Lešić Dimitri Palace

Korcula, Croatia
With just five unique suites on site, the Palace is ideal for larger groups looking to stay close. The retreat is perfectly situated in the heart of old town Korcula, with old architectural finishings complete with modern hotel amenities.
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Hotel Lone

Rovinj, Croatia
Thanks to its close proximity to the Punta Corrente Park Forest, Hotel Lone offers luxury accommodations that incorporates natural elements into a seamless stay. For the explorers in your group, the hotel is also steps away from the beach and a short drive to lively Rovinj.
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Hotel Excelsior

Dubrovnik, Croatia
Hotel Excelsior delivers the ideal “room with a view” with impressive sights of Adriatic and a lavish history of royal and celebrity guests, including Queen Elizabeth II and Elizabeth Taylor. Get the glamorous experience for yourself at this five-star stay.
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Hotel Adriana

Hvar, Croatia
This award-winning boutique hotel is a must for the spa alone (which takes up six levels of the property). Then add in coastal chic decor, modern amenities and plenty of outdoor spaces to unwind, and you’ve got yourself the perfect stay.
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Hotel Vestibul Palace

Split, Croatia
Tucked in the heart of Diocletian’s Palace alongside ancient Roman vestibule walls, Hotel Vestibul Palace is an absolute must. This highly exclusive hotel offers contemporary furnishings, a wine cellar and restaurant on site, and an unbelievable chance to immerse yourself in the city’s ancient history.
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Villa Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, Croatia
For the stylish jetsetters, Villa Dubrovnik is the perfect place to land, set into the rocky cliffs off the shimmering Dalmatian coast. A magical meeting point where the old blends with the new, this luxurious stay is complete with modern decor, Mediterranean cuisine and a layout planned for you to soak up that view at every turn.
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Going out for a meal is as much a part of Croatia’s identity as the historic streets and Adriatic sea. Whether you’re meeting for coffee or a Michelin-starred dinner, connecting over great food and conversation is just a taste of everyday life in Croatia. We’ve found the very best places to do just that—cheers!

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Cogito Coffee

Dubrovnik, Croatia
All good days start at Cogito Coffee. The coffee roasters are great for mornings on the go or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up with a menu for all of your caffeine fixings and even gelato for your sweet tooth. Take it to go or enjoy your drink at their outdoor courtyard!
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Buza Bar

Dubrovnik, Croatia
The quintessential beach bar, Buza opens its doors for spring and summer to welcome in visitors and locals looking to socialize over cocktails and bar bites. Come back in the evening for live music and dancing under the stars!
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Uje Oil Bar

Split, Croatia
Uje Oil Bar is a definite must during your stay, especially for your group of gastro tourists. In addition to mouth-watering dishes of Dalmatian soul food, the hot spot also offers an extensive selection of olive oils for you to taste-test.
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Botaničar

Zagreb, Croatia
The true definition of a secret garden, Botaničar is situated just minutes from the botanical garden and carries the same lush surroundings into their design space. Equal parts art gallery, cafe and social venue, the hangout plays host to local events while you enjoy coffee, cakes and more.
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Pelegrini

Šibenik, Croatia
Pelegrini sets the standard for Michelin-starred dining, with impeccable eats and next-level service and ambiance for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Make your selections from the three- or four-course dining option, then taste your way through the dynamic flavors inspired by the gastronomy of Venice, France, Austria and the Ottoman Empire.
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Fig

Hvar, Croatia
At Fig you’ll find a menu inspired by global eats, made from the bounty of fresh, locally-grown produce. The casual eatery is tucked down one of Hvar’s charming side streets, making for a perfectly intimate evening.
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Bokeria Kitchen & Wine

Split, Croatia
This vibrant eatery serves delicious food and an extensive wine selection in a fun and bright atmosphere. Be sure to save room for dessert and call ahead for a reservation if you’re traveling with a larger group!
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Congo Bar

Dubrovnik, Croatia
The people watching is almost as good as food and drinks at this buzzing hangout in the heart of town. Both the indoor and outdoor spaces are ideal for watching the day go by, preferably with a fruity libation in hand and beautifully-plated Croatian cuisine.
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Pivnica Medvedgrad Ilica

Zagreb, Croatia
Live like a local at this Pivnica Medvedgrad pub in Zagreb. Their large green terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a cold craft beer on a warm day, but they also have a separate room with a private terrace you can book for a special event.
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Carpaccio

Zagreb, Croatia
Find Italian-inspired eats at this colorful and popular spot, lined with Art Nouveau posters. Of course, the main star of the menu is their carpaccio, made with fresh Adriatic fish. But you’ll also find risottos, pastas, veal and much more, along with a lengthy wine list to pair alongside your eats.
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Croatia may be small, but within its borders and nearby islands, the destination packs a punch with incredible sights and experiences waiting for you. Depending on your group, we’ve mapped out the very best day trips and afternoon outings for the ultimate vacation.
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Wine Tasting in Istria

Istria, Croatia
Stop in for a wine tour and tasting at Clai Wines. The winery is home to 10 acres of vineyards and five acres of olive trees, making for an idyllic afternoon pitstop. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also schedule a private group tasting for a more intimate gathering with your group.
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See Krka National Park

Lozovac, Croatia
Adventure seekers will fall in love with Krka long before they step foot onto the National Park. Best known for its seven waterfalls, Krka is an amazing adventure waiting for your group of explorers. Check out the waterfalls in the south and in the north, follow along the main trail past the Krka Monastery, built above ancient Roman catacombs.
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Go to Copacabana Beach

Dubrovnik, Croatia
Now this is a beach! Tucked into the stunning Seka Bay, Copacabana is one of Dubrovnik’s most loved beaches. Rent paddle boards or watersport activities for the adventure-seekers in your group. Prefer to have some rest and relaxation? The beach is lined with white loungers and deck chairs to unwind in the sun. When you’re ready for some libations and light bites, there’s a beachside restaurant to hang out for golden hour views.
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Visit Mount Srd

Dubrovnik, Croatia
Whether you decide to hike or take the Dubrovnik cable car to the top of Mount Srd, be sure to schedule in this popular backdrop overlooking the city. Not only are there breathtaking views on all sides, the peak is also home to an imperial fortress built by Napoleon, a war museum and its famed white stone cross.
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Experience Yacht Week

This summer tradition among social butterflies takes you on a week’s long cruise to the Ultra Europe Festival. Along the way you’ll explore hidden coves, dig into amazing eats and enjoy the exciting, electric atmosphere from dawn to dusk. There are five islands on the agenda, so you’ll be able to eat, drink and explore everything on your list all from the comfort of your party yacht.
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See the Blue Cave of Biševo

Biševo, Komiža, Croatia
One of the most popular sites in the region, the blue cave is a magical, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. off the coast of Komiža, sunlight reaches an underwater opening to illuminate the cave of Biševo in a luminous blue light. Plan to take a tour to experience the magic with your crew, but be prepared for crowds during the summer months!
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Visit Hvar

Hvar, Croatia
We love visiting Hvar because there’s a little something for everyone in the group. Complete with pristine beaches, peaceful lavender fields, 13th-century fortresses and hidden coves, plan this as a day trip where your group can break off and spend their day exploring what excites them most. Then, rejoin for dinner on the island!
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Visit Brač

Brač, Croatia
Less popular than the other islands of Croatia, Brač is blissful day trip with a pristine, white pebble beach, Zlatni Rat, windsurfing activities and incredible hiking opportunities. The island is home to the highest peak in the Adriatic islands, Vidova Gora.
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