It’s not just Game of Thrones fans that have made this Adriatic Sea destination rise to the top of the list of the best honeymoon destinations for 2018. With pebble beaches, blue-to-green waters, plenty of sunshine and codfish, this destination makes for a Greek-like honeymoon, without the expense or heavy tourism traffic. As Rakowitz explains, “Croatia tourism is becoming more known and they are making great strides to promote the beauty all this amazing destination has to offer. Croatia has it all, history, many UNESCO world heritage sites, coastlines, islands and food you have to experience. Giving honeymooners that feel of more bang for their money,” she shares. In a 10-day getaway, you can experience many of the sought-after destinations, like Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar - and even make a side trip to Montenegro, adding another passport stamp to your pack.
Where to stay: The Hotel Excelsior in Dubrovnik is just what the doctor ordered when you asked for romance. No, but seriously: with views of ‘King’s Landing’ from their suites, private water access, a luxury pool and made-to-order breakfast, the hardest part of the adventure will be having to leave. For a more secluded experience, away from the chatter of the Dubrovnik old town streets, consider staying at Hotel Croatia Cavtat, just across the bay from the city. Here, the ambassador suite is recommended for your honeymoon, with crystal-clear views and seclusion for ringing in the start of your marriage.