Travel Guide: Split, Croatia
Length of Stay: 2 nights
I am so excited to start this series of four posts recapping each city/island we visited while in Croatia. I have to start off by saying you guys ROCK with all your recommendations while we were away. Croatia is such a beautiful place and it is almost hard to find words to describe what an incredible time we had. From the breath taking views to the amazing people and culture, it was a trip we will never forget and highly recommend.
On our trip, we traveled to four cities: Split, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik. To make it easy for everyone I am going to focus on one city per blog post. If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to e-mail me! I swear my husband was a travel agent in his past life because he knows how to plan the most amazing, flawless and practical trips where you get to see a lot, but not feel run down or missing out. So here it is, my travel guide to Spilt, Croatia…enjoy!
If you read yesterday’s post (48 Hours in London) you know that we flew from London directly to Split which was only a two hour plane ride. We landed into Spilt and were welcomed with one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen. I kept turning to Matt and saying “is this real life”? We withdraw some cash (Kuna’s) to get us to our hotel and were on our way. If curious, the exchange rate while we were there was 1 Kuna to 0.15 USD.
WHERE WE STAYED:
Our first night we used hotel points and stayed at the Le Meridien Lav, Split. While this property is beautiful (nestled right on the harbor), it is a ways removed from the town itself and with one road to get in and out of town the traffic was pretty heavy at all hours. The nice part is the hotel offered a shuttle service which made getting to and from much more affordable. On average it took us about 20-30 minutes to get into the heart of Split. Le Meridien had a strip of restaurants that lined the harbor, which made grabbing a bite to eat simple and easy when we first arrived. The property also has an infinity pool and large strip of beach, which seemed to be one of the only beaches in Split that we came across.
The second night in Split we stayed at Hotel Slavija right in the smack dab middle of town. We ended up booking this hotel while walking around our first day (and stopping in the information center) because the Le Meridien was fully booked and we never got off the waiting list for the second night. While I dragged my feet a bit and was not super excited to leave the resort and everything Le Meridien offered, I am so glad we made the switch and enjoyed our last night in the hustle and bustle of the city. The room was MUCH smaller, but we had a gorgeous balcony that overlooked all the terra-cotta roofs. Just by walking down a set of steps we were in the heart of Split and the night life is one you don’t want to miss!
< Le Meridien >
< Hotel Slavija (balcony looking out) >
WHAT TO KNOW:
WHAT TO DO:
< Top of the Bell Tower + the View >
< Walking Around Old Town >
WHAT TO EAT:
< Bokeria >
< Split, Croatia + All It’s Beauty >