Lapad is a pretty plot curling out into the Adriatic Sea. It’s dotted with quiet, pebbly beaches, and patches of olive and cypress trees. The working harbour is the hub of it all – you can spend a few hours there people-watching over a coffee, or tucking into some Mediterranean food with a view of the boats.
Lapad is really well-positioned for boat trips. From the harbour, you can take a 30-minute ferry to the totally chilled-out Elaphiti Islands. Cars aren’t allowed here, so most people rent bikes to explore the soft, sandy beaches and forests. Or hail a ‘taxi’ – and enjoy being driven around in a golf buggy…
Close to medieval Dubrovnik
The bus drops you off right outside Dubrovnik’s grand Pile Gate, the main entrance to the Old Town. From here you can climb 600-year-old castle walls to drink in fantastic views across the Med. Or wander along the main thoroughfare, Stradun, with its ornate medieval fountain, shops and coffee houses.