With a quiet beach, authentic restaurants and a sprinkling of rooftop bars, holidays to Orasac are ones to remember.

The perfect package

The pretty, 10th-century village of Orasac's just north of Dubrovnik on Croatia's Dalmatian Coast. Perched on an emerald hillside overlooking the Elaphite Islands, it's got narrow winding streets, sweet little restaurants and a tranquil beach – a winning combo for any getaway.

The beach through the trees

Hawaii Beach's tucked away behind pine trees. The shore's a clean sweep of sand and pebbles, and you get an unbroken panorama of the nearby islands. The spot's got all the bases for a lazy afternoon covered – there's a cafe-bar at the harbour serving pizzas and drinks too.

Orasac feasts

For authentic dishes, sample the cooking at a 'konoba' Croatia's take on the traditional taverna. Quality ingredients are served with love at family-run eateries, where diners are welcomed by friendly hosts and coastal views. Expect to find Dalmatian appetisers, tasty meat dishes and homemade wines.

Dip to Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, just 20 minutes' drive from Orasac, has got a reputation as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. History's everywhere you look in this ancient city, and the views of terracotta roofs and deep-blue waters from atop the old town walls are breathtaking.

At a Glance

  • Relax in peace and quiet on Hawaii Beach
  • Spend the day wandering the old-world streets of Dubrovnik
  • Tuck in to authentic Croatian grub at a traditional local restaurant