ADRIFT ON THE ADRIATIC
Croatia has been hailed as the new Tuscany, the new Riviera and the new place to be seen. Its Dalmatian Coast is a swathe of more than 1000 long, thin islands, each one a flick of land in the milkpond sea. Most voyages journey out from Split and its ACI Marina. Hvar is the longest of the islands, a sun-drenched destination favoured by yachts for its harbour as much as its olive groves and vineyards. Korčula is wooded and laden with history, and beyond it lies Vis, a destination rarely touched except by those with a (super)yacht. Snorkelling in caves, fresh lobster and natural springs are just the beginning of its appeal. Head back to the mainland and the medieval city of Dubrovnik, journey out to the islands of the Palagruža Archipelago or continue towards Montenegro. The last few years have seen this stunning destination blossom, with a new marina lifestyle complex at the edge of the Bay of Kotor. The arrival of Regent Hotels & Resorts merely cemented Porto Montenegro’s reputation; with the potential to reach 850 berths, fuel costs unburdened by EU tax and the glamorous Lido Mar pool and restaurant luring bright young things to play, it’s on track to becoming the Adriatic’s leading marina.