ADRIFT ON THE ADRI­ATIC

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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.

Im­age cour­tesy Porto Mon­tene­gro

Moun­tain-side sail­ing.

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