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Cavtat is a perfectly sized historic harbour town 20km South of Dubrovnik. Set in a secluded bay with ocean on either side, glamorous yachts moor stern too the promenade adding a touch of glamour to the densely packed row of harbour-front restaurants.
Activity in the town is clearly revolved around tourism, but Cavtat manages to retain its charm and peace and is a lovely base to relax and take a trip or two into Dubrovnik.
It would be easy to spend a week here simply relaxing by the sea. The peninsula is the best choice for beaches, with a shade-dappled boardwalk giving access to pebble beaches and enough rocky coves to grab your own private pitch on the Adriatic. Regular, reliable ferries ply the 45 minute journey straight into the old town of Dubrovnik.
Cavtat is only 5 minutes drive from the airport, and some planes do fly overhead, but this does little to damage the charm of Cavtat.