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We are delighted to return to Dubrovnik for our 2024 Summer Bridge holiday, staying at the fantastic 5* Sun Gardens Hotel which is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World group. The hotel is just 11km from Dubrovnik Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, constructed on a cliff and surrounded by ancient walls. The hotel is set in terraced gardens of pines, olives and lawns, sloping down to the turquoise waters of the Adriatic and a private beach.
The golden walled city of Dubrovnik is one of the most celebrated beauty spots of the Mediterranean – a harmonious showcase of Venetian art and civil, religious and military architecture from the Renaissance and Baroque periods.We do hope that you can join us for a week of entertaining Bridge amongst the delights of this beautiful city.
Not far from Dubrovnik Old Town – the pearl of the Adriatic – Sun Gardens sits resplendently on a hillside looking out over the Elaphiti Islands. Contemporary architecture with a glazed façade, mixes effortlessly with Croatian charm, whilst a welcoming team of staff make sure guests take advantage of everything that’s on offer. All rooms have sea views.
The hotel offers various facial, beauty and body treatments, massages and therapies, a fully equipped gym and an indoor swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool to help guests relax. The hotel has three clay tennis courts.
The hotel’s website is www.dubrovniksungardens.com/en
As ever, we will organise two interesting and cultural excursions:
Excursion 1- Dubrovnik Sightseeing & Cavtat / Konavle
A professional guide will assist us in discovering the delights of Dubrovnik during a sightseeing tour, on foot, of the Old Town, surrounded by ramparts and fortresses. We will visit the Franciscan monastery with one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe and then travel to the old town of Cavtat where we will visit Vlaho Bukovac’s house, one of the most famous Croatian Secession/Impressionist painters. Lunch will be served at the restaurant Leut in Cavtat which has a beautiful location and terrace, off the promenade.
After lunch we continue to Konavle, the southernmost region in Croatia. We arrive at Ljuta and visit an authentic watermill dating back to the times of the Dubrovnik Republic, where we will be welcomed by girls dressed in traditional costumes. We will try dried figs and local drinks before returning to Dubrovnik.
Excursion 2 – Elaphite islands
We will embark on a traditional Dalmatian boat for a cruise along the majestic City Walls, around the peninsula of Lapad and towards the Elaphite islands. On the island of Sipan, we visit one of the best preserved summer residences in Dalmatia – the Skocibuha Residence. Next stop will be the island of Lopud, the second largest and most developed of the Elaphite islands. With its mild Mediterranean climate, the lush Mediterranean and subtropical vegetation as well as its interesting maritime history, Lopud is an exceptionally attractive destination.
Lunch will be served at the restaurant Obala located just a stones throw from the water, serving some of the best fish and seafood. After lunch we slowly cruise back to the port of Gruz while making a last stop on the island of Kolocep. From the port of Gruz we will be transferred back to the hotel by bus.
There will be an informative and fun Bridge programme led by Jack Stocken who will teach Andrew Robson’s lessons on four mornings, gentle Duplicate before dinner and relaxed supervised play after dinner. Note that our holidays are not suitable for those who are used to a competitive 24 board club duplicate. Paddy Buckley and Helena Gaynor will co-host the first week, Suzi McArthur and Grazyna Wrobel the second week.
Book your own flights with British Airways from Heathrow and we will organise a coach transfer to/from the hotel for a small fee. Most other airlines fly to Dubrovnik.
Please book early as last time the summer holiday was fully booked by January.
Any queries contact Jack Stocken via email: email@example.com or call 07775 892 720