With a parade of beaches, cosmopolitan bars and and glamorous hotels, Babin Kuk is Dubrovnik at its most luxurious. On the northern end of the Lapad peninsula, this area also has some of the finest places to eat in the city, with a cluster of modern restaurants providing the best in European-Adriatic experimentation. Babin Kuk holidays are all about private beach clubs, yachting marinas and white-linen dining.
The half-moon bay of Copacabana Beach offers cocktails, water sports and sunset boat cruises. The shingle beach of Cava is a little more modest, and you’ll find a selection of reasonably priced seafood restaurants and bars. Further along the stretch, pop into one of the seafront hotel-bars for unmissable views of the Adriatic. Holidays to Babin Kuk feel more relaxed than those in the bustle of the Old Town, and the district is criss-crossed by verdant walkways to take you from beach to beach.
Sip a sundowner
From its upscale hotels to private beaches, Babin Kuk’s seaside resorts are excellent places to order a cocktail or two while watching the sun go down over Dubrovnik.
Explore the restaurants
The dining scene here has a more cosmopolitan vibe than Dubrovnik’s Old Town, and you can find good examples of upscale Asian fusion, Italian and modern Adriatic gastronomy.
Many of the hotels and private beach clubs offer a variety of water sports – ask at the bar or reception. Copacabana Beach’s sunset cruise is unmissable (but only suitable for adults).