A couple of weeks ago, I was enjoying the best holiday of my life in Rovinj. Named as the prettiest town in Croatia, I was astounded by just how beautiful it all was and how perfectly clean and safe everywhere felt. So much so that we only went on one day trip and felt the need to spend the rest of the time enjoying the beach by the hotel and wandering around the town for pretty much the whole two weeks. We stayed at Hotel Lone, which I will be putting up a separate blog post on, and it was without a doubt the best hotel I've ever stayed at. I will most definitely be returning to Hotel Lone and Rovinj in the future, it's an absolute gem of a place and has everything you could ever need or want from a summer holiday destination.
For one of the evenings, we took a trip on a speedboat to go dolphin spotting. We managed to find bunches of them to sit and watch whilst the captain treated us to shots of plum schnapps. The trip came in at around £30 each, which for an hour and a half of time and the promise of a full refund or another trip if you don't spot any, was a really good deal. There was only us two and another family on the boat, which I much preferred compared to the look of the bigger boats.
Right next to the hotel is a long coastline which you can either walk along or hire a bike (€8 per day) to ride down. It goes on for a couple of miles and it's more than easy to find a quiet spot to chill by/take posey photos next to the sea. We took a long bike ride in the day (armed with plenty of water) and one in the evening to watch the sunset too.
Since it was the weekend of my 21st birthday, we opted for the Valentino bar, nestled in the rocks by the town, for a couple of glasses of champagne. It's situated in a beautiful spot to watch sunset and is an absolute must if you're around, but just be prepared for sky high prices of £14 per glass of Moët.
Lone Hotel is placed just behind it's own private beach which is dotted with comfy sun beds and parasols, and no matter what time you venture down to the sea in the day, there's always a place free. There's a small bar selling ice lollies and drinks to the left and Mulini beach bar offering cocktails and food to the right. Absolute perfection.