A cruise along the coast of Croatia can be one of the most enjoyable ways to explore the Croatian islands and the ideal transport ship is the gulet. These boats, which in the past had sails, have been revised with the addition of engines and modern cabins for the convenience of tourists. Moreover, unlike large ships, these motorized sailboats can access almost any corner of an island and therefore offer a wider range of possibilities for itineraries.
There is nothing more beautiful than to go island hopping around the Adriatic Sea. And this can be achieved with the help of a boat. Of course, you can rent a boat, but it is cheaper and more exciting to book a cabin on a gulet and spend the day relaxing, swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing every day in a different landscape of the islands that dot the beautiful Adriatic.
A typical ride by gulet lasts one to two weeks, where the boat runs alongside the coast of Croatia, with stops in places like islands, bays, coasts, caves and many other areas that would otherwise be inaccessible. In the evening, the boat drops anchor in one of the many historic islands of Croatia, whose villages capture the time of the visitors who admire landscapes, roads, taste dishes and cocktails, before returning to their cabins.
To select the right gulet you must be very precise in defining the type of holiday you want. For starters, you must decide what type of cabin you need. Those with double beds are ideal for couples, while the bunks are the ideal choice for holidays with a group of friends or with children.
The availability of sufficient food and drink depends on the gulet service: sometimes it will be necessary to go shopping a bit or to go to a restaurant in the places visited. So, about money, you have to keep in mind that most of the ports have ATMs to withdraw cash, but when visiting the islands it is best to have a few bills.
In a gulet, some objects are very useful: a tourist guide that will help to know beforehand which restaurants and clubs are in each destination; a map to know the details of each island; sandals, some towels, snorkelling equipment, swimwear and personal hygiene supplies.