The autumn season always gets our wanderlust going, so while Londoners huddle in front of roaring fires, warming their hands on hot cups off cocoa; we’re escaping the city for a cheeky 36 hour weekend in Split, at none other than the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Split of course.
How do you spend 36 hours in Split in the middle of autumn? Let #TeamCoco babe, Hannah Tan-Gillies, show you how.
Split is a great weekend destination because it is only a 2 hour flight from London Heathrow. After landing in Split airport, make your way to Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Split, which is only a short 20 minute drive away! We arrived just in time for the debut of their new wing, and stayed in one of the stunning suites.
With panoramic sea views, you’d be hard done to find anything better on the Dalmatian coast. We made our way to the Casper Grill for some fabulous Croatian cuisine. Be sure to try the Grgić Pošip wine, it is truly delicious and the sommelier will even give you a short history on Croatian wine.
We kick off Saturday morning with a hearty breakfast at the Fig Leaf and a hefty seeing of the stunning coastal views at the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Split’s sprawling terrace. Diocletian’s Palace, is just short 10 minute drive from the hotel and is the best place to catch up on some of Croatia’s truly interesting history. Our guide, Dino Ivancic, led us through the winding underground catacombs, each one revealing a new chapter in Split’s history. Including a few familiar spots that Game of Throne’s fans will surely recognise.
There are so many other idyllic little islands on the Dalmatian coast that you can discover. Channelling Goldie Hawn circa Overboard, we hopped on our own yacht and sped through the azure waters on the Apennine Peninsula. We docked on the island of Brac where we climbed to the highest peak of Adriatic, where you can see as far as the horizon will allow. The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Split has their own private bay area on the beach, with a staircase that leads straight up to the hotel.
In the evening, make your way back to the Fig Leaf for some truly delectable Croatian fare, live music, exciting performances, and more cocktails — obviously. During our stay, we even got treated to some fabulous fireworks!
Before leaving the hotel, we each spent some time in the amazing Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Split Spa. The 2000 metre spa has just come out of a recent refurbishment and reflects; and offers up some fantastic treatments so you can get some well-deserved relaxation. Try the full body massage, and spend some time finding your inner zen in the spa’s indoor pool.