Where to stay in Orebić...
A fairly standard representative of package-hotel architecture, the Bellevue is a trusty budget stand-by and boasts an excellent location, with the Orebić cypress reserve stretching uphill behind it and a trio of pebbly coves out front.
Boutique Hotel is housed in a grand 17th century building right on the seafront. The characterful building was previously owned by the church and then a school, but now it's a sophisticated adults-only hotel, with an à-la-carte restaurant and superb wine cellar. All rooms have sea views, an LCD satellite TV, air conditioning and hardwood floors. The most desirable come with exposed stone wall interiors and a balcony, and the whole place is kitted out with antique-style furniture. Water sports facilities are in the immediate vicinity, and the hotel organises trips to Međugorje, Dubrovnik, and islands of Mljet and Korčula. The nearest grocery store is at a distance of 100 metres. A bus station and a ferry port, with frequent links to Domince on Korčula Island, are within a 5-minute walk. The town of Ston is 55 km away, while Dubrovnik is 110 km from the Hotel Adriatic.
One of a trio of small neat campsites grouped around the Mokalo peninsula and its fine shingle beach just east of Orebić, the intimate, 40-pitch Adriatic has direct access to the seashore, a scuba-diving centre, and its own moorings for small boats.
In the walled garden of a private house, this small, grassy site is right behind Trstenica beach. There’s a small konoba on site, and central Orebić is only ten minutes’ walk away.
About 1km west of central Orebić at the end of a lovely seaside path, Orsan offers prim, functional rooms and an enviable position above a secluded shingle beach. There’s a small outdoor pool, a kids’ play area, and and some nicely-tended palm trees in the garden; sea-kayaking is among the more popular activities on offer.
On the eastern outskirts of Orebić, about 15 minutes’ walk from Trstenica Beach, Nevio occupies a well-tended area of gently sloping ground that drops steeply towards a pebbly shore. Pitches are well shaded by olives and shrubs; the most sought-after pitches are at the bottom of the hill, by the sea.
This large gated compound midway between Orebić and Kučište contains a hotel, bungalows and campsite, plus plenty of sports facilities including basketball, beach volleyball and bowls. Hotel rooms are on the basic side but it remains a good budget choice in a prime location, with direct access to a long stretch of pebble beach.