Day 3 rolled around and we woke up giddy with the prospect of visiting some of the neighbouring Croatian islands on a sea cruise. We opted for the slightly pricier (but totally worth the cost) Sea Safari – which collected us by speed boat at Dubrovnik harbour. The majority of tours use larger/slower boats (or even pirate ship if that’s your thing) but we opted for a slightly more adrenaline inducing experience (hey, we all gotta live a little). We were whisked off to a few of the main elaphoniti islands with the first stop being Kolocep, great for snorkeling as long as you avoid the sea urchins! Next stop was Sunj beach on Lopud island where we made the most of the 100m of shallow water and went for a swim and a lounge on the beach! Unfortunately we missed out on the sea caves due to choppy waters but we’re sure it would have been equally as amazing!
The evening consisted of a nice evening stroll around Old Town; taking pictures and playing around with long exposures on the Croatian nightlife!
Our fourth and final day rolled around WAY too quickly for our liking. We woke up at the crack of dawn to get to our designated pick up point where the journey to Mljet Island began! There are a number of vendors that do tours to Mljet, which is essentially a huge national park preserved on an island, so look around for a good deal before you book. The tour picks you up from your closest checkpoint and takes you to the ferry port. From there the island is then only an hour’s journey away by boat (this part may feel a bit much, we’re warning you in advance)
So the process is a little lengthy but it’s totally worth it. We definitely recommend renting bikes for an hour or so as it’s a great way to get a snapshot of the whole island. There are trails with varying difficulty so there’s definitely something for those who aren’t experienced mountain bikers (Which we are most certainly not). There was also a quaint little monastery on the island as well as one of the bluest lagoons we have ever seen! The shallow water was warm and lent itself well to taking a dip, after which eating ice cream and going on a long ambly walk around the island was deemed to be the most fitting end to our amazing trip. Dubrovnik as a tourist destination still seems relatively unspoiled by tourists, but it’s increasingly in popularity as a holiday destination so we’d definitely recommend getting down there asap and enjoying all the beauty that Croatia has to offer!
Patches & Flash x