YOGA RETREAT ON LOPUD ISLAND, CROATIA
Small group intimate retreat in Dubrovnik region
Lopud Island is the smallest of all Elaphiti Islands with a rich history and outstanding natural beauty. It is easily accessible by boat (1 hour ride from Dubrovnik port). The main attraction of Lopud is that no cars are allowed so there is no traffic and pollution. The water is crystal clear and very safe with no waves or currents, especially at Sunj beach where it is shallow for several meters. There are many well maintained cycling, walking and trekking paths on the island offering guests an ideal location for an active vacation.
Our yoga venue is an over 400 year old stone villa, located in an elevated position in a quiet area of the old Lopud close to the Monastery and the Rector's palace. It offers panoramic views over the sea and the mountains behind and has a lovely village like atmosphere. Its about 2 to 3 minutes walk from the sea front.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE YOGA RETREAT
Location: Lopud Island, 1 hour by ferry from Dubrovnik
Venue: charming stone villa with a pool, 2-3 minutes walk from the sea, 7 rooms
Usually included: 7 nights' accommodation, yoga equipment, healthy delicious meals prepared by our private chef from the highest quality local ingredients, transfers from Dubrovnik port to the villa, private local guides and staff, all taxes
Optional activities: visiting the old town of Dubrovnik, hiking on the island, sea kayaking, SUP, boat trip to Mljet Island National Park, etc.
Optional services: massage therapy (thai and medical massage), yoga photo sessions with professional photographer
DATES AND PRICES
Please contact us for more details about the location, venue, prices and specific date requests. If you are a yoga teacher and you wish to host a retreat in Dubrovnik region feel free to reach out and we will create a unique program adapted to your wishes.
MORE INFO ABOUT THE VENUE
There are 7 bedrooms located over 3 floors and one living area/lounge on the first floor with a fully equipped kitchen area. On the ground floor there is a fully equipped summer kitchen with lounge and dining area. Shaded patio on the top floor and the pool terrace on the ground floor are equipped with sun loungers, barbecue area and outside eating area under a shaded pergola.
At night the light sensors automatically switch on the subtle outside lights, lighting up the villa, the patio area and the pool providing a wonderful outside space for you to enjoy.
One of the two sandy beaches is only 3 minutes down from the villa near the harbour and the shops and restaurants.
The villa has been recently renovated, it's fully air conditioned and suited for 12 to 14 people. It can be enjoyed from April to October, each season offering something new. The light is wonderful in April and in October ideal for painting and photography, walking and trekking. The sea changes colour in different light from aqua to cobalt blue and the rich greenery and high hills, covered in spring flowers offer a lovely, scenic back drop.
The orange blossom flowers fragrant the air offering a lovely ambiance on the terrace in April and May and the trees are full of oranges and lemons in September and October. The sea is warm for swimming from end of May till middle of October and the heated pool at villa can be enjoyed all year around.
The walled garden offers a private area for sunbathing, swimming, yoga, painting, cooking or just simply sitting around chilling and chatting.
The heated pool has a hydrotherapy massage and spa jets for your spa treatment after a brisk walk or a yoga session.
Enjoy a sauna and a power shower afterwards and then relax over a fresh drink while watching the sun set over Sipan island opposite.