Last week I got back from the beautiful country that is Croatia. It was my first time visiting and I’m already keen to revisit it. I travelled with my boyfriend and his Jiu-Jitsu team (I know, right!?). We headed to Croatia to take part in a Jiu-Jitsu camp that would see us merge with a team from Poland to come together for a few days of training and fitness. I joined in and participated in Jiu-Jitsu for the first time in my life and really enjoyed it. I’ve already bought my Gi and brand spanking new White Belt.
The camp took place in an island quite far from the well known areas of Split and Dubrovnik. We took a four and a half hour ferry journey from Split over to the small island of Lastovo. The island isn’t touched by tourists, or gimmicks, it’s very self-contained and beautiful for that reason and many more.
Where we stayed
We stayed at a gorgeous house in a small bay called Zaklopatica in the North of the island. The house is owned by one family who took excellent care of us during the week, we ate the most amazing meals, they drove us to our training and organised everything for us. My boyfriend and I had our own room with a double bed, kitchenette, bathroom and balcony overlooking the bay. We really couldn’t ask for any more! You can take a look at the vacation organiser on Facebook by clicking here (this is in no way a sponsored post, they were fantastic & deserve a shoutout!)
Porto Rosso above
We visited a fair amount of the island in the space of four days! We managed to go cliff jumping in a bay a little ways off from where we were staying. There was a small bar there that you absolutely would never find unless a local told you about it. The wine tasting night was definitely my favourite night on the island. We drove all the way to the other side of the island to a lovely restaurant where we sampled some of their homemade wine and liquor called Rakia. It is a homemade Bourbon made from different ingredients, for example, Rose or fruit. I would also highly recommend a visit to or staying at Porto Rosso. It’s a popular, but still rather small bay full of gorgeous yachts where people were pulling in to enjoy some food and wine.
After leaving Lastovo the group visited Split which I’m going to be featuring in a post sometime in the next few weeks. Split exceeded my expectations too but sadly we only had one full day there so I’m still interested in re-visiting to do it properly.
So I would love to know your thoughts on how Lastovo looks! Have you guys every visited anywhere in Croatia before? Let me know where & your recommendations of things to do there!
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