Croatia vacation, activity week

“Active in a Zen sort of way, this vacation knows how to make a strapline out of its place name. Vis is Bliss. ”

Highlights

Island of Vis | Bay to bay sea kayaking | Budihovac Island | Slacklining in caves | Cycle across island | Vineyards | Snorkelling | Fish feasts | Cliff jumping | All age groups welcome

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29 May 2021
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Our top tip:
With sizzling summers do what local people do. Get up early, have a siesta, take a dip at dusk, dine late.
Trip type:
Small group with tour leader. Max10 guests, no min age.
Activity level:
Leisurely/moderate but you guide the pace.
Accomm:
7 nights in traditional stone house, 5 mins from beach.
Included:
Accommodation, breakfast, some meals, activities, tour leader, met at ferry.
Solos:
Supplement July and August only.
Meals:
Lots of cafes when meals not provided.
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Accepted

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
Private transport for guests on the Island is not recommended. We will provide pick up and drop off to and from the ferry along with transport to and from local restaurants. Daily transport will involve a combination of kayak, bicycle and foot – far more suited to our goal of enjoying and preserving the beauty of Vis island.

Certain days may include a picnic in an isolated bay – guests will be actively involved in the process of carrying out waste.There as been resurgence in agro-tourism on the island. A number of small, private lots, growing grapes, olives, and lavender are beginning to appear. A tour of one of these initiatives to revive the ‘old’ trades will be highly recommended. Another important area of economic growth on the island is the restaurants – guests will eat out and sample their delights on 4 evenings out of 7. We always encourage out guests to visit restaurants that are locally run and use Island produce.

We have installed a new drainage system to collect rainwater from all the roof area of the property. This can be then used to water the lemon tree, herb garden, vines, and be used at times should the water supply to temporarily suspended.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

There are a number of small, private olive and wine producing enterprises that are once again beginning to spring up on the island. We hope to develop links with such projects and provide access for guests to observe traditional methods of agriculture that are being revived. We are actively involved in Beach clean initiatives and we have a policy of no single use plastic and we recycle where possible. We purchase as much local produce as possible from our direct neighbours for our plant based meals. We donate and support a local stray cat and dog charity on the island due the lack of Vis Island Vet facilities.

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Reviewed on 12 Aug 2020 by

Lots of fun, very memorable and worked for parents and older teenagers Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2020 by

Excellent and highly recommended. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2020 by

Probably more active than relaxing but that was through choice. Great for our children (teens) and adults alike. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2019 by

Morning yoga in the waterside amphitheatre was certainly my relaxation highlight Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019 by

5***** Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2019 by

There are lots of enjoyably times to remember from this vacation but probably the main one for me is swimming several times each day in the warm clear waters ten minutes walk from the base in in Rukavac. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2019 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was morning yoga overlooking the sea, kayaking to stunning coves for hours of snorkeling and exploring an abandoned submarine cave were all great experiences Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2019 by

I loved the kayaking as a group. We kayaked 4 out of 5 of the activity days, visiting different coast lines each time. We swapped between double and single kayaks, picnicked on beaches and tried paddle boarding along the way. Seeing Vis from this beautiful angle was inspiring. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Jul 2019 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was that even on the day off, the whole family wanted to be out and about on kayaks, feeling confident and relaxed enough to explore the coast a bit. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Jul 2019 by

Fantastic vacation, where we were looked after excellently. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2019 by

I loved all the activities and the opportunity to challenge myself. I returned home feeling fit and relaxed. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Jul 2019 by

We loved all the activities in the sunshine and the Island of Vis was beautiful. Slacklining and jumping off caves were 2 particular highlights for our sporty teenagers.... plus the delicious daily cake Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2018 by

Kayaking in the incredibly clear blue waters of south Vis, and cycling to Komiza bay. The meals were also really delicious and the best we have had on vacation. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2018 by

Our hosts Craig and Xania were absolutely incredible. Every day’s itinerary was spectacular from sunup to sundown. I think the highlight would’ve been living outside my comfort zone and kayaking and biking and doing yoga on a cliff just really pushing my limits every day. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2018 by

I loved kayaking into the cave and jumping off the cliffs! And the food and wine was wonderful. I couldn't have asked for a more well balanced vacation. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2018 by

The vacation was excellent and you could do as much or little as you wanted without any pressure. Xania and Craig were fantastic hosts and guides...truly inspiring people. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2018 by

We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation in Vis, your fantastic hospitality, excellent organisation and guiding of activities was superb – you could even say it was relaxingly active. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Jul 2018 by

It was a beautiful place on a stunning unspoilt Island with some gorgeous pebbly beaches a short walk away. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2017 by

The highlight was Craig and Xania's warm hospitality, the natural beauty of Vis island and the awesome Adriatic. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2017 by

Swimming and kayaking in picturesque bays with turquoise seas was the best highlight. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2017 by

Coming from a stressful job in the U.K. the best bit for me was the yoga by the sea. I have never done yoga but it was taught very well so I could follow along with ease. It was so relaxing and jumping into the sea afterwards was refreshing and truly revitalising! Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2017 by

The most memorable was cycling 11 miles on the island of Vis up and downhillbin 38 degrees. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Jul 2017 by

I couldn't recommend highly this enough. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Jun 2017 by

Getting to know the island and discovering hidden places on bikes + kayaks. It's a beautiful place and this vacation really immerses you in the local area. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2016 by

It was truly wonderful! It will be hard to top this experience. We felt that it catered really well for a mixed age group and differing ability levels. Relaxingly active is a perfect description! Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2016 by

Really good. Especially as I was a single traveler. There is lots to keep you occupied, plus time to yourself. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Aug 2016 by

I went on my own it is by far the best vacation I have done as a solo traveler. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Jun 2016 by

5 star. Most rewarding and fun vacation experience ever. We'll definitely be back! Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2016 by

loved the overall change of pace - starting the day with some yoga by the sea (optional) followed by a relaxed breakfast, then the day's activity and returning to home-baked cake and a siesta afterwards. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2016 by

There wasn't really just one - Xania and Craig definitely challenged us with the biking and kayaking. I think we all felt quite proud of what we did manage to do! We got an insight into Vis, Croatia that we otherwise would not have gotten in a traditional hotel. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Jul 2016 by

From snorkelling in crystal clear waters, beautiful beaches to relax on, morning yoga by the sea, and white water kayaking around coves, to the amazing weather and incredible scenery, and delicious food. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Oct 2015 by

An amazing experience and it has given us an incentive to consider how we become fitter, eat more vegetarian dishes and how invigorating it is to try new things. Never too late to try! Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Aug 2015 by

Fabulous if you're into activity vacations that are not too crowded. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2014 by

A excellent week - Craig and Xania work extremely hard to give their guests a memorable vacation. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2013 by

Excellent, superb, outstanding....the hospitality was outstanding, Vis is absolutely beautiful, and our hosts were wonderful. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Jun 2013 by

Totally relaxing yet delightfully active with superb hosts. My wife and I have never experienced any vacation quite like this one. My biggest worry was how long my afternoon nap was going to be. Food was off the chart delicious for every meal. I will recommend this vacation to all my friends. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Aug 2013 by

It was absolutely fabulous. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay, I love an active vacation with just enough time out to chill and read a book and chat to other guests. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2012 by

The most memorable was the magnificent landscape, the genuine hospitality of Craig and Xania (and the dog Zora.) The afternoon cakes were the highlight, the daily activities in the Kajak or on the Bikes (-: Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Jun 2012 by

Some of the most memorable parts were the kayaking and swimming in clear blue water and discovering little bays and beaches. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2011 by

I have not enjoyed a break so much in a long time and I would totally recommend this operator to anyone. I could not fault any part of it. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2011 by

It is a great blend of outdoor activities and relaxation on a breath-taking island. Craig & Xania are fantastic coaches who enabled me to build up confidence in the sports while enjoying the views. Not to mention the delicious, yummy food! 10/10. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2011 by

Don't hesitate to book... as a solo traveler I had the usual worries but this vacation was absolutely perfect with the right mix of activity and relaxation...Excellent, would encourage everyone to go!! I will definitely be returning. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2011 by

Exactly as it is described....it is an activity vacation in a small friendly hotel with amazing food, but be prepared for long mountain bike rides! Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2011 by

It was a wonderful week for lots of reasons, slightly out of our comfort zone being in a group and be guided. Xania did an excellent job. The activities provided enough of a challenge without being daunting. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Jul 2011 by

It was a great vacation. Beautiful location, always something to do...if you wanted to, friendly hosts that thought of everything and were very easy going to make sure you enjoyed your vacation. Highly recommended. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Jun 2011 by

We had an awesome week out there. Loved the place, loved the accommodation, loved the food, loved the activity, loved the feeling of really getting away from it all. Craig and Xania were brilliant hosts. Read full review

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