Croatia Island Hopping

Hello Loft Lovers! Here’s what you’ve all been waiting for.

After one year of planning, who knew it was possible to get nine friends to travel to one location for an insane seven days of sailing and sightseeing the beautiful Croatia. A place which inspiration sparked for us before we’d even been when The ‘Dubrovnik’ Mani came around in December 2015.

After spending fourteen days on this incredible island, we wanted to share with you our experience to Croatia. It was a whirlwind of a time and we couldn’t help but fall in love. There’s something about the stone towns that sits up on the Adriatic, reflecting back over the glassy waters.

From picturesque views to the charming cobblestone streets, to learning how to speak Croatian “Još vina molim!” Translation: “More wine please!” (Learning the most important, of course! ;)

There’s something so magical about this holiday. From endless laughter, love, and inspiration to tons of banter (DUH!).

Ready to Jet Set off to  CROATIA  with our fav manis!

Ready to Jet Set off to CROATIA with our fav manis!

Blue sky’s all around in Split

Blue sky’s all around in Split

An expected stop along the way lead us to the most beautiful sunset in  Šipan Luka Sipanska.

An expected stop along the way lead us to the most beautiful sunset in Šipan Luka Sipanska.

Croatia is   breathtaking.   No matter what time of day, it looked like the front of a perfect postcard. (Stari Grad, Hvar)

Croatia is breathtaking. No matter what time of day, it looked like the front of a perfect postcard. (Stari Grad, Hvar)

Antipasto Platter from the cutest outdoor restaurant in Stari Grad with tons of wine and birthday celebrations for our founder. - What’t that again? Još vina molim! ;)

Antipasto Platter from the cutest outdoor restaurant in Stari Grad with tons of wine and birthday celebrations for our founder. - What’t that again? Još vina molim! ;)

~ WE LOFT TO TRAVEL ~

Clear turquoise waters matched only by equally beautiful villages, makes Hvar one of those places you can’t miss while visiting Croatia.

Clear turquoise waters matched only by equally beautiful villages, makes Hvar one of those places you can’t miss while visiting Croatia.

The most delicious and saucy burger from  Del Fuego’s  in Makarska

The most delicious and saucy burger from Del Fuego’s in Makarska

Wine & Olive Oil Tasting in Stari Grad, Hvar while overlooking the lavender fields.  4 wines, 3 olive oil, a few of the cutest baby foals and 1 hysterical lavender field photo shoot. I think we could say it was a pretty great day!   Spotted: CND ‘Wildire’

Wine & Olive Oil Tasting in Stari Grad, Hvar while overlooking the lavender fields.

4 wines, 3 olive oil, a few of the cutest baby foals and 1 hysterical lavender field photo shoot. I think we could say it was a pretty great day!

Spotted: CND ‘Wildire’

COLD, COLD, COLD!   Can you think of anything better than waking up in the middle of the Adriatic Sea and jumping straight in?! It’s super refreshing and definitely the best hangover cure. Practically the only thing that got us through the trip. #toomuchvino

COLD, COLD, COLD!

Can you think of anything better than waking up in the middle of the Adriatic Sea and jumping straight in?! It’s super refreshing and definitely the best hangover cure. Practically the only thing that got us through the trip. #toomuchvino

The old town of Dubrovnik and the inspiration behind our famous ‘Dubrovnik’ service.  Explore centuries old castles, walk the city walls, pretend you are in the Game of Thrones or just simply take a stroll barefoot on the cobblestone streets through the town at night and just take everything in. It’s magical!

The old town of Dubrovnik and the inspiration behind our famous ‘Dubrovnik’ service.

Explore centuries old castles, walk the city walls, pretend you are in the Game of Thrones or just simply take a stroll barefoot on the cobblestone streets through the town at night and just take everything in. It’s magical!

#LOFTRAVELS

Would you celebrate International's Mojito Day anywhere else in the world? UH NOPE! This cute little beach front bar in Primošten was just perfect for an afternoon of Mojito’s before some fresh blowouts.

Would you celebrate International's Mojito Day anywhere else in the world? UH NOPE! This cute little beach front bar in Primošten was just perfect for an afternoon of Mojito’s before some fresh blowouts.

BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS EVERYWHERE! From Hydrangeas to Roses and Lavender.

BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS EVERYWHERE! From Hydrangeas to Roses and Lavender.

Have you even been to Europe if you don’t eat ice-cream everyday?!

Have you even been to Europe if you don’t eat ice-cream everyday?!

The charming steps to our Air BnB in Dubrovnik. Quite literally located a few steps away from the famous ‘Shame’ steps. (Anyone a GOT fan? We know you’ll get it!)  Link:

The charming steps to our Air BnB in Dubrovnik. Quite literally located a few steps away from the famous ‘Shame’ steps. (Anyone a GOT fan? We know you’ll get it!)

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THE BEST BURGER!  ! If you are heading to Dubrovnik anytime soon make sure to check out  Fast Food Republic  for they most bomb burger you will ever eat! (NO JOKES) It’s a must try!  Featured: The Goat Cheese Burger + French Fries

THE BEST BURGER!! If you are heading to Dubrovnik anytime soon make sure to check out Fast Food Republic for they most bomb burger you will ever eat! (NO JOKES) It’s a must try!

Featured: The Goat Cheese Burger + French Fries

CHEERS   to the most  AMAZING, TALENTED, FUN AND BEAUTIFUL  women I know! From teaching a boat full of Aussies how to ‘Palance’ and ‘Wuk Up’ to Ducking It’ and ‘Cent, five cent, ten cent… with a maybe a little bit too much enfaces on   ‘dollar, dollar, dollar’  ….

CHEERS to the most AMAZING, TALENTED, FUN AND BEAUTIFUL women I know! From teaching a boat full of Aussies how to ‘Palance’ and ‘Wuk Up’ to Ducking It’ and ‘Cent, five cent, ten cent… with a maybe a little bit too much enfaces on ‘dollar, dollar, dollar’….

Searching Hvar for a great little restaurant to sit at and have some dinner and then   BOOM!!   We smelt the  TRUFFLE!  and  WOW! - BEST GNOCCHI EVERRR!   This meal raised the bar for all other meals on the remainder of our trip. It was just  AMAZING  and nothing could come close. From a few sneaky stealing bites at the dinner table to a cheeky exchange of steak for Gnocchi.   Dalmatino Hvar   GNOCCHI “ISTRIA” - Black gnocchi with  Black Truffles  and shrimps in a creamy wine sauce  Service, Food & Value: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Searching Hvar for a great little restaurant to sit at and have some dinner and then BOOM!! We smelt the TRUFFLE! and WOW!- BEST GNOCCHI EVERRR! This meal raised the bar for all other meals on the remainder of our trip. It was just AMAZING and nothing could come close. From a few sneaky stealing bites at the dinner table to a cheeky exchange of steak for Gnocchi.

Dalmatino Hvar GNOCCHI “ISTRIA”- Black gnocchi with Black Truffles and shrimps in a creamy wine sauce

Service, Food & Value: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A   buggy ride   in Korcula that led to a minor crash by our great friend who seems to have no luck when driving (You know who you are are!)  BEST PART!  When her breaks decided to stop working, she though to herself, how can I do this? So she decided to   ram   into the back of our buggy instructor to get his attention. Great idea, am I right?! haha

A buggy ride in Korcula that led to a minor crash by our great friend who seems to have no luck when driving (You know who you are are!) BEST PART! When her breaks decided to stop working, she though to herself, how can I do this? So she decided to ram into the back of our buggy instructor to get his attention. Great idea, am I right?! haha

“Life was meant for good friends and great adventures!”

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A mind stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions.

Travel. Learn. Grow.

Huge thank you to  Sail Croatia  for making this the most memorable holiday. We are truly grateful for the experience we have experienced and for the people that we got to meet.

Huge thank you to Sail Croatia for making this the most memorable holiday. We are truly grateful for the experience we have experienced and for the people that we got to meet.

Shout out to my soul sister, travel buddy & daily consultant. Thank you for planning and executing one of they most amazing experiences.

Shout out to my soul sister, travel buddy & daily consultant. Thank you for planning and executing one of they most amazing experiences.

 

Keep watching this space for more upcoming adventures as we tick a few of our favorite Loft travels off of our service list.

XO