Croatia holiday, activity week
Description of Croatia holiday, activity week
This Croatia holiday, an activity week based on the blissful island of Vis, is a small group holiday, that is as much about adventure as chilling on this Dalmatian paradise. Kayak to secret coves, savour fine local food and wine and go swimming in stunning Adriatic bays. There is also plenty of hiking and biking to be had on Vis, the farthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland. And morning Yoga and slacklining across turquoise waters is a big favourite with many of our guests.
This holiday is based in our traditional stone home, which we have lovingly restored and where there are four ensuite bedrooms, with plenty of open plan living areas, the most popular usually being the shady terraced ones outside. In particular at night at dinner, when the stars are unhindered by light pollution of a big city. We are located close to some of the islands most wonderful beaches making easy access for our activities such as paddle boarding and sea kayaking but also for you to just have your own time enjoying the water.
On this activity holiday we have plenty of adventures to share with you, but we usually devise an itinerary when we meet the group, chat with you about your interests and experience, and decide whether to focus more on kayaking and paddle boarding or hiking and biking. Creating a perfect mix for people who love the water as much as land. We dont like being too rigid about things on Vis and favour going with the flow, starting each day with a morning yoga stretch for those who would like to join in. Others may just like to wake up with a swim!
Whatever activities you choose, you can rest assured that you will be well fed on this holiday. As well as being an island rich in local seasonal produce, there are agro tourism projects that we can visit and also some great island wines to sample. Please note that all the food provided at our home is vegetarian, but predominantly plant based. We include all breakfasts, four lunches, three dinners in the price of the holiday. We also love cake, so you can look forward to a freshly baked cake greeting you after a day of exploring Vis Island.
As well as five days of activities. We also offer a £200 children under 15 and we welcome children of all ages on this holiday.
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39 Reviews of Croatia holiday, activity week
Reviewed on 31 Jul 2022 by Mary BauckhamExcellent. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Jun 2022 by Christina PagelFantastic...Spending so much time on the beautiful water- so clear and green and blue! Plus Xania's vegan meals - amazing. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Aug 2020 by Chris JohnesLots of fun, very memorable and worked for parents and older teenagers Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Aug 2020 by Jessica StubbingsExcellent and highly recommended. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Aug 2020 by Kate BaileyProbably 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 Phillipa ColbyMorning yoga in the waterside amphitheatre was certainly my relaxation highlight Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019 by John Kilraine5***** Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Sep 2019 by Dave DugganThere are lots of enjoyably times to remember from this holiday 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 Sarah KitwoodThe most memorable part of the holiday 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 Anne GoodchildI 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 Abigail McMillanThe most memorable part of the holiday 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 Jim DeucharsFantastic holiday, where we were looked after excellently. Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Jun 2019 by Tracey MitchellI 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 Anne RobertsWe 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 Emma Medina-WallaceKayaking 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 holiday. Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Sep 2018 by Marissa MastelloneOur hosts Craig and Xania were absolutely incredible. Every days itinerary was spectacular from sunup to sundown. I think the highlight wouldve 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 Kimberly NullI 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 Shehnaz BharwaniThe holiday 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 Alex GoldingWe thoroughly enjoyed our holiday 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 Louise BraceyIt 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 Robert SolomonThe 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 Felicia NormanSwimming and kayaking in picturesque bays with turquoise seas was the best highlight. Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Jul 2017 by Katie GormleyComing 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 Annabel Chater DaviesThe 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 Steve ClarkeI couldn't recommend highly this enough. Read full review
Reviewed on 10 Jun 2017 by Alix KuligGetting to know the island and discovering hidden places on bikes + kayaks. It's a beautiful place and this holiday really immerses you in the local area. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Aug 2016 by Emma DickseeIt 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 Annabelle MonksReally good. Especially as I was a single traveller. There is lots to keep you occupied, plus time to yourself. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Aug 2016 by Alison FraserI went on my own it is by far the best holiday I have done as a solo traveller. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Jun 2016 by Karina Keane5 star. Most rewarding and fun holiday experience ever. We'll definitely be back! Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Aug 2016 by Karl Fitzhughloved 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 Claudine SchlieffersThere 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 Alex HabermehlFrom 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 Veronica ThompsonAn 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 Cordelia HowittFabulous if you're into activity holidays that are not too crowded. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Jun 2014 by Graeme EverardA excellent week - Craig and Xania work extremely hard to give their guests a memorable holiday. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Oct 2013 by Nancy LaubyExcellent, superb, outstanding....the hospitality was outstanding, Vis is absolutely beautiful, and our hosts were wonderful. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Jun 2013 by Krist ThodoropoulosTotally 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 Fiona BrenninkmeijerIt was absolutely fabulous. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay, I love an active holiday with just enough time out to chill and read a book and chat to other guests. Read full review
PlanetPrivate 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.
PeopleThere 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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