Croatia holiday, activity week

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


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

Description of Croatia holiday, activity week

This Croatia holiday, an activity week based on the blissful island of Vis, is a small group tour that is as much about adventure as chilling in this Dalmatian paradise. Kayak to secret coves, savour fine local fare and go swimming in stunning caves. There is also plenty of hiking and biking to be had on Vis, the farthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland. 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. At night in particular, when the stars are superb. We are located close to some of the island’s most wonderful beaches making for ease of access for our activities 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. Or just create a perfect mix for people who the water as much as land. We don’t like being too rigid about things on Vis and favour going with the flow, starting each day with a morning 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 there will be well fed on this holiday. As well as being an island rich in produce, there are agritourism 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 and we include all breakfasts, four lunches, three dinners in the price of the holiday. As well as five days of activities. We also offer a 20% discount for children under 15 and we welcome children of all ages on this holiday.

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

01273 823 700

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For departure dates contact us on 01273 823 700
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.
7 nights in traditional stone house, 5 mins from beach.
Accommodation, breakfast, some meals, activities, tour leader, met at ferry.
Supplement July and August only.
Lots of cafes when meals not provided.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Croatia holiday, activity week


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.A number of activities can be booked through local operators, for example: paragliding and scuba diving.

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.


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.

50 Reviews of Croatia holiday, activity week

4.5 out of 5 stars

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 holiday. 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 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

We 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

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 holiday 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 traveller. 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 holiday I have done as a solo traveller. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Jun 2016 by

5 star. Most rewarding and fun holiday 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 holidays 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 holiday. 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 holiday 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 traveller I had the usual worries but this holiday 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 is an activity holiday 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 holiday. 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 holiday. 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

Reviewed on 09 Aug 2010 by

Cannot recommend it highly enough. If you like to be active and get out and about this is the holiday for you. The island is stunning and has so much to offer, while still feeling like you are getting away from it all. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2010 by

Sea Kayaking was the most memorable... 4/5 would have benefited to have the rest day on the wednesday as normal, people were tired on the wed and thursday. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2010 by

This is a great holiday for adults (single or in couples) who want to have some exercise and be gently challenged as well as relax and do nothing. In my experience holidays are usually either full on activity wise or completely lazy and this one has just the right mixture of both. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2010 by

I would rate the holiday very highly, I ended up relaxed and invigorated and had accomplished rides and paddles I didn't think I would be able to manage. Both Craig and Xania were supportive in all our activities. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2010 by

I had a lovely time! Exactly what I was looking for - cozy environment, pretty nature, fun activities, excellent food and the space and time to just relax. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Jun 2010 by

We really enjoyed ourselves the company was excellent the accommodation was very comfortable, the activates were well organized and although we had never used a kayak before the instruction was there to make it easy and enjoyable. Highly recommended Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2009 by

Some of our highlights include: Kayaking into isolated coves and caves... trialling the new off road cycling route with Craig; waking up on my birthday to an amazing sunrise over the bay; at a time when we would normally be just going into work having already completed yoga on the rocks! Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2009 by

Most memorable were the yoga on the rock by the sea. The wonderful sea kayaking. The challenging cycling. Xania's excellent cooking with the treat of home baked cake in the afternoon. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 May 2009 by

Sea kayaking was a challenge but a rewarding one, and the cycling and hiking were all the better for the lack of traffic. Also, a local casserole dish, known as a "peca", is definitely recommended. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2008 by

Most memorable was a day long kayak with picnic at secluded beach. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 May 2008 by

Most memorable was being surrounded by the crystal clear, pale blue sea from the seat of a kayak, listening the paddles dipping in and out of the water, with the sun warming my legs. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2008 by

A splendid balance between good physical activity (none of which is compulsory) and relaxation as well as fun. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Oct 2007 by

Many memorable moments including: kayaking and snorkelling in the Green Cave, excellent meals in a friendly and relaxed environment, the local knowledge and activity suggestions from our hosts Xania and Craig. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2007 by

Everything was superb from the standard and quality of the equipment to the care and attention given by the operator to the activities and the superb freshly prepared food shared in excellent company. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2006 by

I think the sea was my favourite part of the holiday. Paddling around the coast of Vis and seeing the cliffs and rocks and finding these small bays and coves where there were homes on their own. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Sep 2006 by

I would definitely recommend this holiday for anyone who wants to enjoy a relaxing break with plenty of activities to get involved with while benefiting the friendly local community. Read full review

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