Croatia family activity week

“One of the coolest things about this blissful family holiday on Vis is that there is no minimum age for kids. It’s like a real family.”

Highlights

Island of Vis | sea kayaking | shoreline yoga | cycle across island | vineyards | snorkelling | slacklining in sea caves | cliff jumping | no fixed schedules | wonderful veggie cooking and cake | stay in stone house near sea

Description of Croatia family activity week

This week long family holiday in Croatia is best described as relaxingly active. You’ll be based on Vis, a beautiful island with peaceful coves, unspoiled landscapes, great local food and wine. Our love and knowledge of the island will help your family access all its hidden corners, enjoying sea kayaking, biking, hiking, paddleboarding, yoga by the sea and slacklining.

Our accommodation on Vis is a stone house in a small village. It has four bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. We have a shared open plan living room and kitchen, terraces for relaxing in the shade and a large balcony for evening meals. The house is near the sea, so you can walk to one of the many beaches for swimming, floating, snorkelling, fishing or simply a relaxi any time in the clear Adriatic waters.

We keep guests numbers to nine people and this means when it comes to activities and the shape of your weeks stay with us, we are not restricted to a strict itinerary. We have a chat with the families staying and plan the next day’s activities based on what the weather will be doing, everyone’s fitness levels and interests. Kayaking, snorkelling and biking are favourites and we have all the equipment and experience to ensure everyone taking part has fun and stays safe and can explore at the right level. We always try to put families with similar age children together.

We believe that enjoying great food is as important on this holiday as the activities. At the house, you will have seven breakfasts, four lunches, afternoon cake and three evening meals. All meals served at the house are vegetarian, made using the excellent island produce. When dinner is not prepared at the house, we’ll drive you to some of the really special places to eat and enjoy the local wine that Vis offers, from agro tourism places inland to wonderful fish restaurants and great places to soak up the island atmosphere.

We have 11 years PE teaching background and an enormous passion for Vis island. We love sharing our 'Relaxingly Active' concept with families of all ages, and all levels of fitness and experience. Safety is a priority and we also ensure that the children are excited, motivated and thoroughly enjoying themselves, which in turn allows parents to relax and relish the experience, too. This isn’t a holiday for families looking to lie on the beach all day; it’s about exploring everything that the island has to offer and with our guidance, creating a daily adventure.

Come and experience this Croatian gem of an island, allowing us to help you make the most out of each day.

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30 May 2020
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06 Jun 2020
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13 Jun 2020
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27 Jun 2020
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04 Jul 2020
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11 Jul 2020
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18 Jul 2020
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29 Aug 2020
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19 Sep 2020
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26 Sep 2020
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Our top tip:
Bring water shoes for pebbly beaches. And refillable water bottles a must.
Trip type:
Small group tour with guide. Max 8 guests, no min (or max age).
Activity level:
Designed to fit family age range/fitness abilities.
Accomm:
7 nights in ensuite rooms, in traditional stone house, 5 mins from beach.
Included:
7 nights’ accommodation, breakfast, some meals, 5 days activities, equipment, pick up at ferry.
Meals:
Lots of local cafes when meals not provided.
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Accepted

Responsible tourism

Croatia family activity week

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

We are passionate about sustainability therefore we have taken the following actions to reduce our carbon emissions:

- We source locally grown or produced food (with lower food miles) We pick and dry all the variety herbs that the Island of Vis provides us. The local baker and fruit and veg provider visit our village every morning and we are able to walk to them to pick up provisions for our guests. We only recommend restaurants that have similar philosophies.

- We cook only plant based food which is healthy for the mind, body and planet. We look at as many ways as possible to reduce food waste.

- We aim to reduce the transport emissions of our guests: encouraging the guests to visit as much of the island by foot, bike or kayak as possible.

- Using renewable energy - we have a bank of solar panels which provide us with hot water and we have a wood burner for heating. We also have a rainwater well which provides with water when the island has limited resources.

- Reducing energy use we use only low energy bulbs, we reject single us plastic, use low energy appliances have a water capture system. We also chat to our guests about efficient ways to use the AC unit and encourage everyone to think about energy consumption whenever possible.

- We live on site therefore reducing transport emissions and international travel.

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. We only recommend restaurants that are run locally and who also use as much Island produce as possible.

Our daily transport will pre dominantly involve a combination of kayak, bicycle and foot. This is by for the best way to explore the many colour’s of Vis Island and it is far more suited to our goal of enjoying and preserving the beauty of Vis.

Certain days may include a picnic in an isolated bay – guests will be actively involved in the process of carrying out waste.

All water in guest rooms is heated through solar energy and 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

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.

19 Reviews of Croatia family activity week

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Reviewed on 02 Sep 2019 by

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Reviewed on 02 Sep 2018 by

I loved this holiday and I think what is offered is unique and wonderful! Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2018 by

Superb family holiday at a great venue with great food and extremely competent and supportive hosts. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Aug 2018 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was...The children (aged 7 and 9) trying so many new activities and foods and loving them! Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Aug 2018 by

We had an excellent day kayaking along the south coast of Vis. It was nice and relaxed, and had some brilliant coastal scenery. We enjoyed lunch in an idyllic bay, and also went snorkelling and cliff jumping along the way. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2018 by

Very well organized & an amazing location. Croatia is a lovely country to explore & everyone friendly. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Oct 2017 by

Kayaking for the first time! The sea around Vis is stunning and the views from the water are something else. Craig and Xania are great instructors. Impressively relaxed with our diverse group, the youngest of whom was six. I was the only true beginner but I didn't feel out of place. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Aug 2017 by

The highlight was Kayaking along the rugged coastline into beautiful secluded bays. Enjoying Xania's exquisitely cooked vegetarian evening meals. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Sep 2014 by

The holiday was brilliant. Activity balanced with proper relaxation. We have come back really rejuvenated. Craig and Xania (and Zora-the dog) work very well together to pull the experience together so you can just get on and enjoy your break. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Aug 2013 by

Excellent! The best parts were actively exploring the Island of Vis, on bikes, kayaks and foot. Beautiful place, beautiful people. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2012 by

Our kids, aged 5 and 11 had a terrific time and really loved the activities as well as mucking about in the sea, snorkelling and swimming...Great! "Fantastic, awesome, really good!" (comments from the kids). Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2011 by

Brilliant perfect mixture of exercise and relaxation and no pressure to do anything you didn’t want to, and catered for all ages (in our case 4-31). Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Sep 2011 by

Excellent holiday. Our hosts Xania and Craig were welcoming and generous with their time and expertise. Xania is a great cook! Thank you to you both. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2011 by

Excellent... I did not want to leave and come back to our frenetic life in the UK!! Really thought through and balanced to suit kids and adults of all ages and ability. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2011 by

Most memorable? Kayaking into caves, the kids jumping off rocks and cliffs, swimming off kayaks in the clearest blue water, mountain biking through vineyards to a fishing village. Early morning yoga and a swim off the rocks afterwards. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Sep 2010 by

The holiday kept the whole family busy, entertained and enthused (that is, Mum and Dad, 15, 13 and 9 y/o girls). It is one we will be recommending!...What made it particularly memorable was Craig and Xania's welcome, the attention to detail and their energy in making everything great. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Sep 2010 by

Good.... would definitely recommend to families looking for an active holiday that caters for all ages and abilities. Hosts looked after us well, food, rooms, equipment etc was excellent , and the clear waters off Vis have to be seen to be believed. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Aug 2010 by

For us the whole week was memorable. Kayaking on a choppy sea one day, dead calm the next. Xania's wonderful home cooking, Cycling both on and especially off road. Snorkelling with the fishes. Yoga on the rocks. Spectacular scenery. The superb local wines. Jumping off the rocks. Playing games on the beach. We loved it all! Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Jul 2010 by

Extremely good. Craig and Xania are very professional. It's hard to think of any way that they could have improved the service they provided on our holiday. Read full review

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