7 independent reviews for Dubrovnik & Islands activity holiday

Reviews for Dubrovnik & Islands activity holiday

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review 4 Sep 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Team spirit, excellent guide and organisation. The group of people I met (my first solo holiday). The island of Sipan, so beautiful and unspoilt.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Good walking shoes and wet shoes. A travel kettle (if you want hot drinks in your room).

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We supported the environment by reducing plastic bottles (take own and refill with one 7l water bottle) and supporting local trade.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Amazing! Beautiful landscapes, well planned activities, excellent guide. My first solo trip and made to feel very welcome.

review 3 Sep 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Highly professional guides who were a lot of fun, highly engaging and who really made the holiday, with their personality and character and knowledge. Good accommodation and nice people in the group. Lots of adventures.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Our group was made up of one large family, one smaller family and 3 single people. The larger family were very 'self contained' and did not really engage with the rest of the group. Had the other single people not been on the holiday, we would not have had all of the friendly interaction and laughs. Booking a group holiday is a risk. We also went for whitewater rafting and kayaking: the water was particularly low and our trips were more like canyoning. The tour operator were reluctant to give too much information about water levels, so do your own research before you book. In low water, the trips were still great fun, but manage your own expectations.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Low impact, adventure travel of this nature should strongly encourage Croatia to preserve its pristine natural environment.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Great fun.

review 3 Sep 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

All of the holiday was memorable. We had a really good time. Our guide Una was lovely and organised everything. All the activities were as described. Would recommend our holiday provider to travel with...

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I think the holiday did benefite the local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

For us the holiday was just what we were looking for and will visit Croatia again..

review 20 Aug 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

All of the holiday was memorable. We had a really good time. Our guide Una was lovely and organised everything. All the activities were as described. Would recommend our holiday operator to travel with ..

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I think the holiday did benefite the local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

For us the holiday was just what we were looking for and will visit Croatia again..

review 21 Jul 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

We had a very enjoyable holiday on the Island of Sipan near Dubrovnik. The guide was great fun and very enthusiastic, he worked our group out quickly, seeing that we all liked walking, cycling and swimming and were not so keen on big lunches and crowded places. So we had some fabulous days exploring the Islands near Dubrovnik kayaking, swimming, walking and cycling. Although it was very hot we still went out on some great adventures and felt we had really covered all the lesser known local places. When ever we came back from other Islands and places we realised how lucky we were to be staying at Luka Sipanska, by far the most beautiful and unspoilt bay in the Dubrovnik area, wonderful views, clean sea, great little beach and fabulous restaurants and cafes. The Guest house in Luka Sipanska was nice and clean (the air conditioning was a bit temperamental), but the food served to us was rather monotonous so we were grateful that we only had 4 evening meals there and could sample all the other wonderful local restaurants on the other nights. When my husband and myself did not go with the others to Dubrovnik as we had already visited it we were given bicycles to go exploring Sipan. The optional excursion day turned out not to be so successful as our group was too small for a choice to be offered and as we did not all want to go on the one excursion offered we were given no other alternatives.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

On the whole it was a lovely week with the right proportion of healthy exercise and exploration with relaxing and down time.

review 3 Sep 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The sunset sailing on the catermeran ( after kayaking around the Island) this was my favourite day of the trip.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Pay attention to detail

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes all of the above

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Overall I had an enjoyable holiday with my daughter and with the company of other guests on the trip. There were a few disappointments however which I believe your company should address immediately. Although my daughter & I were given a lovely room on the top floor of the apartment block above the office; not once was it cleaned for the entire duration of out trip. By the second day we had no toilet tissue; and I had to hunt around local shops to find some. I eventually managed to find one of your reps that was napping outside the office. He had some stocked in the office. By the fifth day our small bath towels were so soiled that I had to again request that our towels were replaced. I did not query why the rooms were not being cleaned. As I presumed that was the level of service you offered. It only became a topic of discussion on the last day when I discovered that none of the other guests had this experience. They're rooms were cleaned daily; I was annoyed to say the least. As you can imagine we tolerated overflowing bins, sand on the bathroom floor, dirty sheets and soiled towels. So I would like to know why our rooms were overlooked. On a different point we had included , four nights dinner ( which is fine) except it was at the same restaurant with the same limited set menu. Which meant that we had repeated meals as not all options suited our pallets. I think given the diversity of cuisine available there should have been a better choice of meals available. The food itself was fine.

review 28 Aug 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

So much of this trip was memorable--I lucked out with a great tour group and a wonderful guide (Danny). The scenery was beautiful and most places we went were (happily) not overrun with people. Kayaking was definitely my favorite activity, while the most memorable day was when we had lunch at the hilltop farm. I really enjoyed meeting the owners, and knowing that they shared a meal with us that was wholly produced on their land made it that much more special.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be ready to be active. There is plenty of time to lounge on the beach, but if that is all you want to do this isn't the trip for you!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes--the local places on Sipan definitely got our support, most of the activities (hiking, biking, kayaking) were very environmentally friendly, and the trip to the farm gave a view into local lifestyles outside the towns.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Very good! The accommodations were very comfortable, our guide was great, and the activities were just what I was looking for.

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