Nestled between Dubrovnik and the Peljesac Peninsula is the beautiful car-free island of Lopud. Part of the Elafiti archipelago, it boasts a sandy beach, something of a rarity in Croatia.

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An Introduction

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Around an hour from Dubrovnik lies the fantastically picturesque Island of Lopud. The island is celebrated for its golden sandy beach, stunning lush scenery and an excellent family hotel. Visitors will enjoy spending their time relaxing in this tranquil setting.

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Fly from London and all main regional airports from the UK to Dubrovnik Airport (DBV). Flight time is typically 2hrs 30 mins to 3 hrs. Transfer to Lopud takes around 1 hour.

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Lopud offer a warm climate and enjoyed throughout the summer period. The shoulder months of May, early June, late September and October offer cheaper accommodation and lesser crowds.

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Lopud is a small car-free island. It's a 20 minute walk from one side of the island to the other.

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The months of June, July and August are hot and usually hit 30 degrees. Early May and October is generally around 20 degrees.

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Why choose a holiday that doesn't quite tick all the right boxes? All our holidays are tailor-made, which means each one of our holidays to Croatia can be unique to your needs. Below you'll find popular itineraries that incorporate Lopud Island. You can choose your preferred duration, hotel and board. If you can't find the right holiday, feel free to contact us and one of our travel consultants will be in touch.

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Lopud Island: Arriving on the island of Lopud by ferry from the city of Dubrovnik (duration: 1 hour), an air of tranquility will hit you. Holidays on Lopud comprise of relaxing on the sandy beach, exploring the 30 churches and eat out one of the various restaurants on the bay. You’ll soon understand why this stunning car-free island is so popular with couples and families wanting to get away from it all.


One of the island’s best features is its golden sandy beach (something of a rarity in Croatia), located on the east side of the island at Sunj Bay. It can be easily reaches by a 20 minute gentle stroll via the footpath from the island’s main village. Enjoy picnics, relaxing and swimming on this stretch of stunning coastline.

Hotel Lafodia Sea Resort offers a wide range of activities and rental opportunities. Explore the island by kayak or bike or get the adrenaline pumping  with water and jet skiing.

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Neighbouring Island Hopping: Lopud is part of the Elaphiti archipelago. The other inhabited islands are Kolocep, a car-free island with two picture-postcard villages set around little bays and Sipan, the largest of these set of islands with traditional fishing villages. Both Kolocep and Sipan are on the ferry route from Dubrovnik to Lopud, which means you can easily visit it as a day trip from where you’re staying. Hotel Lafodia Sea resort also offers a three Island cruise, which gives you access to some of the lesser known spots of these beautiful area. Details can be found here.

mljet national park

Mljet National Park: A highly recommended day trip from Lopud, this large area includes two azure salt lakes, surrounded by pine forest. It’s a great place to explore by foot, bicycle and kayak. The waters are also very warm and clear, so having a dip is also highly recommended. Unfortunately there’s no public ferry from these two islands to Mljet that is suitable for a day trip, however the Lafodia on Lopud offers an excursion, which is highly recommended.


Dubrovnik: The ‘pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik is the must-see place to visit whilst in Croatia. The old town, a UNESCO world heritage site, celebrated for its outstanding cultural and historical heritage boasts entire streets and buildings perfectly preserved to create an awe-inspiring Roman environment. Walk the city walls for excellent views of the Old Town and the Adriatic or perhaps ascend Mound Srd by cable car for more awe-inspiring views. It’s easy to get to Dubrovnik from Lopud, with up to five ferry departures a day. For more information on Dubrovnik, click here.


Korcula: Renowned for being the reputed birthplace of Marco Polo, Korcula offers a rich history and excellent beaches. Its fascinating Old Town is of course a little smaller than Dubrovnik’s but is still a wonderful place to explore. Hotel Lafodia on Lopud island offers a full day excursion to Korcula, which includes all travel, guide and wine tasting at a local cellar. Details can be found here.