Address: Islet east of the old town, Dubrovnik, 20000, Croatia

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A tiny island close to Dubrovnik old town, ideal for swimming and sun bathing.

To avoid the crowds, take a 15-minute taxi-boat ride from Dubrovnik’s old harbour to the islet of Lokrum, east of the city walls. Footpaths lead through pinewoods and a 19th-century botanical garden, complete with tropical planting and strutting peacocks, to arrive at several decent little pebble beaches. In parts, the rocky coast plunges straight down into deep water, ideal for diving or jumping into the sea. Alternatively, you can swim in a small saltwater lake (usually a few degrees warmer than the open sea) or in the area reserved for nudists. There’s also a café serving drinks and snacks.

Value for money

Price advice

Taxi-boat, return ticket 40 kunas.

Expert tips

There's an old fortress on Lokrum affording great views back to Dubrovnik - bring a camera!

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Singles
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • No fuss
  • Chilling out
  • Nature / wildlife