Lafodia Hotel

The Lafodia Hotel rises up from the hillside on the sleepy island of Lopud. Due to its position, you get widescreen views over the sea.

There’s a boutique feel in the rooms thanks to the sleek bathrooms, wall-mounted televisions and spacious balconies with sea views. Outside, the infinity pool makes the most of the superb setting, as does the nearby bar.

The airy main restaurant has large picture windows overlooking the sea. For lunch and dinner, the menu includes traditional Croatian fare, Italian cuisine and plenty of fresh seafood. The beach bar and grill sees local bands and dancers take to the stage several times a week.

Overview of Lopud Island

Lopud Island is just under five kilometres in size, so it’s easy to explore every inch on your holiday to Dubrovnik and its islands.

The island’s incredibly popular with people looking for calm and tranquil holidays, as life here’s far more relaxing than in nearby Dubrovnik. The island only has one village, but there are plenty of places where you can take a scenic walk.

Close to the Lafodia Hotel, there’s more than enough for history lovers, too. The 15th-century monastery is a wonderful scene, as the classic architecture contrasts with the mountainous backdrop.

Things to do on Lopud Island

Lopud is car-free, so it’s great for hikers. As soon as you leave the Lafodia Hotel, you’ll be greeted by walking trails that snake around the island. Sunj Beach is one of the island’s main attractions and it stretches out for more than a kilometre. The water stays shallow for 100 metres or so, so it’s warm and safe for little ones to paddle.

When you want a change of pace, the public boat service from the harbour will take you to Dubrovnik in only 50 minutes. You’ll feel right at home on Lopud Island. It specialises in relaxation but due to its close proximity to Dubrovnik, you get the best of both worlds.

Resort Summary

Just under 5km in size, Lopud Island isn’t huge, but it’s intensely charismatic. It’s growing in popularity with people taking holidays to Croatia, as more and more visitors realise how tranquil it is. The island’s relaxed lifestyle is a huge draw; you can escape from Dubrovnik’s bustling streets and enjoy a slower tempo. There’s only one village on the entire island, so you’ll quickly find your way around. There are plenty of walks on the island, both along the shoreline and through lemon, orange and pine trees. As well as gorgeous beaches, there are interesting buildings to explore. The 15th-century monastery and church is a wonderful scene, as the classic architecture contrasts with the mountainous backdrop.