Being back in drizzly England whilst editing holiday photos always gives me major post sunshine blues. I’m already mentally planning next summer to get me through the winter.
Mljet island takes just under an hour to reach on a speedy catamaran from Dubrovnik, with boats going every day and to both ports at each end of the island. Whoever reads this post is being let in on a close guarded secret, as the island is completely unspoilt by tourists and you’re left feeling more like one of the locals. The island is said to be the greenest in Croatia, and by some the whole of Europe, which I can absolutely get behind.
We stayed at Boutique Pine Tree Apartments, run by a traditional Croatian family that make you feel as if you’re being welcomed into their home from day one. I ended up making best friends with their little girl and wolf-like dog which kept me entertained on most evenings at the beach.
As the apartment is set up for self-catering, we stocked up on vegan essentials at bio&bio in Dubrovnik beforehand. This made the stay a trillion times cheaper as we cooked rather than eating out for most evenings. We even made the genius move of cooking up hotdogs and getting fries to go with them from the cafe bar up the road.
Hiring a car is essential if you want to explore the island properly. There’s just one main road that goes from one end to the other taking around an hour or so, and you barely pass another car along the way. We hired a Suzuki Vitara jeep from Mini Brum, the only car rental place on the island, for five days which came in at around £220. There’s no extra deposit fees or insurance costs to pay which is ideal if you’re short on cash.
Mljet National Park
Until next time Croatia!