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The islands of Lopud and Sipan are beautiful small Islands a short journey from the old town of Dubrovnik. They make a perfect base for a relaxed holiday or multi-day kayaking tour. The accommodation on the Islands is composed mostly of private apartments owned by local families and fisherman, this is mostly of a mid-range standard, well located, clean but not very modern. There are a couple of small boutique hotels we also recommend.
La Villa is a lovely small 6 bedroom boutique hotel on Lopud Islands. The owners are usually on site and their attention to detail is evident in the design touches that run through the hotel. One room has a wonderful terrace (you’ll need to book well ahead to get this room), but others would benefit from a private outdoor balcony. There is a nice garden to the rear of the property and the hotel restaurant is beautifully presented and situated for the setting sun (and the food is very good). A very good choice for couples.
Villa Vilina is a 15 room boutique hotel on Lopud Island. The hotel is sited in a lovely spot overlooking the village and bay with a lovely terrace to take in the views. Service is friendly and rooms are comfortably and traditionally furnished. The apartments behind the main building are sited around the pool and are perfect for families. The hotel grows its own fruit and vegetables in the grounds for use in the kitchen.
Hotel Bozika a lovely boutique on its own stretch of waterfront on Sipan Island. Inside, rooms are comfortable and well presented, service is friendly, but this hotel comes into its pool and terraces with views over the Elaphite Islands, and ocean-side platform. The island of Sipan is less touristy than its close neighbours, has a fascinating history and offers plenty of options for exploring. We highly recommend Hotel Bozika either for an extended relaxed stay or a indulgent wind down after more active explorations.
There are a wealth of private apartments on the Islans. Most have air conditioning, good views and are comfortable and clean. They are typuically owned by local families, retirees and fisherman, including some real characters. It is difficult to guarantee the precise quality of the apartments as it does vary depending on what is available. What you can guarantee, though is simple local accommodation at a good price in a good location.