Vacation is not only about sun bathing. At least it isn’t for some of us. You can also have lots of fun and stay fit at the same time! Recreation on Lopud Island is really something to look forward to. It doesn’t matter if whether you are coming with kids or a group of friends, there is so much to do and see while you stay here. We’ll make a short overview on different activities in this post and bring more details on our blog each week.
Hiking, trekking, cycling & yoga
Lopud luxurious woods and hills with magnificent views of Elaphiti islands are just perfect for da day of hiking. If you don’t know where to start, check the detailed report on hiking trails here. Hiking enthusiasts have marked the trails they took on Lopud so you can check them out on maps accompanied with photos and detailed information on the trail. What more do you need? Also, the trekking way is clearly marked so you can’t get lost. Even if you do, the island is only 4.6 km square big, so you’ll get back on the track in no time.
Cycling is also a great way to explore Lopud on your own terms. Renting a bike is an affordable way to explore the picturesque island of Lopud, without hiring a guide. Take in the scents and scenery as you pedal comfortably at your own pace. Follow the coastline and hidden trails, and experience the breathtaking views of Lopud Island.
Small group yoga classes are also available on Lopud. Just imagine yourself having some “me time” doing yoga somewhere in the middle of the woods with an amazing sea view.
Beach fun and watersports
Yes, you can rent a deckchair and simply lie down and sunbathe, or even have a relaxing massage on the sandy beach. However, you can also have another type of beach fun – an active one. You can rent a pedal boat on the first sandy beach in Lopud Bay and pedal your way around the island. This is especially fun if you are coming with kids. If you are more of an adventurer, you can rent a Jet Ski on Šunj beach. Kayaking tours around Lopud and Elaphiti are also available at the sandy beach in Lopud Bay.
One of the things locals love to do on the beach is play picigin. You haven’t heard about it before? You must try it. All you need is a small ball, a group of friends and shallow water on a sandy beach. Good thing you are on Lopud, since we have it all! Picigin is completely non-competitive sport. Therefore, the only goal is to have fun. So, how you play picigin? You get group of friends. The optimal number is 5 participants. You get in the water up to the ankle, take the ball size 5 to 10 centimeters in diameter and keep hitting it. The goal is to keep the ball in the air as long as you can. The true spirit of picigin reflects in the acrobatics that participants perform, and which is also one goal of the game. Players throw themselves on to the shallow sea trying to catch ball.
Snorkeling on Lopud is simply stunning. Discover waters around sandy beaches. Explore natural caves and snorkel in hidden lagoons. There are many high and low rocks with amazing underwater life underneath them. More importantly, you can reach most of them by foot. If you rent a boat, the owner is a local, so he will be more than happy to let you in on the secret snorkeling spots and borrow you some snorkeling gear. You can also rent a speedboat with a local skipper who will personally show you all the hidden beauties of Lopud and Elaphiti islands.
Rent a sport court
Tennis, badminton and futsal outdoor sport court waits for you in Lopud center. Renting a sport court for an hour or two on Lopud is always a great fun both for family and group of friends. Covered with artificial grass and equipped with lighting system, this sport court is reserved for players during day and night. Sport equipment is included in the court rate.