YOGA SAILING IN CROATIA
Yoga Sailing Holidays is a brand of Med Sailing where we combine a yoga retreat, meditation and a sailing holiday around the stunning Croatian coastline for the best yoga retreat in Europe.
We’ve handpicked the best locations in the area for you to explore and to create mini-adventures for your morning yoga class, before setting sail to your next destination. Why just go on a yoga retreat when you can be part of a yoga sailing holiday!
As part of the 7-day yoga sailing holiday, you will enjoy daily yoga, daily guided meditation with your certified instructor and daily swim stops. Yoga is just a part of the sailing holiday, you will enjoy the sailing adventure as you island hop from Split to Dubrovnik, you will call into private bays for your afternoon swim and lunch, before you set sail to your next island.
You don’t need to be a yogi to participate, you may just want to totally relax or try something new when you sail Croatia on your private yacht.
I have booked the Yoga Sailing Holidays for yoga and sail in October 2016. Everything has been already started with ease and joy. The booking and the conformation was done very quickly, the staff helped me with any question that I had. On the boat I have met the amazing crew, who made my trip one of the best holidays of my life. We started the mornings with yoga, breakfast together and had an enjoyable sail to other islands. We went swimming in beautiful and extraordinary places, enjoyed meditation and food, which the crew prepared. Due to different tastes within the crew and the group we tried various different foods. I enjoyed diving from the boat, the sailing and all the bays and harbours we have visited. Everyday all people on the boat were full of energy, in a best mood and made my holiday very special. I really enjoyed this and would recommend to everyone! Thank you very much
I had a fantastic time with Yoga Sailing Holidays in Croatia! We got to practice yoga in some cool locations, exploring with the islands and being led through restorative flow to balance the day by our wonderful instructor, Melissa. We visited really niche spots for swimming and SUP in turquoise waters and having lunch on the water; all the meals were beautifully prepared for by our hostess, Olivia, with a variety of dishes through breakfast and lunch, plus good coffee! Our skipper, Marko, is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet and shared some great stories from his travels and knowledge of Croatian history through the region. I'm not sure on my favourite island stop, probably Vis or Korčula, but each destination seemed better than the previous and it was a great taster of what Croatia has to offer. I also really enjoyed being ‘shown the ropes’ to help with mooring the yacht and assisting with the sails. This was a unique experience and so many laughs with a group of like-minded travellers, I’m glad I went with Yoga Sailing Holidays.
Just came from teaching yoga along the Croatian Coast. Have to say our crew were incredible from the food on board and recommendations on the islands to taking us to secluded swimming spots in the middle of the Adriatic. Unbelievable, once in a lifetime experience. We were a mixed group of yogis with some who have never done yoga before and of all ages , but as the saying goes yoga is not all about getting into poses. I designed the practices to include time for meditation and breath work and so all levels could participate, warm up safely, and choose options depending on level , and in the end get to that state of calmness and bliss. Wasn’t hard to do in the Mediterranean. We all enjoyed the beautiful vistas at every practice, and some peaceful in the moment walking meditations to end our practice. Lots of laughter, and playfulness throughout the week. This yoga holiday was so much fun that I will be offering another yoga week on the Coast of Greece in September 2020. Thank you Yoga Med Holidays for making this holiday for me and my group a memorable experience.
WHERE DO WE GO?
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
Day 1 (Sat) Split - Milna (Brač)
Day 2 (Sun) Milna – Vinogradisce Bay (optional water taxi to Hvar)
Day 3 (Mon) Vinogradisce Bay - Vis
Day 4 (Tue) Vis - Korčula
Day 5 (Wed) Korčula - Pomena (Mljet)
Day 6 (Thu) Pomena – Okuklje (Mljet)
Day 7 (Fri) Okuklje - Dubrovnik
Day 8 (Sat) Dubrovnik (Disembark 8am)
The reverse trip follows the same itinerary, with a possible replacement of Maslinica on Šolta instead of Milna on Brač. We go to Vinogradisce Bay after Korčula.
Split, the old town is built around a sheltered harbour, sheltered from the open sea by many islands and close to the airport.
Split has high coastal mountains set against the blue Adriatic, provide a striking vistas while home to many of the city’s café’s and boutique shops. Split is the perfect place to start your Croatian adventure. We set sail for Brač.
After leaving Split, we arrive in the picturesque town of Milna where we’re protected from the winds and enjoy a traditional Croatian town. There will be time for a cheeky glass of wine on board before we will dine on the footsteps of the water and watch the sun goes down on our first night of the journey.
The best Croatian sailing itinerary in the area (in our opinion)
Certified yoga instructor on your trip
Hostess provided on all voyages
Certified skipper, so that's 3 crew on your boat!
Learn to sail (if you want) with your qualified skipper
Daily swim stops in the crystal clear water
Enjoy Hvar’s buzzing nightlife & fine dining
Visit the famous island of Vis
Be welcomed by the warm hospitality of the locals
Let your taste buds come alive with the local food and wines
Take in the sights and relax as we sail the coast
Golden sunsets and sunrises like nothing you've seen before
A sky full of stars at night, with no light pollution
Seven days/nights accommodation on your luxury private yacht
Oceanis 48 yacht worth €5,600 p/w in peak season
Full crew: Skipper, hostess & yoga instructor!
Your weekly marina & port fees (circa €550)
Fuel (circa €200)
One way delivery fee (€500)
Final cleaning fee (€200)
Half board, your hostess will prepare your breakfast & lunch
Daily yoga and meditation classes
Learn how to sail or test your skills with your qualified skipper
A private yacht for a fraction of the cost to do it yourself
Always a small group on board
Wifi (4G unlimited data)
No hidden charges or 'departure taxes'
We offer the most inclusions and the best value for money!
HVAR / PAKLENI ISLANDS
Hvar is the queen of the Croatian Dalmatian islands. It has been famous since the antique because of its important strategic and nautical position.
This place has it all including the best spot to catch the sunset to the sound of house music, known for its après-beach party (4pm to 9pm), where all of young trendy Hvar descend for sundowner cocktails. If you prefer to stay on board, you'll enjoy a perfectly still night in the bay with an outdoor cocktail bar a short water taxi ride away. (Water taxi is 100 Kuna for a return trip)
You will wake to the magic of the Dalmatian!
VIS TOWN (VIS)
Vis has to be one of the highlights of the trip. We will leave early to get a head start on the day's activities and our first stop will be the old submarine silo! Explore the silo and jump from the top, if you dare!
After a morning's excitement, we're off to secure a berth on the town quay where you're free to explore the magical island with a military tour, wine tour or hire a scooter and explore to your heart's content.
Remember to save your appetite, there are some tremendous local cheese, meats, wines and restaurants here. Yum!
We arrive at the postcard-perfect marina in the heart of fortified Korcula Island with plenty of time to wander the old backstreets.
Korčula is the home place of Marco Polo and also some exceptional restaurants and bars. You can enjoy a sunset cocktail overlooking the bay, wander the cobbled streets and ponder the town's history. There's no shortage of things to see and do in Korčula.
Keep an eye out for dolphins when sailing to Mljet.
Mljet is the most beautiful and most forested island in the Adriatic and one of the most beautiful islands of the Mediterranean.
We will explore the coastline, stopping wherever we feel, or make a beeline for the sheltered waters of the National Park. We will stop in the crystal clear waters for light refreshments and a drinks break, before heading into Polače where you can bicycle through the National Park or sit and enjoy the moment.
The backdrop of the day/evening will be nothing like what you've experienced before. We promise you.
Mljet National Park is just too good to say “zbogom” (goodbye), so let's not. We’ll work our way down the coastline to find a hidden gem, where time stands still and the hospitality second to none in Okuklje (pronounced "o-kook-yeah").
We will dine in a restaurant where they will kill you with kindness and the food is pretty amazing too!
No street lights means an amazing celestial display.
Your morning yoga will be overlooking the peaceful bay.
We will enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading off on our final voyage. We will take requests for what you’d like to do: find a secluded bay, stay in port just a little longer or hit the seas with the wind in our hair as we set off to our final port of call, Dubrovnik.
The mystical old town will cast a spell over you and you’ll believe in fairy tales. We will enjoy your last night any way you like before saying “zbogom” (Good bye).
Check out is at 8am on Saturday morning.