Luxury holidays in Dugi Otok

Unspoilt silence coats the secluded Croatian island of Dugi Otok and offers a welcome contrast to the bustle of its neighbouring city, Zadar. Fittingly translated to ‘long island’, Dugi Otok’s 45-kilometre coastline is bordered by cobalt blue bays, sun-bleached shores, and sultry salt lakes. Stay in the southeastern town of Sali, set against the island’s dramatic cliffs, for a prime diving destination; or venture further north to Božava for a stroll through the encircling pine trees and a snooze on the snow-white sands of Sakarun beach.

When to go

Visit Dugi Otok between April and October for prime summer weather; but it may be best to avoid the tourist rush of August if you’re hoping to experience the island’s serenity at its finest.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Fly into Zadar and catch a one-and-a-half-hour ferry across the Adriatic to either Brbinj or Božava.
  • Automobiles

    Rent your own wheels for a quick and easy way to explore every inch of this uniquely shaped island.