Need to know
213 tents and lodges.
10.30am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $98.80 (€89), excluding tax at 13 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.00 per person per night on check-out.
Rates usually exclude breakfast but include Obonjan’s amazing activities: daily yoga, meditation and wellness, fitness and sports, music, comedy, theatre, talks, workshops and the ilk. (One-on-one treatments are an extra cost.) WiFi is free (but patchy).
Obonjan's summer season lasts 10 weeks – drop in and out or drop anchor for the whole course (if you choose the latter, we’ll be jealous).
The island retreat closes annually from early September to mid-June.
At the hotel
Rocky beaches, Zen Den wellness centre, juice bar, Corner Shop, Pavilion with cinema screen, free WiFi (reliable in communal areas, less so elsewhere). In rooms: the Bell Tents and Forest Lodges come with air-conditioning, super comfy beds and fresh linens and towels. Each lodge has an ensuite toilet and shower facility, lighting, air-conditioning, USB and power sockets (European two-pin), hair dryer, safe deposit box, refrigerator and a terrace for kicking back in the shade.
Our favourite rooms
We’d happily live in one of the Forest Lodges forever, thanks to their private terrace with pine and sea views, bandbox-neat bathroom (with a sink, toilet and shower), handy fridge and host of helpful extras: a full-length mirror, hairdryer, bedside table, USB charging point and air-conditioning, for example.
There’s a tempting saltwater pool by the Kitchen.
The Zen Den has three calming treatment rooms, where therapists dish out deep-tissue, holistic and Raynor massages, as well as practicing reiki, reflexology, sacred bodywork, facial reflexology, sound therapy and more. The line-up changes throughout the season.
Come armed with yoga threads, ear plugs, trainers and a mini library. The mega-cute (but spenny) Corner Shop can run out of essentials such as sun lotion fairly quickly, so it’s a good idea to bring your own. Trick out your lodge or tent with some brightly coloured bunting or a flag – it might make it more recognisable when you're stumbling home in the early hours.
Obonjan is still working on its disabled access – the biggest hurdle is the boat trip from the mainland. Let staff know if you have specific requirements; they’ll do their very best to accommodate you.
The kiddos will have to stay at home for this holiday – Obonjan Island is for adults only.