Things to do in Lopud Island

Our most recommended things to do in Lopud Island

Dubrovnik: Elafiti Islands Trip w/ Lunch and Optional Pickup

1. Dubrovnik: Elafiti Islands Trip w/ Lunch and Optional Pickup

Set off on an island-hopping cruise to the Elafiti Islands of Lopud, Šipan, and Koločep on a day trip from Dubrovnik. Visit beaches, historical churches, vineyards, and olive groves at your own pace and try Mediterranean delicacies. If you choose the hotel pickup option, be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle that will take you to the harbor. Once at the harbor, climb aboard the boat and settle in for a cruise along Dubrovnik's coastline. Set sail to your first stop, the island of Lopud, where you will have free time to explore the island as you like. Relax on the sunny shores or visit the sandy beach at Šunj Bay. If you feel like stretching your legs, hike along the car-free roads to explore untouched nature or discover the island's famous heritage, including old ruined fortresses and a Saint Mary Franciscan monastery. Next, sail to the largest island in the Elafiti archipelago, Šipan. Disembark to explore the island's scenic vineyards and olive groves. At your final stop, Koločep, relax with a swim in the crystal-clear waters off the coast or take a stroll through the pine forests before returning to Dubrovnik. During the cruise, quench your thirst with unlimited local wine, water, and various soft drinks. Sample homemade olive oil and the best homegrown vegetables for that real Mediterranean experience. For lunch, choose between grilled fish or chicken or a vegetarian menu, all served with potato salad.

Dubrovnik: Blue Cave & Sunj Beach Boat Tour with Drinks

2. Dubrovnik: Blue Cave & Sunj Beach Boat Tour with Drinks

Take a boat tour of the highlights of the Elaphiti Islands. Soak up the sun on Sunj beach and swim through the magnificent Three Green Caves and Blue Cave of Kolocep Island. Enjoy unlimited drinks and hearty snacks on board your boat as well as hotel transfer. Be picked up from your accommodation and delivered to your boat in Dubrovnik port. Receive a safety briefing from your skipper and then set sail for the stunning Elaphiti Islands.  First stop is the glorious Sunj beach on the island of Lopud. Here, you will be dropped off for a fantastic shore swimming experience. Explore the warm waters of the stunning lagoon before climbing back aboard your boat. Next stop is Kolocep Island, where you’ll swim through the natural wonder of the Three Green Caves. Before heading back to shore, stop off at the famous Blue Cave and feel like you’re entering a forgotten paradise as you swim through its crystal clear waters.

Dubrovnik: Best of the Elaphites by Catamaran

3. Dubrovnik: Best of the Elaphites by Catamaran

This full day catamaran cruise from Dubrovnik has all the ingredients for an idyllic sailing getaway. You'll discover two of the rugged Elaphite Islands, with the chance to swim in Šipan and free time to explore Lopud. And as soon as you're on board, you'll set sail towards Šipan, the largest island in the archipelago. Steeped in history, it's dotted with numerous old churches and noblemen's villas. Enjoy free time to explore and swim with the island as your backdrop. Next, your captain will make waves towards Lopud to the south. It's car-free, too, so you can expect complete serenity as you meander around. What's more, throughout your time on board, you'll have drinks on tap, as well as an untapped reel of picture-postcard scenery.

Dubrovnik: Half-Day Blue Cave and Catamaran Cruise w/Drinks

4. Dubrovnik: Half-Day Blue Cave and Catamaran Cruise w/Drinks

Set sail on the glittering sea for a scenic journey from Dubrovnik around Croatia's breathtaking coast. Relax with refreshing drinks on deck as you admire panoramic views of Croatia, picturesque caves, and beaches. Stop at the famous Blue Cave where you can jump into the water to swim or snorkel. Next, visit three more caves before relaxing on Šunj's sandy beach for an hour — one of the most famous beaches in the Dubrovnik region. Explore the open decks that allow you to feel the cooling sea breeze and while enjoying the striking blue waters of the sea that provide perfect photo opportunities.

Dubrovnik: Elaphite Islands Day Cruise on a Karaka Ship

5. Dubrovnik: Elaphite Islands Day Cruise on a Karaka Ship

Sail from Dubrovnik to the Elaphite Islands on this guided day trip in a traditional Karaka ship. Visit the islands of Koločep, Šipan, and Lopud. Take a refreshing dip in the sea and explore the underwater world with high-quality snorkeling gear. Your full-day trip begins by sailing to Koločep, an island covered with pine forest and home to a picturesque fishing village located on the bay. Continue on to the town of Suđurađ on the island of Šipan, a fishing port that’s home to the 16th-century villa of the Skočibuha family. Your last stop is the island of Lopud, a place with a long naval tradition and home to many famous captains and sailors. Finally, there will be time for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing on one of the sandy beaches.

Dubrovnik: Elaphite Islands Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

6. Dubrovnik: Elaphite Islands Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

Experience the beauty of Croatia's Adriatic island on this full-day cruise from Dubrovnik. Enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off and sit down to a mouth-watering lunch onboard the boat. Relax with access to unlimited acholic and non-acholic beverages while you sail.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation and transfer to a spacious boat. Embark on your sailing adventure and admire views of the city on your way to the islands of Koločep, Lopud, and Šipan. Spend free time on each of the islands where you can take a nature walk, chill out on the beach, or go for a swim through the crystal-clear waters. In Lopud, and Šipan, you can admire the red-roofed, stone houses that are traditional in the area.  Find out about the history and culture of Croatia along the way. Savor a fresh lunch with meat, fish, or vegetarian dishes. Pair your lunch with a drink from the boat's open bar. Return to your accommodation in Dubrovnik at the end of your boat excursion. 

From Dubrovnik: Elaphite Island-Hopping with Lunch

7. From Dubrovnik: Elaphite Island-Hopping with Lunch

Explore pristine beaches, remarkable ruins, picture-perfect pine forests, and citrus gardens. After pick-up from your hotel, drive to the port to join your skipper for the day. Your first stop is the lush-green island of Kolocep, a quintessentially Croatian island, blessed with orange and lemon groves as well as pine forests stretching as far as the eye can see. Take an hour of free time on the island to soak up the sun on the delightful beach or stroll to the medieval Chapel of St. Anton. Next, continue to the neighboring island of Sipan. Enjoy some leisure time to take in the picturesque island sights including 15th-century houses and churches, a quaint marina and enchanting coastal paths sheltered by fig trees and citrus bushes. En route to the final island for the day, Lopud, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch served on the boat. Choose from an array of freshly-caught fish, meat, and vegetarian dishes with unlimited Croatian wine and soft drinks. When you arrive at Lopud, head to the famous Sunj beach, known for its white sands and calm waters — perfect for a refreshing dip. Finally, you will make your way back to Dubrovnik, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

From Dubrovnik: Elaphite Islands Day Trip with Lunch

8. From Dubrovnik: Elaphite Islands Day Trip with Lunch

Admire the scenery of the Adriatic Coast on a day trip to Elaphite Island from Dubrovnik, with hotel transfers included. Board a boat and spend the day sailing to the 3 gems of Lopud, Sipan, and Kolocep. Soak up the seascapes and enjoy lunch onboard. At each stop, enjoy free time for sightseeing. Begin the day with a drive to the port of Gruž, where you’ll board a boat for an excursion to the islands of Koločep, Lopud, and Šipan in the Dubrovnik archipelago. Head to the Elaphiti islands, admiring the beauty of the marine environment along the way. Upon arrival at Koločep, have free time for sightseeing and a chance to explore the island. Next up is Sipan, where you can enjoy a pleasant walk around the island. When you’re back on board, set sail toward the island of Lopud while the crew serves lunch on board. Choose from fish, meat, or vegetarian menu options. After lunch, disembark at your last stop, the island of Lopud. Swim in the clear waters, soak up the sunshine, or relax on the secluded Šunj Beach at your leisure.

Dubrovnik: The Secrets of the Elafiti Islands Boat Tour

9. Dubrovnik: The Secrets of the Elafiti Islands Boat Tour

Visit several smaller caves on the island of Koločep and the Blue Cave. Go inside and experience how the reflection of the sun rays gives the sea an extraordinary blue color. Your skipper will join you on the sea as he shares interesting stories about the Dubrovnik caves. Next, visit the three Green caves. You’ll notice right away how the hues of turquoise and green beautifully blend as the waves ripple on the surface. These are also excellent spots for swimming and snorkeling. As you sail back towards the Old Town, stop by the Betina Cave and tread on the beautiful pebble beach. Visit the biggest of the Dubrovnik caves, called the Pidgeon’s cave. Secluded, on the outer side of the island, its entrance is surrounded by steep rocks and Mediterranean greenery protruding from the rocks.

From Dubrovnik: Elaphiti Islands Guided Kayak and Bike Tour

10. From Dubrovnik: Elaphiti Islands Guided Kayak and Bike Tour

Meet your guide at Gruz; Duborvnik's commercial harbour. Begin with a relaxing 1960's ferry ride to Lopud Island. Walk by a 15 century monastery and aristocratic stone villas from Dubrovnik’s Renaissance to find our camp, gear up and go! From Lopud kayak for 1 hour to nearby Šipan Island; swap kayaks for bikes; bike 5 km to lunch (not included) at a wonderful seaside restaurant with views of the outer Elafiti Islands and Peljesac Peninsula. Swim and snorkel at secret spots! It will be a perfect day filled with sunshine, dramatic scenery, and a perfect blend of activity and relaxation. Bike, kayak, and ferry back to Dubrovnik just to catch perfect sunset!

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What people are saying about Lopud Island

Overall rating

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based on 2,059 reviews

Awesome experience. Mario was a great host. There was enough time to explore the caves without being rushed and the extended time at the beach was perfect.

We had a fantastic time, our boat skipper and guide was absolutely brilliant, the caves were stunning, just fantastic all round, thanks

Great day out would highly recommend. So relaxing and loads of food an drink onboard. Very friendly and helpful staff

It was brilliant. Our guide was great and made the day such fun gif our family.

I had a fun time and Ivana and Vinny are very friendly and welcoming.