Simonsson from Sweden
travelreport from Lokrum.
This wellknown island is situated
just outside the ancient town of Dubrovnik. There
are boats leaving the old harbour every hour on
the hour. Return from Lokrum at 20 minutes past
every hour. Traveltime is about 10 minutes and the
price for a roundtrip is 15 kuna (3.75 DM, 1.9 $US)
for adults and 5 kuna (1.25 DM, 0.63 $US) for children.
the harbour at Lokrum there is a 5-10 minutes walk
to the nudist beach. Just follow the road to the
left after debarking the vessel. There are clear
signs showing you the way. After a slight climbing
of the road you´re entering the nudist area.
If you prefer an easy access
to the crystal clear water you turn directly to
the left after the sign. Here is the freshwater
shower and some excellent places to stay in the
sun. It is a little bit more crowded here. This
is the place where most of the locals stay. But
if you prefer a place more for yourself you just
continue until you have found what you are looking
for. At the end of the naturist area you will come
to a natural inlet well worth seeing. In the caves
you can find some bats. I can recommend a swimming
tour along the nudist beach from one end to the
other. It is a good excersice in a fantastic clear
and salt water. And if the currents happen to be
too strong that day, you can always walk back. Some
not so strong currents can occur in the afternoon
but will be no problem at all for your safety.
cliffs are very good jump from, or if you prefer
seeing some daredevils jump from them. It is a public
event seeing when somebody has diceded to take a
jump from the 10 meter high cliff accompanied by
a cheering crowd. The depth seems to be very ground,
but it is at least 10 meters deep here. There are
also some lower hights for those who hasn´t got
that much courage. Like me.......
Lokrum is a National park with a very interesting
history. There is a Botanical garden, a Benedictine
monastary and a unique lake named "Mrtvo More",
The Dead Sea, in the middle of the island. It contains
fresh salt water as it is linked with the open sea
through underwater tunnels from the end of the inlets.
strongly recommend you to take a walk around Lokrum
to admire its beauty. On the western side of the
island and at the harbour are the textile beaches.
Here are also some showers.
There is a restaurant at the monastary and a coffebar
close to the harbour. Both with human prices. There
are also some waterfountains with fully drinkable
water at the island . All water in Dubrovnik comes
fresh directly from wells at Mount Srdj and is very
fine. Completely safe for vounerable tourist stomachs.
After a long, fine day at Lokrum
you take the ferry back to Dubrovnik for an evening
at a fine restaurant and maybe a glass or two at
Simonsson for this report.
you would like to submit your trip reports, please
Back to Trip Reports