Meet Lafodia – Lopud’s Island Gem

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Lafodia Hotel, Lopud

Ever wanted to visit Dubrovnik but have your own little escape away from the hustle and bustle of the city? The islands have heard you. Meet Hotel Lafodia on the stunning nearby Elaphite island of Lopud.

Clocking in more than 2,584 hours of beautiful sunshine per year, Lopud is paradise on Earth. Flourishing with rich Mediterranean and subtropical vegetation, amazing cypress and pine parks and citrus gardens, the beauty and uniqueness of this emerald gem are are almost unproportional when compared to its tiny size. Considering Lopud’s surface area is a mere 4,63 square kilometers, one could even go as far as to say that the sheer beauty of the island is difficult to believe until seen.

Boasting 11.5 km of coastline, of which 1.20 km are marvelous sandy beaches, otherwise a rarity in this part of Croatia, Lopud stands out as among the most stunning islands in the area.

Since no cars are allowed on the island, the air remains clean, pure, and the sea breeze is enough to get you in the mood to relax. The sole settlement, located on the far side of the island towards the neighbouring island of Šipan is regularly served by Jadrolinija ferry lines, and gives you the feeling of having been transported back through time.

As we touched on sandy beaches, Šunj beach,  a miraculous sandy beach, surrounded by thick pine tries and the sound of crickets, is sure to inspire.

Lopud island otherwise has a long and interesting history, with its culture and architecture having been erected back during ancient times by the Romans and the Greeks.


Now we’ve got you in the mood, let’s get onto the hotel itself!

This beautiful hotel is situated on the breath-taking Lopud seafront. Lopud, located just Northwest of the Pearl of the Adriatic itself, is one of three Elaphite islands which give you a taste of the Adriatic as it once was, despite having easy access to all of the modern amenities one might require.

Carved into a dramatic cliffside, Lafodia is truly one of the most unique 4-star hotels in Croatia, flanked by the crystal-clear Adriatic sea to one side, and lush, evergreen Mediterranean vegetation to the other.

This picturesque natural setting provides the perfect setting for people looking for a world without borders with a dose of relaxation, where you can let your mind wander and forget about the burdens of everyday life.

The quiet atmosphere and the soul nourishing ambience of this car-free island is combined with Lafodia’s absolutely impeccable service. This idyllic hotel boasts a rich offer which includes stylish bars and restaurants and even a luxurious spa centre.

If that doesn’t sound appealing enough and you need your nature fix, you can simply relax on the hotel’s private beach and soak up your Vitamin D from the warm sun.

If you’re the type of person who needs activity in spite of the sun’s rays, Lafodia boasts amenities to get you in the mood to experience scenic hiking and trekking routes, tennis courts are also available.

If you fancy exploring the wider area and heading beyond the island itself, numerous excursions and transfers are readily available for booking at Lafodia’s travel agency.

When it comes to giving you the most, Lafodia can’t be faulted. All the services you might require during your time on the island are well and truly catered for. Whether your island getaway is all about spending quality time with your loved ones or business, this stunning island hotel has you covered.

All of Lafodia’s rooms are more than well equipped, and the hotel itself has a lot on offer for all tastes. From a beach and a swimming pool to entertainment and an open air gym, a tennis court, bike rental and multifunctional sport courts rental just 400 metres from the hotel, the desire to relax and to keep fit are both equally provided for.

From renting bikes, jet skis and kayaks to yachts, speedboats and rubber boats, the active part of your time at Lafodia is covered, and if you just feel like relaxing, with or without the kids, there is plenty for them to do too, from animation programs to activities and entertainment programs in kids clubs designed with the youngest members of your family in mind.

Croatia is often remembered well and praised by all who visit for its food, and it is far too little to say that Croatian cuisine is not only varied, but exquisite.

Lafodia, being an island gem in southern Dalmatia, has some of the best on offer. From buffet-style breakfasts and dinners to more simple bakeries and pizzerias, or, if you prefer, an a la carte restaurant, you won’t be short of beautiful Dalmatian cuisine while immersing yourself in the island experience this dream getaway hotel offers – all while washing it down with something refreshing from the lounge or pool bar. If you’re into watching the sun dance across the surface of the calm sea, give La Baja grill a try and enjoy some live bands performing in the evening.

If you really feel like getting into the zen spirit and forgetting the office, Lafodia’s wellness offer is as rich as the rest, from jacuzzis, Turkish baths and massages, to facials and various other relaxing treatments designed to get you in the carefree mood.


Staying on business rather than for leisure? Lafodia’s meeting room has a 180 person capacity, and can be divided into two meeting rooms. The technology leaves nothing to be desired for, and even 3D glasses are available should you or your party require them when using the hotel’s business facilities.

From bars, restaurants and eateries to sports, swimming, wellness and business facilities, Lafodia gives you everything you might need on a plate, not to mention a wealth of excursion opportunities to Dubrovnik and further afield close at hand, as well as transfers to and from Dubrovnik Airport. As has already been mentioned, Lopud is one of three Elaphite islands, therefore easy access to the surrounding islands of Sipan and Kolocep, often referred to as Kalamota by locals, is ensured.

We could go on and on about Lafodia, as despite being the perfect island getaway, surrounded by the sparkling Adriatic sea and just close enough (and yet far enough away) from the City of Dubrovnik, this idyllic southern Dalmatian paradise hotel, boasting 182 impeccably designed rooms and suits combined with pure, natural materials, coupled with state of the art technology and custom crafted furniture, will make sure you want for nothing during your stay.

Additionally, Lafodia also boasts the stunning Villa Benessa and is set to open the brand new five star Lazure apartments this year.

This complex has thought of everything you could possibly require during your island escape, and all that’s left for you to do, is arrive. Pay Lafodia a visit by clicking here.


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