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Obonjan

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  • Why:Because it was holiday season.
  • When:August 2017
  • Who:Me and my one and only.
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Obonjan Theres an outside pool with pool parties, but being an ex-swimmer it was so cool to see that there was an adult swim class to learn the proper techniques. That made me so happy.

Theres an outside pool with pool parties, but being an ex-swimmer it was so cool to see that there was an adult swim class to learn the proper techniques. That made me so happy.

Obonjan BOK is one of the restaurants serving Mediterranean classics under the pines…watch the beachgoers and enjoy the resident DJs.

BOK is one of the restaurants serving Mediterranean classics under the pines…watch the beachgoers and enjoy the resident DJs.

Obonjan The Drift Bar on the East Harbour is a place to hide away in the shade with a little cocktail or a juice.

The Drift Bar on the East Harbour is a place to hide away in the shade with a little cocktail or a juice.

Obonjan Practically the national dish of the Croatians, octopus salad at Kitchen & Pool. Lovely service, simple but yummy food.

Practically the national dish of the Croatians, octopus salad at Kitchen & Pool. Lovely service, simple but yummy food.

Obonjan The yoga program is solid, from sunrise to sunset. This is one of the platforms in the pine forest.

The yoga program is solid, from sunrise to sunset. This is one of the platforms in the pine forest.

Obonjan Now thats a proper location for sunrise yoga if I ever saw one.

Now thats a proper location for sunrise yoga if I ever saw one.

Obonjan Just trying to fit in with the surroundings.

Just trying to fit in with the surroundings.

Obonjan The island is only 1.5km long (15min walk) but there are plenty of places to hide away and a private raw beach cove was our favourite find.

The island is only 1.5km long (15min walk) but there are plenty of places to hide away and a private raw beach cove was our favourite find.

Obonjan There are a few accommodation choices, tents, lodges or huts. All air-conditioned and pretty comfortable.

There are a few accommodation choices, tents, lodges or huts. All air-conditioned and pretty comfortable.

Obonjan We stayed in a hut which has an air conditioner (you will use this, it’s blazing hot in the sun), bathroom with shower and a safe. The tent also locks with a hang lock.

We stayed in a hut which has an air conditioner (you will use this, it’s blazing hot in the sun), bathroom with shower and a safe. The tent also locks with a hang lock.

Obonjan The Green Bar is located near the spa and has all of your inner marco-valley-girl-yogis desires. They’ve got breakfast, lunch, smoothies, fresh juices and desserts. Tried some awesome savoury mushroom snacks. This valley girl is satisfied.

The Green Bar is located near the spa and has all of your inner marco-valley-girl-yogis desires. They’ve got breakfast, lunch, smoothies, fresh juices and desserts. Tried some awesome savoury mushroom snacks. This valley girl is satisfied.

Obonjan Obonjan has a convenience shop with ice cream, water, fruits, tampons and other essentials you might suddenly need.

Obonjan has a convenience shop with ice cream, water, fruits, tampons and other essentials you might suddenly need.

Obonjan Beautiful harbour in the morning before departure. Bye Obonjan! I’ll miss those crystal blue waters.

Beautiful harbour in the morning before departure. Bye Obonjan! I’ll miss those crystal blue waters.

Highs & Lows

  • You can choose what kind of holiday you want. Either completely doing nothing, having a little party get away or a super healthy and physically active one. I chose the latter. Two work outs a day never hurt anyone but my butt!

  • You are on a smallish island, so the big choice of activities and places to eat is crucial. Daily schedule is packed! Wether you want to paddle board, jet ski, have a massage, do sound meditation, hear a talk on mindfulness or take an adult swimming class, chances are you won’t get bored.

  • The Croatian sea is absolutely gorgeous and you can find lots of spots completely for yourself on the island and experience the “raw” Croatian coast.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 39/45

Important Bits

  • Type

    Wellness resort on a private island.

  • Vibe

    Old Ibiza meets Yoga To The People.

  • Location

    40min ferry away from Sibernik.

  • Rooms

    450 person capacity divided between 120 bell tents and 100 forest lodges.

  • Music

    Resident DJs by the sundeck and the pool playing loungey beats with big acts booked in the amphi theatre through out the season like Hercules & Love Affair and Fortet.

  • Year Opened

    2016

  • Designed By

    Relized by Dan Blackledge.

  • Health & Wellness

    The sea, outside pool, three outside yoga decks, jungle gym, a running track around the island and various other fitness and wellness classes. Everything is included in the price but the food, drink and spa.

  • Restaurant

    Six places to choose from. Kitchen & Pool for Mediterranean, BOK for a off the grill with a sea view, Pavilion Pizza from a wood fire oven, Curry Bowl for Sri Lankan food, The Green Bar for the valley girl in you and Submarine Burger.

  • Bar

    Drift Bar for a daytime drink by the sundecks and Forest Bar that is open a bit later for a boogie.

  • Minibar

    Nope.

  • Children

    Nobody below 18 is allowed on the island. But Obonjan people are working on having special family weeks with activities for all.

  • Price

    From very cheap to mid-range.

  • Website

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