LOPUD – “The middle island”

LOPUD – “The middle island”

Sailing into the port of Lopud, from afar, on your left, you can already see the Franciscan monastery peeking above the surrounding walls. As the boat comes closer the luxury resort Lafodia, on the right, looks more, and more imposing. As you throw the anchor or catch a spot in the small-town port there it is in front of you, the magical Lopud. Timeless, careless dalmatian heaven, with an amazing sunset. The Lopud waterfront is beautiful. It has the feel of a civilized Dalmatian fishing town, a place of culture and heritage and yet one of relaxation and informality. There is a song about Lopud that translated says something like this: “My friend, if you want to have heaven you should know, come with us and enjoy, Lopud is the place to go!” Maybe these lyrics promise a lot but allow us to justify just how wonderful this island is.
National Parks to Visit on Your Sailing Holiday

National Parks to Visit on Your Sailing Holiday

Did you know that Croatia boasts eight national parks, four of which are located along Croatia’s coast? We’re certain you’ve heard of the most popular Plitvice Lakes, best-known thanks to its 16 cascading waterfalls. However, it’s not the easiest to reach on your sailing holiday. Fortunately for all sailing guests, there are many other national parks that pack the same punch - and we’re here to map out your park-perfect sailing route to make sure you don’t miss a beat while wrapped up in Croatia’s natural world. Let’s start in the north.
Exploring Hvar: Your Hvar Bucket List

Exploring Hvar: Your Hvar Bucket List

Perhaps Dalmatia’s most popular island and certainly the most difficult to pronounce is Hvar, or Ha-var as you’ve likely heard it said by your non-Croatian-speaking friends. However, the difficulty you may find in Hvar’s pronunciation in no way translates to the ease you’ll encounter navigating this island on your sailing holiday. It’s as if Hvar was made for sailing guests. And it won’t take long for you to see why. Praised by posh passengers for the glitz and glam of Hvar town and by conscious travelers for its adventure-packed activities, humble villages, and authentic experiences, Hvar transcends through all generations and travel types - and you’ll find there many ways to uncover its diverse dimensions, especially by yacht.
MEET THE CREW OF THE LUXURY YACHT NAVILUX

MEET THE CREW OF THE LUXURY YACHT NAVILUX

At Otium Yachts, we pride ourselves on working with some of the best in the industry. With more than a decade’s worth of experience, we learned that the crew is the heart and soul of a yacht charter experience. The crew is the one who transforms a good holiday into an exceptional sailing holiday. Hence, we are just as passionate about presenting the crew from the yachts in our fleet as we are the yachts themselves. This week, we introduce you to the crew from the luxury sailing yacht NAVILUX.
Unwritten yacht charter etiquette for guests

Unwritten yacht charter etiquette for guests

Being at the sea gives you a unique sense of freedom, a luxury to wake up in a different place every day, an opportunity to explore hidden bays and coves, and a whole different perspective of the land surrounding you. Some places are just completely different when you are entering their port and admiring them for the sea. We can all agree that spending your holiday on a yacht is a special and unique experience, different from any type of accommodation on land. Being on a yacht is a completely different social environment than anywhere else and carries with it its own set of rules. Whether it is your first time on a yacht, you are a yacht expert, or a guest aboard someone else’s yacht there are some unwritten rules you should respect when onboard and they are mainly the same despite some differences between different types of vessels.
Meet the Crew of Gulet Tajna Mora

Meet the Crew of Gulet Tajna Mora

Yacht Charter Croatia, Meet the Crew of Gulet Tajna Mora. At Otium Yachts, we pride ourselves on working with some of the best in the industry. With more than a decade’s worth of experience, we learned that the crew is the heart and soul of a yacht charter experience. The crew are the ones who transform a good holiday into an exceptional sailing holiday. Hence, we are just as passionate about presenting the crew from the yachts in our fleet as we are the yachts themselves. This week, we introduce you to the crew from gulet TAJNA MORA.