Arrive by boat.
With sparkling bays and unspoilt views, Obonjan has always been beautiful.
Now there’s also sun-kissed bars and restaurants, unique spaces for music and events, a wellness sanctuary, open-air pool, custom-made accommodation, and a little row of boutiques and shops. From the North to the South, East to the West, each area has its own distinct vibe.
Soon after setting sail from Šibenik, the eastern shore of Obonjan appears on the horizon. Arrive at the relaxed harbour and order a drink at Drift. Nestle in amongst the sun loungers. Borrow an inflatable pineapple and jump in the sea. Devour some seasonal tapas at BOK. As the sun sets, wander up to the stone-built amphitheatre. Bands and DJs are performing to an intimate audience as the surrounding waters sparkle under the stars.
Venues DriftBOKEast HarbourYoga PlatformAmphitheatreEast Camp
Rise with the birds to hit the running track that hugs the northern shore. Stop by Market Street for some island essentials or a tempting pair of sunglasses. Stroll to the island’s highest point to take in the view from The Kitchen, Obonjan’s poolside restaurant. Lay down your towel. Order a drink, order another one. As dusk settles, move on to the Forest Bar, a cosy woodland clearing. It’s your new local, the home of island dancing, and the reason you’ll be staying up a little later than planned.
Venues The PoolThe KitchenCroatian GrillRunning TrackThe Forest BarMarket Street
Six differentplaces to eat.
The Pavillion is Obonjan’s beating heart, an open-walled hotbed of conversation, workshops, cinema and comedy. Feed that inquisitive mind, then hit the fitness area. Order a pizza or a freshly cooked curry. Take a relaxing snooze under the pines. Stir from your slumber and head to the sunset bar to watch the light dip over the horizon. It’s been a tough day.
Venues The PavilionThe Pavilion PizzaCurry BowlHealth Food Pop UpFitness AreaWest Camp
The south of the island delivers tranquillity, rest and recuperation. Feel better with a blissful treatment at The Zen Den. After a guided meditation, order a nutritious smoothie or salad from The Green Bar. Take a yoga class in the forest. Stretch, breathe, feel better, again. Reread your favourite book under a parasol at South Beach. Dive to the bottom of the sea, snorkel among the fish. As night falls, telescopes appear on the rocks. Astronomers are talking about the cosmos. Home life feels light years away.
Venues The Zen DenGreen BarSouth BeachSouth PointSouth Camp