Island Mljet is the most forested Croatian island with breath-taking sites and views. It takes approximately 45 min by Speed Boat to reach the Southern part of the Island. This is where you can find a handful of amazing sandy beaches and bays. The Northern part of the Island, is another 45 min away. Here you can find the famous National Park with salt water lakes inside the island. As Mljet Island is a bit further away from Dubrovnik and not easily accessible by regular routes, it is more authentic and preserved. Mljet is definitely worth the journey to experience and discover one of last hidden jewels of the Adriatic.
Some of the highlights during the boat trip to Island Mljet are Saplunara Bay, National Park Mljet, Odysseus Cave, Limuni Beach and Prozurska Luka.
Once you leave Dubrovnik you will cruise along the Elaphiti Islands. The first Island you will see on your way is Kolocep. This is where the popular Blue Cave is located. The second Island is Lopud ( popular for it’s sandy Sunj Beach) and the third an biggest is Island Sipan. Once you pass the 3 main islands, you will cruise along the smaller islets.
The southern part of Mljet is popular for its Saplunara bay, Limuni Bay and Prozurska Luka. All three are calm and well protected from the wind. There you can find lush green forest, Mediterranean scents and nothing but Adriatic blue waters. Ideal stops for swimming, snorkelling, paddling and fresh local lunch.
Further North is a small town called Polace. Polace is an entry point to National Park Mljet. You can visit the National Park only on foot and there’s also an entrance fee. On the other side of the island is Odysseus Cave. The cave can be visited by yacht only if winds are favourable. The cave is a few tens of meters wide therefore you can enter by swimming or paddle board provided on the yacht.
On your way back to Dubrovnik you might have time to stop on one of the Elaphiti islands, depending on your itinerary and timing.