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We often wonder how it is possible that someone would go to Dubrovnik and miss a boat day to the Elaphiti Islands. It was one of our best experiences in Croatia, so rent a boat and get ready for a wonderful day. Leave early and stop at some small coves for some fun swimming in Croatia’s amazing seas, with pristine waters in breathtaking shades of blue and green. Have lunch at Villa Ruza, a delightful restaurant in Kolocep, with fine meals served outdoors amidst lushly planted gardens and pretty views. Continue your boat day marveling at the wonderful scenery and diving in the sea: ask your skipper to head to Lopud at the end of the day and stop at laid-back Obala for some beers and mussels (or other type of seafood) and return to Dubrovnik at sunset. Your hotel Concierge can help select a boat rental company, as there are too many in Dubrovnik, and make sure you have a flexible skipper that will go according to your preferences and pace. This boat day is especially alluring in high season to escape the tourist throngs.