Recharge and Relax: 9 Of The Best Croatian Wellness Retreats This Year

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and serene landscapes of Croatia with our selection of the nine best wellness retreats to visit this year. Whether you're looking to boost your fitness, deepen your yoga practice, or explore the country’s breathtaking scenery, Croatia offers a retreat for every preference. From invigorating fitness bootcamps and mindful yoga retreats to unique yoga and sailing holidays, these experiences are designed to rejuvenate your body and mind. For adventure enthusiasts, self-guided cycling tours from Split to Dubrovnik and trail running vacations offer exciting ways to discover Croatia’s coastal and inland beauty. Dive into the Dalmatian Coast’s crystal-clear waters with ultra swimming holidays, trek through stunning landscapes on hiking holidays, or explore Croatia's rich history on walking tours. Each retreat promises a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, making Croatia the ideal destination for your wellness journey this year...

Croatia Fitness Bootcamp

Located on the picturesque island of Lastovo within Zaklopatica Bay, the Croatia Fitness Bootcamp offers a comprehensive fitness retreat along the waterfront. The facility is equipped with top-tier fitness equipment, primarily from Rogue Fitness, and features unique additions like kayaks and paddleboards. Guests stay in comfortable accommodations directly behind the training area, with double occupancy rooms and single rooms available on request.

The package includes three daily meals at the on-site restaurant, focusing on sustainable, locally sourced ingredients curated with a nutritionist for optimal balance. A smoothie bar with supplements and superfoods is available throughout the day. The bootcamp also offers curated excursions to explore Lastovo Island's natural beauty, integrating these experiences into the retreat. The package includes fitness classes, food, wine tasting, excursions, boat trips, photography, and the support of fitness trainers and a nutritionist, ensuring a well-rounded and enriching experience.

Dates: 6/9/2024 - 6/16/2024 & 6/23/2024 - 6/30/2024

Give Back Yoga Retreat in Croatia

The Give Back Yoga Retreat offers a transformative experience with daily meditation and yoga classes designed to relax, stimulate, and deepen personal practice. Suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners, the classes range from gentle restorative sessions to invigorating vinyasa flows. With small class sizes, participants receive personalized attention, enhancing their comfort and exploration of yoga. Depending on the retreat location, classes are held in dedicated indoor spaces or outdoors if weather permits. The retreat also includes wellness-themed walks, such as guided tours, nature reserve walks, and garden meditation strolls.

The all-inclusive package features deluxe accommodations with sea views and private balconies, daily breakfast and dinner, and lunch on selected days. Guests can enjoy the estate premises, daily yoga and meditation sessions, transportation for day trips, and a welcome cocktail. Highlights include a guided tour of Dubrovnik Old Town, a private boat trip, a spa day, vineyard visits, wine and cheese tastings, and various cultural excursions, ensuring a comprehensive and enriching retreat experience.

Dates: 6/2/2024 - 6/7/2024

Sailing & Yoga Adventure in Dubrovnik

Embark on an unforgettable journey with the Sailing & Yoga Adventure in Dubrovnik, an all-inclusive 8-day, 7-night retreat that blends daily yoga sessions with sightseeing and relaxation. Guests will enjoy daily swim stops and ample time to explore Croatia's beautiful islands, all while experiencing the true essence of this stunning region. Highlights include buggy rides in Korcula, wine tasting in Stari Grad, a walking tour in Split, and guided excursions with local experts.

The retreat includes accommodation on a private boat, featuring private bedrooms and bathrooms, a bar, a spacious sun deck, dining saloons, and socializing areas. Yoga sessions are held daily on the top deck, providing a serene environment for practice. All meals and excursions are included, with optional activities available for those seeking extra adventure.

Dates: 9/12/2024 - 9/19/2024

Split to Dubrovnik Self-Guided Cycling Holiday

The Split to Dubrovnik Self-Guided Cycling Holiday takes you on a captivating journey through history and natural beauty. This adventure takes you along the Dalmatian Coast, from the ancient city of Split to enchanting Dubrovnik, covering picturesque islands like Hvar and Korčula and the scenic Pelješac Peninsula. As you cycle, you'll be surrounded by lush forests, the azure Adriatic Sea, and charming coastal towns with their iconic red roofs.

This self-guided tour allows you to experience the region's rich culture and heritage at your own pace. The package includes all lodging, daily breakfasts, luggage transfers, ferry tickets, and transportation as outlined in the program. You'll also receive local emergency support, detailed riding routes with maps, a Garmin device, and recommendations for sightseeing and dining. This cycling holiday offers an unforgettable way to explore Croatia's coastal paradise, ensuring a seamless and enriching experience.

Dates: Several dates are available throughout July and August

4-Day UltraSwim Croatia Experience

Join the 4-Day UltraSwim Croatia Experience for a thrilling swimming adventure tailored to fit into a long weekend. Held in mid-May on the stunning island of Hvar, this event spans 33.3 km over four days, offering a point-to-point, adventure swim format. Swimmers from around the world, of all experience levels, can participate solo or in duo relay teams, with a cutoff pace of 2 km/h.

The journey begins in the historic town of Stari Grad, known for its Pharos Swim Marathon, and concludes in the vibrant harbor of Hvar Town. Participants will enjoy premium support services, world-class safety measures, and high-quality accommodations. The package includes an official towel, an aluminum water bottle, additional swim gear, professional photos and videos, race management, safety boats, kayaks, medical support, and nutrition stations every 5 km.

Dates: 5/16/2025 - 5/19/2025

Croatian Trail Running Retreat

The seven-day Croatian Trail Running Retreat takes you through breathtaking national parks such as Brioni and Kamenjak Nature Park, with opportunities to cool off in turquoise waters. The diverse trails, ranging from coastal routes to mountain paths, offer a perfect setting for runners of all levels. Istria, often referred to as Croatia’s Tuscany, features scenic paths surrounded by karst stones, olive groves, and vineyards, all set against the glittering Adriatic Sea.

Enjoy local Mediterranean cuisine, including high-quality wine and olive oil, as you explore this region rich in history and natural beauty. Designed by expert runners, the retreat includes a detailed itinerary, digital maps, GPX tracks, 24/7 emergency contact, and daily support. The package covers six nights of B&B accommodation, and transfers and luggage transport are all arranged, allowing you to focus on the joy of running through Croatia’s enchanting landscapes.


Dates: Several dates avaiable between June and September

Self-Guided Ciro Bike Trail

Cycle through history and breathtaking landscapes on the self-guided Ćiro Bike Trail, which stretches from Dubrovnik in Croatia to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This unique trail follows the path of a historic steam railway, offering a mix of paved and unpaved roads through lush valleys, winding rivers, and charming villages. The journey includes stops at iconic sites such as Počitelj, Mostar, and Dubrovnik, blending cultural heritage with stunning natural beauty.

Over seven days, you'll stay in comfortable B&Bs and enjoy local Mediterranean cuisine. The tour includes all necessary accommodations, daily breakfast, luggage transfers, and transportation. You'll also receive detailed maps, a Garmin device, and 24/7 local emergency support. With daily distances of 20–24 km and moderate climbs, this adventure is suitable for cyclists of all levels, offering the perfect balance of flexibility and support for an unforgettable experience.

Dates: Various dates avaiable throughout July and August

Adriatic Hiking Adventure

Set out on a self-guided walking tour through Croatia's picturesque landscapes with the Adriatic Hiking Adventure. This immersive journey promises to unveil the natural beauty and rich culture of the region as you traverse rugged trails along the Adriatic coast. Experience breathtaking views of crystal-clear waters, rugged cliffs, and lush greenery as you wander through charming coastal villages adorned with ancient stone buildings and narrow cobblestone streets.

Indulge in delicious local cuisine, from fresh seafood to traditional Croatian delicacies, and explore historic towns, scenic national parks, and pristine beaches at your own pace. With materials, maps, and directions provided for self-guided tours, along with ferry tickets, local emergency support, and accommodation in cozy bed and breakfasts and guesthouses, this adventure offers the perfect blend of exploration and relaxation for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

Dates: Lots of dates available in June and September

Historical Walking Tour in Croatia

Join a captivating journey through Croatia's rich history on the Historical Walking Tour. This excursion traces a path connecting the villages of the southernmost Croatian territory, Konavle Valley, the island of Korčula, and beyond, delving deep into the region's turbulent past. Each day unfolds a new chapter as travelers visit ancient landmarks, former railroad tracks, and traditional paths that were vital lifelines between coastal shores and inland villages.

From monumental medieval tombstones to hillforts and ancient Illyrian stone piles, the tour reveals layers of history woven into the landscapes of Konavle, Dubrovačko Primorje, Pelješac peninsula, and Dubrovnik. Participants hike through picturesque mountains, stroll along old French ways, and trace the footsteps of Marco Polo on Korčula island. With off-the-beaten-path locations and a strong focus on historical and cultural immersion, this tour offers a unique perspective into Croatia's fascinating past.

Dates: Several dates available between May and November

In the End

Croatia has so much to offer. With its historic sites and beautiful coasts, it is the perfect backdrop for any wellness getaway. So, whether you are looking for the perfect swim holiday, walking or running tour, cycling vacation or relaxing yoga retreat–Croatia has something in store for you.

And if you're still not sure where to start, or if you need help planning your trip or if you are looking for alternate dates and locations, please don't hesitate to get in touch.  We'd be happy to help you find the perfect trip for your needs...And if you want to see more great trip suggestions, visit us today at Activ Retreats.


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