Spend eight unforgettable days cruising on the Adriatic Sea from one island to another, explore beautiful nature, hidden bays and discover divine night clubs in places you will visit. This cruise departs with only gay passengers and gay friendly crew.
Clothing Optional (FKK - Free Body Culture) possible on sundeck, when appropriate!
• 15 double / twin cabins divided in three decks out of which:
* 5 cabins with double bed (+ extra bed possibility in 2 cabins)
* 10 standard (bunk bed) cabins Spacious airconditioned cabins with private shower and toilet
PLEASE NOTE- ALL DECK CABINS - ARE SITUATED ON MAIN AND TOP DECK! Below deck cabins are in the hull of the ship.
• Spaceful restaurant
• 2 bars
• Salon on deck dining tables for 37 pax, bar, wine cellar
• Reception (with fax machine), TV, video, HIFI with CD player.
• 2 Sun Decks:
• FKK (nude sunbathing) possible on sundeck (approx 60 m2)
• Spaceful sundeck (approx. 75 m2)
• Accommodation on board with half board service (breakfast and lunch).
• A+ package: airconditioned and spacious cabins, 1 captain's dinner and 1 guided tour of Dubrovnik in English.
We offered this cruise in August of 2011, and the reviews from participants were raves. We have improved the itinerary for next year, and included more amenities. Cabins location preferences are granted in the order that reservations are received.
We hope to see you in Croatia!
Gay Life Croatia Info
In smaller towns and tourist resorts, generally speaking, LGBT people meet in bars, clubs and c afés which are known to be gathering LGBT people and which are gay-friendly but do not specifically count as being gay. There are a lot of such places throughout Croatia and the atmosphere in many of them, not all, is relaxed and open-minded towards homosexuals.
If you are spending your vacation in a seaside resort you will have the best chance to meet LGBT people by visiting the gay beaches - and there are a lot of them along the amazing Adriatic coast. However, do not expect them to be too crowdie. In public places LGBT persons tend to act "straight" and therefore hard to "detect" while they're much more relaxed at the gay beaches. It is usually very easy to make contact with people in Croatia and when you get a Croatian friend you'll have a friend for life.
Many say that Croatia is a Mediterranean naturist paradise and judging by the number of nude beaches along the Croatian Adriatic coast this may well be the truth. Naked sunbathers are welcomed since the beginning of the last century when naturists were allowed only on a few especially designated areas. Today, except on official nudist beaches marked as FKK, nudity is often tolerated on many other so called "wild beaches".
Split is the largest Croatian coastal city (187,599 inhabitants, 2001) and represents the ideal launching point for any Dalmatian island-hopping. Its traffic-free streets are a living treasure house, and allow you to walk though history without barriers or museum curators.
The Roman Palace is where students promenade under floodlights at night, sitting in cafes sipping cappuccinos. The site was first settled when, at the end of the third century AD, the Roman Emperor Diocletian built his palace here. The importance of Diocletian's Palace far transcends local significance because of its level of preservation and the buildings of succeeding historical periods built within its walls, which today form the very heart of old Split. Diocletian's Palace is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Metropolis is known as the unofficial gay club among male homosexuals, lesbians and bisexuals in Split. The attitude in the club is macho and you will need a "gaydar" or a local gossip columnist with you to detect any gay people here as they act very discreet. Mostly younger LGBT visitors/clientele (14-30 y.o.)
Getto Club, Dosud 6, Club in the old palace owned by wonderful lesbian couple Klub Svjetskih Putnika, Gay-welcomed cafe-bar behind The National Theatre, north of Diocletian's Palace in centre of Split. Gay and Lesbian mixed crowd. Medium popular.
Bula- Club in the old palace Porta- Club in the old palace Semafor The cafe-bar opposite the main Post Office (HP)
Duilovo gay nude beach This is the most active and popular gay beach near Split. The meeting spot can be found on the hills above the rocky strip of land between hotel Zagreb and Stobrec village. There is rocky beach with pine trees above the shore. Woods are, obviously, very cruisy. Almost everybody is gay here. To get there take the bus number 15 from the city. If you have a car, drive into Stobrec and park near the school and walk down to the beach. Very popular/active
Marjan beach The Marjan hill (178m high), lies on the west side of the city. Today it is a park forest. This is a large peninsula poking out into the Adriatic to the west of the city center. The park is a great place to bike around (you can rent bikes near the entrance for a few kuna), walk the wooded trails, or dip your toes into the sea along the shoreline. It's a popular weekend spot for Split residents.
Gay men often visit beautiful beach just before Institute of Oceanography (Institut za oceanografiju). It is a rocky and hilly area and it is not exclusively gay and in fact very mixed. We recommend you to be discreet. To get there take the bus no. 12 from the church of St. Francis in the center, near hotel Bellevue. Take off at Institute and walk down to the beach by steep path.
Hvar Island [11,459 inhabitants] with its flower-filled gardens, its palms, its orange and lemon groves, its fragrance of rosemary, its enchanting countryside affording glimpses of a deep blues see, is an island of captivating charm. Hvar Island, the "Croatian Mykonos", is one of the most popular "gay-islands" in Croatia.
The main town on the island, Hvar Town (3,643 inhabitants) is a very popular LGBT resort and the popularity of the town is increasing for each year. Fabulous Hvar Town, which is a small and charming medieval town situated in the southwest of Hvar Island, is attracting young good-looking gay/lesbian charter-tourists and bag packers as well as the international Jet Set and globetrotters from all around the world.
There are no LGBT organisations, official LGBT bars or clubs in Hvar Town where LGBT people meet. However, the town has a very lively nightlife when the tourist-season is in full swing and gays and lesbians meet each other in the hip bars at the harbour.
Hvar Town is chic, youthful, vibrant and fun. It is easy to fall in love with Hvar Town and many gays and lesbians return from a year to another. There are great opportunities to make new friends at the Saint Jerolim Beach in summer and if you have been to the gay beach you will recognise people later on in the evening when strolling around in the town centre.
Hvar is the fourth largest island at 300 sq. km [182 sq. m.]. It is the sunniest island in the Adriatic with almost 2,800 hours of sunshine per year. However, there is enough rain to keep the island green and to maintain the beautiful fields of lavender, rosemary, sage, marjoram and thyme and carefully cultivated vineyards. Many people remark that in the spring Hvar smells like an herbalist shop. When in Hvar, you must purchase some lavender oil, which is the major export of the island. The hoteliers on the island pride themselves with the consistently good weather - if there is more than four hours of rain per day, they give a reduction on your stay and if snow falls [which happens once a year, on average] your stay is free!
Carpe Diem (Town of Hvar) is a trendy and popular bar with cool drinks, smooth music and hot after-beach-parties. The bar is located at the harbour and attracts young, hip and good-looking people form all around the world. It is not gay but visited by many gays. Outdoor seating, terrace or garden. Not exclusively gay but possible of interest to LGBT people. Mostly younger LGBT visitors/clientele.
Veneranda is not a gay club, however, if you like to dance this is the place you should go to. You are also likely to meet other LGBT people in the club during peak-season. The club is situated in the western part of the town, some 10-minutes walk from the main square/harbour. Walk along the shore, follow the disco-light and you'll find it. Mostly younger LGBT visitors/clientele
Jerolim FKK / Naturist / Nudist beach is an islet, part of Pakleni archipelago, directly opposite Hvar town. This is a popular nude beach visited also by many gays. Gays mostly gather at the south-east shore of the islet. The beach is rocky with some pebble coves and it is equipped with showers and a restaurant. To get there take one of many taxi boats leaving Hvar harbor. They are departing every half hour starting 9am, and returning in the same intervals with the last one at 6pm. When you get to the jetty turn right and walk some 100m along the shore until you reach the area with mostly gay couples, singles, lesbian couples and bisexuals. The gay area is about 300m long all along the east side of the island. Very popular/active. Many LGBT visitors. Food and beverages can be found at the restaurant near the jetty. The restaurant is open from June-September.
Pakleni Otoci naturist beaches are the most beautiful part of the Hvar riviera, if not of the whole Dalmatian coast. A cluster of wooded islands immersed in a translucent, azure sea, numerous bathing places, a myriad of small, secluded beaches, stone terraces facing the sun and beautiful deserted coves make up, as somebody said, an "arcadia within reach".
The favorite excursion spots are (from east to west): Jerolim and Stipanska beaches, where clothing-optional sunbathing isn't really an option -- total tanning is de rigueur.
Numerous other naturist beaches can be found all along the islands. All of the Paklina islands are clothing optional.
Stipanska and Mlin - naturist beaches located on the island of Marinkovac, part of Paklina archipelago, is reserved for naturists, equipped with showers and a shop. A boat runs several times a day from Hvar harbor. Mlin beach, next to the Stipanska beach, the island of Marinkovac.
Palmizana - naturist beaches Palmizana is a part of the Paklina archipelago south of the island of Hvar. Bathing season lasts there from Easter to November. On Palmizana you can freely cast your clothes away nudism has a tradition on Palmizana, where you can be undisturbed in one of the island's many lonely coves. Palmizana is located on the southeastern part of the St. Klement island, Paklina archipelago.
Nudist - naturist auto camping - Auto camp Nudist near Vrboska village with 2.5ha for about 420 naturist guests. "Nudist" is a paradise for all naturists with its own beach, restaurant grocery shop, modern sanitary equipment and sport facilities near by.
Mlaska - naturist auto camping, Sucuraj Mlaska camping (naturist and textile sections) is situated 4km from the village of Sucuraj, in a sandy bay called Mlaska.
Mlaska bay consists of two bays: Mala Mlaska and Velika Mlaska. In Mala Mlaska (Small Mlaska) naturist part of the camp is situated.
Zecevo - naturist beach on Zecevo island is open in high season and is a 15 minute taxi boat ride from town Jelsa on the island of Hvar.
Zavala - naturist beach Between villages of Zavala and Sv. Nedilja, on the southern side of the island. Zavala - naturist beach near Stari Grad, located 1km west of Helios hotel complex.
The Makarska Riviera stretches for 60km, between the towns of Brela and Gradac, with the main town Makarska. The Riviera is one of the most famous tourist locations along the Croatian coast and is also one of the most beautiful with countless sandy beaches, pine trees, sparkling water and peaceful bays.
The area is also known for Biokovo Mountain, which overlooks the coastal area. The population of the town, loomed over by Biokovo Mountain, is just around 12,000. The town was a Roman settlement and was just on the edge of the Roman Empire. It was also under the rule of the Venetians. One of the main sights in the town is the Franciscan monastery, whose present day appearance was built in 1614. The basement of the monastery houses a Malacological museum which apparently has the largest collection of snails, shells and mussels in the world.
Krvavica Beach Krvavica is a small town that is situated between Makarska and Baska Voda. Krvavica can be found 4 kilometres [2,5 miles] north of Makarska and 4 kilometres south of Baska Voda. To get to the gay spot go to the main beach in Krvavica and turn left. Walk along the seashore, towards the rocks, and after approximately 150 metres you will reach the gay area. Very popular/active.
Many LGBT visitors Nugal - naturist beach Young gay guys in Makarska meet on the nudist beach Nugal on the Osejava Peninsula, towards Tucepi. If you're coming from Split with a car, turn right when you see the sign for the tennis centre and then go all the way down. Turn right on the gravelled road and drive until you reach the end of the road (approximately 1km). This beach is popular only in the summertime. How to get there: Driving on magistrala, 2km after Makarska in direction Dubrovnik, you will enter Tucepi. Turn at the first intersection and drive until hotel "Jadran". Park there and take the stairs to the sea. Turn right and walk until you see "FKK beach" sign on the wall.
Riviera - naturist beach From Makarska downtown you can walk in direction west along seaside promenade at the end of "Riviera" auto camp you will enter naturist area. You can go by car too. You will have to go on highway (magistrala) in direction Split and after you exit Makarska you will see signs to "Riviera" autocamp and tennis courts which is on the left side of the road.
Ispod Kuka / Below Kuk nude beach Gay beach between Makarska and Krvavica Beautiful gay beach can be found near (north of) very touristy resort of Makarska. Coming from Split with a car, before Makarska turn right when you see a sign for the tennis center and then go all the way down. Take the dirtroad on your right and drive until the end of that road (cca. 1km). From Makarska's centre, Ispod Kuka is about 4 km to the west. This is a long stretch of coast with pebbles and rocks. Action only in the summertime though.
St. Peter (Sveti Petar) nude beach is a small peninsula in the center of Makarska. It got its name after a 15th-century church St. Peter. Today there are only remains of the church. Peninsula today serves as a city park and a beach. It has both, textile and naturist sections.
Rocky naturist beach with concrete plateaus is situated 100m from the lighthouse. This is not a gay exclusive beach, but it is a good place to catch some if you happen to be in the center of Makarska.
Korcula, birthplace of Marco Polo (1254), is, after Lokrum and Mljet, the third most densely wooded island of Croatia. There is much evidence of a highly-developed social life on Korcula even in the 13th century.
The Statute of Korcula, signed in 1214, prohibited the slave trade for the first time in Europe. It also spoke about the order and management of the city. Korcula makes an excellent base for day trips to places like Mljet and other islands of the Elafiti group (southeast of Korcula Island). Korcula is also famous for its traditional dance Moreska that has been performed for more than four centuries.
Badija - naturist beach On the island of Badija which lies East of the town of Korcula, twenty minutes away by shuttle boat. It has a surface of about one square kilometer and is covered by dense maquis and pine, cypresses and olive trees. If you want to stay overnight on Badija, you can shack up in a 15th century monastery which has been converted into a hotel.
Proizd - naturist beach is located near Vela Luka, on the small islet of Proizd, an oasis of untouched nature. A boat sails from Vela Luka to island Proizd three times a day (approx half an hour sailing). On islet the small restaurant serves delicious seafood dishes, traditional grilled meat and the heady wines of Korcula.
Velika i Mala Stupa - naturist beaches Velika and Mala Stupa are two little islets located near Orebic town on the Peljesac peninsula (just across Korcula town) who became favorite place for naturist sunbathers. Also nearby islet of Majsan is often visited by nude swimmers.
Mljet is an eight largest island of the Adriatic sea and one of the most indented. It is situated near wondrous city of Dubrovnik and it has been inhabited since ancient Greek times.
More then 70 % of surface of the island is covered by forest and that is why Mljet is also called "the green island". Because of particularly attractive landscapes of the western part of Mljet that area (about 1/3 of the whole area) was declared a National park in 1960.
Blace - naturist beach Blace beach is located in the most beautiful sandy bay at the very southeastern end of the island. It takes a twenty minutes of walk to get there from a small village called Saplunara. Beach is nearly 1 km long, surrounded by coronet of centenary pines and presents a shining example of primordial intact nature. This is not an official naturist beach and it is used by both naturists and textiles.
There aren't any official naturist beaches on the island of Mljet and none of the beaches is marked as one. But the island offers hundreds of lovely, little pebble stone coves and bays, many of them reachable only by boat, where you can be undisturbed and enjoy total privacy for a day.
Dubrovnik (30,436 inhabitants, 2001), also known by its old Italian name - Ragusa, is a world-famous resort and has been visited by millions of tourist threw the years. Tourists who have been taken happy memories home with them from this "jewel of the Adriatic".
In recent years Dubrovnik has become a popular gay resort but the gay scene still have to develop to please all gay visitors looking for new experiences. If you interested in relaxing, sunbathing, architecture and history - Dubrovnik is idealistic!
The city is often described as "a unique open-air museum" and this is perhaps one of the most beautiful cities to be found on the European continent. The old town was completed in the 13th century and remains virtually unchanged to the present day. Tall ramparts surround it and there are only two entrances to the old town which lead to the Stradun, the city's promenade.
One of the greatest pleasures for many visitors is to have a drink in one of the nearby cafes, watching the world go by whilst themselves being watched by the city patron, St. Blaise, or Sveti Vlaho as the locals call him.
Caffe Bar Troubadour is a nice place that can be found at the square on the eastern end of the Old Town. Troubadour is not a gay cafe but the place is known to be visited by LGBT people. Looking for a bar/cafe where one can meet LGBT people, this is the place to go to.
Lokrum FKK / naturist / nudist beach the most common and well-known naturist beaches are on the island of Lokrum. This island, a nature park with exotic tropical and subtropical plants, is situated just outside the ancient town of Dubrovnik. There are boats leaving the old town's harbor every hour on the hour. Return from Lokrum at 20 minutes past every hour. Traveltime is about 10 minutes and the price for a roundtrip is 20 kuna for adults. From the harbor at Lokrum there is a 5-10 minutes walk to the nudist beach. Just follow the road to the left after debarking the vessel. There are clear signs showing you the way. After a slight climbing of the road you're entering the nudist area. Gay nude beach, as usually, is situated at the end of the nude beach, so when you enter the nude area keep on walking. This is one of the most known gay nude beaches in Croatia and woods above the beach can be "cruisy".
Babin Kuk beach Located on the Babin Kuk part of the town. Walk down the path next to the hotel President. When you reach the stairs turn toward steep rocks. This is where gay men come to enjoy sun and sea. Head from the town on the number 4 bus line. The gay beach is between the end of the no. 4 bus line (a big hotel President) and Copacabana Beach. If you are walking from the bus stop to Copacabana, the gay area is before reaching Copacabana. There is really no beach, just rocks and boulders! Pretty spot, though!
Hotel Palace - naturist beach This naturist beach is located next to the "Dubrovnik Palace" hotel, in the Lapad part of the town (not to be mistaken with Lopud which is an island in the Elafiti archipelago). To get there take the bus number 4. This runs about every 20 minutes from Pile which is just outside the West gate of the old town and is a common starting point for many of the local bus services. The beach is an easy walk from most of the hotels on the Lapad peninsula, especially the Splendid which is the nearest. The Palace is semi derelict and is not very prepossessing but walk past it down the hill to the right then sharp left down steps when you see the swimming pool and you will see FKK signs painted on the path. The rocky beach is reasonably pleasant and has been extensively smoothed with concrete. It faces more or less South and can get untenable if there is a strong wind from a southerly direction which drives waves and spray on to it. There is access into the sea at one or two points but not particularly easy. No refreshments or other facilities are available in the immediate vicinity.