Summer 2024 Checklist: Active and social retreat on the Adriatic Sea
Summer 2024 Checklist: Active and social retreat on the Adriatic Sea
OUR NEW HOME
After arriving in Dubrovnik, we’ll be taking our private speed boat to Lopud to check-in; expect snacks and champagne upon arrival! We can also set up private transport from the airport to the hotel.
We'll get to know each other and our amazing island, shake our bodies out with a little workout and enjoy a happy hour followed by dinner. Our DJ will get the party going and our private bartender will get you in dancing shape. Where this night takes you is your story.
KAYAKING + BIKING
Get ready to experience SYB to its fullest. We begin with coffee and an epic morning workout, yoga cool down, a dip in the ocean to clean up, and a hearty breakfast, all before it's even 10am.
Today, we kayak to the underwater caves to the island next door (about an hour). Then we'll bike between the villages of Suđurac and Šipanska Luka, where we will have lunch and take it the same way back. This is also the night we head into town for dinner, so bring your dancing shoes!
After our morning routine, we will hop on our speed boat to arrive in beautiful and old Dubrovnik. Whether you're a history buff or G.O.T fan, our local guide has got you covered on today's walking tour. We break off from the group and have free time to shop and explore before meeting at a special restaurant for a big dinner. Round off your day with drinks soaking up the view, or fully immerse yourself with cliff jumping! At the end of the night, we're back on the boat to our beautiful island.
Discover the ruins of Lopud as we hike across the Island; if the hike doesn't take your breath away, the views certainly will when we reach Sutvrac Fortress. We'll run down to Sunj beach for some beach games and workouts, and if you're down, see if you can take on the 1000 abs challenge! We've put in the work; now it's time to play. Soak up the beach vibes and grab lunch. Recharge, take an afternoon nap and flow into sunset yoga. For dinner tonight, we're taking over a local restaurant in the bay!
One of the most iconic days of your life; prepare yourself for our 200 ftPIRATE SHIP. It's not just a boat; this is a MF SHIP! We'll cruise through the islands and see the Dalmatian Coast the way it needs to be seen, from the water!
We finish our night with a beautiful dinner at our hotel.
Easy morning yoga because we know last night was crazy. Today, we hike and explore our little island and the nearby Sunj beach. Known for its shallow waters that extend for hundreds of feet, we'll snorkel, kayak, lounge, and take it all your friends.
Mid-day, we'll have various workouts planned, optional runs, yoga workshops, and of course, beach bootcamps! What's better than having a drink once you've finished a tough sweat session!?
As the sun sets, we pull out the yoga mats and stretch out our sore bodies. We'll take the yoga practice to a deeper level (this is where the magic happens), followed by our final event: Black Tie by the Sea. Don't forget to pack for the occasion; the pictures are breathtaking and you'll have memories for life.
BACK TO REALITY
We have our speed boat departing at 8am sharp; giving you enough time to get to Dubrovnik for your flight. If you have an early departure, we can arrange a private transfer for you.
Until next time... or until we throw our next party because this friendship just started!
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Time to give yall a sneak peak at hands down the greatest week of my life with some of the greatest people on this 🌎 Got 44 new family members 📷 by @aaroncolussi & @markharrison4 #SurfYogaBeer #SYBCroatia
Nothing like going to a foreign country for a week with 60 strangers to really push you out of your comfort zone 🙌🏼 Did some cool things and met even cooler people… so grateful for the crazy week I had with @surfyogabeer in Croatia. We laughed, we partied on boats, we got our assess kicked, but every second was magic ✨💪🏼🌊 Photo creds to the amazing @martin.straschnoy 📸 #sybcroatia
The story of SYB is very simple; Surf is adventure, risk, adrenaline. Yoga is spirituality, a deeper perspective on the short amount of time we have on earth. And beer is our chance to enjoy and not take it too seriously. They don’t always surf or do yoga or even drink beer on every adventure but they do take equal parts of what these things stand for and make one hell of an experience! Best Trip Ever! @surfyogabeer Cant wait to plan my next one. Miss this crew
A moment I can't put into words. The vibes, the time, the place, a sunset shared amongst some beautiful humans I'd only met that week, never to be forgotten.✨❤️
Too soon to hit you with an “I miss Croatia😭😭” post? Whatever, not good at following the rules😈😜 Go on a @surfyogabeer trip and you’ll understand🤷🏻♀️ Promise.
Officially in paradise
I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be
Such much 💚 for stunning Croatia, all the gorgeous souls I met and the memories with @surfyogabeer.
Loved day 2 of this #fitnessadventure in #Croatia with #surfyogabeer. Started the day with a 90 min bootcamp, 2 mile paddle to another island, 3 mile bike ride, lunch, then bike/paddle back to a night out with an incredible meal, karaoke and a few too many vodka pineapples...
I keep complaining that summer flew by too quick and yeah, it did, but let’s face it #hotgirlsummer is a whole mood and mindset 😉 #throwback to an epic boat day in Croatia with my SYB fam!
A moment I can't put into words. The vibes, the time, the place, a sunset shared amongst some beautiful humans I'd only met that week, never to be forgotten.✨❤️ #sybcroatia 🇭🇷 The Adriatic sea, Croatia.
My heart is full, my belly still hurts from laughing and I now have 30 new beautiful friends. Grateful for the feeling of knowing I’m exactly where I need to be. — Cheers to @julianat.jpg, @alanhepner, @ryangreenfilms, @ispanjolfitness, @mantaszvinas and @martin.straschnoy for your energy, love, leadership, amazing pictures & keeping our glasses full (figuratively & literally) Can’t wait for the next one! #SYBCroatia
Not sure if I mentioned I went to Croatia?! Non stop smiles from start to finish 😁 Thank you @surfyogabeer @mantaszvinas @stephcurrrie 📷 by the amazing @aaroncolussi & @markharrison4 #surfyogabeer #sybcroatia
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DO IT! We recommend that everyone comes on our trips alone. For most of us, the biggest takeaway from this trip will be the new people you meet, the new perspectives you see, and the amazing moments you share. Hanging out with awesome, likeminded people that are meeting you for the first time will remind you just how awesome you are. It may seem scary but we promise you, your amazing group of new friends and SYB leaders will be there for you the second you arrive.
Arrive to the Gruz Port on the north side of Dubrovnik at 1pm on August 30th. There you will be welcomed by the SYB crew and jump on the SYB speed boat to our island! This means you can arrive anytime before 12pm to Dubrovnik International Airport DBV because it usually takes around 20-30 minutes by Uber to get to the port.
We'll set up our boat transfer straight to the old town port of Dubrovnik and from there you can grab an Uber or taxi to the airport. Our boat have you arriving by 9:30am so that you can be at the airport by 10am.
*We also have a private shuttle service that can pick you up straight from the airport and take you directly to the island hotel for $140 up to 4 people.
Lopud (an SYB favorite) is home to LaFodia Sea Resort. This 4-star hotel is pure luxury, with seaside views & nature surrounding us. It is truly a unique experience!
This is a 4-star hotel so you can expect AC, WiFi, daily room cleaning, room service, safe, minibar, hair dryer, beach towels, bath towels, bath robes and even slippers.
LaFodia's private beaches gives us access to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Be ready to detox to retox!
As we begin this trip, we will meet in Dubrovnik and arrive at the city's only international airport, Čilipi Airport (DBV).
Dubrovnik is rich in history and culture, stunning architecture and picturesque landscapes. We get explore the historical Old Town Dubrovnik and venture out onto the Adriatic Sea in kayaks to experience the iconic underground caves.
Accessible by boat from Dubrovnik, Lopud, a small island off the coast of southern Croatia, is one of our favorite places. Lopud is known for its historic ruins located at the highest point of the island, and we will hike to explore the island's beauty.
We even venture onto the Adriatic Sea to see the islands on the stunning Dalmatian Coast. But, we can't forget Croatia's exquisite pebble beaches that are unique to the region.
After exploring the beautiful areas around Dubrovnik, we depart from DBV.
These are all levels, so even if you have never done some of these we have a full team ready to make sure you try something new and have fun doing it! But of course, they are all optional and we can always find ways to still enjoy Croatia to it's fullest!
We have a day in Dubrovnik where we've set up two different style tours. Option one is a Game of Thrones tour which explores all filming that was done there. Majority of the group opts for the GOT tour; it's dope. The other one is a historic tour of the city itself. Once the tours are done, you're free to roam the streets, shop around, eat all of the gelato before we meet back up for dinner.
After a late night, you may not want to wake up and join us for a workout, but we highly suggest it! Included in your trip, the boot camps and yoga sessions keep us energized - there is nothing better than waking up and sweating with your new friends! Our world-class trip leaders know how to start your day the best way, with a good workout to prime us for a day of adventuring.
This experience is included in trip fees.
No need to whip out your phone or camera at any point throughout this trip because we have got you covered. We will have a professional photographer and videographer joining us on this trip to capture every moment. These will be the best travel photos and videos you will ever get - you're friends better be ready for a photo dump out of their wildest dreams!!
We highly recommend you get travel and/or medical insurance. This is just for emergencies or unforeseen circumstances.
Kuna is the currency of Croatia, but Euros are widely accepted in the region, as are USD (but Euros are preferred).
Most credit and debit cards are accepted at most banks and hotels, and any non-franchised ATMs will not charge a transaction fee.
ATMs are widely available throughout Lopud (a quick walk from our hotel) and Dubrovnik, but we urge you to prepare and withdraw cash before the start of the trip!
We suggest bringing €300 to €400 to use at the beach bars and a few of lunches, but otherwise, we've got you covered! The average drink prices range from 14 to 24 Kuna, €6 or $8.
Part of the SYB lifestyle is enjoying fresh and local cuisines. Croatian cuisine takes influences from the Mediterranean, with seafood and fresh produce but also integrates simple strudels and schnitzels of Eastern Europe.
"Black Risotto," aka cuttlefish risotto, is a must-try! With its unique black color, this Croatian delicacy is common on the coast.
We get to have a few dinners at local restaurants, so get excited to explore local areas & indulge in the cuisines and culture!
Tap water in Croatia is excellent - some of the best in the world! We are perfectly safe to drink from the taps. However, if you leave Dubrovnik, try filtered or bottled water to be safe, as smaller townships have fewer regulations on their water.
Croatia is one of the safest countries in the world! The only significant risks we may experience are pickpockets or scammers in touristy areas.
Our accommodations will have safes for us to leave our valuables in, and we suggest leaving all important items in the safe while we are out exploring - but maybe keep your Yeezys and nice jewelry at home!