Lokrum Island
Lokrum Island
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Lokrum Island, home to a botanical garden, salt lake, and Benedictine monastery dating back at least to 1023, is a great escape from the bustle of Dubrovnik. Travelers and locals alike visit this island for its idyllic walking paths, natural swimming pools, and colorful peacocks. It’s also popular among Game of Thrones fans as the filming location for Qarth. A perfect day trip, boats regularly leave from Dubrovnik's Old Town port and take just 15 minutes to get to Lokrum. An additional entrance fee is required on the island. Lokrum is busiest in the summer vacation months of July and August. – Tripadvisor
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  • Wanderer52622613197
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relaxing and beautiful
    It was an easy trip. 15 minutes by ferry. $27 per person. The island was beautiful, calm and relaxing. We spent the day on the rocks sunbathing and swimming. Places to buy food and drinks tucked away under the pine trees. We didn’t explore very much but will do so next time. Well worth the visit!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 19, 2023
  • Rachel Jones
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent part of our trip to Dubrovnik
    We loved Lokrum. The ferry was easy to use, 27€ round trip—somewhat expensive but worth it. We enjoyed the majestic peacocks, the delicious food, a brisk dip in the Adriatic. Our kids especially liked exploring the picturesque rocky beaches and cliff, jumping into the “dead sea”. Unfortunately, we didn’t see any bunnies, but this is probably better for the local flora. Interesting to see the cacti and Eucalyptus. Maximilian‘s garden was more lush than the botanical gardens. We spent several hours, but still didn’t get to see the fortress. There was some walking to get around, a mild to moderate hike, probably better with better shoes than flip-flops
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 22, 2023
  • JKD
    Somerset, United Kingdom113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Serenity world of Lokrum
    I found out about Lokrum on the Dubrovnik Facebook group and we were very keen to visit. Looks so small from the old town but as we got closer by boat it’s huge. We had lunch at one of the restaurants and a swim in the sea. You can easily spend a day there but we only spent the afternoon and managed to visit the botanical garden too. Sadly, we missed half of the vegetation forests as we were pushed for time to get back. It’s so beautiful there and no residents living there - only peacocks, rabbits and the wildlife.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 23, 2023
  • Ash
    Europe154 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lokrum Ahoy
    Definitely worth it for half a day. Buy your tickets from the official hidden ticket counter just as you enter after the restaurant and before the line of agents . Very nice island follow the map which you can pick up when you buy the ticket . Keep,your student ids to get a nice discount.,Island has a lot of wild peacocks ,,peahens and the pea babies if you are lucky. Many rest though the one right in the beginning is the best with excellent service with a smile and nice drinks and sandwiches. Nice places to swim on Lokrum.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 24, 2023
  • mrsw2015
    Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and worth a visit
    A beautiful island, well worth a visit. The monastery is lovely with peacocks everywhere. The views from the Fort make the “path to paradise” worth the climb even in the heat. We wandered around enjoying the sea views and the shady trees. If eating or drinking on the island, choose your offers carefully as it is expensive, we paid 15 euros for 3 very small cans. The Dead Sea pool is a must, great to swim in with a little cave ( or large overhang) to swim into and look at the rock formations. We paid for the island boat which is included in the fee of 27 euros each but not sure if other people ever had tickets checked.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 25, 2023
  • Diana B
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go to Lokrum for swimming and relaxing!
    Take a short ferry ride from Old Town and stay on the island for hours. The swimming is wonderful and there are peacocks everywhere. There are places to eat and drink but I recommend bringing food and having a picnic on one of the beaches.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 29, 2023
  • Caroline LP
    London, United Kingdom1,310 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of Peacocks, great walks and beautiful scenery
    We had a great afternoon travelling out to Lokrum island and rambling around the island. There are some steep inclines with some rocky paths so make sure you have good footwear. We learnt that the island was at one point owned by the Habsbergs of Vienna and you can read about the history regarding this on the island. If coming again I would come for the day with a picnic and my swimming suit in tie. There is plenty of space and access to swim in the sea. It’s definitely a must do if coming to Dubrovnik.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 12, 2023
  • Jerri L
    Johnston, Iowa3,061 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Botanical gardens, monastery and history
    We were with a cruise ship tour group when visiting in July and it was very hot. We took a water taxi from Dubrovnik Old Town to Lokrum Island and spent time walking the botanical gardens and the old monk monastery then went through the museum. We had fresh squeezed lemonade at the small cafe near the boat landing then walked to the Dead Sea area and the swimming hole and past swimming beaches. It would have been a perfect day to swim but the tour group chose not to get wet on this day.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 13, 2023
  • TMB
    Cambridge, United Kingdom10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable but expensive.
    We visited the island on our first day in Dubrovnik which was beautiful however slightly expensive. I’m not sure where extra charges come in but we paid €27 each for the boat and didn’t have to pay anymore on the island. If you’re planning on going plan to go for the whole day picnic and all. The island cafes and restaurants are very expensive even for a drink although they have good cocktails. There is a water fountain which you can fill your bottle up from (all taps/fountains are drinking water in Dubrovnik). The island is beautiful and worth going to especially for the clear waters and the rock jumping.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 20, 2023
  • 76Rachel
    Machynlleth, United Kingdom18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful island.
    A beautiful island to visit. Peacocks (and their babies) roam free. There are endless trails around the island, although these aren’t well signposted so make sure you take a picture of the maps dotted around. Don’t forget to take a swimming costume too - we spent the morning relaxing and swimming here with only a few locals for company. Much quieter than the mainland. The Game of Thrones chair is situated on the island as well. 10 minutes by ferry, so an easy place to get to!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 22, 2023
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Alanna
Kent, UK259 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We took the ferry to the island (about 10 mins) and spent about 2 hours wandering around the island. Lots of beautiful views, nature and overall very peaceful!

There is a cafe which sells small bites and drinks - it looked overpriced for what it was so I would recommend either eating before/after your visit the island or better yet, bring a picnic to have on the island.

Also has free toilets near the cafe.
Written May 12, 2022
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Katie S
Norwich, UK20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
Lokrum is only a 10 minute boat ride from Dubrovnik, very easy to get the boat and tickets were reasonably priced. The island itself is a nice break from the busy town. There are walks round the island, beach areas and some interesting museum exhibitions- both about Lokrum and Game of Thrones. There are a couple of restaurants which looked nice. You could easily spend half the day here. There is a walk round the island with lovely views of the old town, it took us around an hour at a leisurely pace.
Written November 2, 2021
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland7,181 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
It takes only 10 minutes to reach small and lush Lokrum island from the Old Port. The boats run every half an hour and are quite heavily charged, in June the trip cost 100 kunas doubling in July to 200 kuna. Lokrum is a nature reserve, so picking up anything like laurel is forbidden, you can do that on Dubrovnik shores. A restaurant by the Monastery ruins serves excellent lunch and a cafeteria by the Dead Sea is most relaxing after swimming. There are rock boulders from which you can descend to deep water by metal ladders.
Written July 11, 2021
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Nelli8
Hertfordshire, UK770 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
We wanted to visit this island whilst in Dubrovnik.

When we went to the port to enquire about prices we went to the glass bottom boat stand as that was the only one we could see that went to that island. We were told by the lady there that it would cost money for the boat and then a further 150 kuna for entrance to the botanical gardens, plus we had to decide how many hours we wanted to stay beforehand as because of Covid the seats on the boat were limited. For us it seemed quite expensive £100 for a few hours and being on a time limit with a return boat we decided against it.

However on our travels we met the owner of an excursion company and he said there is a government run boat which is the big one right past all of the people selling over priced tickets to the islands. He said there is no fee to get on the island. The island is a UNESCO site so the money you pay on the government boat goes towards preserving the island, but it is a fraction of the cost of the other boats.

The island is beautiful and it’s so worth a visit. There are peacocks roaming the island and we were lucky enough to see a peacock with her babies. There is an old fort on the island which was a bit of a climb but so worth it for the views over to Dubrovnik. The trees in the botanical gardens and on the island provide a welcome shade from the sunshine. There is a bit on the island at the furthest point where you can jump in to the sea. It was so beautiful and very peaceful. The water was so clear you could see lots of fishes. We walked round the whole island and saw all of the points on the map. So worth a visit if you have time on your travels. Highly recommend for a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Written August 22, 2021
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,676 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
A nice daytrip to be done from Dubrovnik, there are different things to see on the island such as the fort with nice views (however, very rocky and steep path, for me it was exhausting and stressing, they could build a better path), the salt lake (I swam there), the gardens with the peacocks and general the rocky shores as beaches which are also a nice motive for pictures. It is very calm and wild as no one is living there. I would advice it only for those seeking peace and who know how to appreciate calm places. Otherwise you will feel like you paid too much for less, because 200 kuna is not so cheap.
Written August 17, 2021
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Sally W
South Devon, UK53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We took a boat from the harbour to Lokrum Island Nature Reserve which was an enjoyable trip and took about 15 minutes. They run every half an hour to and fro so you could choose how long you wanted to stay on the island. We visited the monastery and botanical gardens and if you are up for a climb you can see lovely views of Dubrovnik from Fort Royal, There is a small salt lake you can swim in if you want to cool off. Peacocks wander around the island and we were lucky to see them with their youngsters. We had heard of rabbits running around too but we didn't actually see any. Probably sheltering from the heat.A nice half day trip well worth doing.
Written August 15, 2020
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Coral D
Gateshead, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This island is well worth a visit! We recommend getting the official “skala” boat as that includes your entry to the island. Some of the other boats in the port were charging a cheaper initial price for the journey but you then had to pay your entrance fee separately.

There is a map when you get off the boat that shows you all of the trails on the island and it is very easy to navigate. We really enjoyed seeing the wild peacocks!
Written November 7, 2021
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Barbs25
Staffordshire, UK3,577 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We did a lot of research on the islands as there is so many to choose from but so glad we picked this one.
Only 15mins from Dubrovnik and very reasonably priced, the tickets can be bought at the port and include entrance to the island and the return boat journey.

The island is beautiful and very quiet compared to busy Dubrovnik. So much to do if you walked around the place, well worth the short climb to the fort on top as the views are beautiful over the island and Dubrovnik.
Lots of rabbits and peacocks wandering around, couple of cafes for a snack or drinks but no shops as such.
Rocky area for sunbathing/ swimming in the sea. There is also an amazing huge lagoon which is not to be missed. Big enough to swim in and calmer than the sea and theres also a cave.

We had a brilliant afternoon would definitely recommend
Written January 29, 2020
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JustBe
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Lokrum is a beautiful island that you can go to but you don't have to. You will not miss anything. There is a myth surrounding the island that says Lokrum is a haunted island. Google it. "Don't take a peacock's feather from the island, or a stone in a shoe, or a leaf from a branch. Everything on the island belongs to the island." You can reach Lokrum by ferry from the old port, the ride takes 10 minutes. The last ferry from the island departs at 7 p.m. After 7 pm, no one stays on the island. The ticket is quite expensive. If you are a fan of the Games of Thrones series, there is an iron throne on the island
Written August 7, 2021
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Emily
Antwerp, Belgium25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
Lokrum was a wonderful change of scenery compared to old town. I recommend to pack light as there are no lockers, wear decent walking shoes if you plan to explore the whole island as the nature paths are uneven and rocky, and bring your own drinks & food as they are overpriced on the island. For GOT fans, the original iron throne is located in a small GOT exhibit in the Monastery. As a last tip, definitely climb up the fort for beautiful views!
Written September 22, 2021
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