My partner and I are looking to travel to Croatia for a week at the end of July - this will be our first visit to the country.
I have been researching where to stay and have come across Lopud Island. I believe it is located about 50 minutes by boat from Dubrovnik, which appeals to us because we would be close enough to visit the city but not in the midst of the tourists. Also, I believe it has a proper sandy beach which is unusual in Croatia. I know there is a village on the island but can't find any information about what is in it (e.g. restaurants, bars), which would help us to decide whether to choose bed & breakfast or half board - we would like to have the option to eat and drink outside of our hotel. Can anyone who has visited give me some info?
As to accommodation, we like the look of Lafodia Hotel, which is due to reopen in June after a complete renovation and the pictures on their website look beautiful. However, as it has been closed for the renovation, I can't find any reviews after 2008. Again, if anyone has any info or other recommendations, this would be much appreciated.
Finally, if anyone can give me some advice about what to see/do whilst in Croatia, I would be grateful. We usually travel to beach countries, such as Egypt, Spain and Greece, so this kind of holiday is fairly new to us.
Thanks in anticipation!