Mljet Island

Friday, 1 August 2014


Ali’s only input towards the planning of our trip was to say “oh Mljet, we should go there”. This was mostly because she thought it was called Midget Island, but we went along with it and planned Mljet into our holiday. Well she only went and excelled herself, as it turns out Mljet is the greatest place on earth!
Mljet
We booked a day trip and it all started off amazingly with a speed boat practically flying across the Adriatic Sea toward the Island of Mljet, Croatia’s National Park. We had to sit in a line straddling each other a long bench and clinging onto the handle. It was a very bumpy ride and it felt like there was threat of being bounced out of the boat at every wave! We bloody loved it! There was so much laughing and screaming that my sides were aching by the time we arrived.

Mljet

We arrived in a small fishing town then followed the wandering tourists to a ticket booth. We had no idea what we were letting ourselves in for and just dawdled through the forest aimlessly, hoping for some nice views. When we emerged on the other side, we were in the middle of the island by a huge saltwater lake which was the most amazing blue and green that you could ever imagine. It beat the blue and green caves hands down.

Welcome to Mljet.
Mljet

The water in Croatia is always beautiful and clear but Mljet is a whole other story. It is stunning! We excitedly jumped around, congratulating Ali on her discovery.

Mljet

Mljet

First up, before the sunbathing began we decided to head on over to the Monastery on the tiny island in the middle of the lake. Boats run hourly so we hopped on and went over. 

Mljet

Around the back of the Monastery was a small stable and a sign to let us know that Melitsa the donkey lived inside. Melitsa was hidden away inside her stable so we did our best donkey (eeeeeee-yoooorrrre) impression and she shot out, eeyore-ing her way over to us. She made our day! I’ve never met a donkey like her, she was practically climbing over the wall to greet us.

Mljet

Mljet

Melitsa and Ali had a very special relationship. There’s real love in those eyes.
Mljet

Sadly we eventually had to leave Melitsa or we’d be stranded on the island for another hour. We headed back to the main island and had a stroll along by the water. Ali, our animal loving buddy, was in her element when we bumped into these guys. 

Mljet

Mljet

After an exhausting couple of hours of animal adventures we collapsed on our own private little jetty and rolled into the water.

Mljet

You would not believe the effort it took to take this photo!
Mljet

Mljet
After a well deserved nap (holidays are so hard), Hann and I decided to get sporty and went off in search of a canoe. In our minds this was going to be an easy row across the lake, taking in the sights and stopping for a swim.

Instead we loaded in the wobbly boat and started paddling, in a circle, round and round. For some reason we just couldn’t figure out how to go forward, the lake drifted us slowly into the middle for all to see and we continued to spin around. I was crying with laughter and trying to lie on the floor to hide from our encouraging supporters on the shore shouting “you can do it, girls!”

Mljet

Eventually we drifted to the other side of the lake and managed to get out and swap ends so Hann took the lead in steering. Then we nailed it and we were zooming along.

It all went wrong again when we tried to get out for a swim. We needed to tie the boat up so I got out and had one foot on the rocks and one foot in the boat, then in true comedy style the boat drifted away until I was doing the splits and toppled into the water. Another episode of uncontrollable laughter followed whilst we tried to tie up the boat, it’s all much harder than you’d think!

Mljet
On our way back we did our best poses for Ali to make sure we looked like total professionals! 

We were devastated to leave Mljet and would happily have spent a whole week there. At least we had the fun journey back on the speed boat to look forward to. It was really windy so the waves were huge and the screams were even huger!

Mljet
The views weren't too bad from the boat either. 

It was a great way to end the perfect holiday. I'd highly recommend Croatia to everyone, its absolutely amazing! Girls, can we go back now please??!

Little London Girl x

If you fancy copying our trip; we arrived into Split and spent 3 nights in Hvar, 2 nights in Korcula and 1 night in Split. This gave us the perfect mix of relaxing, partying, shopping, eating and travelling. Now get booking! 

11 comments:

  1. What a lovely post! This looks amazing. The sea look soooo blue :-)

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  2. Oh this just looks absolutely stunning! Lovely photos

    Beccy ~ Bluebell & Bumpkin

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  3. Ah wow, it looks beautiful there! That boat story killed me - that would totally happen to me if I tried. I'd actually probably end up going down some dangerous white river rafting stream (even if there wasn't one there).

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha Rachael, I know what you mean. We were sure something like that would happen! x

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    1. Melitsa was the best! Maybe the next craze will be "borrow my donkey"? x

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  5. Looks like wonderful vacation!

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    1. It was amazing! Highly recommended as you can probably tell! x

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    1. Hi Meryl, thanks so much - it really was the most amazing place! Thanks for the nomination :-) x

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  7. It always brings me smiles seeing Brits loving my homeland :) i'm visiting home next week myself...though i'm up on the northern coast, where the best wine is ;) pics look amazing. Those areas are wonderful indeed x

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