Tips for visiting the Blue Lagoon in Croatia

If you're planning to visit Dalmatia during summer time, one of the places that you will get familiar with as soon as you start searching for information about all places worth visiting in Croatia, is a place commonly known under the name the Blue Lagoon. Hidden between the Veli Krknjas and Mali Krknjas islets, it's the perfect spot for all snorkeling and swimming lovers.

There is no doubt, you will have an amazing time there and swimming in the crystal clear waters is definitely a unique experience. As this is also one of our most popular tours, we've decided to make a short guide/article about some suggestions and tips that will surely be useful before you decide to make any kind of "Blue Lagoon Tour". 

What to do there?

Key words: snorkeling, sunbathing, swimming. This is really one of the most stunning places of our coast and it's no wonder that it has become one of the most popular destinations. The pictures are not lying and if you have to choose some "must see" locations, a trip to the Blue Lagoon is definitely one of the things worth putting on your bucket list. If you want to make a lunch pause, there is a small, I wouldn't call it restaurant, but rather a traditional family household, that serves domestic meals for its visitor. It is necessary to give them a call before arrival, so they could prepare everything for your visit. It's a great opportunity to experience a different, more local perspective of Dalmatian cuisine.

When to visit the Blue Lagoon?

Maybe you will find a lot of information about this destination, but there are still very few realistic descriptions about what to expect there. You've probably noticed that there are many web pages which are mentioning that this is the ideal place if you want to avoid crowded, touristy places.

I would rather put it like this: it was the ideal, quite location. Around 10 years ago. Today, it's one of the most popular destinations of our coast and most people who decide to make a boat tour, will visit the Blue Lagoon during the day. Truth to be told, if you're looking for privacy, you'll need to avoid all popular destinations and seek some hidden corners and bays.

Since the main season lasts from middle of June until end of August, you can expect that there will be anchored boats during the mentioned period and that you won't be alone. The good news is that all experienced skipper know what's the best time to make a visit to the Blue Lagoon and how to avoid most crowded hours.

The most useful advice I could give you is to listen to your skippers' recommendations (if you don't have your own boat driving license and make the tour with a hired skipper). If you decide to make a boat tour with a few friends or family, the best option is to book a private tour, since you can arrange the time frame for each location during the day. Even if you're renting a bare-boat, you can always ask for advice and make useful notes about best time schedule, locations etc. 

How long does is take to get to the Blue Lagoon?

It takes around 30 minutes to get there by boat if you're starting from Split. You will also have the opportunity to see the UNESCO-listed town of Trogir during the cruise.

I would also recommend you to have a light jacket by your side during the day, since it can be very windy, even during summertime. Another tricky thing about boat cruising is that you won't feel hot and you won't notice that you're on your way to get a sunburn. Note to yourself: sunscreen is simply a must have on board.

Any other advice?

Use your day to visit some nearby island as well (for example island of Solta). There are so many hidden places and stunning little island towns worth visiting. Keep in mind that a lot of small local places still don't operate with credit cards, so it's always better to ask if they're accepting any kind of cards or any other payment options. 

And last but not least - have fun! After all, summer is a state of mind :)

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