We just returned from Obonjan, Croatia. And what an amazing experience it was.

Obonjan is hard to describe. It’s a relaxing retreat, beach party, pool party and Summer festival all on one gorgeous island in the Adriatic sea, with amazing food, friendly people and superb accommodation in a forest like something from a fairy tale. All of this complemented with a beautiful soundtrack from the resident DJ’s at the pool and on the beach. obonjan5

The whole experience left us impressed with the feeling that we were witnessing the birth of something very unique.

After a relaxing day wandering the island, swimming in crystal clear waters and chilling by the pool sipping ice coffees & cocktails, we managed to catch stellar performances by Pearson Sound and Four Tet in a forest under the starry midsummer’s sky. The island party vibes continued through the night & into the small hours with the show wrapping up a little later than planned.

Every week features some great acts and this week is no exception. Perfectly brewed soul, hip-hop and funk from Mr Scruff (Tues 23rd), melodic sounds from Gigi Masin/Gaussian Curve (tonight, 24th), Matthew Herbert and Jonny Nash (tomorrow night, 25th) and the revered Gilles Peterson spinning poolside on Sunday 28th.

We highly recommend taking at least a week out to get the full experience of Obonjan. We will be back ourselves next year for sure and plan to soak up the full island experience. We’ll even try our hand at some of the many yoga and meditation activities. Easy-upside-down yoga anyone?

There’s still time to make a visit if you are in or around Croatia. The island operates until September 6th, 2016 with regular boats leaving from Šibenik daily. Check out http://www.obonjan-island.com/ for all the info.