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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  • 76Rachel
    Machynlleth, United Kingdom18 contributions
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    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
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Katherine B
    St. Albans, United Kingdom72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful haven
    A wonderfully relaxing spectacular escape from the busy (but beautiful) streets of Dubrovnik. A Lokrum ticket is not cheap. €27 each for adults ( under 18s €5) for the boat and entry to Lokrum but it’s a well maintained little paradise. Of course it’s full of people, in July everywhere is in Dubrovnik, but there are plenty of shady quiet places to explore away from the main areas so it doesn’t feel overcrowded. Bring your own supplies. There are cafes but it’s a captive market and they have to ship everything in so expect to pay more. There are so many places to take a cool dip in the sea or try the “Dead Sea” a salty pool that is filled with sea water but not coastal. Don’t forget your rock shoes for swimming as there isn’t any sand just shale and rock and it’s much more comfortable underfoot. Wear good shoes to walk around the island. Although paths close to the dock are paved the further out you get they become more rudimentary and the rocky coast is very uneven. Don’t wear flip flops like I did! And of course if you are a Game of Thrones fan you must go to the monastery and take a seat on the Iron Throne. Get there at 10 am and make a whole day of it. It’s worth it
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Bego B
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great escape from the crowds
    We had an amazing day at Lokrum. The water quality is excellent. There are a few nice restaurants and bars on the island, but you don't come here for the food or drinks. As locals say - the island is basically their escape from the crowds of Old City. Game of Thrones fans will love that there is a replica of the GoT throne.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Kate J
    Lincoln, United Kingdom40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    WOW so much to do, explored the whole island, some beautiful scenery, great lunch. The peacocks were very friendly. Managed a dip in the sea it was magical. Highly recommend a visit, be prepared to walk and spend hours exploring.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 August 2023
  • IestynapG
    London, United Kingdom88 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tranquil escape
    Thought it was terrific. We had paid €80 for a day at a beach club was ok but not special. Lokrum island is a great escape from heat and crowds of Dubrovnik. plenty of places to sit on benches, rocks etc and swim in clean clear water, not crowded. botanical gardens and historic monastery for a bit of 'culture', some easy hiing through forest for some exercise. Perfect. go early and enjoy a day there. €27 per head seemed good value to us
    Visited August 2023
    Written 16 August 2023
  • fiona
    Glasgow, United Kingdom21 contributions
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    A must do in Dubrovnik
    An absolute must visit while in Dubrovnik. We bought tickets at the harbour and walked straight on to a boat. The island is well sign posted for wondering around. Lots of wee cafes and stalls to buy water or a sandwich etc from. There was a water tap that we drank from and public toilets available (with big queues). I loved the ‘dead sea’ lake for a swim and then relaxing by the sea. There are ladders in to the water and places to jump off. Showers available for free too. There’s a play park for kids and a (quite steep) walk up to the fort. A great day out suitable for all the family!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Karen S
    London, United Kingdom42 contributions
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    A peaceful, tranquil escape from Dubrovnik with a fantastic views and glorious nature
    An absolute must have for any trip to Dubrovnik. A very quick ferry ride from the old town transports you from the hectic crowds of Dubrovnik, to a tranquil, peaceful nature reserve with an absolutely stunning Adriatic backdrop. The whole island is very well signposted, there’s enough to do to entertain children for a full day and also places to stop and get food and drink. Peacocks wander freely, there are steps to get in and out of the sea and a small salty lake called the ‘dead sea’ to float around in. We explored and swam in the morning, found a lovely shaded area to eat lunch, then walked up to the fort - at a really steep Hill, but worth it for the views. The ferry cost about €80 for a family of four, which isn’t cheap, but the rest of the day out makes it more than worth it.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Debbie G
    62 contributions
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    Great day out
    Had a great day out here! Bought tickets on the day at the ticket office at the harbour. The island is beautiful. Plenty of people relaxing with a bit of sunbathing and swimming but we went for a walk around the many tracks and visited all the points of interest on the map. It has to be said that some of the points of interest are not really all that interesting, and the tracks are pretty rough on the north side of the island and also quite steep, but the walk was very beautiful. Enjoyed a great lunch at the restaurant by the monastery and ice cream at the cocktail bar near the Dead Sea.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 August 2023
  • myinsidepockets
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning
    Unbelievably beautiful island. We had such a spectacular day wandering around the old ruins, swimming in the sea and following around wild peacocks. The botanical gardens are great as I am a firm lover of succulents and was delighted by their array. We loved moving through the fort and Lozerat, pretending to be long lost Adriatic Princesses on our own private island. Despite how crowded the boats were, the island itself was not too busy. If you prefer to flounder in water and not swim, we recommend Lokrum Beach on the north of the island as the others are rocky and the waves are choppy so not great for weak swimmers. Bring swim gear, a towel, water and swimming shoes - the rocks can be slippery and sore underfoot so I regret not bringing some. Also advise good footwear if you want to visit the fort, it's a bit of a hike and the ground is unsteady but not unsafe. The places to eat and fill water bottles are only at the pier so fill up before your adventure. Go early in the day, we spent a good few hours and the last boat out is 7pm. We spent about 6 hours and saw most of the island. We didn't swim in it but there is a good swimming/kayaking spot near the pier. Highly recommend a day trip here.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Gidget22
    Elmhurst, Illinois23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lokrum Island Visit
    Lokrum Island is a must see. We made the mistake of not packing our swim gear - make sure to bring it! We purchased our tickets right after breakfast with one of the local ferries. The hike to the top of the fort is a nice sweat. I will be back!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 September 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 12 May 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 2 November 2021
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland7,309 contributions
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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 11 July 2021
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Nelli8
Hertfordshire, UK768 contributions
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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 22 August 2021
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,676 contributions
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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 17 August 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 15 August 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 7 November 2021
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Barbs25
Staffordshire, UK3,675 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 29 January 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 7 August 2021
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Emily
Antwerp, Belgium25 contributions
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Sept 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 22 September 2021
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