Visitors to the island of Mljet are rewarded with an oasis of peaceful tranquility and unspoiled nature. Much of the island is covered with forests, vineyards, secluded coves, and small villages. To ensure that Mljet remains untouched by large hotels and resorts the western half of the island has been named a national park.
At only one hour from Dubrovnik, the island of Mljet makes a great day trip for those seeking a little quiet relaxation. High-speed ferries leave from Dubrovnik’s main port in Gruz each morning and return in the early evening. Schedules can be found on the Nona Ana ferry website. Once on the island, visitors can rent bicycles or explore by foot, stopping at out-of-the-way coves for a swim, cafes for a drink, or a restaurant for lunch. For those that are not ready to return to Dubrovnik at the end of the day, there is some private accommodation on the island, but it is limited and should be booked in advance.