Lastovo Island Travel Guide: Croatia’s Favorite Remote Island
Updated December 2023, Lastovo Island Travel Guide was originally written in October 2018
Lastovo Island is Croatia’s most remote inhabited island, located in South Dalmatia. Lastovo still remains fairly untouched and off the main Dalmatia Island tourist trail of Brač, Hvar, Vis & Korčula.
Lastovo is the largest of the 46 islands making up the Lastovo Archipelago and it is the most forested of all of Croatia’s Islands, named a Croatian Nature Park in 2007.
The island is home to roughly 800 people, the vast majority of which live on the largest island in the archipelago named Lastovo.
The only way to reach Lastovo Island is by ferry and catamaran from Split.
So how did I stumble across Lastovo Island? I met a couple in Budapest at the hostel I was staying at on my first trip to Europe.
They’d asked about my onward travel plans and I mentioned Croatia in there. It just so happened that they were on their way back home to Romania after their honeymoon to Lastovo Island. They pulled out a brochure and showed me pictures. I was sold.
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How To Get To Lastovo Island
Lastovo Island is connected by catamaran and car ferry to mainland Croatia.
Catamaran: A daily catamaran from Split, stopping in Hvar and Korčula en route to Lastovo departs at 2:00 pm and arrives at 5:00 pm in summer (June-September) and 3:00 pm arriving at 6:00 pm the rest of the year. One-way tickets are 70 KN. The return catamaran departs Lastovo at 4:25 am and arrives at Split at 7:20 am.
Ferry: A ferry connects Split with Lastovo, departing Split at 5:30 pm and arriving at 10:00 pm. One-way tickets for passengers are 65 KN. One-way cost for vehicles starts at 470 KN. The return ferry departs Lastovo at 4:30 am and arrives at Split at 9:00 am.
You can purchase tickets online or at the Jadrolinija port office in Split and Ubli (Lastovo).
*Departures can vary and be canceled due to weather
What To See & Do On Lastovo Island
- Relax on the quiet beaches
- Eat locally caught seafood
- Go hiking and walking on island trails
- Stargaze at Hum, the highest point on Lastovo Island and rumored best night sky in Europe
- Cycle the island’s main road
- Snorkle and scuba dive in the crystal clear waters off shore
- Visit all 6 villages of Ubli, Lastovo, Pasadur, Zaklopatica, Lucica, and Skrivena Luka
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Where To Sleep On Lastovo Island
When I visited Lastovo Island we stayed at Hotel Solitudo in Ubli, which I do recommend especially for those traveling in pairs.
- Budget: Apartments Hropić | Booking.com | Agoda.com
- Midrange: Hotel Solitudo | Booking.com | Agoda.com
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