Excursion by boat
Proizd and Ošjak are the most favourite destinations to all visitors of Vela Luka because of their beauty.
Proizd, The beach of the year on the Adriatic coast 2007., is a small island only half an hour boat ride from the town centre, is definitely the pearl of the area of Vela Luka, for the whiteness of its beaches, the turquoise sea and the scent of salty freshness leaves nobody indifferent!
Numerous tourists from all parts of Europe stayed faithful to Vela Luka for years and they always return here drawn by this island’s magical beauty.
There is a small restaurant called «Proizd» right next to a small dock, offering local specialties, international cuisine and refreshing drinks and cocktails, all in a pleasant Mediterranean atmosphere.
«Bili Boci» are the three most beautiful beaches near Vela Luka, and are located on the northern side of the island. There are several walking paths leading to them. From here stretches a beautiful view of the island of Hvar and the open sea. This is where it all comes together - the power of the sea, the sun and nature and here is where the beauty of spending a holiday in Vela Luka becomes complete!
The island of Ošjak is characterized by peace, tranquillity and simplicity so it is no wonder that its visitors have been calling it Love Island for decades.
That is so true, because once you come here it is so easy to forget the everyday rhythm of the hectic city life, and its untouched nature, aromas of the Mediterranean, crystal-clear sea, sunshine and heat always remind the visitor of the beauty of existence and the wonder of nature!
There is a walking path leading through a dense pinewood covering the entire island, so you can walk to easily accessible rocks and places where you can sunbathe, swim in the sea and relax.
On the western side of the island, right next to the walking path, there is an interesting cave surrounded with rocks and the sea, making a beautiful sight of a unique natural beauty. Here you will find no traces of city life. There is nothing here except the sea, pinewood and crickets, and all those who like the untouched beauty of nature will discover the Mediterranean as it once was and find, even if only for a little while, "their place in the sun"!
Ošjak is only a ten-minute boat ride from the Vela Luka town centre.
During the summer months there are organized tours to both islands and the boat ferries across several times a day. You can access the islands on your own, by your own boat, a taxi-boat, or you can rent a boat from the local tourist agency.
Vela Luka bay consists of many more or less approachable coves. The shore is rocky with many pebble and sand beaches and the sea is clear.
There are two public beaches in Vela Luka. One of them is just outside Posejdon Hotel, and the other is in Plitvine cove in front of Adria Hotel. The public boat ferries several times a day during the summer months.
Most coves surrounding Vela Luka offer numerous smaller and larger beaches where you can swim and sunbathe and relax. You can access by car or boat and for more detailed information contact the nearest tourist office or the local tourist agencies.