Pag Island is a fascinating destination that sits in the Adriatic Sea. It combines summer beach parties with family friendly activities with a truly unique culture and history. Because of this, it is an extremely dynamic and varied resort that caters to all crowds. With beautiful beaches, fun festivals and local delicacies to die for, Pag Island is a phenomenal holiday hotspot.
Beginning with the livelier side of the island, Zrce Beach is the home of amazing summer festivals and beach parties that carry on long into the evenings. On top of this, the island provides sunset party boats and open-air nightclubs. This really is the place to be if you are in the party mood! On top of this, from the first week of January until Ash Wednesday, the Pag Festival carnival takes place every Saturday with parties, food, drink, music and plenty of dancing!
As exciting as this island is, it isn’t all about partying. Veliko Blato is a deserted spot on Pag Island that is perfect for bird-watching. The area here is home to more than 150 types of bird and the land is well sign-posted about what to look out for. Two endangered birds that you can spot are the gadwall and calandra lark but there are many more common types of birds too. The Olive Gardens of Lun are also a great place to visit. Here you will find around 15,000 wild olive trees with an average age of 1200 years old which is simply mind-blowing!
The diverse nature of the attractions on Pag Island is matched by the diverse range of accommodation on offer. There are some top quality hotels, luxurious villas, cosy B&Bs and cheap and cheerful stays. A lot of it depends on where you are staying on the island and what you are staying on the island for. The good thing is that you have plenty of choice either way.
When To Visit Pag Island
There isn’t really a bad time to visit Pag Island. Generally, we recommend that people visit resorts like these during the summer months when the temperatures are at their highest, the waters are at their warmest and the place is at its busiest. However, with events like Pag Festival taking place in January and many other events happening throughout the year, it is always a good time to visit!
The most convenient way of reaching Pag Island from the UK is to fly to Split and then get the bus to Pag. The journey is around 3 and a half hours but is certainly worth it once you reach this amazon destination.