Soul Seed Travel Guide: Recommended Retreats in Croatia

Soul Seed Travel Guide: Recommended Retreats, Spa Resorts & healthy eats in Croatia

With its diversity in natural beauty and all year round sunny climate, Croatia is the ideal place for anyone looking to getaway on a healthy holiday. Relax and rejuvenate alongside views of the sparkling turquoise-blue Adriatic sea, explore the many islands that scatter its breath-taking landscape, the jaw-dropping vivid green lakes you can swim in and admire the characterful architecture that lines this wellness hotspot. I encourage you to go and explore and add it to your bucket list for this year.

Here’s the Soul Seed Travel guide to the best retreats, spa resorts and healthy eats in Croatia.

Summersalt Balance Yoga Retreat, Vis Island Croatia 19 – 26 May/26 May – 2 June/9 – 16 June/16 – 23 June/15 – 22 September/22 – 29 September

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The Balance yoga retreat on the incredible and magical island of Vis, Croatia invites you to experience moments of meditation by a quiet sea with turquoise waters, two daily yoga classes with morning vinyasa and evening yin / restorative, massages, vegetarian and vegan food and island discovery tours exploring the beaches, coves, bays and lovely towns. A harmonious week will bring your mind, body and spirit into the balance and will connect you to the likeminded discoverers and yogis from all over the worlds to share your journey.

This unforgettable 7 day island retreat experience in a gorgeous seaside villa with stunning views will give you the much needed personal time and a chance to look inwards and find peace within. We strive for a balance between the wellbeing of the spirit and the body (with yoga and meditation) and the pure joy of everyday life. We’ve created a program that connects our guests to themselves, the magical nature and the little new family they have made for the week. All of these connections create what we call – a wonderful balance. We welcome solo travelers or couples, from beginners to advanced yogis as well as any ages. Each student gets individual attention and care from the teacher for his or her developing practice. Join us for your wonderful journey to balance!

You will be staying in a beautiful seaside villa located on the south side of the Vis Island. Every morning you will be greeted with a view to the beach and surrounding small islets. A large outdoor pool, a garden, outdoors dining and lounge areas and the sound of waves make this place a perfect destination to relax, feel at peace and go deeper into your yoga and meditation practice.


Retreat in Croatia: Yoga and Wellness Weekend, 26 – 29 April/31 May – 3 June/28 June – 1 July/26 – 29 July/20 – 23 September

joy of the mediterranean

Join the Joy of the Mediterranean for a relaxing, rejuvenating, and detoxing Yoga and wellness weekend retreat. This is the perfect opportunity to refill and restore your energy under the Mediterranean sun surrounded by crystal blue seas, and bring your body and mind into balance with daily yoga classes, meditation and breathing exercises. The extensive local knowledge of the retreat team ensures that you will enjoy the best authentic sights, flavors and experiences of Croatia. Located in the gorgeous and unspoiled location of the enchanting Korcula Island,  Dalmatia.

You will enjoy hikes through Korcula’s lush and unspoiled wild fields, explore hidden bays of breathtaking beauty and experience an excursion to the magical naturural park of island Mlijet, with its salt lakes, bicycle wine tour to the famous Croatian wine region on Peljesac and most of all to discover all the joys of Mediterranean and have a lot of fun in the process. Should you prefer a week long retreat we offer our Seaside Yoga Holiday.


EAT.PRAY.MOVE Croatia + Montenegro Yoga Retreat, 20th – 26th May

We’re returning to the Adriatic Coast for a combination week in both Croatia + Montenegro! Enjoy wine tastings, spa day, and blue waters as we practice yoga and manifestation coaching workshops to consciously create the life you dream!.

This yoga retreat will take place in both Dubrovnik, Croatia and nearby Kotor, Montenegro to give guests a taste of the jewels that both countries have to offer! We’ll begin the week at a beautiful historic villa, named Zamagna, in the bay of Zaton, just outside of Dubrovnik. This 400-year-old stone summer house was one of the first such homes of its kind in quiet Zaton Bay where the aristocracy of old Dubrovnik came to retreat for the summer months. For many years this particular villa has been passed down through the same family line, and it’s opening its doors to receive guests. It’s a unique look into the history of Dubrovnik and its beautiful people.

The venerable stone guest house at water’s edge enjoys a peaceful location on the quiet bay against a backdrop of steep, rocky hills and cultivated terraces. The residence is set among an exquisite garden with vine-covered trellises, carefully designed to showcase a variety of colorful blooming flowers, as well as fragrant herbs, fruits, and vegetables. A small chapel nearby is part of the residence, donated by the ancestors of the Zamagna family to the local community and still in use for church ceremonies.


Mindful Hiking and Yoga Retreat Croatia

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This Mindful Hiking and Yoga Retreat Croatia ‘On the Way Up‘ has been designed as a unique fusion of experiences embracing some of the most beautiful Croatian seaside and mountain sights. Take this mindful journey and enjoy sunny promenades along Kvarner bay, continue further up discovering magic hidden places of the hinterland and reach rocky mountain tops of the green inner land of Gorski kotar, while looking at the crystal blue Adriatic Sea.

We will begin our day with yoga exercises to pleasantly energize our body and spirit. We will then boost our energy in mountain surroundings, hiking mindfully, experiencing the power of meditation and aromatherapy during the hike. We will indulge our senses with delightful and harmonized savors. Selected vegetarian and Mediterranean specialties will be prepared on spot with love and care, respecting natural balance.

Our retreat home for the week is a rustic villa, which is located in the hinterland connecting sea and mountains, in the picturesque village of Grižane. Raise your limits, explore new heights and soak the profound energy of nature on your way up! Hiking tours include some of the most remarkable mountain sights in Croatia, such as national park Risnjak, mountain peak Snjeznik; which both offer stunning views to the coast and the inner land. We will visit Celestial labyrinths; artistic stony formations along a walking plateau above the sea, as well as other astonishing sights.

Little Green Bay, Hvar

In the distance, the party is in full swing: the jet set has converged while the sun shines on one of the most beautiful islands in the world in Croatia, where the summer sun always shines.

In an unspoilt, transparent sea, dolphins swim freely as the long, mountainous island of Hvar stretches lazily from east to west, close to the Croatian mainland: a green jewel in a turquoise sea. But before you explore the treasures Hvar has inherited over the centuries from its Ancient Greek, Roman, Gothic and Renaissance residents, you will first become better acquainted with Julie and Mathieu; owners of the Little Green Bay. Just off the beautiful coast of Croatia, a multitude of islands await travellers in search of authenticity, less than three hours from London. In a green, tranquil garden, a luxurious guest house welcomes you for an enchanting break.

Our outdoor spa and terraces are scented by our aromatic herb garden, which affords you a delicious, sleepy sense of relaxation as you enjoy a massage with scented oils.

As well as massage, our therapists offer facial and body care, pedicures, manicures – anything and everything you need for a true sense of well being.


Lešić Dimitri Palace 

A private retreat in the heart of the old town hidden within the walls of Korčula. The Palace’s six residences are each influenced by a particular region of Marco Polo‘s Silk Road travels, with the themes extending to both the SPA and cuisine. An intelligent use of space and unusual combination of materials, together with original details, mean that each of the six residences in  has its own personality and offers something different.

Indulge in the therapeutic benefits of spa therapies offered by the palace’s Thai and Ayurveda therapists who are trained to world-class standards in a countries with centuries’ worth of spa tradition. The team offers an inspiring treatment list with influences from the Silk Road, Thailand and the Mediterranean with natural products created especially for Lešić Dimitri palace using herbs, roots, flowers and fruits organically grown in Dalmatia and Asia.

Yoga classes offer a unique blend of classical Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Mudra and Meditation practices to harmonise the mind, body and soul. Yoga retreats, weekends, or private sessions can be arranged through the palace. Sessions can be taken in privacy of our residence or outdoors by the sea, on beaches and islands in the vicinity.


Having trouble choosing? Email us at and we will help you find and book your perfect retreat. Follow our travels on Instagram @soulseedtravel.

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