May 12, 2010

Hotel Korinjak - Unique ecological and holistic hotel in Croatia - Yoga and vegetarian holidays in Croatia

Hotel “Korinjak” is the first hotel on the Adriatic specialized for ecological, health and holistic programs, offering also healthy vegetarian diet based on traditional home cuisine. Allocated at the entrance to the small harbour of Veli Iž on a colourful point in the mists of pine tree forest and surrounded by beaches. Island of Iž is an ideal holiday spot for anyone searching for peace and quiet.

The hotel has the capacity of 80 rooms with bathroom, in total 200 beds, most with balcony and a view of the see or the pine tree park. The restaurant is located on a wide covered terrace above the hotel beach. The lobby of the hotel has an aperitif bar and there is also a bar with a small terrace on the beach.

In the vicinity of the hotel you can find a camp whose guests can enjoy the beautiful pine tree forest by the see. Camp’s guests use the meals service of the hotel. The hotel has three halls for organizing seminars or workshops and a small hall for individual treatments.
In addition to the restaurant in which we serve balanced vegetarian diet the hotel has a snack bar with refreshment at the beach.

Each year Hotel Korinjak offers numerous supplementary activities such as:

  • Salutation to the Sun
  • Morning Yoga Exercises
  • Pranic Healing
  • Peace and Harmony Prayer
  • Circle Dances
  • Voice discovering School
  • Tantra integration of spirituality and sexuality
  • HATMARA – MERKAVA – transformation of vital energy
  • Art and musical workshop
  • HATAMARA-MERKAVA – Connecting with inner guidance
  • Thai Massage
  • Reflexive foot massage
  • Classical massage
  • Acupuncture therapy
  • Reiki therapy
  • Shiatsu massages
  • Bio energy treatments
  • Gong bathes
  • Hatha yoga
  • Ayur Veda treatments
  • Prana healing
  • etc
More info on Hotel Korinjak web page.

Island Iz is situated in northern Dalmatia, between Dugi otok and Ugljan. Island Iz has two tourist villages; Veli Iz and Mali Iz. Veli Iz and Mali Iz are beautiful little villages, surrounded by fig trees, olive gardens and vegetable plantations. Iz is the most picturesque island of the Zadar archipelago. It is covered with typical Mediterranean bush and cultivated with approximately 70.000 olive trees.

Island Iz can be reached from Zadar by bus (there is bus every hour), by car (you can park your car at the guarded parking place in Zadar or you can take a ferry boat from Zadar), by a regular or speed boat line. Zadar is well connected through its airport and other means of transportation with the rest of Croatia and Europe.

Today's Veli Iz is a small tourist village with a hotel, a marina, a few restaurants and café’s and 300 beds in private accommodation.

Veli Iž is as if painted onto the shores of its wide bay, the high bell-tower of St Peter’s in the middle. The hundred year old dockyard and the contemporary marina are, alongside traditional carpentry, sailing and fishing, are the symbols of the town.

On the island you can find various kinds of beaches, sandy, gravel, beaches made of stones and rocks and cemented beaches. In Veli Iz are two public beach, one in front of hotel and one on small island of Rutnjak, 300 m away from port, which is a clothes-free (naturist) beach reachable from Veli Iz by a taxi-boat. But the whole island is a one large beach with many lagoons, so you can rent a bike and enjoy in discovering of island.

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Apr 20, 2009

Croatia among the 20 cleanest countries in the world

Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia

The American magazine Forbes has ranked Croatia as the 20th-cleanest country in the world, among 149 examined. Switzerland tops the list and there are 14 European countries among the top 20. The U.S., once a leader in environmental protection, has fallen to 39th place.

In the report about Croatia, Forbes says: "Croatia recognizes the value of tourism and makes clean beaches a priority. The country, which lies across the Adriatic Sea from Italy, offers visitors ample, healthy fishing stocks and freedom from water-borne disease."

Top 30 the cleanest countries in the world:

1. Switzerland
2. Norway
3. Sweden
4. Finland
5. Costa Rica
6. Austria
7. New Zealand
8. Latvia
9. Colombia
10. France
11. Iceland
12. Canada
13. Germany
14. United Kingdom
15. Slovenia
16. Lithuania
17. Slovakia
18. Portugal
19. Estonia
20. Croatia
21. Japan
22. Ecuador
23. Hungary
24. Italy
25. Albania
26. Denmark
27. Malaysia
28. Russia
29. Chile
30. Spain

Full article
Full list of the cleanest countries

Apr 10, 2009

Tourists staying longer than 10 days will get 30 litres of fuel for free

All tourists staying in Croatian commercial tourist accommodation capacities longer than 10 days will get 30 litres of fuel for free. That’s a bit less than 30 EUR which is not that bad at all. This is one of many measures from the Action Plan for Tourism adopted a few days ago by Croatian Economic Council that should enter into force from June 2009. The Action Plan was adopted in the light of global recession and expected drop in tourism.

Among other measures, that could be interesting for tourists, are seasonal abolishment of visas for citizens of Russia and Ukraine and possible for China and India. Cheaper parking and free visits to museums are also envisaged.

The most of other measures are aimed toward tourism industry and local administration with purpose to reduce different taxes and other excises.

Croatia as a "lifestyle destination"

»Croatia as a lifestyle tourism destination" and “Land of new experiences” is one of the measures of the Action Plan, and includes a big advertising campaign mostly on Croatia’s the most relevant markets: Germany, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary and Denmark.

Mar 29, 2009

Valalta naturist resort among the best naturist beaches

Valalta naturist resort

Recent research of reveals a trend towards an increasing numbers of holiday makers who prefer to strip off on the beach. According to recent figures, participation in nudism is growing by 20 percent annually. A recent poll from also shows that ten percent of its viewers would choose to leave their clothes behind on holiday.

According to the some of the best word’s naturist beaches are Playa El Mago in Majorca, Sweetwater, Crete, Greece -also known as Gliko Nero, Banana Beach, Skiathos in Greece, Sylt in Germany, Haulover Beach in Miami, USA, Wreck Beach, Vancouver in Canada, Montalivet in France, Samurai Beach in Australia and Valalta in Croatia.

Rovinj - Croatia

Valalta is located on the Istrian peninsula, 8km (5 miles) from the city of Rovinj, Valalta has 3km (2 miles) of Blue Flag beaches and secluded coves. There is a naturist settlement nearby with a sea-water swimming pool and olive-tree and vine lined green spaces.
The Valalta Naturist Camp was established at the end of the 1960s on the tame slopes stretching along the northern coast of Rovinj. It offers accommodation in a naturist camping ground, bungalows, apartments and luxury mobile homes. Valalta has a large number of food-service facilities and bars, evenly distributed throughout the complex, a modern seawater pool complex for adults, children and non-swimmers, an artificial sea for those more inclined to land-based paddling in water. Numerous recreation and body care amenities are found within the pool complex, which is open from mid-May to mid-September. It even has a modernly equipped port, the first and only naturist port with a marina in the Adriatic, opened to the satisfaction of naturist sailors.

Valalta naturist resort

Valalta won Croatia’s best campsite award for 2008. As part of the Best Croatian Camps project, initiated by the Croatian Camping Association with the aim of improving camp quality, Valalta Naturist Camp received an award acknowledging its tradition of providing quality service. Camps were rated in several categories – quality of sanitary facilities, parcels, food and beverage offer, and sports and entertainment amenities.

Mar 27, 2009

Buy a Villa in Croatia on the island of Solta for 22 € (30 US$)

Would you like to own a beautiful villa with a pool situated on a beautiful Croatian island? The one you see on the photo below? For only 161 Croatian Kuna? That's about 22€ or 30US$! The house was built in 2007 and it is fully equipped, fully furnished, with a complete kitchen, two AC units, a fireplace and an 18m² pool. No, it is not a joke. As Croatian media are reporting, one of the lucky buyers of „Book about Dalmatia“ for the price of 160 Croatian Kuna could become a happy owner of a villa on the island of Šolta for only 1 additional Croatian Kuna. So all together that is only 161 Croatian Kuna.

"Operation Croatian Villa”, as it is called, is a clever marketing move, modeled according to the well-tried international pattern, by a Split based company „Profiniti“.

Rules are pretty straight forward. Profiniti Company is selling threelingual “Book about Dalmatia” (Croatian, English and German) in digital form (CD) for 160 Kuna. Each book has a code and at the end of “Operation Croatian Villa”, after 50.000 books will be sold, one of buyers, whose code will be randomly retrieved under a supervision of a three-member commission and a public notary, will get an incredible chance to buy a real villa in Croatia for only 1 Kuna.

The estimated end of Operation "Villa-Croatia" is 30 September 2009. If the required number of participants is reached before that, Operation "Villa-Croatia" will end earlier. If there are not enough participants until then, the management of Profiniti d.o.o. can postpone the end for 15 days. There is always the possibility that there will not be enough participants. Of course Profiniti says that they cannot give the house away in that case, so in case of such scenario they have created a table with substitute products ranging from mobile phones to luxury apartment, depending on the final number of buyers of the book.

The book itself, if anybody is interested, is dedicated to Dalmatia and it’s beauty, its charms but also its problems. It is dedicated to the people that live there, the tourists that go there and the ones seeking a better life somewhere else! As they say, authors will introduce you to chosen places, locations, events, traditions, food and the way of life in the Croatian south. The book is written in three languages: Croatian, English and German.

And for those who are more interested in the villa itself, the villa is situated on the island of Šolta, only 15 km (9 nautical miles) from the second biggest town of Croatia – Split. The house is located in Maslinica village, on the southwest part of the island.
The size of the plot is 401m² (4320 sq ft), the size of the house 140m² (1500 sq ft) (70+70 m² each floor). It was built in 2007. The house is like a luxury two-floor apartment.

Overview of the villa:
  • Three bedrooms
  • Two bathrooms
  • Kitchen incl. fridge and dish washer
  • Broom closet
  • LCD TV
  • Satellite receiver
  • Pool
  • 2 AC units
  • Two parking lots
  • Outdoor fire/grill place
The house has all papers and permits. It even has a permit for renting and a three star categorization.

Maslinica is the only Solta’s village situated in the cove of the western part of the island. It has beautiful scenery of picturesque cove and pinewood in the southern side and also of its well-protected cove of Sesul and archipelago of seven islands. On the largest of them in the 5th and 6th century an old Christian church with monastery was built and today there are a lot of remains of it. The natural meaning of olive scenery complete historical-architectonic and environmental values of baroque castle and picturesque local houses. Maslinica was made in 1703 when an aristocratic family Marchi asked from a Venetian “providur” permission to found a new settlement and to build a castle with towers for defense of frequent pirate attacks. Today the castle is turned into an attractive and a very famous restaurant "Conte Alberti". Today Maslinica is very attractive for tourists who want a complete peace during day and night. Since Maslinica is a traditional village, a modern beach with tourist attractions doesn’t exist here. In the cove of Tepli Bok there is a smaller beach, but the main beauty of this village is that in any cove you can find a solitary place for swimming.

Mar 24, 2009

Spanish Condé Nast 2009 Readers' Choice Awards - Top Islands

The town of Korcula on the island of Korcula

Reader’s choice award of the Spanish edition of Conde Nast Traveler in the category of the most beautiful islands in the world went to "islands of the Croatian Adriatic". Readers of Conde Nast Traveler voted in 15 categories including the best city hotel, best resort, best wellness-resort, the best destination, the most beautiful city, the most beautiful island, the best airline company and others.

In the strong competition of Greek islands, Corsica, Puerto Rico and Mauritius, this year in the category of the most beautiful islands in the world were awarded "the islands of the Croatian Adriatic."

Spanish edition of Conde Nat Traveler is one of publications that belong to the group Conde Nast Publications, and among them are prestigious magazines such as Vogue, Architectural Digest, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Brides.

Mar 10, 2009

Private Accommodation in Croatia

When planning your next Croatia trip you are bound to come across the term private accommodation. For our (JayWay Travel) guests in Croatia we often encourage them to stay in private accommodations. The initial reaction I often get from potential clients when I say private accommodations is generally negative. They often think that means they will be sleeping in someone’s house with their family members in the next room. While this has be known to happen this definitely is the exception rather than the rule and with enough research or suggestions from the experts such as JayWay you will be able to find the ideal Croatia private accommodation.

Private accommodations can include a number of different types of accommodations such as private rooms, apartments and villas. Terms used for private accommodations you may come across also include condos, rentals, vacation homes or holiday rentals to name a few. In Croatia private accommodations are usually the most popular and the most abundant type of accommodation.

We tend to encourage guests to stay in private accommodations as we believe they are the best value for money you will find in Croatia. There are several advantages to staying in these accommodations over hotels. For the most part we believe the hotels in Croatia are overpriced for what you get. Although they are getting better as of the last couple of years with recent reconstructions, many of the hotels in Croatia are out of date and badly in need of refurnishing. In a lot of these hotels it is like stepping back in time and not in a positive way.

However the number of hotels in Croatia are limited due to building restrictions. The Croatian Government makes it very difficult for hotels to build in new locations so many of the new hotels are built on former locations. This generally makes the process of building even longer as the former hotel has to be knocked down before building the new one. You also won’t find many chain hotels in Croatia due to these restrictions. For example the only chain in Dubrovnik is the Hilton and in Split is the Le Meridian hotel which is actually located five miles outside the center. I have always seen this as a very positive move by the government as this will allow Croatia to keep its charm instead of becoming overdeveloped like some places in southern Spain for example and ruining what was once a beautiful coastline.

The first advantage I see with private accommodations is they provide more space than a hotel. Unless you spend a lot of money on a hotel you are generally confined to a small double room, whereas for the same price you can often get a spacious one bedroom apartment allowing you for plenty of room to relax. Many of the private accommodations have kitchens which provide a nice alternative to eating out for every meal. Although I believe dining is an important part of the experience it at least allows you to have a fridge where to keep some snacks and drinks to enjoy after a day of sightseeing or a late night of partying.

Private accommodations often give more privacy than a hotel. Sometimes in hotels you can feel like you are bunched together with a number of people and it is easy to hear what is going on in the next room through the thin walls. Whereas private accommodations for example are often single locations on one floor without neighbors bothering you on either side, consist of lets say three apartments that make up one villa location or even can mean your own private location with no one in the surrounding area.

Private accommodations often have as nice and sometimes even nicer standards than hotels in Croatia. All of the private accommodations we offer to guests have a three, four or five star standard. As mentioned above the standard of some of hotels in Croatia are quite outdated so what they may call a three star or four star hotel may not live up to the standards of today. Many of these private accommodations have been restored and refurnished with modern furniture and amenities. You may find a century’s old building that has a private accommodation with a plasma TV on the wall.

Generally private accommodations have better locations than hotels. Due to the make up of some of these Croatia cities they do not allow space for big hotels so the hotels are forced to set up outside the center of town often requiring a bus or taxi to access it. One prime example of this is in Dubrovnik. In the Old Town center within the city walls there are only two small boutique hotels while there are countless private accommodations available. Many of the hotels in Dubrovnik are set outside of the center in an area known as Lapad which can only be accessed by taxi or bus. I believe if you don’t stay within walking distance of the Old Town in Dubrovnik you get a completely different experience.

Continuing on the point from above, private accommodations often have large private terraces with incredible views. Not to say hotels don’t offer this but if you are lucky you will get your small balcony with two chairs facing the sea. Whereas private accommodations allow for some of the best positioning to enjoy the most unique views these locations can offer. You can find beautiful large and private terraces where you and a group of friends can enjoy a few drinks and beautiful Croatian sunset, it does not get any better than that.

I believe private accommodations provide a more charming and authentic travel experience. The owners of these places take great pride in their accommodations and they become part of the experience. I have had the pleasure to work with a number of different owners in Croatia over the years and made a lot of good friends in the process. I often select accommodations for my guests not only on the quality of the accommodations but also based on the owners. They can bring so much to a traveling experience with their local knowledge, assistance and stories. You can really get a feel for how the people live in Croatia from these private accommodations. The feedback I receive from guests about these owners is always excellent and they often say a particular owner was what made their stay so special.

Finally, probably the biggest advantage to private accommodations is they are more a lot more affordable than hotels of the same standard. For what you get with a private accommodation if you can live without breakfast (some even have breakfast included) and some of the amenities of a hotel I believe there is really no comparison between private accommodations and hotels as the price savings is quite significant.

Despite all the advantages I listed I will say that not all the private accommodations are perfect. It can actually be quite difficult to find the quality you want out of a private accommodation. I know this first hand because it has taken years of research to compile the accommodations suitable for our clients. I have personally visited every accommodation first hand often staying in these accommodations myself. I always say I would not recommend any accommodation to a client which I would not stay in myself. When booking private accommodations on the internet be quite careful as photos and descriptions can be quite deceiving. You usually don’t know until you are actually there so that is why I believe our service is so valuable. .

All of the accommodations we offer are in the center or within walking distance of the center. I think location may be the most important factor when selecting a place to stay so to be at least in walking distance is a general criterion we use when selecting an accommodation. To illustrate this point take my Dubrovnik example from above, I could never consider a private accommodation out in Lapad. I believe the true Dubrovnik experience can only be enjoyed by staying in the Old Town or in the area just outside the city walls with its spectacular views of the Old Town and sea. Don’t get me wrong, an area like Lapad is very nice but I it does not compare to being in or around the center.

During a typical city accommodation research I may see 50 different locations and I would say in the end I may select just 10-15 I believe are suitable for our guests. Again you have to be careful as things may not always be what they appear. When I search for JayWay guest accommodations the internet is always my starting point but when seeing them first hand I was more often than not quite surprised what I found.

With private accommodation you sometimes need to proceed with caution but if you follow expert advice and research enough, private accommodations can provide you with an unforgettable travel experience.

Visit JayWay Travel for an authentic and personal travel experience. Feel free to contact the experts at JayWay Travel anytime at, through our website at, within the US at 914 595 4540 or within Europe at +44 20 8133 7150 and we are glad to provide you with advice on what solution is best for you.

Feb 28, 2009

Ryanair introduced flights from Osijek to Frankfurt

The largest European low-cost company Ryanair has finally decided to include Airport Osijek in its timetable. Starting May 6 2009, two times a week a new air line will connect the biggest town in eastern Croatia with Frankfurt in Germany.

Return flights from Osijek Klisa Airport to Frankfurt Hahn Airport (Boeing 737-800 planes with capacity of 186 and 189 passengers) will be on Wednesdays and on Sundays. Return flight cost, including all taxes, will be 53.67 EUR.

Although Osijek Airport officials hoped that Ryanair will also introduce flights to London, unfortunately that didn’t happen.

In the same time, Germanwings flights from Osijek to Germany have been discontinued for this season. During the summer season, Croatia Airlines will reintroduce flights from Osijek to Split and Zagreb.

Osijek Klisa Airport

Osijek Klisa Airport is settled 20km away from Osijek by the Osijek-Vukovar regional road. There is a shuttle bus leaving 1,5 hour before all flights in front of Urania cinema in downtown Osijek. The bus will take you straight to the airport and the ticket price is 20 Kuna.

Osijek - Ante Starcevica main square

Osijek is well-connected with regular bus routes running to most Croatian cities and also has daily service to Bosnia, Serbia and Germany. Buses also run to Switzerland three times per week.

The Croatia railway network has regular trains from Osijek to Zagreb six times per day and one to Rijeka. From Zagreb, there are connections to Slovenia, Austria, Germany and Switzerland . The trip to Zagreb takes a mere three hours if you're travelling with modern tilting trains, but up to five hours with other trains. Other international destinations served from Osijek are Sarajevo and Budapest.

If you’re travelling by car, Osijek is connected with Zagreb by a modern 4-lane motorway and it takes about 2,5 hours to reach it.

Feb 24, 2009

Croatia Flights

Trying to find the most affordable and convenient flights to Croatia can often be a difficult task. For years the experts at JayWay Travel have been assisting clients with advice and solutions on how best to get to Croatia from the US, Canada and different parts of Europe. We would like to share some of our insight that we have learned over the years.

There has been talk in the last couple years of a direct flight from the US to Croatia but unfortunately up until now nothing has been confirmed. A Delta Airlines flight to Split or Dubrovnik was discussed but it appears maybe due to the economic times talk of this has stalled. So unfortunately it looks like we will have to wait through another season and hope that this becomes a reality for next year.

However not to worry, there are still convenient connections through a number of gateway cities in Western Europe. The most popular gateway city where we send a majority of our clients is Frankfurt with London, Amsterdam, Paris and Dublin also offering reasonable connections. Most of these routes from Western Europe to Croatia are serviced by the national carrier, Croatia Airlines, so good to find an international airline that partners with them. These airlines make up a group which is known as the Star Alliance. Other carries with more limited routes into Croatia include British Airways, Aer Lingus and Austrian Airlines to name a few of the larger carriers.

There are three airports in Croatia where a majority of flights are concentrated and these include Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb. Flights to Dubrovnik and Split are quite seasonable with a majority of their routes running in a six month period between April and October with the four months between June and September making up the busiest months for traffic. Zagreb being the capital and business center tends to have a more consistent schedule throughout the year. There are also smaller secondary airports such as Pula, Zadar and Rijeka which run more limited routes exclusively for vacationers. When traveling internationally your best bet is to fly into and out of the three mentioned above of Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb.

With our clients from the US and Canada we find the most common route they fly and we suggest is into Dubrovnik and returning from Split or vice versa. This makes for the most convenient way to take in all the highlights of the southern region of Croatia known as Dalmatia. Rather than having to make your way back to the same city (i.e. flying into and out of Dubrovnik) JayWay Travel is able to source flights into and out of different airport cities within Croatia at the same price as if you booked a round trip into and out the same city. From a convenience of travel and cost perspective this is certainly the way to go. For those who have an extended period of time and who want to cover the north of Croatia including Istria we tend to have them fly into Dubrovnik and back from Zagreb at the same price for what it would cost for a round trip through Dubrovnik. This certainly saves travelers a lot of time and effort as although Zagreb and Dubrovnik look close on a map it is a long journey by bus or car between the two.

Another source of flights into Croatia from Western and even now from Eastern Europe is through some of the low cost carriers which are abundant throughout Europe. If you are based in Europe this is certainly the best solution from a cost standpoint as these flights if booked far enough in advance can be extremely affordable. These flights arrive into places such as Dubrovnik and Split but you will find a majority of flights to these secondary airports such as Pula and Zadar consist primarily of low cost carriers. JayWay has an excellent knowledge of the different low cost carrier routes so as part of our packages we often provide clients with advice free of charge. Usually it is cheaper for our clients to book directly through the websites of these low cost European carriers as we will not be able to obtain them a better rate. We encourage this as we would prefer our clients get a better deal and get to Croatia the most convenient way possible.

One thought of international travelers is to combine an international flight to Western Europe with one of these low cost carriers onto Croatia. Often this can make for significant savings but we always tell people to be careful when trying to plan such a connection. You want to leave yourself plenty of time between connections or even overnight in a city and plan to catch the flight to Croatia the next day. Unfortunately since these international and low cost carriers are not linked if your international connection is delayed you are out of luck. Since they are not related the low cost airline obviously has no responsibility for the delays of the international airline and they clearly state this so beware. Although it may appear worthwhile price wise by the time you deal with the hassle of trying to make connections, time spent waiting for your layover, transport to different airports or having to spend money on a hotel it is usually worth the extra money to book the international connection. Often it may even after all is said and done be around the same price anyway.

For international travelers from the US and Canada for example the low cost carriers can certainly be used to your advantage. Often we prepare trips for people where they combine different countries in the Eastern Europe using the low cost carriers from these countries to get to Croatia. One excellent example is we have people combine a trip to Prague with Croatia. During the summer season there is a very reasonable connection between Prague and Dubrovnik or Split making for an easy connection. Again people often have the perception from looking at a map that the countries in Eastern Europe are close together but unfortunately the bus and train connections between Prague and Croatia for example are not quite up to Western European standards. The quickest bus or train connection from Prague to the south of Croatia can take as long as a full day.

When it comes to flights we also suggest people utilize the domestic connections within Croatia. Croatia Airlines has very reasonable connections between cities especially when booked in advance. For example a connection between Dubrovnik and Zagreb can be booked online at rates starting for less than $40 one way. With careful planning these flights can cut down both your domestic travel and also some of your international travel when combining Croatia with other European countries. Please note that on the Croatia Airlines website they do not allow for booking more than six months in advance. All the feedback we have received from our clients about Croatia Airlines has been quite positive as it has standards comparable to its Western European counterparts. One sign of this is their membership into the Star Alliance mentioned above.

At first when planning a Croatia trip we believe a lot of people get discouraged because of what appears to be the high prices and limited connections to get them to there. Hopefully from some of our advice above you can see several viable options exist and we believe it is only going to get better. Feel free to contact the experts at JayWay Travel anytime at, through our website at, within the US at 914 595 4540 or within Europe at +44 20 8133 7150 and we are glad to provide you with advice on what solution is best for you.

Feb 16, 2009

Zrce Beach: Papaya Day & Night Music Festival 2009

After last summer's big hit „I Found a Place“ by Barbara Tucker & Playone that was a theme song for Papaya Club 2008, queen of house music Barbara Tucker arrived again from New York to Zagreb to record a new song that will be a theme for season 2009 and for Papaya Day & Night Music Festival that will be held in club Papaya Club on Zrce beach, Novalja – Pag Island, from 15-18 July 2009.

Papaya Day & Night Summer Festival (15.-18.07) Line Up:
  • 15 July 2009: Paul Van Dyk (Grammy winner and World's DJ No. 3 according to the DJ MAG)
  • 16 July 2009: T.B.A
  • 17 July 2009: Sharam from Deep Dish (Grammy winner)
  • 18 July 2009: Freemasons (After Beach Party/16-20h), Playone Feat. Barbara Tucker (Night)

In only 4 years, Papaya Day & Night has become one of the hottest music festivals on the Croatian Adriatic coats and inevitable stop for many party goers. Last year it was visited by over 20.000 people and 80 press crews that reported in superlatives about Papaya and Zrce beach.
One thing is for sure, Papaya will provide yet another exciting summer with even greater line up of guest DJ’s, surprises, live acts than previous years. For sure it will be the place for eanyone looking for good atmosphere and clubbing.

World’s no.1 DJ Armin van Buuren performing in Papaya on 30 July 2009.Tuborg Green Beat Festival 2009: 12-15 August 2009 (last year's performers included Eric Prydz, Joe T.Vanelli, Chris Lake, Tom Craft & Seamus Haji)