Feedback from a guest on our Croatian island-hopping open water swimming trip, August 2019:

Thank you so much for such a brilliant week in Croatia last week. Hotel Spongiola, Strel, Valentina and Toby were all absolutely brilliant, the organisation was really well thought out and executed. Valentina and Toby were very accommodating to all guests of all abilities and adapted where necessary to weather conditions to make it possible for us to all achieve great swimming every day. We enjoyed the use of SUP paddle boards and Kayaks, and made ourselves right at home on Angelo’s boat. He did a great job of what can only be described as ‘parallel parking’ the boat in various tight locations, taking us to suitable swimming locations and being the swimmers back up.

Our group agreed we didn’t have to think for the whole trip as everything was so well sorted whilst fully aware behind the scenes there was lots of organisation going on.

The open water swimming was excellent, all completely new to me – I have learnt a lot having never done anything like this before. I am very grateful Valentina spent just the right amount of time coaching us individually advising how we could improve our swimming.

Strel are very lucky to have such a good setup there, it works very well, the hotel is immaculate and the location for swimming trips is great. As a solo traveller, I can’t think of another hotel I have stayed in where I got to know so many of the staff by name, they are very friendly and I enjoyed snoozing on the little beach after a hard day swimming!

Krapanj island is really a bubble of loveliness and getting back to the mainland (and reality) was quite a shock!! No cars on the island which was fantastic for a week!

Really it was a wonderful trip, thank you to absolutely everyone, I’m eyeing up Turkey swimming holiday trip already.

Video from Croatian Island Hopping Swimming Trip