ASOS Insider photo diary: Shope Delano sails Croatia

Last summer we followed ASOS insider Shope Delano on her Croatian sailing trip from Split, through the islands of Hvar and Bol, then on to Dubrovnik. Along the way, we stopped off at hidden beaches, got loose on party islands and explored ancient cities. Does life really get much better than that?

Here’s a little rundown of her time spent sailing one of the most picturesque coastlines in the world…


Time for take off

Leaving behind the dreariest weather on a plane bound for Eastern Europe!
Time to take off

Day 1: Welcome aboard

Meeting the skipper and the rest of the group aboard the sailing yacht…


Snorkelling around the beautiful island of Bobovisca. What a name for such a paradise.

Snorkel island of Bobovisca


Discovering secluded pebble beaches perfect for beach BBQs, and full of prime spots to leap into the Adriatic.


hidden beaches


Day 2: Hiking up mountains…

Mountain views

Take the wheel! Learning to sail… away into a romantic sunset.
learn to sail in Croatia


Day 3: Hvar

Hvar is a glamorous island with some awesome nightlife – check out Carpe Diem, Prince Harry’s favorite hangout *swoons*. For those of you that aren’t a member of the Royal family (and don’t plan on marrying into it after you meet the love of your life in a fancy yacht club in Hvar), Hula Hula is a very cool beach bar, perfect if you’re on a bit of a backpacker budget.

Streets of Hvar


The most amazing seafood fro a steal…


Eat like a king in Croatia



Day 4: Soaking up the culture in Dubrovnik

Picture perfect postcard

No, we’re not jealous of ASOS insider Shope’s trip at all.

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