Mali Losinj is a small Croatian town located on the island of Losinj, in Western Croatia. Mali Losinj has a beautiful climate, and its east-facing position in the most protected part of Losinj Bay enjoys an abundance of sunshine. Traditionally, Mali Losinj was a significant nautical and trade centre, but over the years the incredible influx of tourists has resulted in hotels, resorts and constant environmental and beach maintenance, creating a tourist hot spot with a vibrant atmosphere. However, despite the crowds of Losinj Island, Mali Losinj retains its small town charm and, historically, it has been known as a destination to unwind and relax in and rediscover oneself.
This picturesque island haven is full of natural beauty and historical treasures just waiting to be explored. The pebbly beaches of Suncana Uvala and Citak Forest Park are stunning spots to anchor in, and some of the fascinating historical sites include the church of St. Martin, the church of St. Nikola, the bottlenose dolphin fountain, the Stations of the Cross monument and the Ambroz Haracic monument.
Mali Losinj is rich with incredible beaches, bays and coves, all of which feature lush pine forests and glorious swimming holes, making them the ideal spots to stop in during hot summer days. Some of these include Pijeski, Bojcic, Kadin, Veli Zal beach, Krivica cove, Borik beach, Suncana cove, Engleza cove and Valdarka.
While in Mali Losinj, we suggest you sail on over to the gorgeous island of Pag, home to the legendary Hideout Festival. Pag’s famous beach bars and clubs were granted 24-hour licences, so Pag is now known as one of Croatia’s hottest party destinations. However, the remainder of Pag’s beaches are relatively untouched and there are plenty of wide, shallow coves tucked into its rocky coastline to explore.
And here’s one of our favourite aspects of Mali Losinj – its marina is perfectly located right in the main dolphin playground of the Adriatic Sea, so renting a boat of your own opens up the possibility of swimming and sailing alongside schools of beautiful dolphins all day long. Travellers seeking adventurous activities have an abundance of outdoor options available to them, including windsurfing, diving, underwater fishing, hiking, parachuting and panoramic flights.
Mali Losinj also offers excellent local cuisine and vibrant bars and clubs for those looking to party. Places like Energy, Priko and Zanzibar are popular with tourists and locals alike. And during the summer months, the town comes to life with cultural entertainment and events to suit families and anyone else interested in getting involved in the local culture.
The island of Losinj is well connected to the mainland by ferry, catamaran and bus. Ferries run throughout the year from various ports at several intervals during the day. Jadrolinija has a weekly ferry connecting Mali Lošinj to Zadar and it’s even possible for catch a ferry to Losinj Island from Italy. The catamaran service runs daily from Mali Losinj to Rijeka, one of the closest airports along with Zadar. From these airports, bus services also operate several times at day from Cres, Krk, Opatija, Rijeka, Zadar and Zagreb to Mali Losinj.
With its classic Mediterranean town houses and surrounding lush green hills, Mali Losinj is an ideal destination to escape to. Its isolated island location will leave you mesmerised by the wide-open Adriatic Sea, as you lie back on the deck of your private boat and take in the warm Mediterranean sunshine. Sounds perfect, right? Well, it will be.