New Beachclub Near Trogir
News hot off the press is the opening of Laganini Beachclub, on the island of Čiovo, across the bridge from the lovely medieval old town of Trogir. Operating as a members only club, for practical reasons, you couldn’t wish for a lovelier, west facing spot from which to sip your cocktails and sway to the rhythms watching the sun go down.
We say it’s hot off the press but we managed to get a sneak preview when we were researching this year’s Time Out Visitors’ Guide To Croatia magazine in March and here’s a summary of the facilities here, nearby and a brief review on the beaches near Trogir.
Čiovo has a string of good pebbly beaches, busy in summer when the apartment trade booms. A morning ferry from the Riva goes to Drvenik Veli and Mali islands, coming back early evening (not Fridays). Krknjaši Bay, on the east side of Drvenik Veli, is a remote pebble beach with the clearest of water and a summer-only seafood konoba, Krknjaši (021 893 073). Rooms are also available.
For a rustic dinner over a perfect sunset, drive to the summer-only Konoba Duga (091 582 8666 mobile). A bumpy track leads from the west part of Čiovo to the south side. Once there, you’ll find a lovely terraced beach and a stone building with a restaurant in it. The freshest grilled fish and meat accompany the view, pricier than town but worth every lipa. This year another treat awaits – Laganini (091 883 1093 open 9am-11pm), the area’s first beach lounge club, located in Uvala Duboka, 1 km from Konoba Duga, will open this summer featuring beach parties, live acoustic sessions, an open barbecue, another lovely terraced beach and a choice of couch, bean bag, sunbed or hammock to enjoy your cocktails from.
To get to Laganini, turn right at the end of the bridge on Čiovo island, pass the large beach in Okrug Gornji, go up the hill, turn right when you see the school or bus stop, pass the tennis center, then turn left after about 400m and follow the signs for Camp Labadusa or Konoba Duga. Turn left when you see the green fence for the camp.
Thanks to Sasha Sekovaneć, owner of Laganini, for today’s photo (and detailed directions!) and we wish him every success with a project he has been painstakingly working on for a number of years.