Located in the northern Adriatic Sea, and divided from its twin island of Cres by the tiniest of channels, lies Lošinj; the 'Island of Vitality'. It's slightly more remote location means getting here from the mainland is half the fun. Pula is the closest airport with UK connections so hire a car and make your way down through Cres to reach Losinj.
It is a heavily wooded island with some stunning deserted bays and well known for its bottlenose dolphin population. The islands two main towns are Mali Lošinj and Veli Lošinj; Mali is the larger of the two although somewhat confusingly Veli means 'big'! Mali Lošinj is a really pretty town with a string of imposing 19th-century sea-captains’ houses lining its natural harbour and the pine fringed Cikat Bay to the north. Its sister town Veli Losinj is much smaller but equally attractive, retaining the atmosphere of a traditional fishing village.
The island’s vegetation is lush and varied, with some 1100 plant species and 230 medicinal herbs including some more exotic specimens such as such as banana, cedar and eucalyptus. These herbs give the islands its very special microclimate and have helped tourism to flourish here since the Austro-Hungarian Empire.