Hiking in Stiniva bay



We invite you to join us on the Croatian island of Vis. We offer a variety of guided activities from our renovated stone house. WearActive is not a hotel, but a home from home; to sleep, eat, relax and be active while on your summer holiday. Our main aim is to share the beauty of Vis island by kayak, bike, yoga and hiking. We also offer SUP tours and the chance to learn how to Slackline. We love exploring under our own steam while making the most out of each day while helping guests create holiday memories. For everyone that loves being active but also would like time to relax while on holiday, you should come and join us. Food is also very important to us and we prepare freshly cooked plant based, vegan and vegetarian meals. We love the challenge of organising different daily adventures and we are passionate about sharing why we think Vis Island is the perfect Croatian holiday destination.


Our weeks have no predetermined itinerary, activities are proposed daily to meet guest needs. The aim is to explore Vis Island with time to relax and appreciate the environment. We like daily adventures and we would love you to join us. We are close to some of the islands best beaches, so if you choose not to join us kayaking, biking or for morning Yoga, we can always point you in the direction of the sea for chill and a snorkel!

Relax within our home from home! While you lounge with a glass of local Vis Island wine on the sunny terrace or find yourself in a quiet space in our old stone house to start that holiday book, we will prepare your meal using fresh local Island produce.

Let WearActive make some of those daily choices and organise the week for you and your family. Making decisions are something we all have to do in our daily routines, we like to make things much easier for you on holiday.

All activities we propose are optional. If you want to hang out at the beach, we will point you in the right direction. We always enjoy the discussions with guests about our potential plans for the week but like all good plans, we can always make some changes.

Xania paddleboarding


When we started the company in 2004 in Croatia, we were recommended to use our family name of Wear and the active element seemed natural to us. Everything else about the holiday concept came to us organically, who doesn't like good food, cake, daily adventures and time to relax? I am equally happy on my snowboard, kayak or paddleboard, finding as many reasons as possible to be in the sea or on the snow. After constant requests from guests that have loved the meals I prepare on Vis Island, I have written a cookbook and currently creating new plant based meals, combining recipes  from Austria and Croatia. Check out my recipe page.

Craig Slacklining


Craig loves kayaking, biking, yoga, snowboarding and anything active. One of Craig's  obsession is the slackline, the higher the better! In an attempt to delay the ageing process, Craig is determined to find a playful adventure each day. It seems for Craig that everything can be adapted into a game with flexible rules. It will sometimes be competitive, often physically challenging and always fun. Craig is currently obsessed with handstands and finding new places on Vis island to balance upside down. Our holiday was really designed around providing Craig new people to share his enthusiasm of exploring the island. You can also subscribe to his YouTube channel!

Zora relaxing


Zora, our Vis island dog is an important member of the team. She has stole the hearts of every guest that has visited us and you  cannot help noticing her infamous one ear up and one ear down personality. She seems to relish having her photo taken and will often believe that every seat in the house belongs to her, so you have to be quick when finding a place to read that afternoon book. Her recent obsession is the paddleboard. She is sometimes reluctant to share and has been known to swim a few kilometres to try to get on the board. Thus occasionally testing the balance of our guests! Zora has been around our guests all her life and is super chilled.

Vis island old town


Vis Island lies between Italy and Croatia, about 30 miles southwest of Split. At only 56 square miles in size, Vis is the furthest inhabited island from the Croatian coast. It has a hidden harbour that upon arrival reveals wonderful Dalmatian stone houses, churches and evidence of a rich history.  There are some beautiful beaches and coves on the island, especially on the Southern coast. This is where our village of Rukavac is situated. In our village we have a few beaches close to us, such as the gorgeous Srebrena bay and we have few beach bars within walking distance for a cheeky cold beer in the afternoon. Vis Island is full of natural beauty and has recently been awarded UNESCO Geopark status to preserve the environment and the traditional island way of life.

House in Rukavac


Our house is a typical Croatian stone house, on the south side of Vis island in the older part of Rukavac village. We renovated the house in 2004 and as with all homes, we will constantly be renovating it! We love that we are part of a local community and we are very grateful to our neighbours for welcoming us, even though they occasionally think we are crazy for kayaking or swimming in the cooler parts of the year. We have installed solar panelling to make the most of the natural resources. We also have a rain water collection system, repairing the old well to store water. Determined not to create a hotel but a Vis Island home for our guests while they visit and enjoy their holiday.


A big part of the WearActive holidays is food. We love cooking, eating and sourcing locally produced food. We have our own lemon tree and when our neighbours donkey allows it , we have a small herb garden.

We believe that food tastes best when it's fresh, grown close-by and, above all, when it is shared with friends old and new.  We encourage everyone to be outdoors as much as possible, this also includes sharing a meal on our balcony. Dinner is always fun when you are all chatting about the following days adventure and looking up at the stars!

We serve 100% vegetarian food, which is also predominantly plant based. Xania, WearActive founder and head cook, is plant based herself and loves creating new ideas. For those of you that like to eat meat and fish, there are lots of options in the local Vis Island restaurants. We serve three evenings meals at the house, giving guests plenty of opportunity to check out some of the best island restaurants and try the local Croatian specialities.  

We can also cater for different dietary requests. Just let us know in advance and we will make sure that there will a delicious breakfast, lunch, cake and dinner option for everyone!.

Check out our food page for new recipe ideas....#relaxinglyactive
Vegan lemon and courgette cake


We strongly believe in the power of the cake. On Vis Island we serve a freshly baked cake for every active day. The smell of a cake baking in the oven fills the house, creates a home and strengthens the soul! Because our holidays are 'relaxingly active' we believe it's all guilt free eating and maybe even healthy?Remember, everything is optional, even cake eating. After a morning of kayaking or a demanding mountain bike climb we think however you fully deserve a slice of cake! Click here for our Lemon and Courgette cake recipe...

Organic local produce


Our daily adventures take us to some truly special places. Hidden bays are perfect places to rest and refuel. What better way to enjoy such places than sharing a picnic on the beach? On our Croatian holidays four lunches are included within your seven day stay with us. Some of those lunches will be prepared as a picnic and taken on the kayaks within our waterproof containers. We will paddle to find a deserted beach to enjoy our lunch and a swim, before returning home just in time for afternoon cake.

Croatian wine


Our holidays are relaxingly active, we are all about a healthy lifestyle and strongly believe that a glass of wine with dinner or having a drink while enjoying the sun setting on the terrace can be part of a happy, healthy life. We have made an effort to find local Vis Island suppliers that deliver high quality and organic products for us all to enjoy. We also have a beer fridge available with an 'honesty box' so everyone can help themselves to a cold beer when a thirst hits them after an adventurous day exploring Vis Island.