Hiking in Stiniva bay

CROATIA

ABOUT OUR VIS ISLAND ADVENTURES

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, morning yoga and hiking. Exploring under our own steam while making the most out of each day and creating holiday memories. For everyone that loves being active but also would like time to relax while on holiday, you should come and join us. We enjoy the challenge of organising different daily adventures and we are passionate about sharing why we think Vis is the perfect Croatian holiday location.

'RELAXINGLY ACTIVE'

Chill out in a home from home! Meals are prepared  from locally grown produce, while you relax with a glass of local Vis wine on our sunny terrace or find yourself a quiet corner of our home to start that holiday book. Let WearActive make some of those daily choices and organise the week for you and your family.

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, we can always point you in the direction of the sea for a chill and a snorkel!

Remember you are on holiday, all activities are optional. 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

XANIA

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.

Craig Slacklining

CRAIG

Craig loves kayaking, biking, yoga, snowboarding and anything active. Craig's recent passion is the slackline, the higher and further 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.

Zora relaxing

ZORA

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

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 close 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 HOME

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. We were determined not to create a hotel, but a home for our guests while they visit and enjoy their holiday.

FOOD

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, 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. Food tastes best 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....
Vegan lemon and courgette cake

CAKES

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 you fully deserve it!

Organic local produce

PICNIC

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

DRINKS

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.

Contact us
info@wearactive.com
phone: (+385) 981314179