is the most rural of Croatia's islands. It's an island of
forests and saltwater lakes, with one third of the island
protected by national-park status. The southern coast has
some excellent sandy beaches, and you can hire bikes and
canoes for exploring.
Saplunara is a quiet seaside resort on the southeastern
tip of the island Mljet. It is situated in a bay about one
kilometer long, enclosed by a thick forest of pine. Saplunara
is known for its sandy beaches, even its name comes from
the Latin word sabalum meaning tiny sand. There are two
sandy beaches, Big Saplunara and Small Saplunara.
Another, possibly even more beautuful sandy beach is located
some 20 minutes walking from Saplunara in the Blace
Bay. Isolated and away from populated places it faces
south and open sea, but still is shielded by low cliffs.
Beach is nearly 1 km long, surrounded by coronet of centenary
pines and presents a shining example of primordial intact
Blace is often visited by naturists.