A private island off the Croatian coast is to become a summer holiday destination having been untouched for 10 years.

Obonjan will open on July 18 for eight weeks of creative and holistic pursuits with elements of art, culture, music, entertainment, food and wellbeing.

There will be room for up to 800 guests at a time with five restaurants, workshops by global thought leader in a Geodome, musicians and DJs in a stone amphitheatre, a woodland wellbeing centre and a concierge team to arrange private excursions.

The 136-acre pine and olive tree-covered island, located 6km off Šibenik, has been secured with a 45-year lease in a joint venture between the British event producers, Sound Channel, Croatian travel partners, Gratiosus and CMT, and newly formed Otok Ltd.

The team has enlisted development leaders from the Eden Project in Cornwall and Croatian architect, Una Barac of Scott Browning, to ensure the project is environmentally sensitive and low-impact in design whilst providing far-reaching benefits to the surrounding communities and ecology. 

Co-founder Dan Blackledge said: “Obonjan is a beautiful island and the perfect canvas for us to create something very different that combines all the things we love: from live music and DJs, to great food and relaxation, to inspiring talks and workshops.

@We want to create an open environment that gives guests the opportunity to do as little or as much as they want, and ultimately leave feeling enriched.”