Croatia is famed for its beautiful national parks and it's definitely for good reason. I visited Krka last year with ASOS, Slydes and Croatia Wave and it definitely made me realise just how amazing of a country Croatia really is so Karl and I had to take a trip over to Mljet Island when we were given the chance. It's just over a 90 minute boat ride from Dubrovnik's main harbour and whilst it may not have the waterfalls that many other national parks in Croatia boast, the breathtaking lakes, the warm, clear water and the green landscape mean it's still one of the most beautiful places I've ever been.
The national park has two salt water lakes, one small and one large, and as you can see by the photos, there is no end to the amazing views. Imagine walking along in the Croatian sun, the sound of wildlife surrounding you whilst the light sparkles in the crystal clear waters. No words or photos can truly do this magical place justice.
Not only does Mljet National Park have the unbelievably beautiful views, but there is also so much to do whilst you're there. Karl and I rented a kayak and paddled along the big lake for an hour and when it's so still and quiet with nothing but the sound of birds and wildlife, there is nothing more relaxing and serene. You can also rent bicycles and cycle around the island and we met a few people who did exactly this who said it was simply amazing. We didn't pack any lunch so we walked along the big lake and had some fish while looking over the water which was lovely too!
However, although you can do all of the above in Mljet, my favourite thing was the swimming. You can swim in the small lake and my god is it amazing. There are loads of fish swimming around, people sunbathing on the rocky shore, people snorkelling and best of all, the water is quite warm and obviously surrounded by trees and the most beautiful landscape.
If you're visiting Croatia, visiting the national parks is a must - I'm dying to go to Plitvice!