Gubavac, a small islet in Korcula archipelago – located at the very entrance of the bay of Lumbarda. It is an attractive little island with weird shape and lot of large, flat and smooth rocks that are very comfortable to lay on.
That is why swimmers and sunbathers like to spend days here, especially at the Eastern side of the island which is well sheltered from western wind Maestral that blows in summer afternoons and can be a bit annoying if you are not into sailing or windsurfing.
Another advantage to choose Gubavac as your swimming spot in hot summers is that there is plenty of shade here, formed by pine trees, so you can always get a cooling spot to relax.
Gubavac got its name back in medieval times when the island was used as a quarantine for visitors to Korcula island (similar to Lazareti in Dubrovnik). Note, Gubavac is not used nowadays for these purposes 😉
Hiking on Gubavac
This islet is great for a short hike in the cooler periods of the year. Here are the photos of our recent afternoon hike around the island:
There is no public transport to this lovely islet. The best and easiest option is to get a water taxi from either Korcula Town, Orebic or Lumbarda. The alternative is to rent your own small boat (you have to have a boat licence!) and sail here. In periods of calm weather, getting a kayak is also a good option if you have one (kayak hire) and paddle to here.