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ACI Marina Rab, in Kvarner, Croatia

Rab, Croatia | The Happy Island

The island of Rab is centered on the lovely medieval town of Rab. Built on a small fortified peninsular, it sits high above the sea. Seen from afar, its four proud bell towers resemble the masts of a ship. Meanwhile, some of Croatia’s rare sandy beaches are in the north of the island, around Lopar.

The most popular is Paradise Beach, which curves one mile around a shallow bay. Nearby, Sahara Beach is clothing optional. In the east is mainland Croatia, and to the west is the island of Cres, with Krk to the north.


Rab was once an old Romanesque town in the 1st century BC and blossomed into a flourishing city just east of Italy. It was first ruled by Croatians and later Venetians. This coastal area is still famous due to its solid Italian presence from the 11th-14th centuries.

Rab | Things to See and Do

Take a Historical Stroll

Embark on a journey through the main town, where history and charm converge in every cobbled alley and stone stairway. Marvel at the centuries-old Romanesque churches that stand as silent witnesses to the island’s rich past. For a breathtaking panorama, ascend to the top of the Cathedral bell tower, offering spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes.

Sea-Kayak Along the Coastline

Join Sea Kayak Croatia for a half-day sea-kayaking tour, an immersive experience that unveils the secrets of the island’s indented coastline. Paddle through crystal-clear waters, explore hidden coves, and marvel at the coastal wonders that make the island a kayaker’s paradise.

Scuba Dive

Dive into the azure depths with the Mirko Diving Center, where scuba enthusiasts can discover the vibrant marine life and captivating underwater landscapes surrounding Rab. Whether you’re a seasoned diver or a beginner, the center offers an opportunity to explore the Adriatic’s hidden treasures.


The island presents a haven with over 56 miles of well-maintained trails for nature lovers and hikers. Immerse yourself in the island’s diverse landscapes, from lush forests to panoramic viewpoints, as you explore the extensive network of hiking trails that crisscross this picturesque destination.

Explore Rab on Two Wheels

Hire a bike and pedal through extensive biking trails, revealing the island’s natural beauty and charming villages. Whether you’re a casual cyclist or a biking enthusiast, the island’s varied terrain ensures a delightful two-wheel adventure.

Taste Rapska

Sample the island’s specialty, Rapska torta (Rab cake). Made from almonds and bursting with flavor, this delightful sweet is a culinary gem that reflects the island’s rich culinary heritage.

Dine by the Sea

Savor the flavors of the sea at Konoba-Rab, a rustic gem with an inviting open-air terrace in town. Alternatively, treat yourself to a dining experience at Restoran More in Supetarska Draga. The restaurant is a favorite among sailing crews. Local seafood takes center stage, promising a culinary journey through Rab’s coastal cuisine.

Whether you choose the rustic charm of Konoba-Rab or the coastal allure of Restoran More, Rab ensures a delightful dining experience that captures the essence of the Adriatic.

Marinas and Anchorages | Rab

You will find two well-equipped ACI Marinas on the island. Both have restaurants, bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, and ATMs.