yoga & wellness retreat

Olive Island Escape  is located in Croatia on the island Ugljan (pronounced Ug-lee-yan). It has been set up primarily to host yoga retreats for smaller groups of up to seven guests in order to provide a higher level of personal attention and technical improvement. 

If you need to get away from the commotion of daily life then this island sanctuary awaits you. Here you can revive and rejuvenate, reconnect and strengthen your body and mind among the olive groves of the olive island.

Our retreat experience provides a deep connection to yoga along with healthy, tasty food and a range of activities which contribute to a more positive impact on your health.


We are fortunate to be on the island of Ugljan along the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. It is the first in the Zadar Archipelago. 

Ugljan is one of over a thousand islands in Croatia.

Major crops include olives, figs and vines.

Supermarkets, restaurants, cafes and beach bars are a plenty.

The ferry port in Preko provides frequent ferry connections with Zadar.

Custom Design & Built Venue

The venue I have designed and created is the perfect get-away for like-minded people.

It offers excellent, high quality accommodation for up to eight people.

We have a very well equipped kitchen, covered outdoor dining terrace and cosy indoor studio.

The focal point of the garden is the outdoor firepit as well as the hot tub.

The roof terrace is amazing - The primary yoga studio offering breathtaking sea views to the neighbouring islands as well as the sea & mountain on the mainland.

Some of the locals have commented that it's the best views on the island..!


Design Inspiration

The design, materials and detailing have all been carefully combined for the comfort of our friends and guests.

My years in education and professional practice in design & architecture have paid off..!

I find inspiration from nature and my surroundings. I like to use natural, local materials to create whatever comes into my mind whether it's a building, a piece of furniture or an interior.


I'd like to say thank you for visiting our site. Hopefully you'll find the content interesting and helpful in order to decide whether our retreats are for you.

We are very proud of what we've achieved here and we want to share these achievments with you.

Everything from the sustainably designed villa, the living and recreational spaces to our own organic garden produce.

Please note, we are currently adhering to Covid-19 medical & government guidlines. You will also need to follow your country and Croatia's travel advice.

Best wishes, Abdul