As part of sight-SEA Croatia, for those wanting to experience paradise just outside the walled old town of Dubrovnik, Bowa which stands for the Best-of-What’s-Around is a must see. Bowa restaurant is nestled in the heart of Šipan island on Vrbova Bay, just northwest of Dubrovnik. It is the perfect place to indulge in all the senses, treating your palate to authentic Dalmatian cuisine native to the surroundings, whilst bathing in the sea.

Bowa stays true to the owner’s original vision of ‘fine dining in the jungle’ with homage paid to traditional dishes true to grandparents of this region. Enjoy some Pelješac wine, oysters from Mali Ston bay, freshly caught daily fish, or sashimi. You will also find a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, and delicious homemade olive oil. The daily menu depends upon the availability of fresh ingredients.



Given that Bowa is located on an island, here is one option to get there! You may book a water transfer service with Bowa while booking a table at the restaurant. This will entail arriving to Brsečine, a 22km drive west along the coast from Dubrovnik, by car or van. The water transfer service will then transport you to the restaurant. The boat ride will take approximately 5-10 minutes each way.

Stretched out across a sea of blue you won’t miss the four cabanas (made from wood sourced on the island itself), and the beautiful stone structures. A sea of lounge chairs will also await you, a lounge area and terrace, as well as a woodfire kitchen.


My recommendation is to treat yourself to a full day out at BOWA, with the last boat leaving at 5.45pm! If not, there is plenty of flexibility to book a return at a shorter interval.

Grandma (Baba) can’t wait to sight-SEA more of Croatia with you.



P.S. While you’re in Dubrovnik, check out My Grandma is Like the Sea children’s book in the Algebra bookstores.

Nala xx