When great beaches are important to you, Lopud can’t be beat. It has some of the best beaches in the Dubrovnik area. Suns, with its fine white sand beaches is considered the best beach in the Elafiti Islands. This beach can be super busy in the summer, but it’s just as beautiful in the off-season months. In its heyday, Lopud counted 30 churches, several palaces and two monasteries as well as a vibrant shipping industry; one-fourth of Dubrovnik’s navy were Lopud ships. The island was devastated by a 17th century earthquake and never really recovered. A walk among the ruins is a quiet time for reflection.