Dearest Zoki and Sanja,
I cannot thank you enough for giving us the most AMAZING family holiday. Sanja your food is DELICIOUS. We truly relaxed...with fun sports & the most beautiful surroundings.
Thank you for welcoming us ti your home
Much love, C
Dear Zoki and Sanja
Thank so much for an amazing holiday and for taking us to some fantastic places. Great food, wine and company. Thank you, T and E
Dear Zoki and Sanja,
Thank you for sharing the wonderful Mala with us and the beautiful country of Croatia. We never imagined is would be so perfect ❤️. You made B feel so at home, I don't think she wants to leave. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. K, J and little captain B.
Zoki and Sanja
This trip was truly the BEST family vacation we've ever had!
Your passion for Croatia, the Adriatic, the environment, amazing FOOD are all so clear, what made this trip so special. Each of you add the perfect personalities to make Mala what she is today... a perfect relaxing but FUN experience.
What an amazing time we have had aboard your beautiful catamaran Mala. Essentially you have welcomed us to your second home and allowed me to create chaos in the normal routine. Thank you!
I promise to improve my handling of the main sail in the future. We can't wait to comeback. Please come visit us in San Diego.
I wanted to personally send this message on behalf of Claire and myself. We can not thank you and your team Nicholi and Pave enough for making our time on your boat a most memorable time. Your professionalism/attention to detail and the incredible way you integrated with us all with kindness , care and humour is a credit to you all as a wonderful team and amazing humans.
My gratitude is immense as i organised this trip on behalf of our entire group. So it was very very very important to me that they had the best time and I can assure you Milan, none have stopped talking and laughing about all the great times we had for every hour of every day. They all have agreed that it was the best time they have ever had on holidays and the memories that you and your team helped create will live with us forever.
Thank you Milan, my new friend, for making that happen for Claire and me and our dear friends.
We hope to visit you again in 2025 with our 2 daughters and their partners so we can experience the same wonderful trip and make those memories with them as well.
Again Milan, thank you millions and please pass on this gratitude to my older brother Nicholi and Pave.
Love to you all and best wishes to you and all your families until we all meet again.
J and C
Our family has nothing but positive reviews (aside from me being seasick - even with a prescription patch and wristband). The Captain and crew were all very attentive. Borah, was especially accommodating, always eager to serve us, even with the younger generation late into the evenings! The captain was also fantastic - he checked in with us each evening communicating the plan for the next day, as well as making a few changes to maximize our time/sights of the different bays. He was also very helpful making reservations as we switched to an out to lunch day, in replacement of dinner on the boat.
The food was all DELICIOUS!! My only suggestion would be to add some yogurt/granola to the breakfast meal. Aside from that, all was PERFECT.
We are sad the trip is over, especially after having planned for it for SO long.
From Shannon and family, USA
We had the most AMAZING trip. The boat and crew were fabulous. You will be hearing from us again soon for the next adventure!
From Penelope and family, USA
Can't thank you enough for organising the BEST trip to Turkey. Capt and crew and boat were awesome.
From Sam and family, USA
Penelope, Shannon and Sam
To the fabulous San LiMi crew,
Thank you for a fantastic adventure! You have guided and looked after us through sunshine, rain, thunder and lightening - what an amazing week! Thank you to Marco for showing us this beautiful country. Thank you to Tino and Spiro for the endless hours of water sports and thank you to Kristina the superwoman who never stops! Topped off with an amazing food from Josip.
Hope to be back soon!
The Hill Family
Thanks to the whole team - Marco, Kristina, Josip, Tino and Spiro- what an experience. It has been paradise and there is nothing quite like Kristina's Gin and Tonics! Such a beautiful country and you made it a 5 * experience. We really appreciate the care and service that you provided on the San LiMi boat.
Katie and family
This was truly the trip of a lifetime for our family aboard the beautiful San LiMi. Sasha, was extremely helpful in providing information for us as we planned our trip and she served as our liaison to coordinate all of the details with the crew. Thank you for all of your patience in dealing with our many questions, emails, and calls!
The San LiMi crew was truly a class act. They were extremely knowledgeable, personable, charming, fun, and helped make our experience incredible. Captain Marko was very skilled and diligent, and we really appreciated his time to connect with us, communicate and answer questions, educate us on the area & the boat, and truly personalize our trip.
Kristina, our lovely stewardess, was the epitome of professional service. She was so attentive and exceptional at her many daily tasks and responsibilities, and she did all of these things with a tremendous smile. Spiro & Tino, our first mate and engineer, were an awesome duo. They kept us safe on our explorations and they were a delight to be around! Lastly, but certainly not least, Chef Josip's masterful creations were noted for their presentation and their taste.
Together, we discovered many beautiful Croatian islands, had amazing food (and a lot of drinks!) and most importantly, had a great deal of fun as a family! We enjoyed a few dinners off the boat exploring local places, but one of the most special parts of the trip was dining on the boat as a family with the lovely views, Kristina's lovely service and attention to details with her decor, and enjoying Chef Josip's delicious meals. We enjoyed our days on shore in Split & Dubrovnik, but our week long journey aboard the San Limi with this crew was the most memorable part! The San LiMi itself was stunning, and there were plenty of activities available and places to relax aboard the 35m stunning boat!! We are so thankful for this experience!
Our vacation has come to an end and we had a great time. The boat is very beautiful and well maintained, the captain very helpful and professional, the hostess very kind and willing. We would award the food 9 out of 10 but we know that we Italians are a bit difficult from that point of view... ! Thank you.
A fantastic charter. All crew were excellent - attentive but not intrusive, diligent but not overbearing. Very professional and impressive cohesion as a team. All worked hard to make our experience as good as it could be, without fuss or grumble. Sailing boat crew mentality, all pitched in to help each other (eg chef sometimes drove the tender). Boat manoeuvres were effortless, toys etc deployed efficiently so never waiting. Food was v good even though we had conflicting dietary requirements (one pescetarian, one no-shellfish). To the chef's credit, he rustled up a delicious pasta and salad dinner with 45 minutes notice after we decided against eating ashore one night. Itinerary was superb, great mix of lovely anchorages and beautiful ports. The activities were all very well organised (scuba, quad bike military tour, e-bike etc) good equipment and people. The crew cared greatly for the boat and it and was very comfortable, practical and functional. Loads of toys, well enjoyed.
Sailing is not to be expected, needs quite specific conditions and more time than would be required with motor. A couple of us are motion sickness sensitive so we weren’t keen to prolong time at sea.
Only complaint is that one week was not enough time, so… we’d like to come back again for two weeks next time!
UK Family of 6
Our week on Cool Change was amazing! The crew were wonderful and so helpful. They were always on top of everything.The food was so good and we enjoyed the variety of meals. We really appreciated how flexible with timing they were.
We would definitely love to come back to Cool Change. Everything from the service to the boat was 5 star.
Mike and Family, New York
Gulet Malena is super good, the crew is excellent! Everyone excelled and the chef is highly recommended. The Croatian scenery was beautiful!! The route that we traveled very well planned and beautiful. The excellent crew, from the Captain, through the chef, and without leaving aside the other two members of the crew. The excellent service and flexibility of the crew to accommodate situations, weather, and our tastes and preferences was incredible. No detail was missed. Very happy!! Many thanks for everything!!
We absolutely loved Ivan and Sandra! We couldn’t have been happier with them. Ivan is super well connected – he knew everyone at every port we went to and you could tell it made such a difference, especially when the weather was not great and we needed to change ports and find a spot. He could magically come up with someplace to go even though ports were full! Sandra ‘just has it down’. She was super attentive and at the same time very discreet. If we mentioned something to each other, like boy it would be nice to have a gin and tonic right now, one would magically appear. Her cooking was just fantastic….had these amazing lunches that would really fill us up we probably didn’t need to do dinner some nights because we were still full. On cloudy days, Sandra would use her connections to plan out our day from the taxi pick up to the tour. They were both so nice and just lovely people. The boat was beautiful — chic and clean, well maintained. Ivan takes a lot of pride in it because he built it from a shell into what it is today. Overall, it was an amazing trip and we loved the boat and crew!
We just got back to split from our wonderful charter with Ivan and Sandra. They were wonderful. They really are true locals who know most every co r and island and service in the entire country. Their boat is in pristine condition not only do they take great care of it constantly but Ivan has equipped it himself with more power and air conditioning and electronics and lines etc.. than any other boat around. Additionally, Sandra and Ivan seem to know everyone who can connect with really anything you may want to do or see or eat. They love Americans and most travellers and really know how to prepare everything beyond expectations. All of the food was made with care and high quality olive oil, fresh ingredients and good wines. They really did yearn to do whatever they could to make the trip perfect and tailored to your preferences. Our kids were a handful and they did great to help us pivot with both unexpected weather and preferences for more relaxed beach time. Even after we arrived back at Split they continued to help us make arrangements for new place to stay and scuba and even additional activities we learned about. Ivan was a joy. He’s obviously a very confident and experienced captain and uses his lifelong friendships and laid back personality in a way to tailor where we were able to stay and anchor and visit or eat.
All on all just wanted to give you great feedback. We really appreciate your hooking us up with them and the aura and while I imagine they will stay fully booked, I wouldn’t hesitate to have any of your clients or guests sail with them.
We only hope that we can revisit in the not too distant future.
Chad and Alisha
This was our 2nd consecutive year chartering the Dolce Vita; all new crew, longer stay and extra stops and locations. New highlights include the waterpark beach in Makarska (be sure to eat at Tempera Street Food in Makarska!), a fantastic e-bike ride through Mljet National Park and some sunrise(ish) walks along the board walks.
Many thanks to our amazing crew: Irena, Nikola, Tom, Ante and Boris. YOU made our trip warm, friendly and welcoming. We are so grateful for all your hospitality and kindness. Wishing you the best.
Fingers crossed that we get to see you again in 2024!
The Nieto, Mott and Tucker Families
The Nieto, Mott and Tucker Families
Toni and Ljuba,
Thank you for the vacation of a lifetime, we are forever spoiled! As it was a first for us we did not know what to expect but you have both made this week what it was through your thoughtfulness and kindness. Marla is a wonderful catamaran that certainly stands out from the crowd and is a testament to you Toni. We had so many highlights but getting to know you both and hearing your stories and the passion you have for the sea and Croatia was the best. Ljuba, we will take the $60K wine story with us forever!
It's so sad to say goodbye but hopefully our paths will cross again some day and know that wherever we are in the world, our door is always open to you! We are a living advert for you and I am sure you will hear more about us from friends who want to experience the beauty of Croatia from the deck of Marla.
Sharon and I had the best time of our lives and we have you and your magnificent crew to thank. Everything was perfect and we would not change one single thing. We wish you all the very best of everything and are hopeful that our paths will cross again. Thank you.
We truly loved our stay with you. MARLA made us fall in love with sailing. Thank you so much for your hospitality you truly went above and beyond to give us the best experience! These 5 days were the highlight of our honeymoon! It was our first time on a boat but it will definitely not be our last given how amazing you made our trip.
Catching squid, SUP instructor, private guide and professional drone photographer. Toni you are more than 'just' an excellent skipper!
Thank you so much!
Kyra and Kistof
Heading into our family trip to Croatia, I came reluctantly as I have had a long-standing fear of water and boats. Our captain Toni, planned a trip respecting my anxieties and carefully won me over with respect for his skills and talents as a captain, seaman and as a person.
Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by Toni and Nicole and were advised that our safety and comfort were at the forefront of the journey. We were astonished at the crews attention to detail but also how they prioritise the comfort of their guests. We have been wined and dined with exceptional meals. The culinary skills of Nicole paired with Toni's infusion of Croatia delights truly exceeded expectations and left us wanting more.
As a family we have felt that the skilled duo have managed to create the most amazing family memories for us and we are truly grateful for having the experience of meeting and travelling with both Toni and Nicole- both exceptionally talented people. They have even managed to removed some of my deep rooted fears of boating!
After two years of Covid, this trip was just the perfect therapy. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Shelly and family
What an amazing week sailing the islands of Croatia with you all! Thank you for making this a wonderful family experience. Your hospitality food, drink, activities and locations were all first-class. We hope you have a wonderful season. It was a pleasure to be your first charter of the season!
The Donn Family
To Frank, Luka, Aute and Kris,
Thank you, thank you, thank you for looking after us so fabulously and smiling and laughing all week. Thank you Frank for taking us to such beautiful places and finding us perfect swimming spots. Luka- you have cooked like a dream- we have been so spoilt as you served treat after treat. Aute and Kris- thank you so much for smiling all week, looking after us and being our taxi service. We LOVE Croatia and we will be back.
Sophie and Patrick
We would like to thank the captain and the whole crew for an amazing week!
We discovered many beautiful Croatian islands, had GREAT food, a LOT of drinks and most importantly, a lot of fun! The service on board was highly efficient but also very friendly at all times.
Thank you again for everything and please forgive us for our crappy Croatian pronunciation!
We originally booked our voyage for June of 2020, but Covid pushed our plans aside for two years. Our guest list was originally ten, but life's ordinary mishaps reduced our total to six. After all of the changes in plans, I can't imagine our adventure in any other way!
The crew (Nikola, Karlo, Marco and Ivica) welcomed us and took care of us... eventually charmed us. We saw and swam (kayaked, jet-skied, paddle boarded) in the best coves, relaxed, laughed, played and had the loveliest family vacation ever... except for when Carlos got stung by a spider fish and needed immediate medical attention by the crew but they knew just what do to. They took total care of Carlos (shout out to Ana/ Ivica). We LOVED every minute of it! They even decorated with balloons and made a cake for Dani's 18th birthday.
Thanks so much for everything! Fingers crossed we can return again soon.
Enzo, Nina, Alfie,Dani
All three couples in our party agreed that this was truly a “trip of a lifetime.” While we greatly enjoyed our days on shore in Split, Dubrovnik, and in London, there is no doubt that the highlight of our thirteen day vacation was the week spent aboard the San Limi, cruising — in style — the spectacular coast and islands of Dalmatia.
The comfort, class, beauty and grace of the yacht was exceeded only by the service and smiles of her entire crew.
Captain Ivo was constantly diligent yet managed to find time to visit with us and answer our many questions about the vessel, the Adriatic, and his beloved Croatia.
Tino and Spiro, our first mate and engineer, always performed their many tasks with happy smiles and were a delight to be around. Josep, our chef, constantly amazed us with beautifully presented and delicious meals, all while also performing his other ship duties with the obvious skills of a seasoned crewman. All three of those young men have an exceptional work ethic and bright futures wherever life takes them.
Our hostess, Ivana, was the perfect example of what professional hospitality service should be. Regardless of any request we made, or change of plans we suggested, her first response was always the phrase “No problem,” spoken with a sincere smile. She wore many hats (concierge, food server, bartender, provisions shopper, travel advisor, housekeeper, laundress, sommelier, and ship accountant) and excelled in all of them. On top of all that, she was a joy to be around. We commented among ourselves that it was a shame we are all now retired because she would have been a “sure hire” in any of the businesses we once ran!
We began our cruise immediately impressed by the talents and kindness of the entire crew. But by the end of the week, we also considered them all to be our friends. Turns out, that gift of friendship is the best “souvenir” we brought back home from our trip.
Our thanks, as well, to you Sasha for your professionalism and for putting up with my many questions and emails.
Please pass these comments along to the owner of San Limi and to our friends, the crew. On behalf of my entire group of happy travelers, thanks to all for a fabulous week!
David, Tina, Keith, Nancy, Blake & Susan
Sanja & Zoki,
Forever grateful for your beautiful Mala, gracious hospitality and introduction to your amazing Croatia! The education you provided in each port was so unsightly.. loved each history lesson. We truly enjoyed being on a cat !
We hope to be back to this beautiful country and seeing you two again. We would come back for Sanjas cooking alone! Love to you both and best to you both in your future endeavors abroad Mala.
Janine & Chris
Janine and Chris
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