The most beautiful island
I might sound bias because it is my Mother's home town after all and I have been brought up here, so Rab has a great hold on my heart! However I have been for the last 20 years been coming as a guest (considering that I've been living in England for that time) and I have experience lots of positive change, new restaurants, great service and welcoming atitude of local people (lets face it most of them don't know that that is where my roots are). I have traveled to many places but to me, there is no place in the world like Rab and I would recomend it to everyone!
A short visit to the island
2013, a short visit to the island of Rab and the old town Rab, and we stayed there right when a festival was held. 3 nights with living history giving a special atmosphere to the town of Rab. People in medieval costumes, cosy squares and streets full of interesting stands, tasty food and good wine. Many local visitors that are totally friendly. We loved the island and assume that the festival adds up a little bit to the gorgeous old town, beaches and atmosphere.
My family toured Croatia in August 2010. Our stay in Rab was one of the highlights of the 15 day trip. I highly recommend the Astoria apartments right in the middle of a lovely, spirited and interesting part of the gorgeous island of Rab. During the day we drove to distant parts of the island and spent time on various beaches. Don't miss this: on the opposite part of the main town of rab, about a 5-10 minute walk from the apartments, there is GREAT swimming, right off the edge of the town. There is not really a beach here, but sort of a prominade where sunbathers swim and soak up the sun. Bring a water proof camera because once you are in the water here, you will want to take photos of the architecture of Rab from the water. It's breathtaking.