What: A 10-week-long festival that marries good tunes, contemporary art and holistic living, held on a formerly uninhabited island right off the Croatian coast in the Adriatic Sea.
Why: If it indeed sorts out all the teething problems that came with its inaugural edition last year, this second instalment of Obonjan (say “o-bon-yan”) looks set to be the glamping getaway to experience at a time when wellness is considered the new luxury. Limited to just 450 guests at any one time on a postcard-perfect isle the size of 600 Olympic pools, it offers daily events and activities meant to feed the mind and soul. Workshops focus on subjects ranging from wild swimming to stargazing with resident astronomers. Modern-day hippies can indulge in sound healing, crystal hot stone massages and spoken word sessions, while the fitness-obsessed can opt for paddleboard yoga, boxing or the outdoor gym. For your cultural fix, there are artist-in-residence programmes as well as a rolling, award-winning musical line-up that spans everything from revered electronic DJ Gilles Peterson to fashion-insider favourites Horse Meat Disco and Hercules & Love Affair. And then there’s the eco-chic accommodation, which starts from just €59 (S$87.80) per person, per night. Whether you choose the basic bell tent, one of the five bell tents decked out by hip boutique joint The Hoxton in Shoreditch, London, or a forest lodge that comes with an en-suite shower and terrace, you’re guaranteed bespoke wooden furniture, hotel-standard bedding and – wait for it – air-conditioning.
When: June 23-Sept 3.
How: Visit http://www.obonjan-island.com, and remember: Each booking is for a week-long stay with access to all activities, but excludes food, travel, spa treatments and excursions.