This story began with our dear Aussie, Danielle. Dani was a guest in Cast Away back in October 2017. She loved it so much that she decided to come for a whole 6 weeks this spring. Working in marketing and social media, Dani was a huge fan of Lauren Bath, a famous professional photographer and Instagrammer with an impressive client list all around the world! With a dedicated audience of close to half a million followers, she is not only one of Australia’s most powerful travel Instagrammers but also a savvy social media consultant, who provides ongoing campaign management, consultancy and education.
When Dani found out that Lauren was travelling in Croatia, she just took a chance and invited Lauren to visit Cast Away. To her big surprise, Lauren not only replied but accepted Dani’s offer and a few days later, Lauren was on her way to our little paradise.
Dani was so excited to meet Lauren in person but anxious at the same time. Would Lauren like this off-the-beaten track, Robinson styled accommodation?
We met Lauren at the ferry port of Starigrad to explain her and her boyfriend the nicest places to see, where to have lunch, what route to take, etc. Not an easy task as they had only one afternoon to explore it all. But with the map full of suggestions, off they went… We would welcome them at sunset back in camp.
Lauren and Dreamboat were amazing guests, very down-to-earth and it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to welcome them here. Their stay was way too short but their tight schedule didn’t give them any room to extend. Next stop… Dubrovnik!
A few days later, I heard Dani’s huge excitement coming out of her room with the words “Holey moley, man” Her doubts vanished completely when she saw the incredible Instagram story Lauren just posted. We were so thrilled that Lauren and Dreamboat absolutely loved the place and couldn’t thank them enough for the incredible Instagram story they created!
Finally Lauren replied to our FB post with these encouraging words: “You’ve created something truly special Didier, I love to celebrate innovators in the tourism industry. This is only the beginning for Cast Away! X ”
What a blessing to be in this business where you meet so many extraordinary people! Loving every moment of it!
So here we go… discover Lauren’s big adventure on Croatia’s most popular island, Hvar !