42°43’13.52″N | 17°54’47.25″E

Located in an isolated idyllic bay Vrbova on the island of Šipan near Dubrovnik, BOWA does exactly what its name claims, offering the Best Of What’s Around.

When you put your foot in the bay, we want you to leave your phones and worries at the entrance. Feel the present moment as you are hugged by the carob, fig and olive trees, smeared with salt in the air and kissed by the Adriatic Sea. This is the nurturing moment you have been dreaming of.

Expect a daily catch of fresh Adriatic fish, Mali Ston Ostrea Edulis oysters, hand-picked vegetables, fruit from BOWA’s own garden, and home-made Šipan island olive oil. Between courses, enjoy a dip in the Adriatic sea – the perfect palate cleanser during your long, languid Mediterranean meal.

We uphold a strong commitment to sustainability. The restaurant prioritizes the use of locally sourced, organic ingredients, supporting local farmers and fishermen while minimizing its environmental impact. By embracing eco-friendly practices and reducing food waste, we aim to contribute to a more sustainable and responsible culinary.

The first and the last word holds Mother Nature, and then it’s Your turn to swim between courses and nap after our apple cheesecake or carob chocolate cake.


Owned by the fourth generation of the fishermen of the Sare family from Mali Ston, sister restaurant of BOTA SARE, a restaurant known for combining Dalmatian and Japanese style in serving their version of sushi, BOWA is a remembrance of our grandmother’s recipes.
Envision a “Robinson Crusoe” get-away, with a touch of “fine dining in the jungle” but still keeping it as a reminder of the holiday memories with grandparents and the dishes they used to prepare for them. Bowa is not just a restaurant. Bowa is an experience, and we say, an all-day experience.

Everything you consume is caught, farmed or produced within a radius of 50 km from your chair. 

Our fishing team guarantees always fresh Adriatic bluefin tuna, swordfish and greater amberjack. The rhapsody of colors on the plate will captivate you at first sight. Original texture and fullness of taste in every bite will convince you of the uniqueness of our food.