FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW TO REACH US?
WHAT ARE THE OTHER TRANSFER OPTIONS?
HOW MANY DOCKS ARE THERE?
DO I NEED TO MAKE A RESERVATION?
We strongly recommend that you make a reservation. We advise you to make your reservations before leaving your accommodation, because cell phone coverage and wi-fi can be unpredictable on boat or islands.
IS THERE A BEACH?
The island of Šipan is rich in wildlife, and we like it that way. However, if you have any allergies, or you’re simply bothered by insects like mosquitoes we recommend you to wear long pants and appropriate footwear. There’s no shower available at BOWA and we recommend you to drink only bottled water.
CABANA – HOW LONG DO WE HAVE IT FOR? IF WE PLAN ON LUNCH AT THE 3PM OFFER CAN WE ARRIVE AT 1:30 PM OR SO IN ORDER TO SWIM AND ENJOY THE WATERS/BAR, ETC?
The cabana is yours from 11.30 am until 5.45/6 pm. If you plan lunch at 3 pm you may not have enough time to enjoy 5 courses. At least 4 hours and we recommend 6 hours for full enjoyment.
Cabana can accomodate max 10 – 12 pax (adults).
IS THERE A TIME SLOT IN A CABANA AS FOR THE TERRACE?
No. Cabana is envisioned to spend the day with us, as an all-day experience.
INFORMATION IMPLIES NO CORKAGE FEE – DOES THIS MEAN WE CAN BRING OUR OWN BEVERAGES?
Information of no corkage fee means we only offer our own wines.
AS FOR THE MENU – WE HAVE 2 PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT BIG FISH EATERS — WHAT ELSE CAN WE EXPECT?
For the tasting menu it has to be announced prior to your arrival, ideally while booking. Our chef can make slights adjustments to the tasting menu concerning allergies and intolerances. You may order extra from the daily menu if you want to skip some courses.
IF I ORDER EXTRA FROM THE DAILY MENU, IS IT INCLUDED IN THE TASTING MENU PRICE?
Everything you order aside from the tasting menu is extra.
IS THE 5 COURSE TASTING MENU THE ONLY CABANA OPTION? OR CAN ONE PICK FROM THE TERRACE MENU?
In the cabana you may order daily menu instead of the tasting menu in the amount of minimum spend for the cabana booking. If you do not reach it, the rest will be charged as a consummation fee. Drinks are extra.
CAN I ORDER A TASTING MENU ON THE TERRACE?
It is possible to order the tasting menu on the terrace, however, your time to enjoy it will be limited from usual 4 hours to 2.5 hours. We have had many guests having the tasting menu on the terrace.
WE ARE COMING WITH CHILDREN, WHAT CAN THEY ORDER IN A CABANA?
Our chef has prepared menu for children.
DO I HAVE TO ANNOUNCE MY FIRST COURSE PRIOR TO ARRIVAL?
We only require for our guest to announce the time of arrival so we can approximetly set you first course.
IF I COME WITH MY PARTNER AND OUR THREE CHILDREN, MAY WE BOOK A CABANA?
If it is you and your partner (2 adults) and your 3 children under the age of 12 years old, you may book cabana freely and you will be calculated in the minimum spend as it is usually set for 4 adults.
WHAT IF WE DO NOT REACH MINIMUM SPEND IF WE ARE HAVING THE DAILY MENU?
If you do not reach the minimum of the food, the rest will be charged as a consummation fee for booking a cabana
MAY I MAKE A DEPOSIT WITH MY CREDIT CARD?
Our online booking is active and you may pay directly using your credit card details. This payment option is secured and protected on our website.
WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD AND I HAVE TO CANCEL MY BOOKING?
We cannot fight the nature. Of course, there is a cancellation policy.
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?
The traveller/the guest has the right to cancel or terminate the cabana arrangement at all times. If the guest is not, for any reason, able to begin the travel he/she can appoint a third person to use the restaurant services instead. The guest is obliged to inform BOWA RESTAURANT about the above change. When the traveller/the guest cancells the booking arrangement or requests a date change, BOWA will retain the following amounts from the full deposit price
up to 30 days prior to the service – 10 % of the total price
29 to 22 days prior to the service – 30 % of the total price
21 to 11 days prior to the service –50 % of the total price
10 to 4 days prior to the service – 100 % of the total price
3 to 0 days prior to the service or no-show – 100 % of the total price
The traveller/the guest is obliged not only to cancel verbally but also to sign the cancellation document prepared by BOWA.
WHAT does a SEATING HOUR ON THE TERRACE mean? DOES THIS MEAN I HAVE TO LEAVE THE TABLE? Where should I go?
Once you choose your seating, for ex. 12 pm until 3 pm, around 2.45 pm we will invite you to stay at our beach or the lounge area, so we can clear for the next guest. There is no guarantee you will have a free sunbed or a lounge table, however, we invite you to stay for a swim or at the bar, as the guests are constantly fluctuating and from experience, there is always a spot for you to stay longer at BOWA 🙂
BOWA WORKING HOURS: may 1st until october 1st
11am – 6 pm
We look forward to meeting you at BOWA restaurant