Sipan is a perfect place for a lunch in the several harbourside cafes. Its under developed and quaint - I do so hope it stays that way. Our lunch on the boat although not quite the setting was delicious, simple but tasty fish or chichen with salad and wine - all in good quantities!
With more time we would have explored more of the countrified lanes with golden flowers and hills around the island - it looked really pretty - but time was short and lunch was calling back on ship. Ah well next time we will spend more than a few hours here and perhaps cycle around the island.
Sudurad was the village we visited from our boat cruise around the Elaphiti Islands - we had planned to come back here and explore more ...but you know all good plans...
Anyway the village is dominated by two fortification towers - for defending against piracry.
Šipan is connected to the mainland by a regular foot ferry service. In addition to this there is a vehicle ferry service which stops at Sudjuradj on its way to and from Mljet on a more infrequent basis. Both of these services are operated by Jadrolinija and run from Gruz harbour in Dubrovnik.
The foot ferry takes about 1hr 50mins to reach Šipanska Luka and runs three time a day during the summer months, with a less frequent service during the winter.
Several companies run boat tours to the Elaphiti islands - our choice for a day trip combining the islands of Kolocep, Lopud as well as Sipan - ideal if limited for time.
If you have more time on the island then you may take advantage of a small bus operating several times a day (the times are posted on a notice displayed at the front of the bus) between the two main villages on the island - namely Šipanska Luka and Sudjurad.