Here’s a specially constructed budget travel package from The Sherp for you to get in on the Croatian summer festival season at the Sonus Festival!

The Sonus Festival is a techno beach festival held on Croatia’s pristine Zrce Beach. The stunning Adriatic coast comes to life, as some of the world’s best dance clubs host superstars of techno.

This includes clubs like Aquarius, Kalypso and Papaya which open their doors to an international audience year after year, hosting some of the season’s stand-out parties in perfect summer surroundings. This year the festival will be held from August 21 to 25.

(Listed below are the prices per person)

Aquarius Club

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Kalypso Club

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Papaya Club

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Performances from the likes of Apollonia, Dubfire, Loco Dice and Maceo Plex this year brings a creative mix of styles, helping to keep Sonus at the very forefront of the European summer.

1. Flights are slightly pricey to Zadar but its the closest airport to the festival which will save you time and the other eventual travel expenses.

Though you may get cheaper flights to some of the other airports, they are much further away from the festival and you will end up spending as much on local travel. Zadar being the wisest choice, a round trip flight via Mumbai will cost you about INR 67,000/-. 

2. Festival Tickets

You can get your hands on a standard festival ticket for €179 which is about INR 13,000/- or a VIP ticket for €249 approx INR 18,500/- (plus service and payment fee).


3. Sorting out your accommodation. 

Novalja is the place to be while you’re at Sonus. Besides having the party beach Zrće nearby, it has a lot more to offer. It has a wide variety of some of the world’s greatest clubs, restaurants and bars where you can try out traditional cuisines and just kickback with the various entertainment options also available in the area.

  • All the apartments are located close to the city centre and main square, where majority of restaurants
    and bars are located and only a stroll away from a pebble beach.
  • There are numerous Festival Shuttle Bus stops located around Novalja heading direct to the festival
  • Apart from Zrće Beach, there are plenty of beautiful beaches close to Novalja.

There are two choices when it comes to choosing your apartments; Standard and Superior.

STANDARD Apartments offer everything you will need to be in the comfort zone:

  • Private toilet & shower,
  • Kitchenette Balcony,
  • Car parking space,
  • Air conditioning.

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SUPERIOR Apartments feature the best facilities available in the best locations:

  • Private toilet & shower,
  • Full kitchen,
  • Balcony or terrace,
  • Car parking space,
  • Air conditioning,
  • Ideal locations in Novalja,
  • Bigger and more spacious apartments. 

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These are the rates for both standard and superior apartments, for groups of 2-6 people at a time, per room.

Location Price per apartment per night
Novalja Standard Superior Min Stay
2 person 82 € 100 € 7
2-3 person 111 € 144 € 7
2-4 person 120 € 144 € 7
3-5 person 150 € 180 € 7
4-6 person 174 € 204 € 7

You’ll find the best value-for-money flats and other packages right HERE. A standard apartment for two people comes to €82 per person, which means that one person will pay about €41, which comes up to INR 3050/- a night per person. So a 7 night stay will cost you about INR 21,000.

4. All The Extras

Airport Shuttle :

Airport shuttles are easily available from most major airports. All you need to do is decide which airport you’re landing at, in this case Zadar Airport which is closest to Novalja. They are also a cost efficient method compared to a private taxi or other transport.

Price : On Request

Festival Shuttle :

Since your accommodation will be located away from Zrce beach, you will need reliable transport to get to the festival. According to us, the best method is to travel by the festival shuttle which will get you to your destination in about 10 minutes.

Why we suggest festival shuttle :

  • Unlimited travel across the island to all locations on whichever festival route you wish
  • A 24/7 service throughout the festival so no matter what time of day the transport will be available
  • Published timetables available in advance for all locations so no wondering about when to catch
    the bus
  • Less queuing and waiting times, because the buses will be operating on a wristband only basis.
  • Boarding the bus will be quicker than ever and the bus marshals will be in place to make sure everyone boards the bus quickly and easily
  • Be independent and don’t need to rely on one of the small number of taxis on the island

Price: €38

Tourist tax :

According to Croatian law, every tourist has to pay €1 (INR 75, variable) per day, and this will vary on the number of days you stay in Croatia. Going by our estimate of 7 days, taxes should total up to €7 (INR 518/-). These costs will be added to your bill.

Boat Parties :

You cannot attend a festival in Croatia without making time for some of the world famous boat parties. With some of the most pristine beaches and clear blue water in the world, you get a one of a kind experience.

To book : Visit official Sonus Festival website or available on the spot.

5. Budget your F&B spending.

Eating and drinking at the festival may be expensive, so you can always try to eat your meals at a cheap place outside or to buy something in the supermarket to eat at your apartment. You will need to keep aside about € INR 8,000/- for your 7 night stay in Novalja as long as you don’t spend too much inside the festival.

6Croatia has some breathtaking sights so make sure you catch some of the local beauty before leaving.

The country is blessed with an abundance of lakes, beaches and historical architecture. Make sure to set apart some time from the partying to travel around and expand your horizons. We strongly suggest you pre-book your stay according to your travel plans around the country.

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8. Final Round Up.

The entire trip to the Sonus Festival in Croatia should cost you about INR 67,000/- (Return Flight) + INR 13,000 (Festival Ticket) + INR 21,000/- (Stay) +INR 8,000/- (F&B) = INR 1,09,000/- (+ taxes if applicable and payment fees)

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Be sure to factor in other costs such as visa, boat parties, shuttle charges, miscellaneous expenses, sightseeing, local transport, etc. before you go. The Sherp wishes you a happy and safe journey!