Rivanj is a small islet near Ugljan and Sestrunj. It has an area of over 4 square kilometers and just one small settlement on it, named Rivanj as well. It is a village with just 20-something permanent inhabitants. The village is positioned in inland of the island like many villages founded in the past are, in order to hide from the risks that might come from the sea. In past decades, a new part of the village rises on the north side of the island, on the shore. Rivanj was inhabited in the 16th century by people from Ugljan. The sea belt surrounding those islands is rich in fish. Thus, it appeals to humans from antiquity, mainly ones interested in fishing, hunting, and tasting it. Today it is the favorite nautical destination, with an accent on sport fishing tourism.
A small island like this does not offer many choices for holiday accommodations. Private apartments, though, are comfortable and satisfying for those who know the silence and its mild influence on the human brain and body. Although in 2007 the island was on fire and the catastrophe swallowed vegetation on almost one-third of the area, the charm of Dalmatian islands was preserved. Walks through dense macchia can take you nowhere else but on the beach. The most beautiful are bays Dubrinka and Lokvina with beautiful beaches. From the highest peak Lukočina 112 meters above sea level, Zadar can be seen. A twenty minutes ride by boat divides Zadar and Rivanj. Boat lines are daily and regular.