A CHOICE OF GREAT RESORTS

Many UK visitors return here

Brac Island Croatia

Brac - say it “bratch”. This is the third largest of Croatia’s Adriatic islands and is famous for a number of reasons. The island’s quarries still produce the famous white stone which was used in the construction of The White House in Washington, Liverpool Cathedral and not forgetting Diocletian’s Palace in Split.

The highest point of any Adriatic island is on Brac at Vidova Gora and at 778 metres up, the views over Bol and the island of Hvar are fabulous. Guests staying in Bol can brave the marked walking path up and it takes about two hours each way. Wherever you stay on Brac, Vidova Gora is easily reached by car and there is a narrow road to the summit.

Abandoned villages are places which islanders left in the 1950s in search of the ‘new world’ and to where their descendents are now, happily, returning. The Blaca Hermitage was founded in 1588 by monks fleeing from the Turks. Go for the location. 

Brac is a beautiful island, producing some excellent wines. Paths in local stone cut through pine woods and along shores, wild rosemary and sage grow in abundance and whilst there are a few hotels here and there, the greenery hides them, making this island something rather special and still fairly uncommercialised. 

BOL

Has the most famous beach with superb water-sports

Bol is the busiest resort, located on the south coast, with the famous V shaped beach called Zlatni Rat (meaning Golden Cape). Prevailing winds make the tip of the cape change direction regularly. 

Bol is a buzzing little village with some cool bars and restaurants, with great watersports and an impressive tennis complex.  A promenade (no cars) built from local white stone leads from Bol centre to the beach and Bol is a pretty spot with some good restaurants, bars and a wine cellar.

SUPETAR

Unspoilt former fishing village

Supetar is on the north coast, it is the largest town on Brac and a 50 minute ferry crossing from Split. 

Set around a lovely horseshoe bay with quaint hidden piazzas and alleyways, there is a good selection of bars and restaurants.  Our hotels are located near bays with good pebble beaches including a dive centre.

It’s still like a large fishing village with some good bars, restaurants and beaches bordered by pine woods, with Postira, a charming little village a few kilometres to the east Supetar is good to include in a multi centre stay.

POSTIRA

Pretty secluded coves and many return visitors

Postira is just to the east of Supetar and another lovely fishing village with some pretty, secluded coves a good selection of restaurants and bars. One of Croatia’s rare sandy beaches (albeit a narrow one) is at Lovrecina, close to Postira.  

Our hotels Lipa and Pastura attract many repeat guests from the UK who come for the relaxed pace of life, the glorious waterfront and pretty old quarter.  Fishing vessels still work from here and water taxis will take you to Lovrecina ( a rare sandy beach) not far away. There’s a traditional feel here with a good selection of places to eat and drink.

Days Out

Visit Split for the day and explore Diocletian’s Palace using the frequent ferry service from Supetar – crossing time just 50 minutes.

In Short

♦ Water sports & beach activities in Supetar & Bol.

♦ Most photographed beach in Croatia.

♦ Unimaginable value at the Hotel Kastil.

♦ Abandoned villages and evocative walking trails.

♦ Stylish resorts.

♦ Delicious red wine.

♦ Vidova Gora for fantastic panorama.

♦ Postira for fishing village feel.

♦ Grand Elaphusa Spa deserves 5 stars.