Brač Island & Golden Horn Beach

Split | Karoliina Kazi


We stayed in Split for one night before heading to the islands. Split was splendid, especially the old town, but I was ready for some carefree island life on Brač Island.

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The fresh watermelon juice was delicious!

Split | Karoliina Kazi

Riz got me these pretty and delicate bracelets from Split – I love them!

Split | Karoliina Kazi

There are multiple ferries from Split that can take you to different islands and booking online, up front, was easy. Ferries to Brač Island leave from Split (to Bol), and the main ferry operator is a national company – Jadrolinija

Brač Island, Croatia | Karoliina Kazi

Arriving at the port of Brač Island, Bol – bliss!

Brač Island, Croatia | Karoliina Kazi

Stocking up on some fresh fruit as soon we arrived.

Brač Island, Croatia | Karoliina Kazi

These green Croatian figs are the best I’ve ever had. We had a bag of them on the beach, every day!

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Brač is the biggest and highest Dalmatian island. It is situated just seven miles from Split. Brač offers a contrast of landscapes because it’s coast and the inland are so different: gentleness of its coastline and the rough attractions of it’s inland. People open-hearted and so welcoming.

On the Brač island, we stayed at the Zlatni Rat Beach Resort during our stay on this island. This hotel is closest one to the famous Zlatni Rat pebble beach, aka Golden Horn Beach, and the walk along the beach boardwalk to the town centre (Bol) is about 15-20 minutes. The hotel was very comfortable and clean, like everything in Croatia we have realised, and we like tidy! The room was simple and spacious, bathroom spotless, and the air conditioning worked wonders bringing relief to the heat. The breakfast was included in the booking and the hotel organised a transfer to and back from the port.

Brač Island, Croatia | Karoliina Kazi

View of the beach from the hotel.

Brač Island, Croatia | Karoliina Kazi

Swim on our first evening – we saw so many red starfishes (we were careful not to touch them so they can be in peace) – here you can really see how clear the water is. Please ignore my silly swim socks 🙂

Even Annie had a swim that evening.

Brač Island, Croatia

The Zlatni Rat beach area is quite busy and full of fun activities, and we would usually prefer to stay somewhere quieter, but enjoyed it regardless since it was just for four days.

Brač Island, Croatia | Karoliina Kazi

We did some fun activities while we were there and Parasailing above the Golden Horn beach was the highlight.

Brač Island, Croatia | Karoliina Kazi

Town of Bol – there are many marvellous restaurants and bars, a winery and live music every evening. Restaurants on the island of Brač tend to be slightly more expensive than restaurants on the mainland. However, this mostly applies to meat dishes and less to seafood. Seafood on the island is very good, and fresh from the Adriatic. Lamb is the most popular meat on the Brač island, and it’s served almost everywhere.

Brač Island, Croatia | Karoliina Kazi

Read about our first day in Croatia and the amazing waterfalls, here.

More from Croatia to come!


  1. 20th September 2016 / 8:02 am

    wow,you are really having a nice time.Thanks for sharing

  2. 20th September 2016 / 9:25 am

    Croatia is just beautiful isn’t it? I visited Dubrovnik this summer but would have loved to visit Split as well, it looks so gorgeous.

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  3. 20th September 2016 / 7:18 pm

    Oh I wish I could travel soon. What an amazing work with the pictures. They are really beautiful and I just love the place. 🙂

  4. Bethanny Sudibyo
    20th September 2016 / 8:22 pm

    Looks like you had an amazing time! Beautiful pictures, and I love that bracelet 🙂

    • 21st September 2016 / 10:25 am

      Thank you Amy, she loves it wherever we go 🙂 she’s a great little traveller.

  5. aureliebumpblush1
    21st September 2016 / 8:08 am

    It looks like a great place, beautiful pictures and oh my god look at these fresh fruits…I bet they were really juicy?

    • 21st September 2016 / 10:26 am

      The fruit was wonderful, especially the figs because it was peak season for them. Thanks Aurelie xx

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