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.
The fresh watermelon juice was delicious!
Riz got me these pretty and delicate bracelets from Split – I love them!
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
Arriving at the port of Brač Island, Bol – bliss!
Stocking up on some fresh fruit as soon we arrived.
These green Croatian figs are the best I’ve ever had. We had a bag of them on the beach, every day!
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.
View of the beach from the hotel.
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.
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.
We did some fun activities while we were there and Parasailing above the Golden Horn beach was the highlight.
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.
Read about our first day in Croatia and the amazing waterfalls, here.
More from Croatia to come!