Hvar beaches. Paradise. Internationally famous and among the very best places in Europe to be during the summer.
But where are the best beaches, and how to find them?
I am constantly in awe at the innovations of some tour operators, who manage to create great new programmes using the same ingredients as before. How, for example, to get the very best out of Hvar beaches in one day? Welcome to the Hvar Tours Top 6 Beaches Speedboat tour, a truly fabulous day out, taking in six of the islands best beaches on its south side and the Pakleni islands, with quick and efficient speedboat transfer from your personal skipper. For a chance to taste the very best of Hvar’s beaches, enjoy an exhilarating ride in a speedboat and see parts of Hvar few tourists manage, I predict that this tour will be a smash hit for 2017.
Lots of lovely photos in the link at the bottom, but an introduction to the day first of all.
10:30 Stop 1: Lučišće bay – 30min
Lučišće beach located beneath a huge rocky formation not far from Sveta Nedjelja. Small in size and relatively inaccessible by car, it is ideal for speedboat arrival. It is regarded by some as Hvar’s most beautiful beach, and one with legendary procreative powers. A good way to start the day!
11:30 Stop 2: Dubovica bay – 1:30min
Dubovica bay, one of the most beautiful Croatian beaches at all, and certainly one of the most photographed with its iconic stone house in the water. Here you can enjoy the swimming but also sample a mojito or to at the local beach bar. Here we will give you a nice culinary tip. Right next to the small church on the beach, there is a local tavern, which is owned by the family Lovrincevic, whose owner is a passionate fisherman and every day you can find simple but fresh and tasty meals. Particularly recommended are the small fried fresh cuttlefish and prawns.
13:30 Stop 3: Zaraće lagoon – 30 min
Zaraće is one of the most beautiful wild lagoons on Hvar islands south shore. With its two bizarre rock formations jutting out either side, it has even been used for a film set. Both rock formations have their attractions – Malo Zarace closer to Hvar Town has no restaurant but a church right on the rock above Malo Zarace, while Velo Zarace offers a nice pebble beach and interesting roc formations, as well as restaurants on the beach for a drink.
14:30 Stop 4: Kordovon Beach – 60min
If ever there was a beach for everyone, it is Kordovon. CNN’s top naturist beach in the world in 2011, in Huffington Post’s top 7 secret beaches in Europe, and a fashion shoot location for Vogue Australia, this idyllic beach on Jerolim is a true hidden gem. From the unorthodox art made from driftwood in the numerous pine trees to Hvar’s most unconventional toilet, Kordovon oozes originality, nature and the warmest of welcomes. There is a bar, sunbeds and simple menu.
16:00 Stop 5: Mline Beach – 60min
Next stop is Mline beach, a firm local favorite, and if they locals are heading there with so much choice around, there must be a reason. A family friendly people beach with crystal clear sea, its western orientation guarantees more hours of sun. A great chilling zone, you can find cabanas, sunbeds and a simple restaurant run by the Dujmovic – Tartaja family.
17:00 Stop 6: Palmižana Beach – 1:30min
And why not save the most fascinating for last. Palmizana may look like just another ordinary beach on approach, but included in the offer of its five waterfront restaurants are an art gallery, arboretum, cocktail bar, celebrity hideouts, and THAT 10-course meal that Bono so much enjoyed in the summer of 2016. An excellent beach with plenty of variety to finish.
18:30 return to Hvar
For more information, gorgeous photos, and to book, click here.