For location, tranquillity, a great beach and a gorgeous view, it is hard to beat Konoba Mustačo. Set in splendid isolation in the pretty little bay of Pokojni Dol, overlooking the lighthouse on the tiny island of the same name, Mustačo is one of the relatively undiscovered delights of the southern side of the island, within hiking distance of Hvar Town itself.
A little off the beaten path, Mustačo is not as overcrowded as some other places during the summer, and is a great option if you are looking for a day at the beach, combined with great fresh fish and even the possibility of somewhere to stay.
Mustačo did have its moment of fame this summer, as a 40m yacht beached itself yards from the restaurant, having hit the island in front as it approached Hvar. Pictures were beamed around the world and the bay was flooded with tourists wanting to catch a glimpse of the unusual sight. A lot of beer was sold that day…
Mustačo is a family-run affair, with an excellent restaurant offering a good selection of fish dishes, as well as waterfront accommodation. With the child-friendly beach, it makes for a great base for a family holiday away from the madness of peak season Hvar Town. As for the food and welcome, it can be summed up in this TripAdvisor review:
Possibly one of the best meals we had in Croatia. The wonderful cook – Maria – made us the house special of the day – fresh fish (some variety of flat fish – unpronounceable name) that was spectacular, as well as a really tasty potato and bean dish amongst other treats. The meal was incredible. A bit of a walk down a wonderful coastal road to get there from the port – quite rustic (a kornoba on the beach) – but well worth the hike.
For more information on the restaurant, bay and accommodation, check out the Mustaco website.