June 23, 2018 – Summer is here, and so is the rush for the beach. How to find the best ones on Hvar, and visit them all in a day?
Where are the best beaches on Hvar?
It is a question which divides locals and tourists alike, with almost everyone arguing for their favourite spot. Some locals, however, might keep a little quieter than others – there is no point in telling tourists all the secrets, after all…
But if you are of open mind, full of adventure, enjoy the glitz of the speedboat lifestyle, why not make up your own mind with no less than six of the best Hvar beaches, all in one, on one special speedboat tour, starting and finishing in Hvar Town?
Are you ready? Fasten your seatbelts…
The tour begins at 10:00, with collection points from the pier in front of Hotel Amfora, Sego Rent sales points or the Hvar Tours office just off the main square next to Hotel Palace. Group bookings can arrange their own private pick up. The tour finishes with its bronzed passengers arriving back in Hvar Town around 18:00, in time for dinner and an evening of fun.
Get ready for a tour of the southern shores and bays of Hvar before a three-beach tour of the magical Pakleni Islands.
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.
If you are a true beach lover, have you ever been on a tour like this? For more information, visit the Hvar Tours website.