Island hopping was something I thought was reserved for the rich and famous, alongside chartering a yacht and spending the weekend in St Barths. But, after doing ALOT of research on Croatia, it turns out that it’s the only way to see the country and get the most out of your time there.
Don’t get me wrong, the means of getting from place to place isn’t exactly glamorous – there’s no helicopter or jetski lying around, you board the ferry with, what felt like, the rest of the country and crawled to the next location. But when the temperature in Croatia is pushing 30 degrees and there’s nothing but blue seas beneath, it’s not so bad.
We flew into Split and spent a couple of days exploring before heading to the harbour to choose where to go (the most spontaneous I’ll probably ever get!). Brac was a small island about 90 minutes away that sounded idyllic when I looked it up (thank you Google). Largely unspoilt and to be honest, with not much there, it sounded like the perfect way to spend the day.
Although it’s home to the Zlatni Rat (don’t worry, it’s nothing to do with vermin), we shunned the hundreds of tourist that head to the Golden Horn beach and went to Lovrečina Bay – a quiet, small beach surrounded by pine trees and farmhouses with small fishing boats bobbing on the horizon. With a small restaurant nearby, we became nervous about its rustic appearance after being told there was no menu, just the catch of the day and a little imagination. But after polishing off my fresh pasta with olive oil, squid, tomatoes and Basil, I came to the conclusion that it was the most fantastically authentic lunch I’ve ever had.
Keep an eye out for my next post where I’ll tell you all about what else Croatia has to offer.
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