Hvar, Croatia: Time to Play

Needless to say, we never ran out of anything to do in Hvar.  Below is a summary of activities  and places we ‘played’ at.  The list isn’t complete since we had a couple more adventures to check out….guess that means we have to go back!

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Fortress Hike

One morning, we decided to venture up the hill to the fortress to see the beautiful views.  It was good that we went in the  morning though since it does get pretty warm in the afternoon.  The hike took only about 15 minutes, but we had stopped at a couple stores on the way up in the village.  Be sure to ‘take a hike’ the views are 100% worth the sweat!

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem is a bar located near on The Riva.  It has a large terrace with an outdoor bar and couch area.  We had come here a couple times since it was a fun environment.  At midnight you can take the taxi boat for free over to the island to continue the fun.  The island club costs 200 kuna to enter.  It’s quite the club – The music is fantastic, the vibe, staff, colors, dancers, pool, fire shows and bubbles that fill the sky will all make for a wild party.  Its typically a late night/early morning on the island!

Hula Hula Bar

Hula Hula Bar was our favorite place to sun bathe, jump in the water and meet people! The first day, we purchased day beds on the rocks.  We got there a little later, so most of the beds were taken.  Be sure to reserve a bed ahead of time! Though we learned very quickly, that we were able to get a table at the water’s edge and order drinks while still in our bikinis and enjoy the water.  The Hula Hula Bar had great energy, fun music and even better people watching! To note – bring cash ! (They don’t take cards)  Please bring Hula Hula Bar to Orange County!!

 

Palmizana

We took the water taxi to Palmizana Island one afternoon for lunch and the beach.  You can catch the water taxi on The Riva (look for the signs) for about 60 kunas round-trip.  Once on the island we walked towards Zori for lunch and then ended up at Laganini Bar for some sun and drinks. It’s a great day trip from Hvar Town!

Laganini Lounge bar & Fish House

Laganini Lounge bar & Fish House has outdoor cabanas, lounge chairs and a dining area.  We opted to sit in the sun on the rocks down by some of the cabanas since we were only going to be there for about 2 hours. We were able to jump in the water and enjoy the music from the bar area.  The drinks were tasty and refreshing.  There is a public dock too, so if you are on a small boat (rental) you can tie up here or anchor off the rocks.

Mario Rent – Boat

Instead of renting scooters for the day and taking a trip to Stari Grad, Hvar we decided to keep it on the water and rent a boat.  What an adventure!!! Being the captains of our own boat we got a quick tutorial and were off to explore the Pakleni Islands.  It was a fun day cruising in small coves, driving by mega-yachts including a cruise ship and finally setting anchor in a cove to enjoy the views! Mario Rent was a great company and we would highly recommend using them if you want to have a boat for the day. To note, you can rent a captain as well so you don’t have to worry about driving.  The cost of the boat for the day was affordable – about $690 kunas.  (We upgraded to the longer boat + bigger engine!)

Cheers to an amazing holiday in Hvar! Wish we didn’t have to leave.

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