At the very top of my bucket list is exploring this slice of Croatian paradise. The island of Brač looks absolutely stunning, and I’ve had my heart set on a sunny escape here for a while.
But – and this is a magical problem to endure – me and Harley are currently saving for a trip to Walt Disney World, Florida, so Croatia’s going to have to wait. My dream’s been slightly postponed and I’m fine with that. I’ll finally get to see the astounding Magic Kingdom and, as passionate Potterheads (I’m a proud Hufflepuff, by the way), the incredible Orlando Wizarding World of Harry Potter too.
Back to Croatia though. After what I can only imagine to be an EPIC holiday in the USA, I will definitely be planning a trip to Croatia, and more specifically, a holiday where I will finally explore beautiful Brač. Just look above. It’s wonderful! There are so many reasons why I’m super, super keen to visit Croatia, but I am most definitely drawn to this island. First of all, where is it?
Brač, in the Adriatic Sea, can be found in central Dalmatia.
Here you can see the gorgeous island in comparison to mainland Croatia. It’s calling to me!
Zlatni Rat Beach
Brač is known for its mesmerising Zlatni Rat (AKA Golden Cape) beach, which you can see marked centrally on the southern coastline of the island below.
This is one of Croatia’s most stunning beaches. It’s located in the town of Bol and stretches out over 530 metres. It reaches out into the sea like a huge, white sandy carpet, and I CANNOT wait to sunbathe, swim and explore here. Of course, Brač has plenty of other beaches, but this is the dream!
I’m getting ahead of myself with all these beach day dreams. The island offers a good choice of destinations, and I’m open-minded as to where my Croatian base will be. There’s Bol – an obvious choice, with the town leading to the infamous Zlatni Rat beach. But there’s also Supetar, a town on the northern side of the Dalmatian island, and the quiet, traditional village of Milna. And more!
Of course, there’s the option of not actually staying on the gorgeous Croatian island at all. There are plenty of ferries and day trips to Brač, so staying on the mainland is an option. Split city, on the mainland, is only an hour away by boat. The beauty of a holiday to Brač is the desirable option of island-hopping too. Hvar is only twenty minutes away by boat! Or a Split getaway can involve ferry rides to the islands of Brač, Hvar, Korčula, Šolta and Vis…
Reasons to visit Brač
So, aside from the incredible beaches and the awesome opportunities to explore other Croatian islands and the mainland, there are plenty of other reasons why I’m obsessed with the idea of a Brač island escape. Aside from the brief research seen across this blog, I don’t actually know an awful lot about Croatia, and certainly not Brač as a focus.
I want to explore somewhere totally new to me.
I can’t wait to sample the Croatian wine and devour the Croatian cuisine, and use a totally alien currency (which is Croatian kuna apparently!). I’d love to find a destination where I am equally satisfied with glorious beach days, and days exploring and adventuring into the unknown. I’d love to bask under the sun, cocktail and Kindle in hand (read my Kindle Paperwhite review here!) and then dine, al fresco, in a random Croatian island town. An incredible 15 million tourists visited Croatia last year – so I’m pretty certain it’s a much-loved destination for a good reason.
My holiday to Brač: When to go?
A holiday isn’t really a holiday for me without a good dose of sunshine, so Croatia’s a great choice! Brač enjoys typically dry and hot summers and mild and rainy winters. I’ll definitely be visiting in the sunnier seasons, between June and late September. Me and Harley will probably stay clear of a July break, as we don’t want to be deflated by the super hot weather! July’s the hottest month here, with temperatures averaging 25*C!
If you’ve ever been to Croatia – and specifically Brač island – I’d love for you to share some tips and recommendations! 🙂