This was the first island we visited from split and got on the ferry at 7:30am so we arrived there super early. We jumped into the supermarket at the pier and grabbed some water and snacks for the day.
As it was so early we thought we would top off and have some coffee in a cute little bar on the edge of the sea. It was lovely and we sat for quite a while just enjoying the view. We ended up popping back in the afternoon for a cocktail as well!
We saw an amazing beach from the ferry which turned out to be Bol so we walked along the path to find that. It was only about a 20 minute walk from the ferry port snd the walk was so beautiful. You could see the sea along the whole path and there were some amazing viewpoints along the way, as you can see from below.
When we got there the beach was empty so we got our choice if where to sit. None of the stalls were open at this point so we went for a swim and sat and sunbathed for a while. The stalls began to open and there was an amazing fruit stall which we got beautiful fresh fruit from which was so refreshing whilst sunbathing.
The beach was rocky so I think it would have been easier to get in and out of the sea if we had bought rock shoes which were on sale everywhere and now we know why! The water was beautiful here and throughout the day lots of yachts docked at the beach as well.
We came back to the town to get some lunch which was mediocre but had a lovely view so we weren’t complaining too much!
We had to head back for the ferry so we stopped off and had some coffee at the pier where the ferry would come in and ended up having so much coffee because it’s just so nice in Croatia! Where is it not nice though?!
There were a few resorts on the island that we saw and we would definitely have went back to Bol and elsewhere on Brač if we had been staying longer so I would definitely recommend it. It was a bit more expensive than split but we had expected that with it being an island.
Okay so we booked ten nights in Croatia and tried to cram as much as possible into them. Our main apartment was in split as it was so easy to get to everywhere we wanted to visit from split as it had a very central ferry port.
When we arrived it was around 9 at night so we went for a walk around town and went back for an early night so we could wake up and explore the following day.
We stayed in an apartment in the town centre which was amazing! It had a lovely roof terrace which you could watch the sun go down from and look out onto the town. The hosts were very accommodating and were there whenever we needed advice on where to go etc.
We headed out for an early breakfast and it was honestly the first time I’ve had cheese in an omelette and I’ve been obsessed ever since!! It’s sooooo good! Anyway after that we walked around split and saw the palace and worked out our plan for the next nine days. We visited the bus station and the ferry port to book tickets for different islands and a bus trip to krka national park.
It was a chilled day followed by an okay dinner in one of the many similar restaurants in the palace walls. We really wanted a good dinner as we knew Croatia must have more to offer!
The following nights we got better food and even found an amazing sushi restaurant! We ate so much but it was so good!
One of the days we spent around split we went a walk to the park at the top of the town. The walk was tiring because it was so warm and pretty hilly so a cycle may have been a bit better! The park was full of little private areas where you could get out to the sea without the busyness of the towns beaches. The waters were so clear here and it had a little cafe at the top as well to sit and have a well deserved beer!
Bacvice beach is one of the main beaches in split so we spent a day here as well. We sat round to the side as the main beach was very busy so we found a spot with table service and access to the sea. It was good but a lot busier than the other days we had in split.
Split was relatively quiet at night with only a few bars playing loud music. We may not have found the lively area if there is one but from what we saw it was quite chilled with nice cocktail bars.
The supermarkets are very cheap and the restaurants are reasonably priced. The most money we spent was on transport for visiting other destinations. It was relatively close to the airport but we got our own transport to split so not sure how reasonable the transport is but I know they run a bus from the airport to the town centre.
There will be separate blogs for the places we visited from split so please take a look!