While I was planning my trip to Croatia, I had heard from multiple people that Hvar was an absolute must. So we booked a ferry from Dubrovnik straight to Hvar; the ferry took a total of 3 hours.
Hvar is a very quaint, cute and small island with lots to see and do. The architecture is just beautiful and the buildings are medieval style. The streets are well kept and super clean. There are tons of boutique shops and restaurants (both high end and inexpensive). There are coffee shops, grocery stores, delis, ATMs, pretty much anything you need. If you stay in “town,” you will have access to everything by walking. There are no cars allowed here, it’s all for pedestrians. I suggest getting lost in the side streets, because there are tons of cool places and restaurants you can stumble upon.
Hvar is nothing short of lovely but I recommend renting a private boat for a day trip to go see some of the neighboring islands. We arranged a boat for a full day via http://hvarcruise.com We had a great experience, the captain was super friendly. He took us around to see different islands. The last stop of the day was the best one. We stopped at Palmizana island and had lunch at Bacchus Restaurant. The place was beautiful and the food was absolutely delicious.
Since I planned to go to Hvar with a small group of friends, we thought booking an apartment through Airbnb was a better scenario. The apartment was great! It was super clean and spacious, located right in town just off the port.
My boyfriend and I decided to stay one extra day in Hvar so we booked a room at Hotel Park Hvar. Great little hotel in a super convenient location.
Hula Hula Beach Bar – this is Hvar’s most known beach club. It’s situated right on the water, so you can go for a swim if you desire. The DJ plays loud electronic music while people sip on cocktails and nibble on small bites.
Bonj Les Bains is a luxury beach club. It’s also located right on the water but it’s a lot quieter than Hula Hula. There are private cabanas and lounge chairs for rent that are situated right on the water so you can just jump in whenever you feel like going for a swim. It’s a great place to spend all day lounging around. There is also a restaurant on the premises, the prices are higher here than other places in Hvar but the food is delicious and they have a nice selection.
Carpe Diem– I didn’t get a chance to go to this place but it’s another very well known beach bar of Hvar. You need a water taxi to get here and I hear that the island is absolutely gorgeous.
There are so many restaurants along the port. You will never run out of options. But here are a few that I recommend:
Macondo– We came here for dinner on our first night. It’s a cute dinner place with really fresh sea food. But there is limited outdoor seating.
Posteni– Italian restaurant but also serves fish, salads, and meats. There is an immense outdoor seating area. This place is also located next to an Asian restaurant if you’re in the mood for different cuisine.
Gariful– located at the tip of the harbor. Beautiful place, super fresh food and very attentive service. Great place for a nice dinner with friends.
Dalmatino– Great service and extremely friendly staff. Good place to go for lunch or dinner.
The Wine Bar- Tri Prsuta “Come for a glass and stay for a bottle,” that is the slogan of this great little wine bar. Great place to hang out. The staff is friendly and the service is great! They have a variety of very delicious wines, both by the glass and by the bottle. If you’re in the mood to have a snack, there are some appetizers on the menu, we ordered the cheese and ham plate which paired lovely with the wine.
Ka’ Lavanda this is a swanky little cocktail bar with an assortment of delicious cocktails with fresh ingredients. They also have a DJ that plays fun and soft electronic music. Outdoor seating available.