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The Undiscovered Dalmatian Coast of Croatia

My holiday in Croatia began on Hvar island in Southern Dalmatia. Surrounded by crystal blue sea, secluded coves and pebble beaches- it’s no wonder it is known as the Queen of the Dalmatian islands.

Upon arrival one of the first things I saw was a Silversea Cruise ship (one of Siren’s amazing clients) anchored just off the shore. I took that as a sign that I was definitely in the right place. This was reconfirmed when I learned that Beyonce and British Royal Prince Harry vacationed on the sun-filled island only a few short days after me.

Hvar is the destination for those who want to beach-it by day, party by night and of course eat incredible seafood.  I made sure to do lots of this and here were some of my top picks for planning the perfect Croatian adventure, no matter the season.

BEACH:

Hula Hula Beach Club: This low-key beach club sits right on the edge of the Adriatic Sea. When you get hungry you don’t need to go far, the restaurant is only a few steps away and serves amazing fish tacos.

As the day winds down, Hula Hula is the ideal location to catch one of Hvar’s spectacular sunsets.

PARTY:

Carpe Diem Bar and Beach Club: Start your evening at Carpe Diem Bar located in the Hvar Town harbour. When 2 AM rolls around water taxis arrive to ferry you over to Carpe Diem Beach Club where the party continues.

EAT:

Robinson: Take a 15-minute water taxi to Mekicevica Bay and you’ll find Robinson restaurant. A small understated cabin with tables set up under the shade of an old olive tree. The menu offers authentic Dalmatian cuisine. Recommendations?  Try the fresh octopus salad, homemade goat cheese and spicy mussels buzara.