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Otok Brac Travel Guide: 67 reviews and 244 photos
My first Croatian island experience was to Hvar, which was nice, but my last visit was to Brac and it was great.
I enjoy going to the island not for beach and sun (I grew up in southern California and grew tired of this lifestyle) - but to get away from it all, relax, have a chance to have a few homecooked meals and to have absolutely no agenda.
A lot of tourists come here for Zlatni Rat. This ubiquitous beach is on every postcard, tourist brochure, t-shirt, etc... And it looks very cool, like a tongue - from the air! Those of us without private helicopters get only the view from the ground, which is, less than spectacular. Not that it's bad, but as they say, don't believe the hype.
The catamaran from Split will drop you off in Bol. The tourist info center is almost as you step off the pier. Quiet little marina (outside of tourist season) with one internet cafe, some good cafes on the boardwalk and a few not-so-ultra-tacky souvenir shops to boot. Since I had a kitchen, I cooked all my meals and didn't try any restaurants.
Even outside peak season (we went in late September) there were catamarans from Split to Bol. You can also take a... more travel advice
Here's the Franciscan monastery as viewed from the front porch of our small house tucked away in an olive grove on the... more travel advice
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