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Bol on Brac

By Jane Foster, your Brac expert

Why go to Brac?

Beach, surf and hike

Most visitors come to Brač specifically to spend time bathing at Zlatni Rat beach on the edge of the village of Bol on the south coast. This glorious stretch of golden shingle juts out into the sea, forming a mini-peninsular, and is undoubtedly Dalmatia’s most impressive beach. Bol is also the main centre for Windsurfing off Brač , thanks to the winds that are funnelled down the channel between Brač and neighbouring Hvar. Directly behind Bol, and linked to it by a hiking path, rises Vidova Gora, the highest peak on all the Dalmatian islands at 778m – from here you get spectacular views down onto Zlatni Rat and out to sea.

Snooze and feast

There are some lovely places to stay on the island – my favourites are Aparthotel Bracka Perla, an arty little boutique hotel in the port town of Supetar, and Villa Giardino, a friendly b&b in pretty Bol. Try to visit Bol in late-spring or early-autumn – in peak season (July-August) it does get very very busy. Mind you, you can always escape the crowds by driving into the hills, where you might feast on local lamb at Konoba Kopačina or taste homemade wine and sheep’s cheese at Konoba Toni.

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Brac Hotels

Price fromRating (out of 5)
1. Aparthotel Bracka Perla
£172
4.6
2. Villa Adriatica Hotel Supetar
£94
4.4
3. Villa Giardino
4.2
4. Bluesun Hotel Borak
£92
4.1
5. Hotel Lipa
4.0
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Brac Restaurants

Price guideRating (out of 5)
1. Konoba Kopačina
Mid-range
4.7
2. Vinotoka
Mid-range
4.5
3. Konoba Toni
Mid-range
4.3
4. Ribarska Kučica
Mid-range
4.3
5. Konoba Gušt
Mid-range
4.2
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