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About Brač

Just a 50minute ferry ride off the beautiful Dalmatian Coast from Split, Brac is a large island, lush with pines and figs. This area is known for clear waters and bright white stone. It is Brac stone that the White House in Washington is made from - and, more locally, the Diocletian’s Palace in Split. A famous landmark is the long, white sandy spit called Zlatni Rat just outside the town of Bol. The spit rolls right into the spectacular Adriatic and a view of this beach appears in a lot of material advertising the beauty of Croatia. Many of the best places to stay on Brač are in or around Supetar and Bol, the two main towns, but there are also some lovely places to stay in the rocky interior.

Brac also has steep cliffs in places and small, peaceful ports and villages, pine forests and vineyards and olive groves. There are fig, cherry and almond orchards. It’s really a lovely island to explore.

Supetar has an historic core of central streets which lead out from the harbour. The views of Split and the mountains behind are quite something. There’s also a nice church and pleasant cafes, bars and restaurants. Bol has a bit more glamour: its small stone houses and winding streets are arranged around a compact but lovely marina.

What Not to Miss

  • There’s a reason they use Zlatni Rat in all the advertising for Croatia, it’s many people’s idea of a perfect beach.
  • It would be a pity to visit the Dalmatian Islands and not visit some of the other islands. If you haven’t arrived on your own boat it’s easy to visit some of the other island by ferry or catamaran. The most famous islands in the group are in the centre of the region. Starting with Solta, just off the coast of Split and heading south you'll hit Brac, Hvar, Vis and Korcula.
  • Solta is well developed and very visitor-friendly; Hvar has the fertile vineyards, gorgeous beaches and medieval towns; Vis has more of those lovely, sandy bays and beaches and Kor?ula, the largest, is loved by cyclists.
  • Bra? has the highest mountain in the Adriatic, Vidova Gora mountain. It isn’t a terribly taxing climb and offers wonderful views beyond Bol and the coast to the islands of Hvar and Vis.
  • If you don’t fancy hiking then diving at Lucice Bay, kitesurfing and windsurfing are also popular and easily organised on Bra?. And of course sailing - which is magical in these waters.
  • If you are interested in the island’s history then visit the Island of Brac Museum in the charming medieval town of Skrip.
  • If you’re interested in Brac’s stone visit the stonemason’s school in the beautiful town of Pucisca - made largely using Brac stone.
  • On the south side of the island, near the village of Murvica, is a wonderful cave called the Dragon’s Cave.
  • Try the local olive oil, the cheese and the local wines and spirits made with produce of the island.

A small area but with lots to see and do means that many of the best places to stay on Brac are quickly snapped up, so do make plans and book ahead early.

The Best Places to Stay on Brač

For Families

  • The Bracka Perla Agroresort is a traditional Mediterranean hotel with colourful rooms, a gorgeous garden terrace with a pool and stunning sea views. Almost all of the rooms have a kitchenette, so it’s a great option for families looking for a stylish beach break. Just outside Supetar and surrounded by gardens and olive groves.

For sea views

  • Situated in a water front position the Hotel Osam is a charming small property with lovely views. Chic rooms offer contemporary interiors alongside plenty of period features. Plus you'll find a roof top bar, international cuisine, an outdoor pool and, with no children allowed, it's perfect for romance!

For an Apartment or Villa

  • If you’d prefer to stay in an apartment or private villa we recommend you visit our online partner

Travel Information

  • During summer Croatian Airlines runs flights between Zagreb and Brac Airport, but it’s possibly more convenient to travel via Split Airport. There’s a ferry from Split, which arrives in Supetar, and a catamaran from Bol, to Hvar and onwards to the other islands. In summer there’s also a daily ferry service from Dubrovnik.
  • If you want to hire a car we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.
  • Summer has the nicest weather, but this is peak time for visiting the Dalmatian Coast and between the cruise ships and those restricted by school holidays, it’s pretty busy. So the best times for most of us to visit are May-June or September-October when the days are long and sunny, the sea is still warm enough to swim in, the attractions and restaurants are all open - but you don’t have to queue for them.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay on Brač for you?

Best Hotels in Brač

  • Hotel Osam 21 400 Supetar, Brač 24 rooms from £70

    Beach Life  -  Beaches in the town, on the island (and on neighbouring islands) provide endless days of sand and sun
    Diving  -  The Adriatic is one of Europe's clearest seas making it perfect for diving
    Sights nearby  -  Discover the beautiful medieval chapels on the island of Brac
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only

    Located on the beautiful island of Brac, this small hotel boasts an enviable spot overlooking the sea. The terraced rooms are classically styled with exposed stone and wooden beams but the furniture is minimal and contemporary. The rooftop bar, ocean-facing pool and organic food are a real plus! See More

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  • Hotel Milna Osam Milna, Brač 29 rooms from £78

    Beach Life  -  Set on a sunny Croatian island with direct access to the sea from the hotel, book this hotel for a quiet seaside getaway
    Total relaxation  -  With a great restaurant, charming terrace and lots of sun, book this hotel for ultimate relaxation on your next getaway
    Romantic Break  -  Couples love the relaxed atmosphere at this adults-only hotel; book a villa suite for added indulgence
    Sailing  -  Charter a luxury yacht at the marina and spend an afternoon lounging in the sun aboard with your own private crew

    This stylish, adults-only hotel is situated on the island of Brač in Croatia. Most rooms offer a balcony or terrace with sea views, and the hotel's privileged location on the coast means direct access to the sea from the terrace. With great food and a spa, this hotel offers guests total relaxation. See More

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  • Lifestyle Hotel Vitar Brač 27 rooms from £113

    Local exploring  -  Discover Croatia's natural beauty - sites such as Zlatni Rat Beach and Biševo’s Blue Grott are a short distance from the hotel
    Active Holiday  -  The picturesque island of Brac plays host to a range of outdoor activities including kitesurfing, fishing and diving
    Beach Life  -  Bol has a wonderful range of beaches to choose from including White House Beach, Zlatni Rat and Borak Beach
    Swimming Pool  -  The glistening outdoor rooftop pool overlooks the Adriatic Sea

    A chic hotel set in the heart of Bol on the island of Brac. Slick rooms are modern with floor to ceiling windows offering wonderful sea views. Unwind beside the rooftop pool or in the hot tub, then finish off your day at the hotel restaurant and bar. The perfect location for a coastal break. See More

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  • Olife Hotel Milna, Brač 20 rooms from £121

    Families  -  The self-catering studios are great for families, with lots of living space and an equipped kitchen
    Beach Life  -  With its own beach bar and sunbeds, this hotel is perfectly set up for a beach getaway
    Romantic Break  -  The romantic seafront setting and cosy rooms make this a favourite with couples
    Kayaking  -  Book the Adventure Week package for a holiday jam-packed with activities, including kayaking and caving

    A pretty, family-run guesthouse on Brač's seafront. The bright rooms have crisp linens and simple, Mediterranean interior design; the best offer exposed stone details and terraces with sea views. Try a succulent burger in the hotel restaurant or relax at the beach bar. A stylish seaside guesthouse. See More

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  • Bracka Perla Agroresort Brač, Hrvatska, Brač from £207

    Families  -  Almost all the rooms have a kitchen, perfect for preparing picnics for children.
    Garden  -  Beautiful garden terrace with olive trees and shady spots.
    Romantic Break  -  Jacuzzi on the outdoor terrace and hotel spa.
    Traditional  -  Made from traditional Brac Stone
    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    Traditional Mediterranean boutique on the island of Brac. Colourful Mediterranean rooms, gorgeous garden terrace with pool, stunning sea views, and a spa. Perfect for a beach holiday on a sunny island. Not far from all the attractions and boat life. See More

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  • Hotel Lemongarden Sutivan, Brač 35 rooms from £207

    Active Holiday  -  Bikes are available for free at the hotel; take a cycle ride for a more active break
    Beach Life  -  With its own secluded private beach, this is great spot for a relaxing beach holiday
    Groups  -  The luxury suite can accommodate up to 4 guests and is great for groups
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the local area in a convertible Mini Cooper; car hire available at the hotel

    This exclusive seaside hotel sits in the idyllic harbour of Sutivan. Nestled behind its colourful, perfectly manicured garden are bright suites and maisonettes with unique designer furnishings. Spend the day on the hotel's secluded private beach or rent a Mini Cooper for a day out; luxury defined. See More

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