Wander Along the Promenade
Stroll along the Bol promenade, which takes you along the seashore from the town of Bol all the way to Zlatni Rat Beach. The route is lined with Brač stone and shaded with large overhanging pine trees. I’d suggest wandering along with ice-cream in hand on your first day to pick out your favourite beach spots.
Sip Coffee at the Bol Marina
Simple, but mandatory. The port is small and has more than a handful of places to drink Croatia’s finest brew. See if you can spot the 15th century palace with Gothic windows.
photo: Chasing the Donkey
Take a Day Trip from Bol
Hvar, Makarska, Split and many other places are all accessible as day trips from Brač Island. Popular tours include lunch, drinks and transport, meaning all your have to do is sit back and enjoy the sites.
Get Out on the Water
Windsurf, dive or try your hand at stand up paddle-boarding (SUP) in Bol this summer. The maestral winds that blow along the southern part of Brač Island make for perfect conditions for those looking for wind and surf sports.
Both experienced windsurfers or those looking to start should check out the team at Zoo-Station (thanks for the photos guys) for equipment hire and windsurfing classes in Bol. For kayaking and SUP hire, reach out to Big Blue Sports who have equipment for hire at an easy to find location.
Rent a Bike in Bol
With an abundance of things to do in such scenic surroundings, you should get on two wheels. A detailed bike map of Bol can be printed off or pick up a copy at the tourist office. If you want to arrange bike hire, there are many places on the island to do that, ask your hotel about the closest place to rent a bike in Bol.
Get Pampered at the Spa in Bol
Make a booking at one of Croatia’s largest and best wellness centres in Croatia. A welcoming team of masseurs & beauty therapists await to pamper you at the Thalasso Wellness centre.
Stretching out in 4,000 m2 of glorious relaxation space, the spa at Elaphusa is one of the largest wellness centers along the Adriatic. I can recommend you book one (or all!) of their unique olive oil treatments. I had both the olive oil facial and full-body massages in this luxurious spa, leaving me hydrated and wishing I had more time. For bookings check out Hotel Elaphusa.
Visit the Local Market in Bol
Scout out the place known as the ‘Kings Stairs’ and you’ll find the heart of the city, where fruit and vegetables can be purchased. Locals are here daily with the season’s best offerings. The Kings Stairs where the markets are, were built in honour of Emperor Francis Joseph in 1875.
photo: Chasing the Donkey