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Luxury holiday at Bluesun Hotel Berulia

Travel Tips For Visiting Zlatni Rat Beach


Chasing the Donkey blog gets you in on the most important travel tips and interesting little details you need to know before coming to Zlatni Rat Beach. Find out more about the activities and accommodation possibilities on Croatia's most famous beach.

Is Zlatni Rat for families?

YES! The beach has lifeguards on duty to protect you during summer, and there is a century-old Mediterranean pine tree forest just 2 minutes walk from the waters edge, allowing you to take shelter from the blazing-hot sun. Children can enjoy one of several playgrounds, including one located in a close by cafe.

Things to consider for children

Be sure to watch children closely as the water gets deep very quickly
Although the pebbles are rounded, for children they would benefit from water shoes to protect their feet

Zlatni Rat Beach. Photo:

Local Tips

Enjoy the sunset on the beach. Take down a bottle of wine and some glasses, and sit on the beach before sunset. Because so many people spend all day on the beach, it is often vacant during that time. Watch as the sun sets behind the mountains as you lay on the beach chair without a care in the world. During the day a set of beach chairs and an umbrella will you cost 150 Kuna, but at sunset they are left unattended.

Watch out for nudists. Not a nudist beach, although on the western side in one of the smaller coves is an approved nudist spot. A great place to take photos of Hvar, just keep your lens up and over the naked bodies.

Save money. If you are travelling on a small budget, bring with you snacks and drinks as the kiosks are known to have much higher prices than other places on Bol.

Bring with you small coins. As with a number of places in Croatia, you’ll need to pay for use of the toilet on the beach. Carry with you a number of 1, 2 and 5 Kuna coins.

Windsurfing lessons. Photo:

What else can you do on Zlatni Rat beach?

The afternoon westerly-wind (Maestral) has made Zlatni Rat a top destination for windsurfers. Close by are several wind surfing schools where you can learn how to surf or simply rent the necessary equipment.
Rent a paddle boat or jet-skis.
With no sand or seaweed, its a great place to snorkel. Don’t forget your goggles and fins.

Zlatni Rat Beach Amenities
- Beach beds and umbrellas available for rent
- Cafes and restaurants within a short walking distance
- Showers
- Portable kiosks for food and drinks
- On beach waiter (provided by a near-by cafe)

Accommodation on Zlatni Rat Beach
There are a number of accommodation options close to Zlatni Rat beach. Including private apartments, small and family run hotels but your choice should be the Bluesun Hotel Elaphusa, where we enjoyed the four star luxury with views to Zlatni Rat and the Island of Hvar. Hotel Elaphusa is a 10 minute leisurely stroll to Zlatni Rat along the Brač marble-line shaded promenade. Hotel Elaphusa is modern and provides exceptional service. It also has one of the largest wellness centres in Croatia offering unique olive oil treatments.

Chasing the Donkey is the #1 Croatian travel blog, an award-winning project authored by an Australian expat and her Croatian husband who live in the Croatian countryside.


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