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If you are like me and you are a sea lover you’ll definitely enjoy this post but if you are not then I hope at least you get inspired. I was born in July so it’s pretty obvious that summer is one of my favourite seasons. But also, who doesn’t love summer just for holiday time and for a good trip away. Ooh I love it.
I don’t think this post will need too much of my words because the pictures will speak for themselfs, but I really want to tell you how bad I fell in love with Croatia. To be more specific, Makarska Riviera. Two years ago was when the magic happened. It was when me and my partner first decided to go on holiday there. But I won’t speak now of that time. What I am gonna tell you though is how amazing this year our holiday was. We chose to stay in the same area this again because you just can’t help it. If you were there once you’ll go there again. When it comes to holiday it was always just me and my partner “ against the world”, but this time we decided to try something different. We made friends with a very cute couple and their 2 years old twins and we decided we’ll do this trip togheter. Done. They never visited Croatia and I was sure they’ll be amazed. And so they were. This time we chose a much quiet place to stay, mainly for the kids, in a smaller village, Promajna. The hotel we were staying in, Hotel Conte, was right near the beach so you can imagine how relaxing it was to stay in there.
We wanted a hotel with a breakfast and a dinner, just to make sure we have something paid and safe in case we lose our wallets or who knows. Everything can happen. It is true though that we had dinner there just twice, just because of the feeling that those seaside taverns mixed with that specific music can give to you. You just can’t resist. But I’ll talk about the places worth giving a try later in this post.
If you ever felt surprised in your life you didn’t experienced yet the tunnels of the Croatian motorways. Being on the other side of the Biokovo mountain the temperature will not go higher than 16-18 degrees Celsius but after crossing those long tunnels all that you’ll see in front of you will be the sea. Breathtaking. You’ll drive along the coast with the sea on your right and with the temperature going higher and higher, up to ussualy 28-30 degrees Celsius. The wonder of having both mountain and sea in one place.
Beach wise we went every day at the famous beach Punta Rata in Brela. Amazing place. These are the only 2 words that came up in my mind to describe the view, the air, the clearance of the water and those pure white rounded stones. If you are a fan of diving this place is for you. Hundreds and hundreds species of fish, crabs, sea vegetables and lots and lots of other amazing creatures you can wish for as a beginner. Also, if you go diving be aware that the water, as clean as it is, is also very deep so be careful because it can be quite scary at a first look. Don’t worry though, at the seashore the water is just as it is on any other beach. So you’ll not be in any kind of danger.
If you plan on going with a kid that’s just fine. The rocks are so comfy(ironic, right ?) because they are round shaped and they’ll keep your baby busy. You have space to place your stuff near the sea or under the fir trees. Aah fir trees, the magic compres of pine wood and sea so close to each other. As you look up you can see the massive and I’m not kidding here because it’s huge, the wellknown mountain Biokovo. God knows how amazing it is to wake up every morning with a mounatin air and a sea view. You just can’t miss that. One thing you need to know about the beaches in Croatia, at least in this region, is that there are no lifeguards or those usually flags hanging up indicating you the state of the sea. People are that civilized and educated that when there are big waves they just don’t get in . Simple as that. Also is an area where ussualy there are no waves but if there are they have max up to 1-1 1/2 meters.
Another aspect that I just love about that place is the view of the villages. All you can seen there are white mediterrranean style houses and some hotels keeping the same vibe but also with a luxurious vibe. They go all the way up on the mountain creating this perfect view. And is neatherless to say how this looks at night with all the lights on. Be sure you take with you the camera because the amount of photos you’re gonna take….
As I said previously I also wanted to share with you the places I think are worth visiting either that is a beach or a restaurant or even a small shop.
So…If we talk about Promajna, being such a small village you don’t really have so much of a choice when it comes to food but there is this gorgeous seaside restaurant with amazing food and funny caterers . It is called Astoria and I think it is really worth giving a go. I especially recommend the calamari or/and the Raffaello pancakes. I know, right? Gifting wise there are two small shops with souvernirs, not too big but enough to bring home some bits and pieces. Also expect to find some dog friendly beaches in this area.
Talking about Baska Voda, being such a bigger village you just can’t decide wich places to try . There is one specifically that captivated me and that was the Matrioska restaurant. It is this elegant and fancy restaurant wich has an amazing wine made on the nearest island, Brac. I’m not really into wine or alcohol in general but just trust me on this one. It is netherless to say that you have infinite options when it comes to pubs or gifting shops. But the heart of Baska is definitelly their square and the dock. The amount of ships and yachts blending in with the mediterranean vibe will make you stare at it for a looong time.
Continuing with the ” tour “, when it comes to Brela, Punta Rata beach is the principal landmark. I’ve rambled enough about this place so just go and feel it for yourself. Just behind the beach there is a restaurant called Blue Sun Marina wich has great food and being a seaside one it’s a pleasure to have lunch/dinner there. One km on the coast you’ll find the best restaurant of Brela called Konoba Feral. And if you are a shrimp or any other kind of sea food lover better for you. Gifting wise the possibilities are much smaller but not non-existing. I also have a tip for you. If you love pancakes there is this small booth just at 300 m from the beach were they serve some amazing pancakes. Trust me, you’ll eat from there everyday of your holiday. And I have another tip for you. No matter where you go out of these 3 villages make sure you try their Virjin Mojitos. They are lush. You’ll never feel dissapointed.
There would be soo much to ramble about this amazing area but you just have to go and see for yourself and experience that feeling.
I hope you enjoyed this type of post and that you made an opinion about this amazing place.
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