From Dubrovnik, we got the ferry to Hvar – a three-hour journey. Hvar is known as a ‘party island’, but it’s a big island with a lot to offer besides bars and restaurants.
We checked into a lovely Airbnb hosted by a local called Pamela and her family. She gave us lots of great insider tips and restaurant recommendations. We had a delicious late lunch at Mizarola (pizza, tagliatelle and white wine) before strolling along the waterfront to watch the sunset. After a few cocktails, we headed to Lunji for dinner. It is an excellent restaurant on a roof terrace which served up amazing local specialities. We had tuna stew, beef and fresh goats cheese. We also randomly bumped into a few old school friends while walking around the old town – what a small world!
The next day, we borrowed a little motorboat from Pamela’s friend Jako to explore the islands on our own. We had never driven a boat before, but after a five-minute demo, we were off! It was tricky to get the hang of it at first, but with some practice, it was a lot of fun as you have the freedom to drop anchor and explore wherever you want!
We found little deserted bays and beaches to sunbathe and swim nude. 😉
Remember to pack plenty of water, suncream, snacks and towels if you’re going out all day – you don’t always feel the heat of the sun when you’re on the water, and you risk getting dehydration or sunstroke!
We sailed back to the mainland, had dinner and enjoyed our last night in Hvar.