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Luxury vacation in Makarska

Luxury Vacation in Makarska

In this blog, we will present you with local attractions you can visit in Makarska as well as ideas for day trips from Makarska. Finally, we will mention the restaurants in Makarska we recommend.

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Beaches on Makarska Riviera

Makarska is known for its lovely pebble beaches. Actually, you can find them everywhere at the Makarska Riviera. Some of the most popular are in Brela (Punta Rata beach), Baska Voda, and Tucepi. There is even an FKK beach called Nugal. It is between Tucepi and Makarska and it is only reachable on foot.

Makarska Beach

Makarska Beach

Most of these pebble beaches are family-friendly and there are numerous water attractions you can try there such as inflatable aquaparks, parasailing, and other water sports activities suitable for children and adults.

Aquapark in Brela

Aquapark in Brela

There is also a possibility to rent parasols and sunbeds for relaxation on almost every beach.

About the town

In the city, you will find a promenade with numerous souvenir shops and cafes, and restaurants.

Makarska Promenade

Makarska Promenade

St. Peter's Lighthouse

If you like walking you will surely enjoy a walk to St. Peter's peninsula. You can also swim while you are there.

St. Peter's Lighthouse Makarska

St. Peter's Lighthouse

Viewpoint Skywalk Biokovo

This is probably the most popular sight near Makarska. It is a viewpoint at the mountain Biokovo where you will enjoy a panoramic sea view of the whole Riviera and the Adriatic sea.

Skywalk Biokovo

Skywalk Biokovo

Nevertheless, we feel we should warn you to go early in the morning due to the crowds. At noon it is not crowded but the sun is too hot there during the summer months. Furthermore, the road there is a mountain road and it is difficult to pass.

Road to Skywalk Biokovo

Road to Skywalk

If you are interested to learn more about Skywalk we have a whole blog dedicated to it, feel free to check it: Skywalk Biokovo in Makarska.

While on Biokovo, it is also interesting to visit Botanical Garden with plants from Biokovo and the Info center in Kotisina.

Where to eat in Makarska?

While exploring you will get hungry for sure. Then we recommend you visit some of the exquisite Makarska restaurants. Here we will mention some of them:

Restaurant Arta Larga by Gastro Diva

This is a Mediterranean restaurant in the center of Makarska (not at the seaside). It is necessary to make a reservation prior to arrival, but they deliver as well.

Restaurant Arta Larga by Gastro Diva Makarska

Restaurant Arta Larga by Gastro Diva

Kalalarga Tavern

Kalalarga is a tavern we recommend you to visit if you wish to experience the Mediterranean way of life with fresh fish and local wines. The cuisine is simple but creative. Their meat meals are also good especially steaks.

Kalalarga Tavern Makarska

Kalalarga Tavern

Restaurant Hrpina

This is another Mediterranean restaurant in Makarska downtown. Their meals are creatively arranged. Grilled fish, risotto, and desserts are their forte.

Restaurant Hrpina Makarska

Meal presentation at

Restaurant Hrpina

Restaurant King in Baska Voda

Regarding Makarska riviera, we have 2 places we wish to recommend in Baska Voda and one in Tucepi.

The first in Baska Voda is Restaurant King with fresh ingredients, nice service, and a good chef. You can order from seafood to meat or desserts.

Restaurant King in Baska Voda

Restaurant King in Baska Voda

Restaurant Del Posto Baska Voda

The second place in Baska Voda is a restaurant named Del Posto. It is a restaurant of the Grand Hotel Slavia and it includes a terrace with a sea view and a wine bar. It is a modern restaurant with fish and meat specialties.

Restaurant Jeny in Tucepi

Restaurant Jeny in Tucepi is a fine dining restaurant that is even in Michelin guide. It is a family-owned restaurant with a panoramic view of the sea. The restaurant also includes wine tastings.

Restaurant Jeny in Tucepi

Restaurant Jeny in Tucepi

Did we interest you in visiting Makarska for your next luxury vacation? If yes, here you can find where to stay in villas in Makarska.

Villa Sea Fairy Makarska

Villa Sea Fairy Makarska

Nightlife in Makarska

There are two nightclubs we recommend in Makarska. One is situated on St. Peter's peninsula. It is the Macarana club (mostly regional music) and the other is at the other side of Makarska at the Osejava peninsula. Actually, the Deep club is located in a cave.

Deep Club Makarska

Deep Club Makarska

At the moment, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you will need to have a negative COVID-19 test or certificate of past illness or vaccination prior to entrance to both clubs.

Nearby attractions

Regarding the nearby attractions as we already mentioned near Makarska, you will find National Park Biokovo with Skywalk.

Zipline Tucepi

For those who are looking for an active vacation, we recommend Zipline Tucepi where you slide down the steel cable over the canyon of Tucepi. The view is amazing and even kids can participate.

Other attractions

Neretva Boat Tour

Neretva Boat Tour scenery

Nearby you will also find Bacanska Lakes with SUP or kayak rental possibility, the delta of the Neretva river with a boat trips and history fans will surely enjoy the museum of Narona in Vid near Metkovic (website is in Croatian).

Museum of Narona Vid Metkovic

Museum of Narona Vid Metkovic

Imotski Lakes

Imotski lakes (Red and Blue) are also interesting. You can walk to the Blue lake and try to toss a pebble in the Red lake. People say that it is impossible to reach the lake. So why don't you try?

Imotski Red Lake

Imotski Red Lake

Day trips from Makarska

Once you get tired of Makarska Riviera beaches, activities, and gastronomy (we assure you that won't be soon) we recommend you take a day trip from Makarska. We will mention several options and our VIP Concierge Team can help you organize them.

Day trip to larger cities

  • Dubrovnik Old Town and its famous city walls (app. 2,5-hour drive from Makarska)

Dubrovnik Old Town

Dubrovnik Old Town

  • Omis with its lovely sandy beaches and lots of possibilities for an active day trip such as white water rafting or zipline over the Cetina River and canyon. (Omis is about a 1-hour drive from Makarska)

Omis and Cetina canyon

Omis and Cetina canyon from pixabay.com

  • Split with its Diocletian's Palace that is 1.700 years old. We recommend you take a 1-hour guided tour to learn more. Split is about a 1,5-hour drive from Makarska depending on the traffic.

Diocletian's Palace Split

Diocletian's Palace Split

Boat day tours from Makarska

From Makarska, you can also take a private boat trou or excursion boat to the islands of Brac, Korcula, and Hvar. There is also a ferry connection to Hvar from Drvenik on the Makarska Riviera (if you wish to explore it on your own).

Day trip to Krka Waterfalls

Krka Waterfalls

Krka Waterfalls

We recommend you to stay at least 3 -4 hours to explore the park. It is so beautiful. On your way back you can visit Sibenik or Primosten for a meal. The Primosten area is also famous for vineyards and there are several great winetasting options nearby. Just contact our VIP Concierge Department for help if you are interested. This trip is about 2 hours from Makarska.

Day trip to Aquapark Dalmatia

Aquapark Solaris Dalmatia

Aquapark Solaris Dalmatia

This option is interesting for those with kids. It is a visit to Solaris Aquapark near Sibenik. That is also about a 2-hour drive from Makarska.


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