You have decided to visit Croatia this summer, but you are still not sure where to go. Your choice is not an easy one, we know. Let us try to help you by presenting one of the most popular and amazing places on the Adriatic coast – Makarska Riviera.
One thing you will love about this area is that you don’t need to go far to find a great beach or a hidden bay. And one very important fact is you will always find a place in a shadow thanks to many thick pine forests.
A hidden bay on Makarska Riviera
Along the Riviera, you will find fantastic beaches. Many of them have the Blue Flag, a symbol for top-water quality. No other place on the Adriatic coast offers such a unique combination of the turquoise sea colors, together with the imposing mountains in the background.
Makarska Riviera Beach, source Croatia.hr
Here are some of the paradise beaches in this area which are definitely worth visiting. Have a swim in some of these places and you will realize why you don’t need anything more for a perfect vacation.
Punta Rata Beach – Brela
Punta rata is a real jewel in this part of Adriatic. This pebble beach is surrounded by thick pine forests providing a natural shade. Also, sun loungers and umbrellas are available for rent while families with children can enjoy the natural shade of pine trees.
Punta Rata Beach from Croatia.hr
The spectacular Brela Rock (Kamen Brela), at the western end of this beach, is the symbol of Brela. The rock is covered with pine trees which proudly rise up showing their beauty.
Even the American Forbes magazine has listed this beach among the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world.
Now, allow us to recommend you accommodation in the vicinity of this amazing beach. Within a 20-minute walking distance, you will find Luxury Villa Gloria Grande. This modern villa accommodates up to ten guests and has a swimming pool with massage jets where you will be able to relax completely and admire the stunning scenery.
Villa Gloria Grande, View from the terrace
Ikovac Beach – Baska Voda
Another great place to have a swim is the beautiful Ikovac Beach in Baska Voda. This pebble beach is located north of the harbor and enchants with an amazing ambiance; small pebbles, the turquoise blue sea, and the mighty Biokovo Mountains.
Ikovac Beach Source: Bestofcroatia.eu
If you decide to spend your holiday in Baska Voda please check Villa Sea Fairy. This beachfront villa is a real star among holiday villas. Outdoor areas include a private garden with a pool, jacuzzi, and open-air home cinema. Everything is within a few steps from the beach. You will absolutely love it!
Villa Sea Fairy Baska Voda
Podrace Beach – Brela
A short walk along the seaside path north of Punta Rata, past Brela rock, you will stumble upon this small bay which lies hidden between rocks and green pine trees and presents beautiful clear water and intact nature.
Podrace Beach Source: Croatia.hr
If you are traveling with a bigger group of friends we strongly recommend staying in Villa Azul Grande in Brela. This impressive beachfront villa accepts 18 people, has an elevator, a gym, a sauna, and an outdoor jacuzzi. Just imagine sipping a glass of your favorite vine while enjoying the mesmerizing view of the Adriatic.
Villa Azul Grande
Promajna Beach – Promajna
Next on our list is Promajna Beach. Located at the base of Biokovo with its blue-green sea color this beach is an invitation for anyone who wants to enjoy swimming, sunbathing, or shade of pine trees.
Nugal Beach – Makarska
Nugal Beach is located at the foot of a cliff and surrounded by pine trees. It is accessible only by foot through the dense forest, or by boat. The difficulty in arriving at the beach means you will experience more privacy. It is important to know that there are no restaurants or bars at the beach, so bring your own food and drinks if you are planning to stay during the day.
Nugal Beach, Source: Croatia.hr
Dracevac Beach – Podgora
Another highlight on our list of Makarska’s most beautiful beaches is located 1 km north of the center of Podgora. Ideal for couples and lovers looking for privacy, idyllic nature, and peaceful surroundings.
Dracevac beach, Source: Tourist Board Podgora
If your idea of an ideal vacation includes enjoying your privacy in an authentic traditional dalmatian stone house and with a truly spectacular sea view of the islands of Brac and Hvar, book Villa Stone Village with Pool and discover the perfect destination where the majestic mountain meets the sea.
Villa Stone Village
Velika Duba Beach
The beautiful Velika Duba Beach is great for those who just need the simple pleasures of the sun and sea for their holiday. Perfect if you want to bathe far away from the other tourists. There are no houses or restaurants in the vicinity. It is just you and nature at its best. Also, there are some great snorkeling spots along the rocks.
Velika Duba Beach
For all the above-mentioned reasons you should not miss Makarska Riviera during your visit to this beautiful country.
There are numerous opportunities for active holidays and enjoyment in the rich offers of facilities for all sport and adventure lovers: tennis, football, diving, trekking, running, cycling, also extreme sports like climbing, skydiving, jumping from nearby hills or hiking on the Biokovo Mountain. The most popular vacation spots for a beach vacation are Makarska, Brela, Baska Voda, Tucepi, and Podgora. Come and see them for yourself!