Being a travel blogger, I am often enticed to explore offbeat and unexplored destinations. A trip to the islands of Central Dalmatia seemed beyond the ordinary, given that I hadn’t seen Croatia like many other fellow travelers.  For the uninitiated, Dalmatia is divided into three segments – Northern, Central and Southern Dalmatia. Central Dalmatia is known to have the bigger islands, namely Brač and Hvar, and the beauty of it beyond words, mostly because the sea and mountain never seemed so close to one another. So, I decided to book Split to Brac day trip, with Summer Blues. This tour company had a luxury catamaran, which was private yet quite fun.

The incredible island of Brac

I knew that Brac was beautiful, and yet, I was pleasantly surprised. Brac has a similar vibe to that of neighbor Hvar, and it is nice mix of amazing clear water, a huge number of pine trees, and the hills. Bol and Supetar are the two main towns here. My initial interest was in Zlatni Rat, which is located in Bol and has been named among the best beaches in Europe. Nature at its best, Zlatni Rat isn’t just about the beach, but the views too. The day trip started from Split port, and I was also intrigued by the luxury catamaran, which actually was better than expected. My trip started with a welcome drink, and I enjoyed the panoramic beauty of the sea throughout.

Things to know

Once you have arrived to Supetar, your guided tour will include traveling to Bol. Like others, I was a bit confused about Zlatni Rat, because it is also known as Golden Horn. While there are activities that you can enjoy with the family, I chose to opt for a tan on the beach. Once done, the catamaran cruised to the south of Island Brač, and I really enjoyed the food onboard. Later on, we stopped at “Lučice” bay and were served local fruits and cakes.

The trip cost included a fixed menu and limited drinks, which is commendable for the price. Honestly, five hours is probably enough for most people, but I craved for more. We also had two swim stops at surprising picturesque locations in between. Bookings can be done online at Summer Blues Boat Tours, so check for that!