What to do?
Bol town, Island Brac, offers a wide range of activities for all ages. Your Croatia holiday can be as active or relaxing as you choose. From your apartment in Bol you can plan each day and enjoy it at your leisure. The towns and villages of Brac Island are also there to be explored and a visit to Split on the mainland is a must for shopaholics and lovers of culture alike.
For boat lovers, visit our Boat Charter
page to see what we have on offerRestaurants/Café bars
There is a wide selection of restaurants offering a variety of local and Mediterranean dishes. Meat, fish and pasta are the main ingredients, accompanied with delicious salads and fresh vegetables. The local ‘konobas’ specialise in grilled meat and fish dishes, cooked using traditional methods and recipes. These family run establishments are well worth a visit.
Dozens of café bars in and around the town are great places to sit and enjoy a drink and a chat. You can choose to sit near the harbour to watch the boats and yachts arriving and departing or along the cool, tree-lined promenade that leads to Zlatni Rat beach. Wherever you choose, you can’t help but be to the drawn in relaxed, laid-back atmosphere that Bol oozes.Beach activities
The wonderfully clean pebble beaches in Bol offer the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sun. Bol is one of the sunniest places in Croatia, and home to the famous ‘Zlatni Rat’ beach that is featured in all travel brochures. The Adriatic sea is exceptionally clear and the calm conditions make it ideal for children.
There are plenty of secluded coves for those who enjoy nude sunbathing, and most beaches allow topless sunbathing (except the one at Martinica which is next to the monastery!). To the east and west of Bol town there are footpaths along the water’s edge that take you on a walking mystery tour where you will discover small coves amongst the natural habitat (not suitable for pushchairs).
Water activities available from the beach include banana boat rides, paragliding and doughnut rides (inflated inner tubes towed behind a speed boat). Snorkelling is particularly good owing to the amazing clarity of the water.
Sun loungers can be hired on a daily basis on the most popular tourist beaches, alternatively a beach mat can be purchased from one of the many shops or market stalls near the beaches.Water sports
Bol is one of the best places in Croatia for water sports such as windsurfing and kite surfing. The conditions are ideal for both beginners and professionals. There are numerous schools located on or near the beaches where equipment can be hired and lessons offered.
Diving in Bol and the surrounding area is also very good. Qualified, experienced instructors operate dive schools where equipment can be hired. A variety of dives are on offer to suit all levels of experience. For those who have never tried diving, a ‘discovery’ dive is available at a very reasonable price, and inclu
des instruction of use of equipment, equipment hire and a dive along the coastline. Suitable for ages 13 and above.
Rent a boat
There are a number of Rent-a-boat agents around Bol from whom boats
can be rented on an hourly or daily basis. The motorised boats are ideal for exploring the coastline on the south of the island and combined with a picnic offer a great day out for everyone. It may be necessary to book in advance.
Excursions by boat
A variety of boat excursions are available everyday from June to September. Bookings can be made via the
Tourist Agencies in the town or direct with the boat owner. B
oats depart from the harbour in Bol town.
We offer a variety of boats for hire. Booking can be made in advance or visit our office during your stay to arrange a charter. visit our Boat Charter
page for details of crafts for hire.
For anyone wishing to charter a yacht for a day trip or longer. The crew can accompany you and are happy to discuss individual itineraries. More information can be found at: www.croatiaislandsailing.co.uk
Bike hire/scooter hire/car hire/quad bike hire
There are an abundance of hire agencies in Bol that offer the hire of bicycles, scooters, quad bikes and cars of different sizes. There are a few cycle tracks on the outskirts of the town that can take you along asphalt roads to discover quiet coves and even a remote waterfront restaurant, plus ancient ruins and amazing scenery.Walking/mountain climbing
Why not take off to the hills for the morning or day and enjoy a long, leisurely walk or a hike up the Vidova Gora mountain to the welcoming café bar at the top (778m). The view is fantastic from the large outside terrace.
For those who enjoy exploring the surrounding areas, a trip around the island is a must and is full of wonderful discoveries and spectacular scenery. You can experience the local culture of Brac Island, see some of its historic buildings and can enjoy the traditional cuisine at any of the village konobas (privately owned restaurants offering a selection of grilled meat and fish dishes).
During the summer months many amateur travelling theatre groups can be seen at the ‘Teatrin - Dva ferala’, near Splitska bank, in the town centre. Performances are on an ad-hoc basis and notices are usually posted in the town square. Scroll down this page to see a full list of summer events in Bol.Music
Ad-hoc performances take place at the Dominican monastery situated on the east of the town. More information on schedules can be obtained from the local tourist board or tourist agencies. Alternatively, scroll down this page to see a full list of summer events.Internet café
A few internet cafes are open throughout the day and evening offering internet access and low cost ‘phone calls.Cinema
The summer cinema in Bol has got to have one of the most impressive backdrops in the world. Open throughout the summer, the open air cinema shows many of the latest film releases. It’s hard to keep focused on the screen when you see the sea and Hvar Island in the background and the stars above!Split town
A day trip to Split town is a great day out for lovers of shopping, culture, architecture, history, sightseeing, food and drink, art etc! The old Roman town, located within the walls of Diocletian’s palace and next to the harbour, is full of wonderful discoveries. Guided walks around the town are available or you may choose to plan your own route, stopping for a delicious lunch or chilled glass of wine at the main square and do a bit of people watching.
The daily catamaran from Bol leaves at 6.30am and takes you directly to the harbour by the palace. From here you can plan your day over a relaxing breakfast or coffee at one of the many restaurants or café bars. After a full day, return to Bol on the catamaran which leaves Split at 4pm, arriving in Bol at 5pm.Dubrovnik excursion
Leaving Bol by hydrofoil, you arrive in Makarska on the mainland and then take a coach to Dubrovnik. A great way to see the town is by taking a leisurely walk along the city walls, which are around 2km in length. Within the walls of the old town is a fine selection of café bars and restaurants, souvenir shops, art galleries, clothes and shoe shops.
The following amenities are available in Bol town:
• Open-air market offering fresh fruit, vegetables & seafood
• Ambulance station/Doctor’s surgery
• Post Office
• Cashpoint machines
• Foreign currency exchange
• Petrol station
• Launderette (service washes only)
• Photographic shop (sales & picture developing)
• Fishing tackle shop (limited selection)
• Council offices
Click on the following link for a full list of events this summer: