Where to for the best places for nightlife in Croatia? If you are planning a yacht charter vacation in Croatia, you might be wondering which destinations to include in your itinerary, so you don’t miss out on fun while there! While this mesmerising Eastern Mediterranean country offers plenty of natural beauty and secluded islands, there is no shortage of fantastic spots to wear your party shoes:
HVAR & PAG ISLANDS
Summer nightlife really takes off on Hvar and Pag islands. If you are looking for a Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, Hvar is the island you want to be on. Nightlife revolves around exciting Hvar Town which has become the town that never sleeps – at least not from June to September. You have your choice of venues and, if you get bored or if you prefer a less crowded place, there are plenty of bars and restaurants in Jelsa.
When the sun goes down, head to some of the most popular bars on the Dalmatian coast like Korzo and Carpe Diem – Hvar’s most glamorous club attracting party people from around the world. Hula Hula Beach Bar & Restaurant isn’t short on summer fun either! Brilliant bar scene starts pumping before sunset and you will find yourself in the best beach bars and clubs in Croatia.
Hvar is very upmarket and pricey, so if you are on a budget, you will be better off partying on the Pag island. The town of Novalja in the north is known for its wild, beach-driven nightlife while other parts of Pag town enthusiastically celebrate local festivals. Great inexpensive beer, wine and generous drinks pour all night long.
There is a series of famous music festivals that attract international renowned DJs and recording artists, with The Ultra Music Festival being one of the most popular electronic events in Split and on Hvar. Parties are taking place at the dazzling Hotel Amfora Grand Beach Resort, resulting in the biggest Ultra pool & beach party.
The main Ultra event is held in Split a city that is always buzzing, offering dozens of bars and nightclubs, with just the right balance of tradition and modernity. Clubs to be recommended here are Central and Fabrique in the town centre.
Right before summer season starts, pop-up restaurants, bars, clubs, boutiques and galleries are cropping up like mushrooms after a rain and vanish when the season is over.
Someone could think that old town of Dubrovnik known for its charming local places only offers quiet little bars and local wineries; you would be surprised to learn that the city is full of nightlife attractions. In the recent years, Dubrovnik has developed a vast selection of nightlife destinations, from alternative music to sedate cocktail bars by the sea. Worth mentioning is Revelin Culture club, located in the 15th century Revelin Fortress used to protect the city from invaders, nowadays is a home to this lively nightclub calling for a mischief. One of the main features is a cool elongated bar, large dance floor and plenty of surrounding nooks and crannies. Many of well-known Croatian pop and rock stars perform here throughout the year. In the summer, you will find an international DJ appearing here every weekend.
If some of your fellow charter companions are not into the nightlife scene, however, do like to enjoy a glass of fine wine, you cannot miss the opportunity to explore the richness and the variety of local wineries and savour the beautiful Croatian wine.
I would highly recommend stopping at Senjkovic winery on the island of Brac. This family-run small but charming winery is located in the very heart of the island. Selecting only the best grapes, carefully aged in oak barrels and creating stunning labels, they will make your wine tasting experience an unforgettable one. While touring the winery, you should taste the highest quality wines, including BOSSO, BROČKA RIČ (plavac) and SPOŽA (rosé).
Another “vinaria” (winery) worth visiting would be Saints Hills winery. This modern and spacious winery is located in a small village of Oskorušno town on Pelješac peninsula, just across from the town of Korcula. The barrel-filled cellars and the tasting room overlooking the breathtaking Pelješac countryside is certainly something you will remember.
Saints Hills produces highly individual, premium wines, particularly good one, is the rosé made from the local Plavac Mali vine, or Saints Hills Dingač, aged in barrels for almost two years. There is no doubt that this is one of the wineries in Dubrovnik that really knows how to combine passion with skill.
Don’t hesitate to contact me for more information or if you would like to inquire about your next Croatian superyacht charter vacation.