There are still some relatively unspoilt destinations in the world, Croatia’s best kept secret –Brac, is one of them. I enjoy places that aren’t so touristic, with some of the old-world feel still there, and despite this destination becoming popular over recent years, it still manages to retain a lot of its old charm. I’d highly recommend Brac for families –the beaches are perfect for long days with the kids, building sandcastles, splashing in the sea and catching a few rays.
In these times of tightening our belts, I’ve found airport parking to be a holiday godsend, eliminating the need for expensive and stressful airport taxis. Luton airport parking is great value, and certainly cuts down stress levels! Alternatively, check out parking at Gatwick, when heading out of the capital.
On landing on Croatian soil, one of the definite highlights for me is the short transfer time from the airport, in the nearby town of Bol –I never enjoy sweating it out on a transfer coach for hours!
The most surprising thing about Brac is how uncrowded it is, and offers great opportunities for walking amongst breathtaking scenery.
One of the main holiday resorts is Supetar, though there are other smaller resorts.
Culture vultures should head to Bol, for many archeological delights. Alternatively, I’d head to nearby Mount Vidova Gora, for stunning panoramic views. You can reach the heady heights by car or foot, if you’re feeling energetic! There are also many quaint, unspoilt villages around the area, perfect for exploring.
One of my favourite things in the world is shopping, and I’d head to Bol for retail therapy. The resorts offer other shopping opportunities, but the main town is where the larger stores are. My suggestion would be to spend the afternoon on the beach, before hitting the shops a little later on, before dinner –my perfect day!
Speaking of beaches, in Brac you’re spoilt for choice. Zlatni Rat, also known as Golden Horn, is simply beautiful, and perfect for water-sports. There are also many other quieter beaches around, although no beach is particularly crowded, so space is never a problem.
When the sun goes down, Brac offers plenty of choice for entertainment, with something for everyone –from chilled out to lively. I like to try some traditional food wherever I go, and fish is a popular choice in Brac –with many varieties and dishes to try.
I can’t recommend Brac enough for a simple family break. There might not be the commercial attractions of the more famous resorts, but for good old fashioned beach days, I think Brac is hard to beat.
Many fantastic deals to Croatia are available, with this part of the world becoming increasingly popular. Brac’s main pull of family fun means lots of choice of accommodation –with something for every budget. I’d certainly recommend airport parking for any break, giving you peace of mind and going easy on the wallet. Try Stansted airport parking for fantastic value.
Try something a little different this summer –head to beautiful Brac.