Croatia's indented coast is a real paradise for all lovers of peaceful vacation and secluded coves. These small, mostly umbrella shaped bays are usually not very populated. Here and there you’ll stumble upon a little stone house which locals used to keep as their summer place. Bigger coves encompass settlements which still provide more privacy and tranquility than bigger seaside towns. Moreover, they are also a safe haven for all the sailors cruising the immense labyrinth of islands and islets in the Adriatic.
Islands' Coves Feature the Clearest Sea
Every local will tell you that "islands boast the best sea waters". Their crystal clear sea will not only give you a chance to see the lush underwater life, but their coves will be your own secluded little piece of heaven on earth..
Hvar Island offers you numerous coves. Though being globally famous tourist destination, this indented Croatian pearl still keeps some of its coves hidden. All you have to do is choose your ''personal'' cove which will provide you not only with a beautiful beach, but a mooring place, seclusion and view of untouched nature abundant with aromatherapeutic scents of pine trees, lavender and oleander as well. Moreover, woody Vrboska Cove and little stone houses of Torac Cove will immerse you into a rare harmony of nature and rural architecture.
Božava Cove on Dugi otok Island features turquoise blue sea and Saharun beach with its white sand gives you a feeling of a tropical vacation. Equally beautiful is also Soline Cove, situated at the southwestern part of the island. It was first mentioned as early as the 12th century, and today it's considered to be a perfect mooring area for boats and yachts.
Vela Farska Cove on the southern part of Brač Island will surround you with Mediterranean vegetation and beautiful pebble beach. Osibova Cove is one of those Brač coves which offer you isolation, crystal clear sea and untouched nature – perfect for a peaceful, relaxing vacation.
Kvarner Region Coves and Their Underwater Treasures
Lošinj Island is rightly called the island of vitality since it offers you an escape from everyday stress. Its peaceful Studenčić Cove is surrounded with greenery, and serenity of its one hundred years old olive orchard will provide you the relaxation you need.
Magic coves of Pag Island keep underwater treasures of long gone past. The bottom of Caska Cove hides old submerged town and Vlaška Mala Cove with its remains of a merchant vessel from the 1st century B.C. is is a real treat for all divers.
Vela Papratna, Crkvice, Vučine, Vodice, Dingač and Postup are just some of the coves on Pelješac peninsula.View of neighboring islands Hvar and Korčula is a bonus to its green forests, stone houses and churches built in traditional Mediterranean style.
The jewel of Mljet Island's indented coast is Saplunura Cove, protected reserve of natural rarities famous for its old-growth stone pine forests. Its bay stretches one kilometer along the shore, whereas its shallows reach up to 28 degrees Celsius during the summer. With their crystal clear sea and beautiful sandy beaches Mljet Island coves guarantee you a relaxing vacation in untouched nature.
Situated 10 kilometers away from the closest tourist resort, Bratinja Luka Cove on Korčula Island offers you a true Robinson Crusoe style vacation.