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Discover the diversity: Brač and Hvar in comparison

The Croatian islands of Brač and Hvar, sparkling jewels of the Adriatic, offer an unrivalled blend of natural beauty, culture and adventure. Despite their proximity to each other, they are distinctly different and promise unique experiences for every visitor. While Brač delights with its rugged, unspoilt nature and traditional craftsmanship, Hvar seduces with its fragrant lavender fields, exclusive events and vibrant nightlife. Both islands offer fascinating experiences, but each in its own unique way.

Landscape and nature

Brač impresses with its rugged yet enchanting beauty. The imposing Vidova Gora, the highest peak of all the Adriatic islands, offers breathtaking panoramic views. The famous Zlatni Rat beach in Bol, whose shape constantly changes depending on the wind and currents, is a paradise for sun worshippers and water sports enthusiasts. In contrast, Hvar seduces with its endless lavender fields, which fill the air with a beguiling scent, and its idyllic vineyards that gently stretch over the hills. The rugged coastline and hidden bays invite you to explore by boat, and the underwater world offers spectacular experiences for divers.

Culture and history

Culturally and historically, both islands are rich and diverse, but in very different ways. Brač is a paradise for lovers of stonemasonry. The famous white limestone of Brač, which was even used in the construction of the White House in Washington, D.C., characterises the island's architecture. The charming villages such as Pučišća, where the art of stonemasonry is still alive, offer an insight into the centuries-old tradition. Hvar, on the other hand, is a stage of history and elegance. The Venetian architecture of Hvar Town, the imposing Španjola Fortress and the magnificent Cathedral of St Stephen bear witness to a rich past. At the same time, the town pulsates with a lively nightlife that often attracts celebrities.


Activities and leisure

Brač is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. The island offers countless hiking and cycling trails that lead through breathtaking landscapes, as well as excellent climbing and windsurfing opportunities. The tranquil villages invite you to sample local delicacies such as fresh lamb and olive oil. Hvar, on the other hand, is the hotspot for exclusive experiences. The island is known for its glamorous beach clubs, yacht parties and the Hvar Summer Festival, which combines culture and entertainment in a unique atmosphere. Snorkelling, sailing and luxurious parties on the surrounding islets such as Pakleni Otoci make Hvar a magnet for adventurers and pleasure-seekers.


The choice between Brač and Hvar depends on individual preferences. Brač is the perfect choice for those seeking nature, tranquillity and immersion in traditional culture. Hvar, on the other hand, offers a mix of historical flair and modern luxury, ideal for travellers who want to enjoy life to the fullest both during the day and at night. Both islands promise unforgettable experiences and showcase the diversity and beauty of Croatia in an impressive way.

Hotel Lemongarden, Brac

Hideaway with paradise garden

Hotel Lemongarden is located in the centre of the picturesque fishing village of Sutivan on the north-western coast of the island of Brac. The boutique hotel exudes an incomparable charm, which is not least due to the 300-year-old history of the three stone houses. The three listed buildings were renovated using only the best materials on the island to create a harmonious whole. Slowing down, relaxation and enjoyment are the credo of the hideaway today.

Lemongarden - Pool

Maslina Resort, Hvar

Mindful luxury in breathtaking surroundings

The modern five-star Maslina Resort is located on the Croatian island of Hvar near Stari Grad, one of the oldest towns on the eastern Adriatic. The famous harbour town of Split is also within easy reach. The Maslina Resort is located in the breathtaking bay of Maslinica and has a private beach. Surrounded by olive groves and wine terraces, the resort extends over two hectares in the middle of a pine forest overlooking the crystal clear Adriatic Sea.

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Stari Grad, Croatia

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