Following a nice hike to the stunning view from top of the mountain "Hom" by Vela Luka (tough 55 minutes march to the top (in +30 degrees) compared with the tourist office's 90-minute estimate), we felt a sweaty need for a swim and a drink.
Driving onward from the mountain-path start/end area by the not yet finished new ferry terminal, we came to Picena Bay after a few km onward a narrow road.
Pičena Bay Restaurant (FB Pičena Bay) is affiliated with IVKA2 and IVKA1 and primarily (?) serves these rental homes.
But it also serves stray guests like us with equal attentiveness.
Friendliness was immediate. Parking is a challenge but we were helped. Dinner is only served during the evening. But believe us; it's worth waiting for! In the meantime, we were supported with our preferred drinks; lemonade and local beer while swimming in the very clear sea in the sound between Picena Bay and the small island of Osjak. Or just enjoying the view of the well-kept purse seiners (fishing boats) from nearby Vela Luka going to sea.
In the late afternoon, fresh fish was brought directly from the local fishermen and I was allowed to pick and choose the one to my liking for later preparation.
Our waiter Mario was "on" all the time and catering to our needs. When evening came we were called to the table for an unforgettable meal of deliciously/ perfectly grilled Sea Bass, lightly grilled local vegetables with herbs and buttered potatoes with just a little parsley plus, later, a dessert.
The slumbering evening, the discreet lights surrounding the patio, the summing of the other guests and the beautiful view over the sea was a perfect ending of a nice, enjoyable day.
Great service and perfect private beach, low prices for that kind of vacation. I'm relly impressed. Kind people, good food, nice rooms with internet and everything.
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