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“Just off a little beaten track”
Review of Zarace Village

Reviewed 12 September 2016

We were staying on Hvar with a rental car and wanted to find a beach to unwind at for the day. The road down to this beach is quite the breath-taker but the reward at the bottom is well and truly worth it. Nestled alongside a small harbour is a sandy beach with crystal blue waters. There are rocks for diving off and plenty of small fish to be found in the bay.

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Last visited this part of the world in early noughties when we didn't have kids and on that particular day, we were one of only 2 couples to spend the day there.

It's still a beautiful part of the world - beautiful rock formations jutting out of the sea, some lovely coves and quiet bays and pebble beaches.

However, I'd forgotten how tricky it was to get there. A short 20 min drive from Hvar town, with a stony, single lane, winding 'road' (read 'track') to the bottom. Parking is really stressful and if you're not there early you end up much higher up with a hefty walk down. In fact even if you're at the lowermost parking area, it's still another 15 mins to get to the bay along steep, winding paths. Fortunately since early 2000 and something, there is now a metal staircase on the side of the cliff. It looked like it was private property which is why we avoided it at first. There is an alternative concrete stairway further along the cliff. We ended up entering the sea from here and then swimming to the adjacent cove with 7 year old floating along in her rubber ring. This cove is open to the public but does give the impression of being owned by the apartmeni overlooking this bay (think it's a deliberate ploy by the owners of the apartmeni).

Lovely swimming area with impressive coves further along and random rock formations dotting the bay. Further ahead there were
many yachts moored so it does get busier - but not as busy as Parmizen or Mlini beach. Nice shaded area afforded by the trees along the bay which was great when the sun was at it's strongest.

We came with packed lunches and frozen water but there were at least 2 restaurants near the lowermost parking area if you felt inclined to visit.

Overall it was nice to revisit this place after so many years - and to recount some anecdotes about this visit to our daughter. However, I still think Mlini beach is my fave place to swim and certainly more hassle free getting there with kids. I won't be coming back to Zarace in a hurry.

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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Small lovely beach,crystal clear water,it is a bit hard to get to it by the car,but worth of effort.

Thank Nadine M
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

It is hard to get to this beach but aboslutely worth it. The water is very clean, the beach isn't crowded, you can find your privacy in the shadows or in the sun. This is absolutely a must when visiting Hvar.

Thank anjajurgec
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

No matter where on Hvar Island you are, this is place to visit!
Little village with its gorgeous beach and amazing sunset view offers unique experience. Must come and see, so you would know what it's all about.

1  Thank Bojana84
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