Sutivan, Brac: All About a Perfect Visit!
Sutivan in Croatia, the small harbor town, is one of the most beautiful holiday spots on the popular Brac island. Particularly worth seeing is the charming old town at the harbor, where the many beautiful Croatian stone houses and the small boats on the water create a picturesque ambience. But also the fantastic beaches of Sutivan, the large selection of leisure activities and the many attractions in the area make this place an extremely attractive holiday destination. Finally, the range of beautiful apartments and small hotels ensures that your holiday will be unforgettable!
In this travel guide, we give you all the important information and tips for a holiday in Sutivan on the island of Brac. We also show you beautiful pictures, reveal the best beaches and which attractions should not be missed.
General Information about Sutivan
The small, charming port town of Sutivan has around 800 inhabitants and is located on the north coast of Brac Island and is a very popular tourist resort. Supetar, where the ferry port is located, is only 8 kilometers away. The history of the former fishing village dates back to Roman times, and some buildings there were even built in the era of the Emperor Diocletian. Only ruins remain of the former Byzantine basilica from the 6th century. Today, however, the church of St. John, the so-called Church of St. Ivan, from the 16th century, stands next to it and is one of the most important attractions to see in Sutivan.
A vacation in Sutivan offers you an exceptional ambience, as the beautiful beaches and the romantic harbor with the old town have been spared from the tourist masses until today. Furthermore, Sutivan is also home to one of the most beautiful and exclusive hotels on Brac Island, the Lemongarden, a small 5-star hotel in a class of its own. A true recommendation for families with children is a visit to the Prirode Sutivan Park, 2 km away, where you can see peacocks, ponies, ostriches, wild boars and rabbits.
Best Things to Do in Sutivan
The heart of Sutivan, and at the same time the most important attraction, is certainly the beautiful waterfront, which stretches from the old town to the beaches. On a walk, you will admire the many historic Dalmatian town houses and the many small boats swinging in the sea. The best way to enjoy this impressive ambience is in one of the good restaurants, taverns and cafés, which delight with excellent cuisine and wonderful sea views.
When walking through the city, you will repeatedly discover former Renaissance palaces and old summer residences, which give Sutivan lots of nostalgic charm. Also, there are many beautiful gardens in the center. One of them is the pretty park of the poet Kavanjin, from which a palm avenue leads down to the harbor.
The Church of Sveti Ivan, also called St. John the Baptist Church, is a truly beautiful attraction in Sutivan. It is the town’s landmark and can be seen from afar due to its location on a small hill. Inside the church, which was built in the 17th century, there are some interesting votive pictures and models of ships from the 18th century can also be seen.
The beautiful beaches of Sutivan
Sutivan is perfect for a beach vacation in Croatia thanks to its many beautiful beaches and idyllic bays. Over a length of around 4 kilometers, you will find great and usually very quiet places to swim and relax. Here are the best beaches in Sutivan at a glance:
Bunta Beach (Sutivan Beach)
The stunning Bunta Beach, also known as Sutivan Beach, is the town beach of Sutivan. This fine pebble beach is just a few steps away from the harbor and the old town and boasts a unique flair and picturesque sea colors. A few trees provide natural shade here, and sun loungers and umbrellas are also available for hire in high season.
Tip: There are some great accommodations in the vicinity of Bunta beach, such as Castel Nonna Franka, which is located in a renovated 17th century tower.
One of the most beautiful beaches in Sutivan is Likva Beach, around 2 kilometers outside the center. You can reach this beach from the harbor by walking the idyllic waterfront. There you will find a sheltered bay with a fine pebble beach and wonderful pine forests. The sea glows in the most beautiful colors and the crystal-clear water invites you to snorkel. Behind it is a good restaurant that serves Croatian delicacies and cool drinks.
Tip: Behind Likva beach you will find the charming Holiday Home Likva, a really chic place to stay with 2 pools and in a wonderfully quiet location.
Another popular beach in Sutivan is Majakovac Beach, around 800 meters from the port. This pretty bay is particularly popular with families with children. The fine, light-colored pebbles and the picturesque turquoise-blue sea colors score points here. Cool drinks are provided by a small beach bar where you can enjoy breathtaking sea views.
Justitija Beach & Nudist Erot Beach
At the western end of Sutivan are the beautiful Justitija beach and the Nudist Beach Erot. The small quiet bays are situated in lush nature, in the midst of fragrant pine forests in an idyllic setting. While swimming in the crystal-clear sea you will enjoy a unique ambience and, if you like snorkeling, you will get the chance to explore a beautiful underwater world.
Where to Stay in Sutivan
On a holiday to Sutivan you can choose from an excellent selection of beautiful accommodations. There is a wide range of many recommended apartments and amazing holiday homes, but also one of the best hotels on the island has settled here in the village. Here are our tips for the best places to stay in Sutivan…it’s worth a look!
- Charming Vacation Apartments: The pretty Villa La Riva apartments are in a wonderful location between the old town and the many beautiful beaches of Supitar.
- Small Villa by the Sea: The Villa Andrea is the perfect house for the whole family. It has a pool, a large terrace and the beach is right on the doorstep.
- Unique Accommodation: The Castel Nonna Franka is an insider tip in Sutivan. It is located in a historic tower right on the harbor and has a great flair.
- Dreamlike luxury Hotel: The Hotel Lemongarden – Adults Only is one of the best hotels on the island of Brac and is the perfect accommodation for a very special vacation in Sutivan.
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