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6 Names For Paradise

We all know the feeling. You are in your office working and suddenly you wander off. You think of beautiful landscapes, sunny days, crystal blue sea and terrific food and wine. Lucky for you, this hedonistic experience is just a couple of hours away. Discover the breathtaking beach in Croatia and why it is called “the beach made of gold”. So stop dreaming! Get up, stretch, leave the office, buy a ticket and wake up in this unbelievable place.

Zlatni Rat beach is a remarkable spot created by Mother Nature and a highlight on Croatia’s coastline, located near Bol, on Brac Island, which is the largest island in Dalmatia. The island is known for wine, fish, olives and its precious white stone. Many residents will tell you the rumour of the White House in Washington DC being built using this same stone. But even more beautiful is the long golden pebble beach that stretches into the Adriatic Sea like a hand that reaches out. Due to the perfect winds and waves, it is the favourite place of surfers and kite-surfers. The exact shape and length of the landform varies with regard to changes in tide, current and wind. A reliable afternoon westerly wind known as the Maestral has made the beach a top destination for windsurfers. The lack of sand and seaweed on the beach make it also a perfect location for snorkelling. Zlatni Rat beach brings fun to every one though: either being active or just sitting in a beach chair and enjoying the sunset behind the mountains with a glass of Croatian wine. You’ll have golden moments on this golden beach!

But, Brac is not the only island with paradisiac places! Croatia has some other aces up its sleeve and they are known for nicknames such as “Croatian secret diamond”, ”hidden paradise” and many others. After visiting them, you will for sure have some names of endearment yourself!
Stiniva beach on Vis island is a perfect example, as it was recently voted the “Best Beach of Europe in 2016” by European Best Destinations. This hidden by nature can only be reached by hiking or a taxi boat, but is definitely worth the effort.

Another hidden treasure where you will feel like on a private beach is Lubenice on the island of Cres. There are usually just few swimmers and the view looks like from a picture-book.

If you are more into gorgeous, picturesque places, sandy and pebbly beaches, natural bays and colourful landscapes –the Island of Krk is the right choice for you. Vela plaža in Baška is famous for those attributes and has many sports opportunities.

If you are looking for a true little paradise, don’t miss Rajska beach on the island of Rab, which translates to “Paradise Beach”. You and your family will find out why when you see the sandy beach, the shallow water and the water slides that are ideal for playing and having a lot of family fun.

If you are looking for something totally different and unusual try the Saplunara beach of the island Mljet; the most rural island of Croatia and a natural diamond. There are no hotels or restaurants at the beach, just some small local hotspots with typical Croatian food, surrounded by a dense pine tree forest. A true Robinson Crusoe meets hedonism experience!

Croatia really does have a lot to offer. Just relax! And if the sun gets too hot, go for a walk in the turquoise clear water or just have a nice evening with great company at the local gourmet hotspots. Find your perfect place for unforgettable moments like watching the beautiful sunset or just relaxing and enjoying the good life.