Carpe That Diem – The Complete Guide to Enjoyment

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What is the difference between Carpe Diem Bar and Carpe Diem Beach?

SEO is still alive, and until then, we know the most googled term when it comes to beach bars on Hvar. Carpe Diem deserves a special place in our guides as the longest-standing and most comprehensive bar and nightclub on the island, and you deserve to have all the information. Carpe Diem Bar is a lounge bar located on the Hvar waterfront, just a few minutes’ walk from St. Stephen’s Cathedral. It is the place where the entire magical Carpe Diem experience began 25 years ago. The bar opens at 9 am, and you can enjoy brunch from 10 am to 1 pm. The nightlife starts at 10 pm and lasts until 2 am.


Carpe Diem Beach is located on one of the Pakleni Islands, specifically Marinkovac. The bay of Stipanska, where it is situated, is about a 10-minute boat ride from the city of Hvar. This large beach bar offers exclusive entertainment under the cabanas, on comfortable sun loungers, with a restaurant and a pool. During the day, you can enjoy swimming and a relaxed beach atmosphere, while in the evening, the bar transforms into a nightclub.

CARPE DIEM BEACH // Atmosphere

How To Get To Carpe Diem Beach?

During the day, you can catch one of the taxi boats located in front of the Mlinar bakery (the destination you’re heading to is Stipanska, and it is usually indicated on the boats, but you can also ask the boatmen). The transportation cost is 10 EUR per person and is valid for a round trip (meaning you pay once for both the trip there and back, so make sure to keep the ticket receipt you receive when paying). The boats depart every 20 minutes from the city of Hvar and return on the hour. For the night transfer to Carpe Diem Beach, you can find the boat in front of Carpe Diem Bar on the waterfront. The boats operate from Carpe Diem Beach to the city of Hvar from midnight to 5 a.m., and the transfer cost is included in the nightclub admission ticket.

After Beach Party

Right at the beginning of the season, Carpe Diem kicks off its Terranza after beach parties, which run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. It’s best to follow their social media channels to stay updated on the exact start time of the after beach party.

When does the night party start and how to get to the club?

The party is every day, from midnight until 5 a.m. The warm-up is at Carpe Diem Bar or at another location of your choice. Taxi boats operate continuously between Carpe Diem Beach and the city, from midnight until 5 a.m. The price of the boat ride is included in the club ticket. The last boat departing for the city of Hvar leaves Carpe Diem Beach at 5 a.m.

Where to buy tickets to Carpe Diem, and how much does it cost?

During the day, there is no entrance fee for Carpe Diem Beach, but there is a minimum consumption amount per reservation. It is best to check the exact prices on their social media platforms. Tickets can only be purchased at the entrance of the nightclub; they are not sold in advance. For details regarding reservations, please refer to their website, but keep in mind that you need to make your reservation a few days in advance.

Things You Should Know

The dress code for Carpe Diem Bar has always been smart casual – classy, yet relaxed. It’s good to know that it’s not possible to spend the entire day at Carpe Diem Beach since the team needs some time to transform the beach bar into a nightclub. Therefore, the club temporarily closes at 10 p.m. and reopens its doors at midnight. There are no prepared moorings for boats in the bay. There is an ATM on the island, but you can also make payments with cards.

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