Top beach bars in Hvar – 2023 guide

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Top beach bars in Hvar – 2023 guide

This is by far the most unnecessary guide, as I am quite certain that you have heard of at least one of the beach bars in Hvar. Besides its beautiful beaches and excellent gastronomy, the island of Hvar is globally renowned for its beach bars and vibrant summer nightlife As the only island destination in the Mediterranean that offers rich historical and cultural value for its visitors, Hvar is truly a unique island in the Adriatic. Here, we present you with an insider’s guide to the best beach bar experiences on the island.

1. Carpe Diem Beach Bar & Carpe Diem Bar

Carpe Diem is the ultimate beach club/nightclub on Hvar – the first, most famous, and highly visited venue, recognized by prestigious travel portals such as Conde Nast Traveler and many others. First, let’s clarify that there are two separate locations to be distinguished. The original Carpe Diem on the Hvar waterfront was opened back in 1999 when there was nothing quite like it on the island. Years later, the stunning Carpe Diem Beach was added as a unique hybrid beach bar, restaurant, and nightclub, located in the bay of Stipanska on the nearby island of Marinkovac.

CARPE DIEM BEACH // Atmosphere

This club is interesting because it truly offers it all – a touch of exclusivity, as you need a boat to reach it, swimming and sunbathing in beautifully arranged cabanas, an excellent gastronomic selection, and a high level of service. However, the real entertainment begins after midnight when the beach bar transforms into a nightclub. Carpe Diem’s DJ lineup is indeed exceptional, and it never fails to impress. A detailed guide to Carpe Diem bar hopping you can find here.

2. Beach Club Hvar (Bonj Les Bains)

Beach Club Hvar, formerly known as Bonj Les Bains, is indeed one of the most beautiful places you can visit on the island, and it would be a shame to miss out on it. Just a few minutes’ walk from the center of Hvar town, this daytime beach club is a masterpiece of historical architecture, carefully preserved and elegantly renovated with a touch of elegance and glamour. It stands out with its unique colonnades made of pure white stone, a two-story restaurant, a garden, and a beautiful lounge area that offers unobstructed views of the Pakleni Islands.


The place looks supernaturally beautiful, like a backdrop for an Italian film starring Sophia Loren. In fact, I’m almost certain that Sophia was here during her visit to Hvar in the 1960s. Beach Club Hvar is an elegant and classy venue where there’s no overcrowding or loud entertainment. It’s a true daytime beach bar experience that is definitely worth indulging in. Reservations can be made via email or through the contact form on their website.

3. Hula Hula Bar Hvar

It’s time for me to introduce you to the phenomenon called the Hvar sunset. I’m not exaggerating, and I’m confident that you will feel it too, and the place where you’ll be overwhelmed from head to toe is none other than Hula Hula. This daytime beach bar is located just a short walk from the center of Hvar town and is renowned for its Sunset partys,where the crowd energetically dances to an eclectic DJ set until late in the evening.


If you want to enjoy the sun loungers, it’s necessary to arrive early so you can secure a spot for a late brunch or lunch. For dancing, drinks, and a table, it’s best to make reservations well in advance. Reservations are only accepted at the bar, and cash payment is preferred. The entertainment is guaranteed, as well as the opportunity to make new friendships. Just be mindful of sunburns by using sunscreen with a high SPF, which we highly recommend. While it may not be the best place for family fun, we have another suggestion for that. Read on.

4. Laganini Beach Bar & Fish House

The setting s the Pakleni Islands, specifically Sv. Klement, in the bay of Palmižana, or to be precise, Vinogradišće. At Laganini restaurant and beach bar, you can truly immerse yourself in the magical ambiance of Palmižana and indulge in delicious seafood specialties from the restaurant. It’s a place that perfectly captures the essence of the island and offers an unforgettable experience for all visitors. The beach bar has everything you need – a genuine relaxed island vibe, stunning views of the bay, and perfect cocktails to enjoy a carefree summer day. It’s also an ideal place for beach bar hopping, full-day getaways with friends, and a must-stop destination for boat trips around the Pakleni Islands. Reservations can be made via WhatsApp or phone call.


5. Falko Beach Bar

Just a few minutes’ walk from the vibrant atmosphere of Hula Hula Bar, you’ll find the newest addition to the famous quartet – the charming Falko Beach Bar Although it resembles more of a restaurant than a beach bar, Falko provides true island chill vibes and excellent food in a simply and tastefully decorated space In front of the restaurant, there are sun loungers and umbrellas that you can use while enjoying a swim, with the pine forest providing shade from the strong sun. The view of the sunset is simply fantastic. Falko is a perfect choice for families with children and larger groups, providing everything you need for a great experience.

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