An oasis of tradition and quiet
Calm and quiet, humble Sutivan is far from Croatia's crowds. This traditional village is convenient, a ten-minute drive from the island of Brac's main town and ferry port (Supetar), but seems a world away (or at least a few centuries removed). With fewer than 1,000 inhabitants, there are restaurants and shops, but few visitors disturbing the crystal clear waters of the village's harbor or neighboring beaches. Founded at the same time as Split by one of the Roman Emperor Diocletian's followers, the village is ancient, and still has Venetian fortifications built to defend the town from marauders during Venice's many wars against Turks. Since its founding, peaceful Sutivan has attracted the wealthy, as evidenced by its baroque summer mansions and renaissance palaces, alongside typical white stone homes.
With its vineyards, olive groves, natural park, and citrus orchards, Sutivan's surroundings reward hikers and bikers. Those looking to stay more active have the entire island to explore. Famous for its natural beauty, Brac features the archipelago's highest mountain, VIdova. From its cliffs and summit, you'll find breathtaking views not just of nearby islands and the mainland, but the Golden Horn. A thin strip of sand extending nearly half a kilometer into the sea, it's ideal for sunbathing and swimming. The island's long coastline is ideal for anything from sunbathing and swimming to windsurfing, diving, or excursions to other islands.
Where to stay in Sutivan
Sophisticated Luxury Hotel
Iconic and luxuroius stay on Brač for adults only. Amazing gardens, swimming pool and sea views in an unforgetable island getaway.
Stylish Seaside Apartments
Seaside villa on Sutivan's outskirts.
Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Sutivan
Where's best, easiest, and safest to get some local currency?
The easiest and the safest way to get kunas (HRK) would be withdrawing money from local ATMs. There are several ATMs around Sutivan. Try to avoid blue-yellow Euronet ATMs and use only bank-related ATMs. You can also exchange money in post offices and at hotel receptions.
Is Sutivan safe? Are there any tips on things to avoid, or places where you should be careful?
Yes, Sutivan is safe. However, always keep an eye on your belongings on beaches.
How can I get around Sutivan?
Sutivan is quite small and easy to walk around. For getting around the island, we recommend taking a taxi or maybe even renting a car for a day.
How many days should we spend in Sutivan?
Two nights would be sufficient, enough to explore Sutivan, enjoy nature, and have time for a day trip.
What are the options for people with dietary restrictions and intolerances?
Most restaurants on the island offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.