Top places to visit on the Pakleni islands

Situated next to the city of Hvar, Pakleni or Hell’s islands are a group of islands that are approximately 10 kilometers long. The largest island among them and undoubtedly the admirable one is St. Clement, also home of Zori restaurant.

Well known by their beauty, secluded bays and wild nature Pakleni islands are definitely worth to visit. Even though you can only access them by boat you don’t need to own one in order to explore them.

For example, there are taxi boats that drive, on a daily basis, from the port of Hvar to ACI Marina Palmizana and other surrounding places. Renting a boat, with or without the skipper, is another option which will certainly make the tour of Pakleni islands memorable one.

When you do decide to visit them though, don’t miss out on these places:

1. VINOGRADISCE BAY

Turquoise water and green pine wood are the two key points that make this bay unique. Out of all the places on Pakleni islands this is the one that attracts the biggest number of tourists and visitors. Even though many come to explore the island’s wild nature they also indulge in the gastronomic offer of the island’s restaurants. Furthermore, St. Clement is also home of the ACI Marina Palmizana which has a reputation as one of the most beautiful marinas on the Adriatic. Only 15 minutes of boat drive from the city of Hvar this little island will satisfy all your needs… or almost all.

2. MLINI BEACH

This second largest island of the Pakleni islands, Marinkovac, is a home to the beautiful Mlini beach. Mlini beach is a perfect relaxation spot for all those that are seeking tranquility and want to escape busy and crowded city of Hvar. Taxi boats drive to Mlini beach from the city of Hvar every day from 9-1AM and return from 4-7PM and the drive will take you only 10 minutes. Make sure you take your favorite book with you. 

Photo by Suncani Hvar

Photo by Suncani Hvar

3. STIPANSKA BAY

Mostly known by the famous Carpe Diem beach, Stipanska bay offers you great night parties run by many famous DJ’s. During the day it is a great place to lounge with wooden deck-chairs, parasols, swimming pool all while drinking your favorite cocktail. For all those that are seeking more adventurous hobbies there is also a volleyball court and a diving school. Stipanska bay is also easily reachable as taxi boats drive there constantly, day and night.

Photo by Carpe Diem Beach

4. VLAKA BAY

Situated on the St. Clement island, Vlaka bay is famous for its historical traces from the Roman and Illyrian times. Peaceful and secluded, it is a perfect getaway for people that want to swim in the crystal blue sea, sunbathe and enjoy the nature. On the last Sunday in July there is a traditional fiesta that is worth visiting.

Photo by Visit-Hvar

Photo by Visit-Hvar