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Last updated: 05 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Jane Foster

Once a sleepy fishing village, Bol is famed for Zlatni Rat, Croatia’s most photographed beach. It’s also known for adventure sports – windsurfing, scuba diving and mountain biking.

The nicest place to sleep is Villa Giardino, entered through a stone courtyard with giant bean bags, and set in a garden with palms, lemon trees and roses.

Following a make-over in 2019, it has retained its homely atmosphere – the marble-floored lounge is still decorated with potted plants and paintings – but the 15 rooms have been upgraded. Top choice is the vast two-bedroom presidential suite, with a lounge and sea-view terrace.

Surrounding area

The hotel is located in the old part of Bol, which is made up of old stone cottages built into a gentle seaward slope.

The street is quiet and peaceful, and just a 5-minute walk to the seafront and fishing harbour, where you’ll find lots of small cafes, pizzerias and seafood eateries.

A lovely tree-lined promenade leads to Zlatni Rat Beach (25-minte walk), which has good water sports facilities. Behind the beach rises Vidova Gora mountain – a signed footpath leads to the top.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: < 5mins walk
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
: Nearby *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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