Travel Guide to Sucuraj (Hvar Island)
Sucuraj on Hvar island is a picturesque little fishing and tourist village, located on the far eastern point of the island Hvar and the closest village to the mainland.
It’s one of the smallest villages on the island Hvar with only 350 inhabitants living mostly from tourism, fishing and agriculture. It’s the only village facing a coastline on both sides of the island.
The settlement has developed around a deep and narrow bay, divided in two parts named Gornja Banda (Upper Side) and Donja Banda (Lower Side). The first one is located on the north slope of the port and the second occupy the the south side of the peninsula.
Sucuraj Hvar On The Map
The most travelers visiting Hvar island from Split, whose main aim is the town of Hvar, won’t have the opportunity to visit this charming village.
On the below map it’s is clearly evident the importance of Sucuraj position, facing Neretva channel as well as the view of the Biokovo Mountain, Peljesac peninsula and the islands of Brac and Korcula.
Getting To Sucuraj Hvar Island
Sucuraj is connected by frequent car ferry to the mainland. Drvenik Sucuraj ferry connection is particularly convenient for all four wheels travelers coming from Dubrovnik or from Makarska Riviera intending to visit Hvar island.
Drvenik ( see the above map) is situated on the Adriatic costal road 96 km southeast from Split and 120 km northwest from Dubrovnik.
The easiest way to come to Sucuraj (Hvar island) is by ferry-boat from Drvenik on the Makarska Riviera.The ferry takes only 30 minutes between the mainland to Sucuraj village.
In the winter season there are 6-7 crossings a day, while in high season (form June to September/ increments from 12 to 20 times.
If you are already on island Hvar you can use this ferry connection to proceed your travel to Dubrovnik using this 77 km long road from Hvar and 60 km from Stari Grad or 50 km from Jelsa.
The road between Sucuraj and Hvar town is rather narrow and if you are coming from Makarska, don’t forget to fill up your car tank before you use the ferry connection, as the first fuel station on the island is in Jelsa, 50 km away.
Sucuraj village as a small place with more than 20km long coast line, offers numerous small caves, completely naturally preserved, with picturesque sand, pebble or stone beaches and bays.
Looking for Hvar island beaches, Sucuraj is the only area with the largest number of sandy beaches. For families with children , Sucuraj offers the best sandy beaches on Hvar island.
Sucuraj coastline expands on both the north and the south side of the island of Hvar, which is a great advantage. If the south wind blows, there is calm sea on the north side and vice versa, so the pleasure is guaranteed no matter the conditions.
Here are two most popular sandy beaches with the shallow sea bottom, suitable for small children:
Mlaska beach and a campsite is one of the very few pure sandy beaches on island Hvar, a real joy to children (and adults). Campsite offers rent of the boat, sailing, windsurfing, diving etc. Restaurant with Dalmatian cuisine specialties is part of the complex. One part of the camping is reserved for naturists.