The nearby resorts on the Adriatic coast have a similarly welcoming beach holiday vibe. Idyllic Makarska, Tučepi and Baska Voda are all clustered around bays that place you among perfect panoramas of the chalky-white Biokovo Mountains. Head to Hvar Island for turquoise waters and soft golden sands.
Lying just south of Split you’ll find Brač, the third biggest island in the Adriatic, with its rugged interior, Dragon’s Cave and carvings, and Blaca Monastery. The island is also known for its white marble. The coastal village of Milna on the west coast is very popular with smart yacht owners, too.