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Baska Voda

Baska Voda is a charter location in Split – Tucepi to Tribunj, a yacht charter area in Croatia.

The anchorages on Baska Voda:

Overview

This popular resort sits at the base of the Biokovo mountains, 10km NW of Makarska, in the beautiful surroundings of the national park. It has got everything you need for a great visit – stunning surroundings, great beaches, perfect water, and a wealth of highly-rated bars and restaurants serving mouth-watering local delicacies and freshly-caught seafood. Small enough to get around on foot, let this picturesque village cast its magical spell on you.

Navigation

From a distance, it can be difficult to determine which village is Baska Voda. However, once you get closer, the light structure at the end of the breakwater helps to identify it. The approach to the harbour is free of hazards, although there are two offshore cables at somewhat shallow depths.

Where to Anchor

There are berths along the quay, or at the marina. The harbour provides good shelter from W, N, and E winds. However, strong winds from the south create heavy swells, and the bora can blow fiercely here.

Baska Voda, Photo by: Mickystojanov (Source: Instagram)

General Information

Both the quay and the marina can supply electricity and water. On the quay, you will find toilets and showers. There are plenty of places to stock up on provisions – and do not miss a trip to the colourful fruit and vegetable market which is held daily.

The beach is ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Visitors/travellers can also soak up the glorious sun and get a beautiful tan.

Banks, ATMs, and a post office are all available. There is a medical centre and a pharmacy. Plenty of tourist facilities: information centre, restaurants, bars, etc as well as car/bike hire and a dive centre.

Baska Voda, Photo by: Majastrilic (Source: Instagram)

History and Culture

The origins of Baska Voda date back to pre-Greek and Roman times, attested to by numerous discoveries of archeological treasures nearby. It first appeared on a map in 1688, as a centre for agriculture and fishing.

Interesting fact: the village and surrounding areas feature as a fictional race track in the video game Gran Tourismo Sport.

Beaches

Nikolina Beach

Runs from the port, starting from the Nikolina statue. This long and beautiful stretch of pebbles borders crystal-clear turquoise waters. Pine trees provide welcome shade, but there are also umbrellas and sunbeds available for hire.  Right behind the pine trees are plenty of local bars, cafés and, restaurants

Ikovac Beach

Ikovac Beach, at the far northern end of the harbour, is another great spot for swimming and sunbathing. The 250m stretch of white pebbles and turquoise waters, framed by the towering Biokovo mountains, combine to create a perfect holiday experience. Add the wonderful scents of the pine trees, as you enjoy their welcome shade, and this beach has it all. And yes, there are typical local beach bars for refreshments.

Oseka Beach

On the coast east of Baska Voda, you will find the beach of Oseka. The bay is perfect for swimmers. It is kid-friendly, with a small playground nearby. Moreover, the beach is pet-friendly, so you can get your fur friend here.

A little further along, in a small natural bay surrounded by red rocks, is Baska Voda’s nudist beach.

Podluka Beach

This gently sloping beach is popular with families and is especially loved by those with small children. You will not find a lot of naturally shady spots here, but umbrellas and sunbeds are available for hire. And as it’s right near the centre of the town, refreshments are never far away.

Ikovac Beach, Photo by: nsa.photography (Source: Instagram)
Podluka Beach, photo by: Nagy Ildi (Source: Instagram)

Places of Interest

St. Nikole Church

St. Nikole is a beautiful church located at the water’s edge. During religious festivals, you will notice the devoted gathering outside to hear the service.

Arheološka Muzejska Zbirka

If you are interested in learning more about the history of Baska Voda, a trip to this little, well-hidden museum is worth the effort. Entry to the museum is free of charge.

Where to Eat

Del Posto

Located right on the seafront with wonderful views.  Del Posto serves mouthwatering Mediterranean cuisine, enriched with authentic herbs from the Biokovo mountains. The food can be enhanced with excellent from selected Croatian and other vineyards from around the world. Try their seafood risotto or pasta, or go for some freshly-caught sea bass. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Restaurant Matrioska

Beautiful terrace and wonderful sea view – the perfect place to sit and watch the sunset. The restaurant offers great service. try their baked fish, or freshly caught langoustines, tuna tartar, or salmon with black risotto, and pair your dishes with some delicious local wine – the waiters will always be happy to advise.

Bistro Karlo

With a home-from-home atmosphere, Bistro Karlo is a good choice for families with kids. Although there are plenty of local specialties and seafood, the menu is not too fancy- pizzas, chicken, and lasagne. Their desserts are wonderful. Good value for money.

Del Posto, photo by: Kattipentmark (Source: Instagram)
Baska Voda, photo by: Mikko_off_the_wall (Source: Instagram)

Places to Stay

Grand Hotel Slavia

With the beach just across the street, yet family-friendly this chic has all the amenities you’d expect in a modern 4* hotel, including a gym/fitness centre. If you are looking for a few days of hassle-free relaxation close to all the town’s amenities, you won’t be disappointed.

Hotel Croatia

Located in the centre of the town, just a few minutes’ walk away from Ikovac beach. The quiet bedrooms may not have sea views, but if you are looking for a comfortable base from which to explore Baska Voda, everything you need is here.

Grand Hotel Slavia, Baska Voda, Photo by: Almasubasicomerovic (Source: Instagram)

Things to Do

Scuba Diving

The expert leaders at the Poseidon Diving Centre head out on diving and snorkeling trips every day (except Sundays). If you have never tried diving before,  they will guide you carefully and safely on a beginner’s experience. Kids as young as 13 can get their first taste of this fantastic activity, while certified divers can take longer and more ambitious dives.

    Yachts available in Baska Voda

    Jacuzzi

    KIJO

    From €160,000/week
    5 cabins
    144 ft
    Heesen
    12 guests
    Built: 2003

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    Jetskis: 2
    Jacuzzi

    ENDLESS SUMMER

    From €89,000/week
    6 cabins
    130 ft
    Westport
    12 guests
    Refit: 2016
    590 Litres/Hr

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    PRINCESS 61

    From €15,400/week
    3 cabins
    61 ft
    Princess, UK
    6 guests
    Refit: 2019
    270 Litres/Hr

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    5 reviews

    Kadena

    From €20,300/week
    6 cabins
    104 ft
    Custom
    12 guests
    Refit: 2017/18/19

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    Jetski

    SECRET LIFE

    From €18,000/week
    3 cabins
    72 ft
    .
    6 guests
    Refit: 2022

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    Eagle of Norway

    From €14,300/week
    5 cabins
    56 ft
    Lagoon
    10 guests
    Built: 2016

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    25 reviews

    ANNABEL II

    From €42,000/week
    4 cabins
    97 ft
    Horizon
    10 guests
    Refit: 2018
    130 Litres/Hr

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    Jetski

    MI ALMA

    From €45,000/week
    4 cabins
    101 ft
    Sunseeker
    10 guests
    Refit: 2016 | 2018
    580 Litres/Hr

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    Jetskis: 2
    Jacuzzi

    SUNDAY

    From €300,000/week
    6 cabins
    196 ft
    Benetti
    12 guests
    Refit: 2010
    480 Litres/Hr

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    14 reviews
    Scuba Onboard

    OMBRE BLU3

    From €32,000/week
    4 cabins
    68 ft
    Sunreef Yachts
    8 guests
    Built: 2010
    40 Litres/Hr

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    Jacuzzi

    Trebenna

    From €11,900/week
    4 cabins
    75 ft
    Custom Built
    8 guests
    Refit: 2022

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    4 reviews

    DUOLIFE

    From €15,000/week
    4 cabins
    61 ft
    Lagoon
    8 guests
    Built: 2019

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    Jacuzzi

    Karizma

    From €40,000/week
    10+ cabins
    157 ft
    Custom
    36 guests
    Built: 2016

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    Jacuzzi

    PATHOS

    From €125,000/week
    6 cabins
    131 ft
    Sunseeker
    12 guests
    Refit: 2017
    580 Litres/Hr

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    Jacuzzi

    PANFELISS

    From €95,000/week
    5 cabins
    129 ft
    Mengi-Yay Tuzla
    12 guests
    Refit: 2015
    600 Litres/Hr

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