While sailing along the coast of Dalmatia, there are some towns you simply must visit. Surely, one of them is Vodice, a former fishing village turned tourist hub and pleasure center. Located right at the center of Dalmatia, it is a perfect stopping point while sailing along the Croatian coast. During the summer months, this small town of 10.000 inhabitants quadruples in size and attracts people from all over the world while on their Croatian summer vacation, and for a good reason at that.
Vodice is famous for its nightlife and many nightclubs and beach bars, which will have you entertained till the night slowly turns into morning.
Marina in Vodice
Locating a harbor won’t be an issue since there is an ACI Marina Vodice at the very center of town, situated in the northeastern part of Vodice harbor, and protected by two breakwaters. The Marina itself follows the highest standards, and as such is one of 10 that proudly bears “European Blue Flag” since it fulfils the strictest environmental standards in terms of environmental safety and cleanliness of the water.
The marina is open all year round and has 290 berths and 60 boar places on land. Berths are equipped with water and electricity and you will find the reception desk, currency exchange as well as necessary facilities such as supermarket, coffee bar, showers and toilets and pretty much everything you might need.
What to do in Vodice
After you have safely landed in the marina, hop of your charter and stroll along the Vodice Riviera and let the spirit of the Mediterranean fulfill you. After you have renewed after the arduous journey, it would be a good idea to sit down and take a sip of the refreshing beverage, and luckily there are clubs just a few steps away.
Source: Opium Nightclub Vodice Facebook
Opium is a nightclub located right at the Marina and is a good starting point for a memorable evening, together with Makina Exit which stands right beside it. You will find every night different, with famous DJ’s arriving across the globe to deliver their newest tracks or you might just happen to come on a concert held by a national music star, there is a bit of something for anyone’s taste.
When the moon has risen high enough, you must head to Hacienda, one of the largest and most well-known nightclubs in the whole of Croatia. It is located just 2 kilometers from the city center and is by far the largest nightclub in the area, known far beyond Croatia’s borders. It has a capacity of over 2.000 guests and serves as a living, beating partying heart which is fueled by the people coming from all over the area and wider during the hot, summer months. It is widely considered to be on par with famous clubs located at the Zrće, Croatian Ibiza located on the island of Pag.
It is truly one of a kind open-air club with great atmosphere equipped with the best sound systems that will make you feel like you’re at a concert every day of the week. Hacienda excels at providing the best possible experience for lovers of electronic effects with dancers, lightning effects complementing the sounds of beat played by the best artists in the genre.
You will have no problem locating it since its trademark light cannon points the way, just like Gotham city’ Bat-signal, but you just might call yourself Partyman and join the crowd.
When the night has turned to day, there is no better place to share stories with a friend while sipping cocktails on a beach, isn’t it? There are two beach bars to choose from, either Baloo, located just on the beach itself or Hookah, a duet of two luxury lounge bar located on two of the Vodice’s most famous beaches. The first is located on the Blue Beach, near hotel Punta and is a perfect place to relax after a good night out and enjoy under the hot Mediterranean sun with some privacy.
Source: Hookah Bar Vodice Facebook
The other bar is located in the eastern part of Vodice, on a beach below the Hangar Hotel Olympia and sports a somewhat hotter atmosphere, so you might visit it later in the day, especially during after beach parties that start at 17:00 and end at 21:00 when you might decide to treat yourself to a drink or two.
As you have seen, finding a good place to hang out with friends, drink a cocktail or two and have a good time is not hard to find in Vodice. A small town with the rich history has in the last 10 years earned its place among the most popular tourist destinations, especially for party lovers which like to keep it stylish.
You will find no better place to enjoy the night in the whole of middle Croatia, and the clubs mentioned here are just a few of many that have sprung up in the last years, so come and witness the young spirit of summer yourself!