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Celebrities, royalty, and business tycoons firmly established Hvar as the beautiful-people capital of Croatia a decade ago when they started mooring up their yachts in the island’s secluded harbors. Several boho-chic nightlife venues opened to cater to sophisticated tastes, with open-air drinking and chill-out music blending perfectly with the balmy Mediterranean climate and star-filled sky. Start the evening with après beach cocktails at Hula Hula Beach Bar on the coastal path between Hotel Amfora and Hotel Podstine). Later, for the ultimate decadent Hvar cocktail experience, go to The Top (www.suncanihvar.com; May–Oct daily 11–2am)lounge baron the roof ofthe Hotel Adriana. Or, for after-dark parties and international guest DJs in blissful natural surroundings, hop on a taxi-boat from the harbor and head for Carpe Diem Beach (www.carpe-diem-beach.com; Jun to mid-Sep, daily 10–5am) in Stipanksa Bay on Marinkovac.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.