Named as the best beach in Europe, Stiniva, on the Croatian island of Vis, is a secluded haven offering a tranquil spot for swimming in the Adriatic Sea
Tucked away on the southern coast of Vis, a small island in the Adriatic Sea, Stiniva is a remarkably beautiful circular cove, and a protected natural monument which is one of the hidden gems of Croatia.
Vis is the farthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland, and during the Cold War was a military site out of bounds to visitors. Open to tourism again since the 1990s, Vis retains an air of remoteness and unspoiled natural beauty, and scenes from the 2018 movie "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" were filmed here.
The tiny beach at Stiniva is surrounded by high cliffs, with an inlet just a few metres wide leading to the sea. Easily missed by passing boats, it's the perfect hidden beach for those visiting Croatia's islands on a private yacht charter vacation.
Easily missed by passing boats, Stiniva is the perfect hidden beach, as long as you know where to look
Stiniva beach is difficult to reach from land but it is much easier to access by boat. The sea is shallow here, so once you have anchored your yacht further out, you can approach the inlet in your tender.
The pristine white pebble beach is framed by dramatic, towering limestone sea cliffs, and there is a small bar here serving drinks, although early in the morning or before the height of the summer season, you may well have this stunning beach to yourself.
The high cliffs provide shade throughout the day, offering a pleasant spot for sunbathing and swimming. A rough path leads inland from the beach, for those who enjoy a challenging walk and want to explore this rustic island farther.
If you are visiting Croatia on a crewed yacht charter vacation, be sure to visit the island of Vis, and discover the unspoiled natural charm of Stiniva beach. You can begin planning your dream superyacht vacation by taking a look at all luxury yachts for charter in the East Mediterranean.