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“Favourite hangout in Croatia”
Review of Carpe Diem Bar

Carpe Diem Bar
Ranked #6 of 14 Nightlife in Hvar
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Manchester
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Favourite hangout in Croatia”
Reviewed August 26, 2011

Went to Croatia last summer with a bunch of friends for a month and travelled all over, and this was definitely our favourite bar and club we went to. Admittedly it’s quite expensive compared to the rest of Croatia, but it still doesn’t make it expensive compared to England. At 2am when the bar closes, there are taxi boats over to Carpe Diem Island, which was so cool, a small island with nothing but this club on it. Slightly pretentious but definitely worth it.

Visited May 2011
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
166 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Quite a scene...not necessarily a good one either...kinda what you'd expect!”
Reviewed August 25, 2011

When in Hvar right? Well, we went to Carpe Diem and Carpe Diem Beach because that's just what you do in Hvar. The Carpe Diem "apres beach" party on Hvar Island is a scene, plain and simple. If you like loud, pulsing music (which I don't mind) and shirtless guys grinding on girls pulling their shirts up for the crowds, this is definitely the place for you.

On the other hand, I really liked Carpe Diem Beach, especially during the day. You hop a quick and fairly cheap water taxi from the harbor in Hvar over to Stipanska Beach and Carpe Diem Beach is just a few minutes walk across the tiny island. The water is beautiful over here and it's so much more peaceful during the day than the rock beaches on Hvar.

Save up your funds because beach chairs cost you a bit, but more importantly, if you buy lunch at the restaurant there then you get to lounge on beautiful comfortable couches with a good breeze and great (over-priced) drinks. Actually not a bad buy!

Visited August 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best club ever !”
Reviewed August 25, 2011

After 1am in front of carpe diem bar there is a boat that takes you to another island. You get there and you see this really cool open air club !! It is a very nice experience. The price was 100kn just the entry, and the long drinks price is around 70kn !

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Athens
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“How serious can a place be when it promotes itself as the place where "the rich and the famous hang out"?”
Reviewed August 25, 2011

+ Nice location, open air space, nice summer decoration that makes you feel cozy

- Impossible to hear any kind of music, just beats mixing with loud voices, below average cocktails, and last but most important: Despite the fact that it is such a famous and promoted place, we were far from excited with the quality of the crowd there...

As a conclusion: one of the most overrated places ever visited, maybe its fame lets you down even more than you should really feel ...

Visited August 2011
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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Pretty but pretentious”
Reviewed July 28, 2011

This place is full of up themselves idiots, the staff are rude and there is no room to actually enhoy yourself just enough to pout and be up your own bum!

Bar Lavanda which is up some stairs near the church has better music and better clientele.

Telling conversation was overheard from a local, "I'd tell you to go to Carpe Diem, but I wouldn't go myself" says it all!

Visited July 2011
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