There are a few good towns to go to on Hvar island besides just staying in Hvar town. You can just take the bus to each place. We stayed in Stari Grad first, which is the oldest town in Croatia and one of the oldest towns in Europe. We camped at a place that was only a few minute walk from the port. There are lots of little stands outside with people selling everything lavender because they grow lots of it on the island. You have to go to Bistro Kod Dimira and get a lavender latte or a lavender mimosa.
There is one main little beach there, not far from the main port.
Then we stayed in Jelsa which was also similar to Stari Grad, they are both smaller and quieter then staying in Hvar city. We stayed at a nice airbnb there, which was a nice change after camping for awhile.
For our last four nights on the island we stayed in Hvar City at a hostel called Villa Zorana. We really liked it there. The atmosphere and the hosts were really friendly and they really help you out with lots of information and everything you need.
Hvar city has a few nice little beaches or you can just find an area on the big rocks pretty much everywhere you walk along the water. To the right of the city there are lots of spots on the rocks that have lounge chairs and umbrellas that different company’s rent out and charge a small fee for. There is also another pretty beach on an island right next to Hvar called Palmižana. It’s 30 kn to get a taxi boat over there.
Hvar city has a good nightlife compared to the other cities on the island that don’t. Kiva bar is where everyone normally starts out the night. When the bars close around 2am, that’s when everyone goes to the two main clubs. On the island there is the club called Pink Champagne. Or, you can get a free taxi boat over to another island and go to the club, Carpe Diem. Both clubs are 150 kn to get into. So if you’re planning on going to a club it’s normally worth it to do a pub crawl that’s the same price and you get some free drinks at some of the bars included in the price.
Another good place to go if you want to party before going to the bars is Hula Hula Bar. It’s an outside bar that starts getting really packed before the sunset.