A Style Icon: Zlatni Rat Beach, Croatia
There are few beaches as instantly recognisable as Brač’s Zlatni Rat. Reaching like a stumpy outstretched arm from the sunny pine-clad hills of southern Brač, the beach curves into the Adriatic, morphing with its currents and the Maestral winds, simultaneously eroding and depositing sediment, forming its distinct V-shape, or a Golden Horn as its name (Zlatni Rat) reflects. And while its curvaceous, parasol-strewn aesthetic is more than enough to give it a much-coveted front-page spread across the world’s press, what is less known is that Golden Horn is one of Croatia’s best windsurfing destinations, and nearby Bol is a popular diving spot to boot.
Where to stay: Stay in Split at the iconic Le Meridien Lav, from which reaching Zlatni Rat is a breeze. Either sail or take a speedboat across to Brač (the flutter of emerald green visible from Le Meridien's beach) or board the ferry from Split’s marina.