Destination guide

Travel to adventurous Jelsa

The island views and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Jelsa. This city's rock climbing, archaeology and kayaking draw many visitors. Zlatni Rat Beach and Makarska Beach are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Jelsa

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Jelsa is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Zlatni Rat Beach (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Makarska Beach (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
  • Baska Voda Beach (16.4 mi / 26.3 km)
  • Sumartin West Beach (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Lanterna Beach (10.5 mi / 17 km)
  • Vidova Hora (12.5 mi / 20.2 km)

Transportation options to and around Jelsa

The nearest airport is in Brac Island (BWK), located 11.2 mi (18 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Split (SPU), which is 36.4 mi (58.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Jelsa?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,790 holiday lettings near Jelsa. From 477 Houses to 2,995 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Jelsa is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Jelsa?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Jelsa:

  • Pokrivenik: 157 holiday homes
  • Križna luka: 266 holiday homes
  • Donja luka: 1,088 holiday homes
  • Vrpolje: 625 holiday homes
  • Umac: 1,067 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Jelsa?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Jelsa. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Jelsa Harbour: 8,905 holiday lettings
  • Crveno Jerzero: 4,144 holiday lettings
  • Sucuraj Lighthouse: 5,813 holiday lettings
  • Purkin Kuk: 7,448 holiday lettings
  • Marco Polo Museum: 4,446 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Jelsa listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Jelsa?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 477 Houses in Jelsa. Our other popular types of Jelsa holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,995 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 227 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 17 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Jelsa?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 476 holiday homes with pool available in Jelsa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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