Cast Away is located in the very remote, small village of Gromin Dolac in the south of the island of Hvar. The access may be rather difficult, but therein lies the beauty of Cast Away. It is hard to find but this is exactly what makes this place so unique and serene. Prepare yourself for a wonderful secluded location surrounded by nature, beautiful coves & beaches, walking & biking trails and an authentic Dalmatian lifestyle. Cast Away is the ultimate place to escape the busy, chaotic tourist crowds and to reinvigorate yourself in a natural environment with gorgeous views and the sound of the waves, sea birds and an orchestra of crickets at twilight.
- Zavala: 10 minutes – 3.6km
- Jelsa: 25 minutes – 10km
- Stari Grad: 35 minutes – 20km
- Hvar town: 50 minutes – 35km
- Sucuraj: 90 minutes – 72km
Car ferries sail many times per day from Split to Stari Grad & from Drvenik to Sucuraj. This is the cheapest option and you don’t need any reservation. If you come by car, Drvenik – Sucuraj is the cheapest but also the furthest. You can find all the prices & timetables on www.jadrolinija.hr.
Another option to reach the island of Hvar is to take the high speed catamaran (only passengers). There are two boat companies that operate daily catamaran lines from Split, Brac, Korcula, Vis, Mljet & Dubrovnik to Hvar town & Jelsa. All prices & timetables on www.jadrolinija.hr and www.krilo.hr. Reservation is mandatory in high season!
Planes & Seaplanes
Split Airport is the nearest airport to the island of Hvar and is situated at 20 km distance from Split and at 6 km from Trogir. From Split Airport, take the airport shuttle bus to Split. The bus leaves every 30 minutes right in front of the terminal at the airport. Ticket can be purchased on the bus and it costs 30 HRK (4€). The airport shuttle bus to Split takes 30 minutes and drops you off at the Split Central bus station, located right in front of the Split ferry port. Just cross the street and take one of the ferry or catamaran lines to the island of Hvar. The best option for Cast Away is to take the 2h Jadrolinija ferry to Starigrad or the catamaran to Jelsa.
On the island, busses only run between Hvar town, Starigrad & Jelsa. No public transport on our side of the island. Only taxi’s / Uber.
Cast Away Shuttle
Cast Away offers a free shuttle service (max. 8 pax) every morning to the ferry port of Starigrad and back. Pick-ups/drop-offs on the way in Zavala and Jelsa are possible too.
- 10:00h Cast Away – 10:45h Starigrad ferry
- 11:30h Starigrad ferry – 12:15h Cast Away
The Jadrolinija ferry from Split arrives at 10:30h in Starigrad and leaves at 11:30h again for Split. Please do some groceries in Tommy’s supermarket across the street. The free shuttle bus will pick you up at 11:30h in front of Tommy’s supermarket. The shuttle bus is a grey Opel Vivaro 9-seater. If you are in Hvar city, you can take the local bus at 10:30h to the ferry station in Stari Grad (NOT Stari Grad town!) and do some groceries in Tommy’s as well before being picked up at 11:30h.
Car / motorike
Cast Away is only accessible by a 4km dirt road that starts in Zavala so drive very carefully. Cast Away lies approx. 600m after the village of Gromin Dolac right on the seaside. There are no signs, keeping in tune with the hidden, Cast Away beach vibe. This keeps out curious daytrippers and guarantees comfort and privacy. A more detailed description will be sent with your reservation details. A free private parking is available for the guests behind the main building.