The Island of Pag, besides being a truly unique maritime destination, is well known for its entertainment and nightlife which takes place mostly in Zrce Beach, the decadent and exotic leading clubbing destination of Croatia and possibly all of Central Europe, and Novalja, a small yet vibrant town full of bars and restaurants. Even with so many interesting places to visit, Zrce Beach is where the real party takes place. Music is pounding day and night, beautiful people are dancing and having fun, drinking cocktails on the sun-kissed pebble beach before jumping in the sea for a swim or taking a jet-ski for a spin on the waves. Three out of four superclubs are rated in the Top 100 Clubs by DJ Mag, although all of them deserve to be on the very top of the chart.
In or near our accommodation areas you can find numerous restaurants and taverns, while we most recommend you to visit restaurants Antonio, Sidro or Boskinac, as well as taverns Arka, Stari Mlin or Antika. You can also check other possibilities here. If you want to savor the specialties of Novalja and the Island of Pag we recommend you to try the following dishes - Pag cheese, lamb, needle macaroni, curd strudel, a variety of fish and seafood dishes, grilled meats, traditional domestic delicacies such as hrostule, and fritters.
In Novalja, you can find a local shop almost on any corner, but if you are searching for a supermarket, we suggest you can visit Hiper Novalis or Konzum near the main intercity bus station or Plodine near the main local bus roundabout in Novalja.
Going to the beach
Zrce Beach is a picturesque 1km-long cove, located south-east of Novalja. With an amazing view of the mainland mountains and 4 big clubs with music playing day and night, it offers an unparalleled clubbing experience.
Gajac Beach is located in the tourist town of Gajac in close proximity to Zrce Beach. It is less crowded and offers a more relaxed experience without loud music. We recommend having lunch or dinner in one of the restaurants on the beach - food is good and not expensive while the view is beautiful.
Besides Zrce and Gajac, there are many beautiful and lonely beaches close to the town of Novalja. such as Cista, Branicevica, Planjka, Lokunje and Babe. Beaches of Camp Strasko and Caska are also very good, and close to Novalja.
Simuni beach is a bit further, so it’s necessary to have a car to go there. It is home to sparkling crystal waters and rocky shores. It also has trees that provide shade that guests can either rest under or string up their hammock. Being somewhat isolated the location of Simuni Beach allows it to be less crowded than other spots, even during the high season.
The Cultural summer of Novalja is taking place during all summer. The program is very palatable, with interesting happenings such as art exhibitions, classical music concerts, folk music performances, folklore groups performances, promotional book exhibitions, theater plays, open air cinema performances, entertainment music concerts and similar. The most visited manifestation are the evenings when the visitors can savor domestic delicacies while enjoying Dalmatian music.
The importance of sports and recreation is increasing every year in Novalja and surroundings. You can find a football stadium, a multi-purpose sports hall, tennis courts, fitness gyms, saunas etc. Sports lovers can paintball, hiking, cycling, tennis, walking, trekking and numerous other activities. Water sports, including diving, water skiing, speed boat tube pulling and yachting are a big thing, as the Island of Pag is a booming summer destination.