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 features

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)
How to get there

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 property listings offer a large selection of 2,658 vacation rentals near Jelsa. From 373 Houses to 1,978 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Jelsa for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Jelsa:

  • Pokrivenik: 75 vacation rentals
  • Korcula Old Town: 93 vacation rentals
  • Zelenka: 850 vacation rentals
  • Križna luka: 209 vacation rentals
  • Ratac: 692 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Jelsa?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Jelsa. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Jelsa Harbour: 6,640 vacation rentals
  • Makarska Beach: 5,731 vacation rentals
  • Zlatni Rat Beach: 7,877 vacation rentals
  • Hvar Town Arsenal: 3,799 vacation rentals
  • Lanterna Beach: 5,741 vacation rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Jelsa?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 373 Houses in Jelsa. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Jelsa include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,978 rentals available
  • Villas: 217 rentals available
  • Cottages: 16 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Jelsa?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 424 vacation rentals with pool available in Jelsa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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