This is one of my favourite islands, it has a lot to offer, in terms of historical architecture, delicious food and homemade wine. It’s filled with small bays with awesome swimming spots and small villages.
It has a nice geo location, so it's easy to reach from Split and Dubrovnik, and it's great for a base for visiting some of the surrounding islands as well.
I would recommend spending a few days here just so you can explore everything in a local, slow tempo.
The Long Island
What to do
Korcula Old Town
Favorite beach on the island, just a few houses, with one family-owned restaurant and a large beach with crystal clear water.
Very touristy, but worth a visit. Interesting fortress architecture.
Marco Polo has said to have lived here.
Small bay with good food and nice swimming spots.
Nice little port town for a night out. The ferry to Split departs from here.
Where to eat
Most of the restaurants on the island are really good, and most of them serve fresh seafood from the grill.
I recommend just enjoying the inexpensive seafood and have a pizza when it gets too much.
Bistro Dalmatino is the perfect day trip for lunch and swimming. Konoba Bata is good for a dinner in town.
Where to stay
My favorite place to stay is the small town of Brna, in the hotel Aminess Lume. It's a bit high-end, but very worth it. The mood is very chill, and the staff and rooms are excellent.
If you want an absolute lone getaway, then find a house by the water in some of the small bays on the island.
Or try camping, which is good when traveling with kids.