In the depths of Dubrovačko-neretvanska county, on the Pelješac peninsula, lays a small village by the name of Brijesta. There is a decent amount of accommodation in Brijesta but don’t expect massive hotels and amusement parks. There are barely 30 holiday villas in Brijesta and most offer rooms for rent since that’s what Brijesta's economy heavily depends upon. Other than renting rooms in Brijesta, people there enjoy fishing and agriculture.
Brijesta is a small but heartwarming place. Entertainment in Brijesta is directed towards families with small children, as this is an ideal place for an intimate family vacation. Fun activities in Brijesta include scuba diving, fishing and rowing. Hospitality in Brijesta has always been top notch so you can expect a pleasant welcome if you decide to stay there.
If you're looking for restaurants in Brijesta, you are advised to take a small trip up to Ston, a village nearby, where they some of the most amazing autochthone specialties in the country. If you run into the restaurant called Kapetanova Kuća, be sure to try the steak in oyster sauce. That’s right, you read that well. It’s a combination not many would dare order but its so good you'll be coming back for more.
Surely, at some point, you will be looking for some sort of entertainment in Brijesta and you'll again find yourself travelling to Janjinna, Lumbarda and Ston which are excellent destinations for small field trips with the family. Beaches in Brijesta are mostly sandy, especially in the bay of Brijesta, which is surrounded by other smaller islands such as Tajan, Kokošari, Lovorikovac and Pučenjak, all suitable for swimming and fishing.
There's one more option regarding accommodation in Brijesta and that’s the local camping site which offers relaxation for business people that want to get away from it all and enjoy the fruits of nature and get some peace of mind. Only 50 meters from the camping grounds in Brijesta is a string of beaches where swimming and sunbathing are your only option so enjoy them as much as you can. The camp landlords will offer you wine which is homemade from the local vineyards so be sure not to miss that.
As far as food is concerned, even though there aren’t any restaurants in Brijesta, be sure to visit the local store and try the fresh fish and mussels that are being sold there on. If you arrive in Brijesta by boat, have no worries because Brijesta can offer you anchorage as well.