With summer in full swing and most Covid restrictions lifted, it’s the perfect time to go on a much-needed vacation. When choosing where to travel, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut of returning to the same old places. If you want to try something new this summer, mark your calendar for an idyllic vacation in Croatia.
Although the country has long been a favorite destination for travelers seeking a Mediterranean haven, its appeal is growing as more and more people discover its richly historic and evocative cities, exceptional food, wine, and heavenly sailing waters.
Hvar is the most famous of all Croatian islands, renowned for its turquoise waters, lavender fields, and 2,800 hours of sunshine a year. As a summer refuge for the rich and famous, it’s had a history as colorful as its landscape.
This year, the destination is opening 3 jaw-dropping hotels that will make you feel like a rockstar and will surely make Croatia your new favorite destination.
Hvar’s first-ever sustainable hotel
Hvar’s first-ever sustainable hotel, the Beach Bay Hvar Hotel, is located on a dreamy Croatian island that has long been a destination for European royalty and movie stars. This newly refurbished, eco-friendly hotel is the latest show-stopper by Sunčani Hvar.
Opened this month, the fully transformed eco-friendly oasis beside the Adriatic Sea runs on an internal solar-power system. The property uses the island’s 2,800+ hours of annual sunshine as its energy source and relies solely on locally-sourced cuisine.
All 21 renovated rooms were harmoniously decorated in neutral tones using natural fabrics and locally-sourced materials to provide its guests with complete comfort. And the best part, all rooms, and suites have a view of the picturesque Hvar bay, the Franciscan monastery, and the Paklinski Islands.
With an investment valued at over 2 million USD, the hotel’s design follows the principles of sustainable development. Tucked into a tranquil corner by the sea, this gorgeous property is perfect for those looking for a quiet and peaceful vacation in luxury and harmony with the environment.
A boutique hotel resembling a Mediterranean estate
Previously known as Riva, Hvar Yacht Harbor Hotel, the newly renovated Riva Marina is a Mediterranean dream, so you can feel like a movie star from Hollywood’s golden era. The hotel opened on June 1st after a complete renovation to unveil a 50-room boutique hotel that resembles a Mediterranean estate, emphasizing its first-class position in the heart of Hvar’s marina.
The gorgeous property was designed to respect its almost 100-year-old heritage. It includes 50 elegant and tastefully designed rooms and suites that pay homage to its original Mediterranean villa architecture.
The hotel features 24-hour concierge services, free Wi-Fi in public areas, a bar and lounge, and a restaurant that highlights the region’s exquisite cuisine. The smoke-free property has air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes, premium bedding, and all-around comfort.
Its public spaces have been redone, including the reception area, bar, and restaurant. The renovation harmonizes with the hotel’s prestigious history, including its waterfront terraces where you can sit and sip cocktails. Enjoy a variety of delicacies and drinks— including a la carte complimentary breakfast—while sitting on the iconic outdoor patio with a gorgeous view overlooking the marina.
A starry sky over the comfort of your bed
The Moeesy Blue & Green Oasis Hotel, Hvar’s newest five-star hotel, is sure to delight travelers with its Mediterranean landscape, gorgeous pools overlooking turquoise waters, and dreamy rooms. The Deluxe Roof Room allows guests to fall asleep under a blanket of stars with an over-the-bed skylight. This is especially exciting since the town of Jelsa on the northern coast of Hvar recently became the first community in Croatia and Southern Europe to be recognized by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) for its spectacular stargazing and dedication to protecting the night sky.
The luxury hotel offers its guests 37 rooms and four suites, including an exclusive presidential suite and Villa OASIS with Sea and Garden view. When you’re ready to leave the comfort of your room, enjoy the modern and airy design as you make your way through the hotel’s horticulture preserved grounds.
With an initial investment worth 13 million USD, the newly renovated property offers its guests an indoor pool and spa center with massage services, a sauna, and a large gym. If you’re a foodie, head to the restaurant for some savory Mediterranean eats.
Opened this month, The Moeesy Blue & Green Oasis Hotel is situated on the promenade by the sea, on a grassy area that covers almost 53,000 square feet. The hotel turns the former Hotel Croatia into a Mediterranean-inspired dream with a cascading cerulean pool amid gardens and pine forests, turquoise waters, and minutes to the old city center with historic fortresses and cathedrals.
If you’re on the hunt for an exciting and glamorous new travel destination, look no further than these three unique hotels in Europe—a fully solar-powered oasis on a reclusive Croatian Island, a 54-room boutique hotel that resembles a Mediterranean estate, and a luxury hotel that allows you to see the night sky from the comfort of your bed. These new hotels are a dream to behold on the island of Hvar, Croatia.