Why we love it?
Nestled in the secluded turquoise Lozna bay, you’ll find a luxurious guest house within a tranquil garden. A welcomed break of total relaxation. Little Green Bay is an old, restored farmhouse that blends in harmoniously with nature and exudes understated luxury. With chic contemporary design at the forefront, this renovated building was founded by a Parisian designer and her brother, Julie and Mathieu, which blurs the boundaries between inside and out. They have created a barefoot-chic retreat, where you can enjoy the freshness of an outdoor shower, or an invigorating massage beneath the trees.
There are 15 rooms and suites built around the bay – most with sea-views, and each has a balcony or terrace. Mixing stone,
wood and cool linen in white and earthy shades, the suites come with a bamboo-covered terrace, rattan sun-beds, and an outdoor bath or shower. Clever use of stretched fabrics soften light, creating an intimate atmosphere in these rooms. Raw concrete bathrooms incorporate stone washbasins and are dressed with
luxury robes and organic rose toiletries.
The restaurant extends over two levels overlooking the bay with a menu offering the best of mediterranean cuisine that
is simple and delicious. Using local ingredients, you’ll taste some of the best local Croatian cuisines, complemented by local, French and Italian wines.
With a beach that’s almost deserted, guests can laze all day with hospitality that’s second to none. You’ll have everything you need from refreshments, concierge services for boat excursions or restaurant bookings and not forgetting The Little Spa services. But don’t be fooled that this haven is just for relaxation, there’s everything one could
need to have fun on the beach - paddles, kayak, floating cushions, snorkels, masks, and fins!
Get it right: The hotel offers private speedboat transfers to Hvar Town, where you'll find the island's main cultural attractions, bars and restaurants – only 3 miles away.
Pricing : Double rooms from €390 and from €450 in peak season.
Why we love it?
Sheltered by the tall rocks of Podstine bay, the boutique beach resort is positioned amongst lush pine trees. Very few resorts enjoy a location so idyllic and quiet edged by the blue sea. Podstine boutique beach resort is the only Hvar resort with a private rocky beach front tucked away into centuries-old pine trees.
After a spectacular day in the sun, retreat to one of the 50 cool rooms on sight. The crisp white cotton bed linen and warm interiors are highlighted with accents of orange, giving a calming Mediterranean feel. You can enjoy a back yard terrace, or opt for a room with a sea view balcony.
Restaurant Amo brings the Mediterranean further to your plate! Dishes are served fresh on a cosy terrace tucked amongst the pine-scented trees, overlooking the coast with the waves crashing and live music most nights. Fresh fish, meat and vegetables are prepared on the outside grill, celebrating the catch of the day from the local fishermen. Using regionally-grown ingredients sourced from local farmers as well as offering a
fine selection of Hvar wines and olive oil to enhance your experience.
The resorts private Spa offers massages and beauty treatments, using ecologically friendly and bio products made locally on the
island. Guests can enjoy the outdoor freshwater swimming pool, gym and sauna as well as a list of treatments.
Get it right :Treat yourself and your loved one to an exclusive evening at the Spa, including champagne, fresh fruit, private use of the whole wellness area with the sauna and swimming pool, as well as a couples massage.
Pricing: From €133.00 per night.
Why we love it?
This luxury waterside resort in a sheltered bay near Stari Grad is mind-blowing. The Maslina resort has been carefully integrated into the landscape, where the site's pre-existing olive trees were reserved and reincorporated into their own organic garden. Designed by Aalto architects, the furniture is custom-made in wood by Internova from Istria, whilst contemporary design combines local stone, wood, and terracotta. Located perfectly to indulge in the stunning sunsets off Hvar's west coast.
All of Maslina’s 53 rooms, suites and villas are decorated with natural and organic materials, where you can enjoy stunning sea views from a private terrace or secluded garden privacy where natural stone floors extend inside. All are spacious for absolute comfort, however the 2 or 3 bedroom suites embrace
open plan living and a chic lounge area with private sunbeds - some with a heated plunge pool. Blown-glass pendant lamps centre the rooms with natural throws and rugs to compliment the luxury organic feel of Maslina.
Michelin-starred chef Serge Gouloumès, runs the restaurant where you’ll experience culinary adventures based on local seasonal produce from Maslina's organic garden.
A la carte breakfasts are served by the pools, whilst we recommend the tasting menu at
dinner, celebrating fresh Adriatic seafood. Throughout the day, don’t miss treats from the Beach Bar which serves fresh raw fish delicacies –ceviche, tartare and carpaccio – with champagne. As if these treats wernt enough, the rooms are stocked daily with homemade juices, and maybe occasionally some cookies from the chef!
Get it right : Early morning yoga is free at the Pharomatique Spa which provides lush garden-to-skin treatments. You can relax in a Finnish sauna, Turkish hammam and a sound therapy room with Tibetan singing bowls. Feel free to borrow arty books from the library, take a quirky wooden bicycle to explore the island, or go wine tasting through The Club concierge service. There's also a kids' club with a playroom offering supervised activities, and babysitting is available. Just opt for an interconnected room or a family suite.
Pricing : Garden rooms from £630.
Why we love it?
Escape the crowds and head to Palmizana Hotel, a quirky choice on a remote island that is perfect for children. Here they can run wild with nature as the secluded beach lies in a sheltered bay with shallow water and there’s no traffic. Located a short boat-ride across the bay from the harbour in Hvar Town, the hotel is set on the car-free islet of Sveti Klement, which is served by regular
The hotel's six bungalows and six villas are each themed with colour with unusual driftwood sculptures and a collection of unique local artworks, this escape blends art and nature perfectly. These villas have been designed carefully to blend harmoniously with the environment and most boast a terrace overlooking the ocean and small kitchenettes with fridge and kettle.
Breakfast is served at Palmižana Restaurant, on a vibrant fuchsia walled terrace, hung with modern art and fragrant plants. Each morning the welcoming staff serve made to order eggs, whilst fruit and croissants are brought to the table. The menu features Dalmatian seafood later in the day which is delivered daily by the local fishermen. You won’t be disappointed experiencing the freshest Croatian dishes sitting above the crystal-clear water.
From here, steps lead down to a pebble beach in a sheltered bay, laid with private sunbeds and parasols. Popular with yachters, who drop anchor at night, it’s a picturesque location to unwind, swim in the clear waters and explore the nearby shipwreaks by kayak.
Get it right: This is a rustic, bohemian family retreat with only 2 cash machines on the island and no WiFi in the rooms. A delight for some, but those seeking more luxury and convenience may be happier on the Hvar harbour side.
Pricing : Double rooms from €119 standard double and from €144 for family bungalow.