Why Croatia should be your next luxury green-list travel destination

Croatia is on the UK’s elusive green list and is a travel destination unlike anything else in the world. [...]

Croatia is on the UK’s elusive green list and is a travel destination unlike anything else in the world. Croatia is a blend of Central European and Mediterranean culture, offering endless coastlines, beautifully-mild weather, plenty of history and some excellent cuisine too.

If you’re planning to visit Croatia for a last-minute late summer retreat, our editors at House of Coco have curated the very best and most sumptuous private villas and hotels this beautiful country has to offer so you don’t have to.

Villa Nai 3.3, Dugi Otok

The stunning new Villa Nai 3.3n is unlike any other luxury property in the world. The villa is ‘born in nature and made in nature’ and is located in the alluring and secluded island of Dugi Otok. This newly-opened property is now a member of the Leading Hotels in the world and features just eight beautifully-designed rooms and suites, brought to life by renowned Croatian architect Nikola Bašić.

Villa Nai 3.3 blends in with its natural surroundings and combines nautical inspirations with the ultimate luxury design details. This incredibly unique property was constructed from excavated stone and is surrounded by olive groves. It also has a stunning restaurant offering delicious Croatian cuisine and a phenomenal spa and wellness facility.

How: Prices start from €721.00 per night for a Grove View Deluxe Room, based on two adults sharing, including breakfast.

Duboka Retreat, Brac

The Luxury Travel Book has a wonderful selection of luxury villas in Dubrovnik, Brac and Hvar offering secluded yet stunning homes away from home for those travelling with family and friends.

This expansive holiday villa is nestled right at the centre of Duboka Bay in the island of Brac and offers plenty of glorious privacy. Surrounded by pine trees, olive groves and picturesque gardens, and with beach access too – this villa is the perfect spot to get back in touch with nature. The main villa has three bedrooms, each one with its own veranda. The Duboka retreat also has its own separate guest house with views of the gardens and the sea beyond. Oh, and did we mention it also had a pool?

HOW: Duboka Retreat is available from £12,550 per week (plus £2,555 for the additional apartment accommodation). For more information visit www.theluxurytravelbook.com 

Villa Hvar, Hvar

Villa Hvar is right at the centre of the historic centre of Hvar. The villa is located just 20 metres from the waterfront and is a quick walk away from all the cultural and historical sites of Hvar’s main town. This gorgeous, Gothic house dates back to the 1600s and comes with its own heated pool (which can be transformed from indoor to outdoor). It also has generous outdoor seating, a sauna, jacuzzi, and a wine cellar complete with a curated selection of first-class Croatian wines.

HOW: Villa Hvar is available from £6,500 per week. For more information visit www.theluxurytravelbook.com 

Villa Zaton Bay, Dubrovnik

Just a ten-minute drive from Dubrovnik, Villa Zaton Bay combines a stunning seafront location with total privacy. This handsome villa was originally built for aristocrats in Dubrovnik and is a marvel of Croatian renaissance architecture. So much so, that it is a registered Croatian National Heritage monument.

Inside, the villa has been renovated to all its former glory, retaining beautiful structural features like the original stone staircase, while also featuring modern luxury comforts and contemporary design. There is also a swimming pool and a private chapel in the garden.

HOW: Villa Zaton Bay is available from £9,500 per week. For more information visit www.theluxurytravelbook.com 

Maslina, Stari Grad

Maslina Resort is a Relais & Chateaux property that ticks all the right the boxes. This five-star property is ideally located near Stari Grad, one of the oldest towns in the Eastern Adriatic. Maslina Resort has mindfulness at its centre and offers 50 generously-spaced rooms and three luxury villas. It stretches across two stunning hectares of pine forests and blends contemporary design with an ethos of mindful luxury. What is ‘mindful luxury’ you say? This means that every design detail and service foster a sense of wellbeing and connection with nature, making Maslina an incomparable ecological retreat. Need we say more?

HOW: Prices start from €240.00 per night for a Garden Suite, based on two adults sharing, excluding breakfast.

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