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One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro is the jewel of Europe’s fashionable new Riviera. Surrounded by secluded beaches, picturesque islands and medieval towns, a stay at One&Only Portonovi offers water-front relaxation, world-class dining, and pioneering wellness.
Montenegro’s wild landscapes provide the inspiration for One&Only Portonovi, whose architecture, artworks and interior design echo the majestic natural beauty found just outside the resort. Sculptural rock installations reference the rugged boulders that line Montenegro’s coast, abstract murals showcase lush forests, and our lustrous metallic tapestries offer a nod to the 2,000-year-old Risan mosaics. Mimosa motifs also feature on our Lobby curtains and in La Veranda restaurant’s chandelier, channelling spring.
With refreshing outdoor space and indulgent interiors, rooms are havens of comfort where you can lounge and luxuriate, watching the world go by. Marvel at mountains skimming the sea as you relax in an environment inspired by the views and rich heritage.
With inventive design affording utmost seclusion and the perfect balance of indoor-outdoor living, each room features a foyer and a balcony or terrace, with direct access to the manicured garden for ground floor rooms.
Paying artful tribute to this warm-hearted Montenegrin tradition, every Suite and Villa at One&Only Portonovi has a beautifully crafted, dual-sided fireplace.
Fire-lovers can admire their flickering, glowing centerpieces from the comfort of the bedroom and bathroom. For added flair, villas boast outdoor fire pits.
You can start your gastronomic experience at the La Veranda restaurant, which celebrates the rich Mediterranean heritage and an emphasis on locally inspired dishes with the creative addition of top chefs.
Fans of exotic tastes will be delighted by Tapasake with its unique fusion of European and authentic Japanese cuisine and a lively ambience both during the day and evening. The Sabbia, named after the sandy beach it is located on, offers dishes inspired by Italy with fresh regional ingredients and seafood from the Adriatic Sea.
In the wellness center by the Swiss Chenot Espace, enjoy the 4,000 square meters for detox, body care and relaxation, including a magical indoor pool and a la carte treatments by the Chenot wellness experts.
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Maslina Resort: Mindful Luxury Philosophy on Hvar
Maslina is surrounded by olive groves and terraced vineyards and stretches across two hectares of lush pine forest overlooking the crystalline Adriatic Sea. Boasting 50 rooms and three luxury villas, Maslina Resort holds wellness, family, culinary arts, cultural heritage, and authenticity at its core.
Paradox Hospitality, the management group behind Maslina, developed the resort’s Mindful Luxury philosophy, evident not only in its service but throughout the design of its facilities. Paradox Hospitality envisioned a space that fosters a sense of wellbeing and a connection to nature and community.
Thus, native and local species are used to maintain the landscape language already in place, where wild Mediterranean vegetation thrives thanks to thick Aleppo pines, mature olive trees, and fragrant herb bushes.
With a spectacular view onto the Adriatic Sea, the restaurants and bars at Maslina Resort present the perfect wine and dine atmosphere for guests to enjoy traditional Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with a contemporary twist.
The low-intrusive architecture floats on the landscape like scattered pavilions, decorated with a ventilated wooden facade that blends in with the island environment. Local Brač Island stone, exotic Iroko wood, brushed brass and tones of terracotta are harmonized with the natural color scheme, while custom-made interiors and carefully handpicked vintage pieces complete a space that is intimate, comfortable, and delicately designed with the guest in mind.
Wellness is the crux of Maslina Resort and is highlighted in every detail, including the organic and locally-produced amenities and wide-ranging facilities.
The Pharomatiq Spa showcases a modern fitness room, beauty salon, and relaxation areas as well as a dedicated Aqua Thermal area with a Finnish sauna, aromatherapy steam bath, Turkish Hammam, and cold plunge pools. Pharomatiq specializes in restorative experiences with a garden-to-skin inspired menu that uses home-grown, organic herbs and locally-sourced essential oils.
Furthermore, its seasonal à-la-carte treatments and immersion programs combine western and eastern massage techniques, fitness, and mindfulness practices. The island of Hvar is also a health sanitarium and has been recognized as a destination for recovery and wellbeing since 1868.
Supporting the Mindful Luxury philosophy, Maslina’s culinary focus embraces the UNESCO-protected Mediterranean Diet but adds a contemporary edge. The cuisine respects local ingredients, honors producers, and recognizes seasonality, with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes created for guests upon request.
The Mediterranean-inspired restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, with a poolside menu offered to guests during the day. Along the coastal promenade of Maslina Resort is A•Bay, a laid-back beachside hangout where you can eat, drink and swim from sunrise to sunset. Maslina also boasts a Wine & Culture Club, where expert concierge helps guests create bespoke experiences on the island.
The Club is also a hub for those who want to learn about the long history of winemaking on Hvar, completed with an extensive wine list abounding in award-winning local and international labels.
Boutique Hotel Alhambra
On the island of Lošinj Čikat Bay is home to the most luxurious hotels and villas on this side of the Adriatic, part of Lošinj Hotels & Villas, whose level of service is an enhancement to their usual, elegant and chic decor. The Island of Lošinj has been known as a treatment centre for a long time, it has a mild and pleasant climate, crystal clear sea, fragrant air and an above average number of sunny days.
Back in 1892, the Austro-Hungarian aristocracy loved spending their time in Čikat and nowadays, it is one of the most beautiful and intimate bays on the island. This is a rendezvous of top quality gastronomy, luxury accommodation and all accompanying services that will satisfy even the most particular visitors of the Adriatic.
As the icing on the cake of LH&V, we should mention the Alhambra Boutique Hotel, which was built in 1912, based on a project by the esteemed, Viennese architect, Alfred Keller and inspired by Spanish architecture. Alhambra was a luxury hotel back then, just as it is today. Villa Augusta, a magnificent, classic, building with Art Deco details from 1908 is located next to Alhambra. Alhambra is a unique mixture of the spirit of aristocratic times and exceptional luxury, combined with top-notch, personalised service.
The hotel’s guests have the opportunity to enjoy the fully equipped 36 deluxe rooms and 15 suites. In addition to exceptional luxury, Alhambra also boasts the à la carte Alfred Keller restaurant, which serves exclusive, top quality delicacies made with traditional ingredients. After being awarded one Michelin Star, Alfred Keller’s leap to such a high rating by Gault & Millau was another impressive achievement and testimony to the exceptional gastronomic experience it offers.
The young, Austrian-born rising culinary star Chef Michael has an innate ability to take diners on a captivating gastronomic journey with remarkable culinary creations crafted from the best local produces, paying respect to tradition without compromising innovation.
Čikat offers a special blend of peace and luxury and is an ideal place for a break from summer cruises. If it isn’t on your route this year, we suggest that you mark it as the starting point for your next summer trip if the works on extending the runway are finished and the airport becomes suitable for bigger planes.
Grand Hotel Park Rovinj
With the opening of the Grand Park, Rovinj got an exclusive promenade with shops, bars, and restaurants. It is a relaxed, casual place with small boutiques that offer upscale fashion, art, furniture, niche perfumes, jewellery, accessories, magazines, and gadgets made by more than 200 renowned international and popular Croatian brands. A luxurious ambience at Grand Park Hotel is embodied by 209 rooms or suites with unique vistas of the marina and the town of Rovinj.
The Grand Park cascades down to the sea one side and park forest on the other side, offering a scene to remember from every single elegantly designed rooms and suites. The colors and details in the rooms create an intimate atmosphere, and the outlines of Rovinj complete the story during the sunset.
At sophisticated and elegant Agli Amici Rovinj, a Michelin-star restaurant, located in the beautiful strip between the Grand Park Hotel Rovinj and the marina, guests have opportunity to enjoy its picturesque terrace which offers a direct panorama of the sea. This cuisine speaks the languages of Istria and Friuli Venezia Giulia. It can be experienced through three tasting menus created by chef Emanuele Scarello: Godia, Istria and Rovinj.
The three pathways convey the Agli Amici restaurant’s single gastronomic concept of sustainability, passion and exploration. Istrian art on every plate and in every glass tells the stories of land and sea, which you can see from the glass-walled terrace on the fifth floor of Cap Aureo Signature Restaurant.
Chef Jeffrey Vella prepares sensational vegetable-based dishes using the finest local ingredients with a carefully curated wine list. The chef’s table experience offers a selection of up to 20 dishes per person. The hotel’s fifth floor also offers sunbathing, the gym, the Cissa Bar and three pools, with the 50-metre long pool extending from the indoor to the outdoor area. Loungers are available both indoors and outdoors.
The concept of Albaro wellness & spa was inspired by the combination of albaro, the powerful mast of the traditional Rovinj fishing boat batana, a small boat, but sturdy enough to beat the waves and the open sea, and the secrets of medicinal herbs of Istrian Terra Magica.
Discover new strength and relax with unique spa treatments with medicinal algae, pressed olives and hand-picked local medicinal herbs soaked in Istrian liqueurs. Spanning more than 3800 sq. m, Albaro Wellness & Spa offers saunas, pools, a sunbathing area and a relaxing Mediterranean garden. Grand Park offers an array of sports activities and services to ensure guest have an enjoyable and active holiday.
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