The Veladrion Resort is a luxury adult-only resort that combines the best of the Velebit Mountain and the Adriatic Sea into a unique holiday experience inspired by mystic mountains, refined accommodation and coastal-living hedonism
This is Zubak Grupa’s second luxury, five-star hotel in the Adriatic after the Ikador Boutique Hotel on the Opatija Riviera and North Adriatic’s true hidden gem. Located in the Žrnovnica Bay, this is a place for a vacation to remember and experience the rich culinary tradition of the area, wellness programme based on medicinal herbs from Velebit and luxury accommodation.
The name Veladrion is a word coined from ‘Velebit’ and ‘Adriatic’, bringing together the dramatic mountain, opal waters of a gorgeous river and Adriatic beaches. This was a closed-type resort for years, and now it’s finally opening its doors to the public, with its five rooms and 13 suites in three villas (Degenia, Gacka and Veladrion) and a special tree house, accommodating a total of 41.
Guests of Veladrion Resort can explore the Kvarner archipelago on a 24-meter wooden boat
Each villa features a spacious living room that blends seamlessly with private balconies or terraces, offering spectacular views over the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea or the beautiful Mala Gacka River. If you want to experience staying on a luxury yacht, the 162-m2 presidential suite is the perfect choice, with its two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living room with a romantic open fireplace.
Every service and amenity offered by the Veladrion is meant to convey the magic of typical myths and legends from the area, but also allow guests to tell their own, unique vacation story. The Almaris Restaurant will pamper you with its menu based on fresh, seasonal ingredients and the local traditions from the mountains and the sea, while the Veldarion Resort’s holistic wellness spreads the positive energy of the nature surrounding it.
Wellness and Spa rituals
The splendour of Velebit’s nature, with over 2,000 plant species and sub-species stimulates the mind and the body, so all spa treatments rely heavily on the centuries-old tradition of harvesting medicinal herbs.
Guests can enjoy the indoor and outdoor pool, or go to the nearby beach, while those looking for an adventure can choose among a variety of activities, ranging from tennis and basketball, to indoor and outdoor gym, rafting and kayaking, hiking and cycling through the picturesque Velebit landscape. The North Velebit National Park, Premužić Trail and Hajdučki i Rožanski kukovi strict nature reserve are just few of the many nature gems offered by Croatia’s largest mountain that you can visit during your stay at the Veladrion.
Guests will also be able to charter a boat at the hotel, which is perfect for anyone who associates sailing with a perfect vacation. The Žrnovnica Marina is located in a deep bay and has always been a safe harbour for boats, and now it boasts a private fleet which includes a traditional, 24-metre wooden boat that guests can also spend the night on after consulting the captain.
Guests visiting the Veladrion have a unique opportunity to go back in time and visit the turbulent history of the Kvarner area, explore Northern Adriatic’s stunning archipelago and enjoy 50 shades of turquoise in one of the most beautiful bays in Croatia–Zavratnica, formerly a hidden vacation retreat for the elites of Vienna and Prague.
As American essayist Nancy Gibbs said: ‘The real luxury travel of the modern age is not through space; it’s through time,’ and travel through time and a stay in divine nature is exactly what the new Veladrion Resort offers.
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