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Relais and Chateaux open new five-star resort on Hvar, Croatia

Located near one of the oldest towns in the Eastern Adriatic, Stari Grad on the Croatian island of Hvar, the five-star Maslina Resort, is a brand-new luxury resort on Maslina Bay. Surrounded by olive groves and terraced vineyards, the resort boasts 50 rooms and three villas and stretches across two hectares of lush pine forest overlooking the crystalline Adriatic Sea with wellbeing, family, culture, and authenticity at its heart.

Present in every detail of the resort, including the organic amenities and facilities available to guests, wellness is the core element of the resort. The Pharomatiq Spa Centre showcases a modern fitness room, beauty salon, and relaxation areas as well as a dedicated Aqua Thermal area including a Finnish sauna, aromatherapy steam bath, Turkish Hammam, and cold plunge pools. The Spa specialises in restorative experiences with a garden-to-skin inspired menu that uses home-grown, organic herbs and locally sourced essential oils. Seasonal à-la-carte treatments and immersion programs combine western and eastern massage techniques, fitness, and mindfulness practices. Five indoor treatment rooms have been designed to create a restful ambience, while two outdoor ‘salas’, enable guests to immerse themselves in the natural surroundings, whilst experiencing personalised therapies and treatments.

Hvar itself is a haven for health and wellbeing, locally recognised as a place to recover and relax. Guests can enjoy the healing fresh air while trekking through the heavenly scented lavender fields and rugged olive groves, or the most popular hiking path to the Hvar Fortress, which offers panoramic views of the town and sea.

In addition to the services and ethos of Maslina, architecture fosters a sense of wellbeing and a connection to nature and community. Croatian architectural designer Tomislav Alujevic says the vision for Maslina Resort was: “To create a type of architecture that will serve the pure pleasure of enjoying and sharing magical moments and a breath-taking landscape.” Minimalist, yet refined styling and artisan craftsmanship, using natural materials were key in creating a peaceful and elegant atmosphere, enhancing the luxury experience to new levels. The interiors and the terrace gardens elevate the experience for guests and enrich the offering, affirming Maslina Resort’s passionate dedication to excellence and industry-leading innovation.

Offering a personalised, friendly, and authentic experience in stunning natural surroundings, the hotel is boutique in size with 50 rooms; two four-bedroom and one five-bedroom villa. The rooms and villas are all well-appointed and spacious in size, Seven Garden Suites have landscaped gardens which overlook the sea and are perfect to relax under the Croatian Sun.

The meticulous design of Maslina has been created for families with children of all ages in mind. The Two-Bedroomed Family Suite and the Three Bedroomed Family Suite are 100 square metres and 144 square metres respectively. Incredibly spacious with king-size beds, sea views, outdoor terrace and private gardens. The three spectacular villas complete Maslina Resort. The two exceptional four-bedroom villas provide plentiful indoor living space, heated infinity pools with extensive sea views, and lush gardens. The five-bedroomed villa is simply outstanding with king-size beds, a 55-metre square private infinity pool, fitness area, Finnish sauna, Jacuzzi and travertine stone terrace with BBQ kitchen creating a tranquil outdoor space. Inside, the elegant dining and sitting room complete this lovely villa.

Award-winning, two-Michelin Star chef, Patricia Yeo joins Maslina Resort as Head Chef. Embracing Maslina Resort’s wellness philosophy, the focus is on healthy Mediterranean food. There are two individual restaurants on the property that offer perfect spots to catch a snack or to watch the sunset with a chilled glass of house champagne.

‘The Wine and Culture Club’ is open throughout the day where the expert concierge will help you create a bespoke experience on the island. It is also a hub for those who want to learn about the long history of winemaking on Hvar with a wine list full of award-winning local and international wines. A Cigar menu and garden allow for total enjoyment.

Stari Grad is the quieter neighbour to Hvar, being untouched by mass tourism. Hvar Island boasts six UNESCO World Heritage protections, with the six-kilometre Stari Grad Plain being one of the best-preserved systems of Greek field architecture in the Mediterranean. The nearby Grapčeva Cave has the largest number of prehistoric drawings found in Europe dating back to 4,000 BC.

Maslina Resort is perfect for marine-based activities in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic. Snorkelling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, windsurfing and kitesurfing, as well as speedboat excursions to the nearby islands, can be arranged by the expert concierge.


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