More recognition for Hvar's hotels in the UK media today, as The Times published its list of the 30 coolest hotels in Croatia. There were two familiar names on the list.
9 Amfora Grand Beach Resort
If you want to bring the children to Hvar, Amfora is the hotel to choose, with a private beach, children’s pool with waterslides, and a kids’ club. Ideal for parents who want to feel a little spoilt too, the Windows on Hvar restaurant has panoramic views and an upscale vibe, while the two other eateries are more child friendly. The Sensori O spa offers ocean-side treatments, so you don’t have to move from your lounger.
Details A week’s B&B costs from £691pp, including flights and transfers (0800 2404867, kuoni.co.uk)
29 Hotel Podstine
An ideal choice to mix serious beach time with glitzy nights in Hvar Town, the Podstine is 20 minutes’ walk away from the old town. Set above a peaceful, pebble-fringed inlet, the hotel gardens step down to the water, with bathing terraces dotted with loungers. The 40 rooms are comfortable rather than luxurious. The real joy is the cocktail bar and restaurant on the terrace.
Details B&B doubles cost from £113 a night (00 385 21 740 400, podstine.com). Fly to Split