Roatia’s resplendent Adriatic coast, Venetian architecture and elegant Habsburg towns are just a hint of what makes this corner of the Mediterranean so appealing.

There is no shortage of luxurious and regal island hideaways Wonderful woman The resort stretches its beautiful coastline. Here are some of the best places to soak up the sun in Croatia.

Excelsior Hotel, Dubrovnik

You’ll get the best views of Dubrovnik’s walled Old Town from Hotel Excelsior, but you’ll still feel comfortable away from the crowds. This five-star property combines with an elegant 1913 mansion for a sleek modern complement, with a chic contemporary look in all of its 158 rooms. When you’re not lounging on the tub and swimming in the clear blue Adriatic, you’re in the sprawling wellness center with indoor pool and spa. All three restaurants serve heavenly views alongside their top notch Mediterranean cuisine.

Price: rooms from €260 in low season to €800 in high season, including breakfast; adriaticluxuryhotels.com

Excelsior Hotel

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Lesic Dimitri Palace, Korcula

Deep within the walls of Korčula Town is one of the most dreamy hotels in Croatia, certainly living up to its “luxury boutique” tag. Spread over several medieval and 18 . cottagesorder– the middle-aged bishop’s palace are five exquisite residences with opulent décor inspired by Marco Polo’s travels on the Silk Road. They have one to three bedrooms and all have kitchens and multiple living areas. After a spa treatment, book a table at the beachfront LD Restaurant for the finest Michelin-starred cuisine that blends Mediterranean and Asian flavors.

Price: rooms from €365 in low season to €1,382 in high season, including breakfast; ldpalace.com

Lesic Dimitri Palace

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Bellevue Hotel, Losinj

The sparkling Hotel Bellevue enjoys a prime location in one of Lošinj’s most beautiful bays, Čikat, whose azure waters are sheltered by pine-lined walkways. Light-filled floor-to-ceiling windows in 185 modern rooms. Soak up the sun loungers on the private pedestal or swim in the large outdoor and indoor seawater pools when you’re not relaxing in the impressive spa. Try out great Japanese fusion dishes in Matsunoki and take advantage of dining options at local restaurants if you’re going for breakfast and dinner.

Price: rooms from €250 in low season and €380 in July and August, including breakfast; losinj-hotels.com

Bellevue Hotel

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Radisson Blu, Cup

If you want to stay close to Split but away from the crowds, Radisson Blu gives you the space to breathe in the salty Adriatic air from its beachfront location outside the Old Town. The 252 stylish, modern rooms feature balconies that open up to stunning sea views, shared by palm-fringed gardens and an outdoor swimming pool. Make time for the large spa with its ocean-facing indoor pool, plunge pool and sauna. Enjoy those views at Fig Leaf and freshly baked dishes at Caper Grill. Hit the pebbly beach, relax with a cocktail at the summer beach club.

Price: from €219 in low season to €412 in high season, including breakfast; radissonhotels.com

Radisson Blu

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Hotel Palmižana

This car-free boho hideaway on the island of Sveti Klement transports you into another world: one of tropical gardens, tranquil coves and the most laid-back atmosphere. However, it is only a short boat ride from Hvar Town. Located in the Pakleni archipelago, Palmižana Hotel is a collection of six chic and artistic rustic villas, six bungalows and rooms in a garden house, with a superb restaurant serving fresh Croatian seafood.

Price: rooms from € 120 in low season to € 160 in high season; palmizana.com

Valamar Isabella Miramare

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Valamar Isabella Miramare, Porec

There’s something romantic about staying on an island resort, and Valamar Isabella Miramare is no exception. Located on the small island of Sveti Nikola a short distance from Poreč on the Istrian peninsula, the complex offers 4- and 5-star options, with 36 Miramare rooms and superb sea views being the top choice. You’ll have your own beach with an infinity pool facing the ocean, and all accommodations have access to five restaurants and multiple bars.

Price: room rates start at €343 for Miramare, and €275 for the four-star Isabella Hotel, including breakfast; valamar.com

Maslina Resort, Hvar

Skipping trendy Hvar Town for the idyllic Stari Grad, Relais & Chateaux’s member Maslina Resort is set amidst olive trees and sloping sea-facing pine trees, with 50 serene guest rooms spread over six interconnected pavilions and three beachfront villas. The outdoor pools, beachfront spa, and beach bar add to the overall relaxation, and its own organic produce is sold on plates in the popular restaurant.

Price: from €360 in low season to €660 in high season, including breakfast; maslinaresort.com/resort

Olive Resort

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PineTree Boutique Apartments, Mljet

Overlooking the sheltered Saplunara Bay and the neighboring sandy beach, PineTree Boutique Apartments is the most stylish property on the green island of Mljet. Its 12 apartments feature chic modern furnishings, plus balconies or patios from which you can enjoy stunning ocean views – just as stunning from the infinity pool. Its restaurant is one of the best on the island, with homemade Dalmatian dishes served by the friendly couple who run the place.

Price: apartments from € 178, including breakfast; pinetreemljet.com

Boutique apartment PineTree

Brown Beach House, Trogir

Trogir’s enchanting Unesco-listed Old Town is just a 10-minute walk from the luxury hotel housed in a converted tobacco warehouse. Brown Beach House is located right on the waterfront, with views of the town and the mountains across the canal. The 43 light-filled rooms here blend modern and traditional décor, and the lofts have private outdoor hot tubs. The black-tiled outdoor pool is a nice place to swim if you want a change from the small, pebbled beach out front.

Price: rooms from € 122 in low season to € 343 in high season; brownhotels.com/

Brown Beach House

Villa Nai 3.3, Dugi Otok

There’s more than a hint of James Bond in this beautifully designed hotel dug into a hillside overlooking the Adriatic. Surrounded by quaint olive groves, Villa Nai 3.3 features eight luxury suites and rooms using local stone with exquisite Italian furnishings. It’s hard to take your eyes off the infinity when you have such mesmerizing views of the Adriatic, but the spa, gourmet restaurant and patio grill will do the trick. Only children 12 years and older are allowed to stay.

Price: rooms from € 721 in low season to € 1,213 in high season; Villanai.com/

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