Maslina Resort, Hvar

Softly spoken and naturally luxurious, Maslina Resort makes itself at home amid the Aleppo pines of Hvar. Uniting the enigmatic character of the island with a contemporary design driven by the surrounding landscapes, the 53 rooms, laidback Beach Club and olive tree shaded infinity pool open your eyes onto a tranquil corner of the Adriatic. You’ll feel this tranquillity wherever you go at Maslina, with a philosophy of mindful luxury that sees simplicity and sophistication combine to create something that is both light touch on the environment yet high touch on your experience. So settle in, escape the everyday.


Sat on Maslinica Bay on the Croatian island of Hvar, Maslina stretches across acres of pristine pine forest before dipping its toes in the iridescent waters of the Adriatic. The island itself holds much to discover, from UNESCO-grade history to bustling nightlife, with the resort an easy 15-minute stroll from Stari Grad. To arrive, fly into Split from where the resort will arrange a 45-minute speedboat to bring you to their shores. There’s a helipad on hand too, ideal for traveling onto Dubrovnik.

Your room

Clad in wood and stone, from the outside the 53 rooms, suites and villas fade into their surroundings. Interiors, meanwhile, are all about the views. Stretching out across the bay, the beauty of the area comes flooding in and is best admired from the private loggias, rooftop gardens and plunge pools that feature. Keeping your attention focused firmly outward, design is deliberately neutral with organic linens, brushed woods and muted tones lifted through contemporary design. For extra space, there’s also three beachfront villas on offer, complete with indoor-outdoor dining and private infinity pools.

Why we like it

Maslina seeks to take a mindful approach to all that it does, and the spa is no exception. Full of light and clad in greenery, it is a deeply peaceful space rooted in the island’s history as a destination for healing. Treatments range from the traditional to the scientific with techniques such as vibrational healing and herbal tonics. For those looking to stay active, you’ll also find a host of mindful movement classes that include everything from yoga to boot camp.


The design of Maslina has taken great care to protect both the nature and heritage of Hvar. Architecture is intended to blend, not shout, with the gardens full of reforested trees and protected native species. Food, too, is always seasonal and organic whilst in-room amenities are made using natural ingredients and presented plastic-free.

All images courtesy of Maslina Resort: Damir Fabijanic, Nikola Radovani & Kate Sevo