Coastal Crosswinds in Croatia

HOSPITALITY | Brown Hotels, the international boutique hotel group, officially opened Brown Beach House in Croatia, a property that boasts 41 rooms and suites, and fuses a Mediterranean-inspired design aesthetic with a luxurious full-service spa. It is idyllically situated on a tiny island along the sapphire waters of the Adriatic Coastline in Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage City celebrated for its variety of fairytale baroque, renaissance and medieval structures.

The hotel is housed in a meticulously restored historical property built in the early 20th century as a tobacco shipment station, and was styled and remodeled by Amsterdam-based interior designer Saar Zafrir. He says the resort’s location in an ancient harbor town is quickly becoming a trendy destination. “The city of Trogir is 2,300 years old with a rich culture and architecture influenced by Greeks, Romans and Venetians,” he tells. “The stunning buildings and concentration of palaces, churches, towers and fortresses give it its nickname of The Stone Beauty. It is a popular place for yachts to dock and enjoy vistas of the Adriatic Sea, the fine local Croatian cuisine, and beautiful beachfront properties such as the Brown Beach House Croatia.”

Sumptuous suites and rooms with panoramic sea views are enhanced by private beach access, a full-service spa, a bespoke cocktail bar, elegant spaces for private events and a pool restaurant. “The resort features a stunning black-and-white marble adorned poolside and a sun deck with views of the Dalmatian Coastline of the Adriatic Sea,” Zafrir adds. “The pool area is inspired by the grandeur of the Roman Empire, which held influence over Trogir in the 17th and 18th centuries.”

The Brown Beach House continues its expansion in this sunny coastal setting. “We will unveil an additional 16 luxury suites this summer in addition to the 25 existing luxury suites of one- and two-bedrooms with custom furnishings of contemporary and vintage inspired pieces, a calming natural color palette and wooden tones complimented by Mediterranean flora,” Zafrir shares.

With direct flights from most major cities in Europe and the UK, Zafrir concludes, “The Brown Beach House is the ultimate luxurious escape in the city of Trogir, a stunning destination where guests can enjoy a relaxing and warm retreat without the crowds of Split.”

SPLIT DALMATIA, CROATIA | 14 FULL BATHS | 6,458 ACRES | $3,423,699 | Villa Rustica is located at the end of a small quiet bay, halfway between the town of Jelsa and Vrboska on the island of Hvar. This timeless, elegantly appointed villa that emphasizes detail and the perfect harmony of proportion and balance is set on an 836-square meter seaside plot with expansive views across pine woods to the island of Brac, Makarska, and the mountains.

The villa has three stories and was built of solid, indigenous Hvar stone. It was specially designed to fit into the natural surroundings and to be harmonious with its environment. It has eight luxurious apartments, each with a separate entrance.

The inspiring, cultivated garden, enriched with Mediterranean plants, includes a 30-square meter swimming pool, a sunbathing area, and two barbecues. It is an ideal place to escape from everyday life and completely enjoy nature.

The stunning, clear blue sea and a beach with sunbeds are only 30 meters away, while the partly rocky, partly gravel beach at the end of the bay offers complete privacy. The beauty of the island of Hvar has always attracted travelers. Its beautiful unspoiled nature and the incomparable Pakleni Archipelago will inspire you with diving sites that feature caves, steep walls, and a variety of the colors of the flora and fauna of the Adriatic Sea.

Photography Courtesy of Assaf Pinchuk.

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