Croatia is one of the world’s hottest destinations for a luxury vacation each year. The rich and famous often visit the beautiful coast, as it is a perfect luxury experience.
Today we are talking about Split, the best place if you want to go on a luxury vacation in Dalmatia with plenty of beautiful options.
Perfect luxury experience in Croatia
The story of Split began when Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build a palace for his retirement days here, on a peninsula close to the great Roman city of Salona. Many centuries later, that palace and the city that was born within its walls was to become part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Walking around this ancient city is like travelling through time, from antique-era Aspalathos to modern day Split. You will enjoy outstanding architecture, visiting museums and numerous events. At the same time, Split will absorb you into its special state of mind.
Taking a tour through the palace and topping it off with a delicious Dalmatian dinner is a perfect night out. From Split, you can visit Trogir, a beautiful little town that lies on a small island connected to the mainland and the island of Čiovo by bridges.
Croatia has more than 1,200 islands! An hour or less from Split are some of the best. Vis, only 60 miles from the Italian coast, takes several hours. Closed for decades as a military base (it was from here that Tito and the partisans fought against the Nazi’s) is the least touristy, with excellent beaches, charming towns and history back to the 4thC BC Solta is where the Emperor Diocletian chose to have his summer home. Bucolic, great sailing and biking and home to a singular olive, honey and wine tour. Hvar Island, an hour by catamaran, two by ferry, famous for its glitterati visitors and world-class party scene, has gorgeous Renaissance architecture as well as the oldest, continuously farmed agricultural plot on the planet in Stari Grad.
Bol, Island of Brač
Island of Brac, Town of Brač with the best ferry service, just 45 minutes away, has Croatia’s most famous beach at Bol and much, much more. Korčula, less than 3 hours via catamaran, has great wine, Marco Polo, wild beaches, outstanding medieval architecture. Such great choices! It’s hard to imagine how this small island, just 60 miles from the Italian coast played such a crucial role in Dalmatian history.
Featured Luxury Hotels In Dalmatia
Set in a quiet and sheltered bay of Stari Grad on Hvar Island, this mindful luxury Virtuoso property combines classic Mediterranean styles with contemporary French touches. The design philosophy of Maslina Resort features a warm palette of colors inspired by the four elements of nature, offering exclusive high-end hospitality in harmonious fusion with the surroundings.
Fermai Heritage Hotel
Graceful boutique property of Fermai is situated in the historic building from the early 1900s in Split city center. Its 35 elegantly furnished rooms and suites embody the warm design and renowned local hospitality. With modern and Art Nouveau details and saying “fermai” or stop and slow down in the local dialect, this heritage hotel is a haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
With its long-standing tradition dating back to 1913, this member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World is an iconic landmark hotel.Housed in a former royal villa and facing the majestic Dubrovnik ramparts, the Excelsior enjoys the most enviable location in the town. Spectacular seaside settings, nonchalant elegance of its sumptuously designed rooms and flawless service make it a prime Dubrovnik luxury address.