Maslina is a luxurious waterside resort situated in its own bay, with stunning sunsets off Hvar’s west coast. The team behind Maslina are a group of passionate individuals with more than two decades of experience in luxury, including high-end hospitality, gourmet dining and wealth management. Their collective vision is to offer a luxury hospitality experience to their guests with a work environment that is based on kindness, collaboration, authenticity and respect.
The result of this is Mindful Luxury, a respectful high-end hospitality experience inspired by the rich cultural and natural heritage of Hvar Island. Mindful Luxury is the alchemy between personal and professional service, a superb location, sincere respect for the environment, and an interior design that is contemporary and chic, yet family-friendly.
The Maslina philosophy is reflected in every detail of the guest experience; the non-intrusive architecture blends in with the island environment; they have reforested trees and protected native species, and the interior and exterior coalesce, honouring the natural world in place by celebrating the beauty in the local materials used.
They strongly encourage energy efficiency and procurement practices that promote local and regional suppliers. The cuisine delights the senses thanks to organic and seasonal ingredients, and signature in-room guest amenities and natural spa cosmetics are locally designed, non-toxic, and made without any plastics. But this is only part of it.
The Maslina Resort fuses classic Mediterranean styles with contemporary French touches, respecting the nature already in place as the foundation of the design philosophy.
To cultivate the same feeling the designers had upon first visiting Maslinica Bay, native and local species are used to maintain the landscape language already in place, where wild Mediterranean vegetation thrives thanks to thick Aleppo pines, mature olive trees, and fragrant herb bushes. The landscape is linked with the colours of the materials, which are all natural and locally-sourced.
The low-intrusive architecture floats on the landscape like scattered pavilions, decorated with a ventilated wooden facade that blends in with the island environment. The integrated interior design is inspired by the four elements of nature, which helped construct a palette driven by the cerulean Adriatic Sea, salty summer breeze, pearly white rocks, and dense green forest.
Local Brac Island stone, exotic Iroko wood, brushed brass, and tones of terracotta are harmonized with the natural color scheme, while custom-made interiors and carefully handpicked vintage pieces complete a space that is intimate, comfortable, and delicately designed with the guest in mind. Mindful Luxury at its best.
The rooms are beautifully thought out, spacious and have private sea-view terraces with exceptionally comfortable beds that have natural Coco-Mat mattresses from Greece. The interior design brings together wooden floors, rugs and blown-glass rope pendant lamps. Bathrooms have stone wash basins, handmade olive-oil soaps from Hvar, custom-built wooden baths and walk-in showers. You can request a suite with a heated plunge pool.
The 600 SQM limestone-walled Pharomatique Spa offers incredible garden-to-skin treatments, and has a sound therapy room with Tibetan singing bowls, a gym, Finnish sauna and Turkish hammam.
Early morning yoga is complimentary and you can borrow books from the library, take a bicycle to explore the island, or go wine tasting arranged via The Club concierge service.
For parents there is also a very good children’s club.
On Maslinica Bay overlooking the Adriatic, Maslina Resort lies just outside Stari Grad (a 25 minute walk) on the Croatian island of Hvar. Split Airport is the nearest international hub, an hour away by sea from Maslina Resort. The hotel can arrange private transfers by speedboat or there’s a public catamaran service. To book a stay visit the website here.
Images kindly supplied by Maslina Resort.