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Villa Meneghello

Hvar Island, Croatia

Activities

  • Take a short stroll down to the sea below the villa and sunbathe on the rocks, or wander to Pokojnyi Dol pebble beach (5 minutes away; great for children)

  • Rent a sailboat or kayak and explore the stunning Paklinski archipelago, which stretches across the sea in front of Hvar. It consists of tiny islands and hundreds of little bays where you can swim in crystal-blue seas, sunbathe, fish, snorkel, picnic...

  • Go diving, windsurfing and waterskiing - there's a whole host of activities on offer in town

  • Hire a bicycle and pedal around Hvar island - the landscape is dotted with beautiful gardens, lavender fields and exotic greenery; see Local Info for our favourite routes

  • Stroll around Hvar Town. Admire the medieval Venetian fortress and fortifications, wander through the central piazza, and see the oldest public theatre in the Mediterranean

  • Shop in the town’s colourful boutiques and galleries for chic one-off items of clothing and jewellery created by Croatian designers

  • Don your best outfit and head into town for the evening: Hvar is full of seafood restaurants, cafés, bars and dance clubs - if you're home before dawn, you haven't partied hard enough. Carpe Diem is the town's most famous nightclub, where you can lounge on floor cushions and people-watch; look out for Full Moon parties at Carpe Diem Beach on the nearby islet of Stipanska

  • Visit the Adriana Spa Hotel with its Sensori Spa, where you can have a whole range of pampering, indulgent treatments

  • Catch a taxi-boat to the tiny island of Palmizana. Here you can dine in the Mediterranean restaurants, visit the tiny museum of amphorae, stroll around the gallery that showcases local artists, or relax on the beaches

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Food and wine
  • Hiking
  • Kayak/canoeing
  • Museums/galleries
  • Nightlife
  • Plantlife/flora
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping/markets
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Windsurfing
Save to favouritesPrintMailVilla MeneghelloThe Meneghello family have built a great reputation for creating bohemian-style villas set amidst lush botanical gardens. Their artistic retreat on the islet of [h:CR002:Palmizana] is one of Croatia's most idyllic island hideaways, and in 2007 they purchased this 2-storey villa overlooking the turquoise sea on the edge of Hvar Town to expand their collection. Available as 2 separate 3-bedroom apartments or a large villa, it's a haven for friends or families who want to escape the mainland's crowds. Set in a rocky hillside garden of towering pines and exotic blooms, it feels very private, yet it's only a 15-minute walk into Hvar Town for sailing or glitzy evenings out. The décor is at once eclectic and vibrant, with bright colours and big bold oil paintings filling the walls. The [i!http://www.i-escape.com/hotel.php?section=rooms&hotel_key=CR007#ground!upper apartment] has a harlequin theme of primary colours, whilst the [r:CR007:ground floor] is decked out in a more subdued, black-and-white style. The bedrooms are funky, the living areas light and spacious, and there's an outdoor kitchen for evening BBQs, plus a pool. But for us what makes this villa so special is Dagmar Meneghello’s private art collection. The entire complex is something of a live-in gallery, a homage to modern Croatian art. Dagmar has been patronising contemporary painters and sculptors since the 1960s, and has some 150 pieces on display here. She also has an amazing flair for combining Hvar’s traditional stone and driftwood sculptures with quirky modern design pieces. Very inspiring.

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