Hvar Island, Croatia
The Observer, June 2009
"The largest of the Pakleni Islands, which lie a short boat-taxi ride from the island of Hvar, Sveti Klement boasts sandy coves and pine-backed beaches and the picturesque hamlet of Palmizana where a clutch of elegant villas lie surrounded by pine forest. The Meneghello family have lived on Sveti Klement since the 19th century, creating a lushly beautiful botanic garden along with villas, bungalows and a renowned restaurant."
The Guardian, February 2009
"Glitzy Hvar is Croatia's celebrity magnet. It's here that the moneyed dock their mega yachts, stepping ashore to strut the town's pale marble promenade. But 10 minutes away courtesy of a private speedboat, lies the island paradise of Palmizana and Pansion Meneghello whose bungalows and two restaurants are tucked around 200m of sandy beach. A botanical haven, the thick Mediterranean pines, palms and fragrant eucalyptus that cover the island were planted a century ago by Eugenio Manghello, the grandfather of the current owners."
The Independent, July 2008
"The Meneghello family has run its Palmizana resort on the island of Sveti Klement, near Hvar, for more than a century. Now they have opened this luxury villa on the island of Hvar itself. Rent one of a pair of three-bedroom apartments, or get a larger group together and splurge on the whole villa. It is set in a lush, private garden complete with swimming pool, hammocks and everything else you need for a tranquil holiday."