“Peaceful hideaway on the island of Korcula with stunning views, a freshwater pool and a lovely beachside bistro”
There are 17 rooms and suites, all slick and spotlessly clean, and ours had a glorious sea view. The look is white, minimalist and modern, with wooden floors and discreet built-in cupboards. Beds are comfy and kingsize (no twins), and floor-to-ceiling glass doors slide open onto a little terrace, furnished with 2 chairs and a whitewashed log for a table.
Bathrooms, too, are sleek and sparse, with a walk-in rain shower (no tubs), a selection of big thick white towels, and Argan Source toiletries from Italy. The difference between the various double room categories is merely floor space and a choice of sea, pool or garden views. Family Suites have a double and a double/twin room, and an open-plan living area with a kitchenette.
Mimi's Bistro is modern and vibrant, with a covered wooden deck (giving shelter from the midday sun and spring showers), and white tables and chairs. The menu changes weekly, but the emphasis is always fresh, local and seasonal - think seafood pulled from the Adriatic that day, and vegetables picked the same morning.
At dinner, we feasted on tuna sashimi served on crushed ice, black squid risotto, and duck breast on potato with a beetroot compote. Other dishes to look out for include fresh oysters from nearby Ston on Peljesac, and the local wild boar. The wine list includes choices from Croatia, Italy and France.
Breakfast was excellent, too: eggs florentine, freshly squeezed juice and a good strong coffee, eaten in the sunshine overlooking the beach. Mimi's is open all day, and besides serving residents, it's frequented by sailing crews, who put down anchor in the bay and come ashore to dine here.
Tara's Lodge welcomes all ages, but we think it's best suited to outdoorsy older children and teens, who will love the activities on offer and the informal bistro.
Babies (0-1 years), Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
The Family Suites have 2 bedrooms (1 kingsize bed, 1 kingsize/twin) plus space for a baby cot or rollaway bed for a child. They also have an open-plan living space, a shower bathroom and a kitchenette with a microwave. The Superior and Executive rooms each have space for a baby cot or rollaway bed for a child.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
The pool is fenced with a child-proof gate lock