A friend & customer of mine, Zoe, recently travelled to Croatia for a relaxing holiday with her boyfriend. Here’s her story….
My boyfriend and I travelled to beautiful Croatia in early October. As we flew over the crystal blue Adriatic waters coming into land we knew it wouldn’t take much for us to fall in love with the country. After an hour’s ferry transfer from Split harbour we arrived on the sunniest of the Croatian islands, Hvar.
While our cases were transferred to the hotel we ambled through the cobbled square and found somewhere to have a drink and something to eat. Everywhere we looked was a picture straight from a postcard. What we noticed straight away was how friendly and accommodating the local people are. Given we were there at the end of the season nobody was hustling us to eat at their restaurant; a polite “no thank you” was all that was required.
The Amfora Grand Beach Resort is located in a cove with access to a public pebbled beach. The hotelier has really made the most of the location building the hotel into the hillside giving all the restaurants, bars and pool area the most stunning views out to sea and neighbouring islands. One night we were cruise ship spotting; dreaming of the type of boat we will own when we retire to Hvar….in our dreams.
Just a quick 5 minute walk round the coastal path and we were back in Hvar Town.
We spent everyday by the pool which is certainly the Jewel of this hotels crown. It features a huge swimming area with a built in slide, infinity pool and waterfall as well as seating areas and a swim up bar. As the summer season had ended a lot of the island had closed down but it was easy is see what it had to offer. A 3 minute walk from the hotel and we discovered Hula Hula Beach Bar; the islands most famous bar where you can rent a bed on a jetty over the crystal clear sea while enjoying the music and atmosphere. Cape Diam is another beach club located in the heart of the main resort area; This one is favoured by Prince Harry. There are numerous excursions on offer to visit the Green and Blue coves; named after the colour of the waters there as well as hiring a day boat to discover more of the coast or even nearby islands as well as trips to the local vineyards where the very tasty Croatian Wine is made.
With so much more than a beautiful hotel on offer we will definitely be back to Hvar very soon….