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TELEGRAPH TRAVEL ON THE COOLEST CROATIAN ISLAND HOTEL LOCATIONS

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The Coolest Croatian Island Hotel Locations for 2019 Croatia Holidays

By Saron Lease, 19th December 2018

The Telegraph Travel has chosen a smorgasbord of Croatian island hotels for a 2019 Croatia holiday…

Best Islands to stay in Croatia

Brac Island is probably one of the easiest islands to get to lying just off the coast on the Split Riviera, plenty of ferries and just a 50 minute crossing makes it a comfortable adventure for familes..

It’s home to one of Croatia’s most famous beaches – Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn) which constantly changes it’s shape. Lively Bol is nearby with lots of little restaurants and bars but if you prefer your holidays a little more restful, nearby Sumartin is really pretty or head back up to some of the little coastal villages nearer to Supetar like Postira and Sutivan.

There are some really nice restaurants on the island and they also produce some really nice wines, with the island speciality of mountain lamb cooked slowly under a metal dish/bell over a wood fire – delicious! Great island for Hiking/Biking and windsurfing also. Hotel Lemongarden in Sutivan Bay is an exclusive boutique hotel recommended by the Telegraph.

Hvar Island – a destination becoming as popular as Dubrovnik is next. Hvar town itself is full of charm but can get very busy in the summer months; it has a crazy night life from beach parties to hosting Made in Chelsea’s summer get-away this year. But head away from the madness and there are quiet little Hvar beaches, completely off the beaten track, backed by pines trees and leading up to the vineyards and lavender fields that Hvar is also famous for – take the old road from Hvar town for some hair raising but spectacular scenery. The Telegraph recommends The Little Green Bay hotel on the north coast of the island.

Korcula Island – Korcula town is like a miniature Dubrovnik, with tiny winding streets and alleyways surrounded by high medieval walls. Believed to have been the birth place of Marco Polo, it has a history of producing the most delicious wines – during the wine plague of the 1900 many families emigrated to California New Zealand Australia & Chile to make a fresh start, and the Californian Zinfandel vine has been found to have originated in Croatia. Now it produces some award winning wines and exports as far as the USA. Try Dingac, Posip and the island’s very special Grk wine (you won’t find this one anywhere else).  To complement the wines, the local food is following quickly behind with local farms now producing everything from artisan cheeses to honey and liqueurs.

One of the best ways to explore the island is by bicycle – there are several new trails leading you through old olive groves down to little pebble beaches with perhaps the odd little konoba where you can chill with a cold glass of white and a handful of local olives before moving on to explore the next destination. Check out Hotel Liburna near Korcula Town,

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