Combine island beauty with resort luxury
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Relaxation | Spa
Despite measuring just 4.6 square kilometres, Lopud packs in a whole lot of beauty. Move in from its white sandy beaches and clear water to an interior speckled with miniature dolomite valleys and picture-perfect peak hikes. And, entirely car-free, it’s the ideal destination for a relaxing break. Perhaps throw in a bit of culture with its ancient ruins – the Romans and Greeks are both represented – before exploring the remnants of 9th and 10th century Croatian culture. There are a total of 36 churches, including a collection of pre-Romanesque chapels. Use Lafodia’s pebble and sand beach as a base to explore it all; a larger, sandy beach is just twenty minutes walk away.
Surrounded by sea and palm trees, the hotel tiers dramatically down to its miniature beach setting. Inside, expect contemporary style manifested in clean lines and whitewashed walls, brought to life by bold splashes of colour. All feature a cosy living space, high speed WiFi and en suite bathrooms. Upgrade for balcony sea views, hydro tubs and suites where picture windows showcase views over the pebble beach, across the bright blue bay and out to the island’s picturesque hills. The latter also comes with one daily complimentary entrance to the hotel’s spa.
At Lafodia, even the most demanding of taste buds will be catered for across the hotel’s four dining options. Combine traditional Croatian fare – complemented by views of the village’s oldest monastery – with international sensibilities at Dalmàr, tuck into grill favourites at waterside La Baja, enjoy Italian classics at The Scarlet or indulge in pizza favourites at Itali. Throughout, expect locally sourced ingredients to be paired with the resort’s signature views whether you’re dining al fresco or inside.
Lafodia presents the perfect balance of on-site luxury and off-site interest. Return from a day spent on island tours, scuba dives, jet ski sprints and yacht cruises to poolside relaxation, intimate bars and excellent spa services. Perhaps unwind in a rooftop hot tub before retreating to the sauna, Turkish bath, ice fountain or treatment rooms, where a range of massage and beauty services are available. Elsewhere, there’s even a bakery where fresh pastries, breads and fruits make for an excellent post-excursion snack.
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