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Lopud – Villa Vilina on the list of best island hotels in the world

23 November 2011 No Comment

Villa Vilina is a family hotel which was restored and opened in the summer of 2002. The hotel has fourteen rooms and three apartments and is located near a sandy beach bay on the island of Lopud, part of the Elafiti Islands northwest of Dubrovnik.

Two years ago it was welcomed into the prestigious hotel club «Exclusive Island Hotels and Resorts» as the only such hotel from Croatia. With this, Villa Vilina and the island of Lopud joined the list of the best world hotels located on an island, among which as many as 10 hotels are from the Aman Resorts group. Also on the list are Bulgari hotel from Bali, Necker Island as a private island owned by Sir Richard Branson, owner of the Virgin group, a few hotels from the luxury group Taj and around 50 more hotels from all over the world.

These are all smaller boutique hotels which have been separated into six groups and Villa Vilina was entered under The Charming Collection.

In the printd directory for 2009, on the first page, there is a photograph that shows the sea and the church of the Holy Trinity from the Island of Lopud, while in the additional brochure, stretching across the whole back page there is a photograph of the terrace in Villa Vilina and its ART Restaurant & Gallery.

Lopud is considered by many to be among the most beautiful Elafiti Islands. The village of the same name is located on the northwest side of the island with a view onto the island of Šipan. Two hills are connected by a beautiful valley with a path that leads to Šunj bay on the other side of the island. The bay is almost round, with a straight white sand path that leads to it. The beach in Šunj Bay last year found itself on the most beautiful European beaches list in certain tourism magazines.

Even though the island has more than 2584 hours of sunshine a year, the natural sources ensure the greenery is in full bloom with various trees, bushes, plants and many palm trees. The local park is known as a former garden from the XIX century, in which there is a collection of plants from all over the world. The island has been inhabited for thousands of years and on it there are many ancient Greek, Roman and Slavic buildings and ruins.

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