By Ivana Vrselja November 5, 2019 Blog

As we approach the end of the season and say our final goodbyes we have assembled a list of Hvar’s most luxurious places to visit. For every luxury lover, this is a real treat. Island Hvar is Croatia’s finest jewel and one of the hottest europian destinations. What makes it so memorable is its breathtaking nature, local food, exquisite winery and clear blue Adriatic Sea. Sit back and relax, Gariful Team has already done the research and we now present to you only Hvar’s finest.

the view on the whole hvar and Adriatic sea

We’ve picked out only the best of the best. Every accommodation, restaurant and even bar breathes out with luxury design and above and beyond quality. Villas are placed directly by the sea which allows guests maximum relaxation. Some of them are a pure oasis of hedonism with large pools, spas, private winery and so much more. The thing that connects all of them is quality, luxury and hospitality. Let’s begin with Palace Elisabeth – Hvar’s oldest hotel, placed on the elite location with sea view. With its hundred-year-old tradition, recognizably hospitality, comfort and indigenous gastronomy it will be a place you will never forget. Villa Gariful, which spreads across four floors, all connected by elevator offers unrepeatable sensation in specially designed apartments one of which owns a private jacuzzi. Villa Anabel which is situated right above Hvar is for those who seek pure relaxation. Its minimalistic design, walk-in winery and panoramic view gives guest well-deserved vacation.

Luxury yacht in Hvar

Palmižana is the best place for fun! If you are looking for fun, adventure and new experiences, this is the place to be. Our recommendation is Lounge bar Laganini. We heard best cocktails are made right here in Palmižana and it is only 25 minutes from the ferry. There is also a marine if you are coming with your own boat. Near the bar is Toto’s restaurant. Toto’s restaurant offers traditional dalmatian dishes with a focus on seafood which is freshly caught and served every day. We have a recommendation for those who are ready for adventure! Hula Hula Beach bar has a long timeline of beautiful sunsets so if you are looking forward to have a good time on daily parties we highly recommend it.

Having a hard time choosing where to dine? Of course, Restaurant Gariful is our first choice. The restaurant has accommodated many familiar faces and is named Croatia’s finest seafood restaurant. Next on the list is Giaxa. This restaurant is placed in one Gothic palace from the 15th century. Palace has been carefully renovated and adjusted to the needs of the restaurant. Some parts are left in its original state giving the palace gothic feel and authenticity. Modern Mediterranean cuisine is based only on local ingredients but you can also find some local dishes. And one more recommendation is Grande Luna restaurant. One of the things that makes them so special is rooftop terrace, which provides you an amazing evening tasting our food while enjoying the sky full of stars. The restaurant offers top quality food and an unforgettable experience.

If you are a fan of funk, jazz or blues we recommend Central Park Club where you can hear live music every night. There is also luxury designed Adriana Top Bar placed at the rooftop of Hotel Adriana. Nightlife in Hvar is reserved for popular places like Night Club Seven and Carpe Diem. You can reserve a VIP spot and enjoy your champagne and cocktails.

In case of a rainy day, an interesting activity is a tour of winery Tomić in Jelsa. Relaxation is really what summer is all about right? Hotel Adriana offers just that! Also, we highly recommend Beauty Lounge, they offer a top-class massage in your private room, so you don’t have to go anywhere or they can come to your yacht and you can enjoy top-class treatments. Here are some of our luxury recommendations to do when visiting Hvar. Proof that Hvar really is a place to be is our many guests that have chosen Hvar for their summer destination. Jon Bon Jovi, Tommy Hilfinger, Stallone family, Neil Patrick Harrison and Sanela Diana Jenkins, Cliff Curtis, Manuel Neuer, Samir Handanović, Sami Khedira are just some of our guest who visited us and had a great time in Hvar.


We hope this will be useful when exploring Hvar! We also truly hope You will experience Hvar the way we know it in all its glory. For any information consider Gariful is here to help!

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Seven Hvar –
Carpe Diem Hvar –
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