Luxury Croatian resort plans accommodation extension

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A five-star Relais and Chateaux property on Hvar island, Croatia is set to expand its accommodation offering.

Having opened in 2020, Maslina Resort will now add five luxurious villas and 12 residences in a turn-key project operated under the Maslina brand.

Mindful luxury

Expected for completion between 2024-2025, the new storyboard expands on the ‘mindful luxury’ philosophy of the resort, with the new villas and residences combining wood, stone from the neighbouring island of Brac, and natural elements to create a place of comfort that is embedded into its natural surroundings.

Situated in Maslinica Bay, Maslina is surrounded by olive groves and terraced vineyards and stretches across two hectares of pine forest overlooking the Adriatic Sea. The terrain of each of the newbuilds is sloped towards the Adriatic Sea with the villas being coated with green roofs at different heights to assimilate themselves into the landscape.

Green build

Wood is used as both an aesthetic and structural element throughout, with a façade that has been colour-matched to the bark of the Mediterranean pine that carpets over the island. Constructed using cross-laminated timber sourced from sustainably managed forests, both the villas and residences are designed to reduce the impact on the environment, in keeping with the resort’s sustainability philosophy. The timber reduces the emissions associated with manufacturing, transporting, and installing building materials by up to 25%, in addition to having better thermal and acoustic properties.

Wellness philosophy

Fitting in with the design approach of the resort, the four and five-bedroom villas will be fully furnished in Maslina’s style, with red terracotta, lime-stone rocks, and dark pine green touches throughout. Both villas feature a state-of-the-art kitchen, an extensive living room area, heated infinity swimming pool, private garden, jacuzzi, sauna, and fitness area, all carefully designed with Maslina’s wellness philosophy in mind.

Bedrooms are positioned according to each site’s surroundings to highlight the Mediterranean pines, the boulders, and the view, whilst the living areas all have a direct connection to the outside, with the interior that transitions into the horizon and sea.

Spacious villas

The four-bedroom villa luxury villa will contain 327 sq m of indoor space, including three king-sized beds and a twin bed, plus five sea view terraces, a 31 sq m heated infinity pool, and a 36 sq m wellness area.

The largest of its type, and on the first row to the sea, the five-bedroom luxury villa has over 354 sq m of indoor space, with three king-sized beds and two twin beds, suitable for larger groups and families. With open interiors that are enveloped with nature, guests can relax indoors, or head outside to the expansive 46 sq m infinity pool and nine sea view terraces.

Modern residences

Similarly, each of the sea-facing two- and three-bedroom residences have been mindfully created using modern technology and natural materials. Each of the units will range between 184 sq m and 267 sq m and have  a garden, terrace and pool.

The two-bedroom residence can accommodate up to four adults, with two king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers or bathtubs. Indoors will encompass a fully equipped kitchen, extensive living and dining rooms, while the outdoor areas include a 28 sq m terrace, 9sqm heated pool, and a parking space.

The three-bedroom residences can sleep up to six adults, with three king-size bedrooms, each with their own terrace, in total combining 70 sq m and a 17 sq m heated pool. The largest, the three bedroom luxury duplex, offers 152 sq m of indoor space, with the bedrooms designed according to the client’s wishes.

Residents will be able to access all the resort’s facilities including Maslina’s Pharomatiq Spa and the ‘garden to table’ restaurant featuring  many items grown in its 7,000 sq m organic garden.