While everyone else was skiing, Croatia’s hoteliers have been busy, busy, busy renovating, restoring and rebuilding. The Hotel Meridien Lav has been perhaps the most exciting opening but there are others. For example, the luxurious Hotel Elaphusa in Bol on Brac Island has added a whole new conference hall centre to welcome business travellers. What with the Hotel Riu Borak and Riu Bonaca, there’s no shortage of places to stay on Brac Island.
Krk Island is getting a new tourist centre as well, located in Malinska although this complex won’t be finished until August–when the tourist season ends. Oh well.
Just finished is an astounding new spa and wellness centre, the Terme Tuhelj in Zagorje. I’ve been a big fan of Croatia’s Zagorje spas and they deserve to be better known. Some are in need of makeovers but this new one makes me drool. Saunas, ice caves, ice pools, relaxation rooms, mud massages plus an aquacentre with waterfalls, geysers, glaciers (no, I made that up) and all in the green, rolling Zagorje interior. I feel well-er already.