If your definition of the perfect vacation is to sit back, relax by the sea, and walk no more than 10 minutes to access food and drink, then Le Meridien Lav is perfect for you.
With four restaurants, a spa, two swimming pools, and a pristine stretch of private coastline, the only reason you’ll have to leave this five-star resort is to explore Split’s Old Town.
Located 20 minutes from Split in Podstrana on the Dalmatian coast, Le Méridien Lav is the largest hotel in the area and offers spectacular views of the Adriatic Sea. Taxis from the airport take around 40 minutes and cost 35-50 €.
The mountainous region of Podstrana offers nature lovers the opportunity to walk, hike or cycle along several trails. Culture lovers can get a taste of local life in the neighboring villages of Strozanac, Grljevac, St. Martin and Mutogras.
The reception sits comfortably in a long hall crossing four separate buildings within the property, each with a view of the garden, pool or sea. The decor differs from the ultra-modern in the lounge and bar area. relaxed atmosphere by the beach in the restaurants. Wherever you are, the goal is always to steer you outside, whether it’s views of the ocean or the beautifully landscaped gardens created by award-winning Hawaiian designer Jim Nicolay. Some rooms have had a recent facelift with trendy furnishings and Scandinavian minimalism.
When it comes to dining experiences, there are several options for every occasion and every palate. The 7 Palms Restaurant, a romantic beach bar by day and a fine dining space by night, is perfect for Adriatic fish and delicious steaks paired with the best wine. The other, also by the water, serves all that is Italian. Think of the rustic village restaurant in Sicily. The food at Conlemani is above all authentic and local, everything is handmade and carefully selected to deliver a piece of Italy on a plate.
A short walk away is the Gooshter Beach Club, where white sofas, jute lampshades, and sea-facing cabanas give a more relaxed vibe. The cuisine is a mix of East and South with everything from duck pancakes, gyoza balls to guacamole tortillas. The appeal of this place is its beachfront location and a great selection of Instagram-worthy cocktails. If you’re looking for drinks during the day, try a coffee and ice cream at Zootz Cafe or a selection of fresh juices or beers at RE: FRESH next to the infinity pool.
If access to the clear blue waters isn’t appealing enough, guests can swim in the heated indoor pool with a Jacuzzi or cool off in the infinity pool. Workout junkies have a fully equipped gym and exercise studio, a pretty paved marina for running, and four tennis courts. In addition to water sports and scuba diving, the hotel also organizes tailor-made day trips to the surrounding islands on a luxury private boat for € 1,200 (for eight people, lunch and drinks included) . If you plan to arrive at the property by yacht, don’t worry, there is parking for 60 people at a private marina.
To relax and rejuvenate, visit RE: CUPERA. The spa has ten rooms and a long list of treatments ranging from Thai massage and intense tissue therapy to stone and aromatherapy. You can also indulge in Med Visage, a non-surgical facelift or laser hair removal technique.
For a hotel with 379 rooms and suites, it feels remarkably open and private. Whether it is a Supreme Suite or a Presidential Suite, most rooms in this resort destination have a balcony, many with wonderful views of the sea, the city of Split, and the islands. of the Croatian archipelago.
There is nothing quite like waking up and sipping your morning drink to the sound of nature, and you will experience it here. We stayed in an ocean front room with a bedroom and separate living room with a sofa, flat screen TV, and coffee maker – both smaller, but comfortable enough for two. The highlight was watching the spectacular sunset from our 7th floor balcony.
If you are looking for a family getaway or just in the mood to splurge, then the newly renovated Diplomatic Suite may be what you need. The large spacious area has two bedrooms, a modern bathroom and a separate living room overlooking multi-million pound yachts and the majestic sea.
Families and couples looking for a stress-free vacation in a resort with modern amenities.
A sea view room starts at €260 per night, breakfast included. To book, visit marriott.com