Villa Nai 3.3, the jewel in the Adriatic, located on the island of Dugi Otok off the coast of Croatia, is celebrating its spring opening with a special offer from April 1st until May 26th to tempt winter-weary travellers to its luxurious laid-back world of nature, sun, and sea. For an eight-week period this spring you can book a three-night stay for the price of a two-night escape.
Rooted in its Dalmatian heritage on the island of Dugi Otok, is surrounded by nature and embraced by beaches and cliffs, Villa Nai is a member of Leading Hotels of the World, renowned for its unusual style and seamless fusion into the landscape. The adult-only property, with just eight rooms and suites, sea views, or verdant olive groves glimpsed from private outdoor terraces, and an open gateway to the great outdoors. This sensational island location is surrounded by three national parks and hundreds of small islands, hidden from sight, a unique and civilised part of the world where exploration and immersion in the natural world are second to none.
With its five deluxe rooms and three suites, a beautiful sense of calm and space infuses each space with its floor-length windows and magical views. Discreet and sumptuous contemporary Italian design makes its mark in the furnishings, marble bathrooms, and plush linens. Private terraces look out over the olive groves, which are just a step or two away, or to the shimmering Adriatic. Famed for its multi-award-winning olive oil, known as liquid gold, further enhancing this exclusive spring package, each guest will be offered a complimentary olive oil tasting and guided tour of the mill and estate.
At Villa Nai 3.3, olive oil takes centre stage. Even the hotel’s name is a nod to the ‘liquid gold’. Nai is an old Dalmatian word for snow, which used to fall on Dugi Otok a few days per year. When there was snowfall, the olive oil harvest was said to be particularly bountiful. Olive growers on Dugi Otok know that when it snows, on average for 3.3 days a year, there is a better harvest.
You will visit the groves full of olive trees and taste the award-winning oil at the mill at Villa Nai 3.3. This is a unique experience that is engaging, memorable, and a once-in-a-lifetime, truly concentrated way to sample the famed ‘liquid gold’ from the latest harvest. With the restoration of historic groves on the island’s north side in 2009 through the planting of 1,000 olive trees, the commitment of Villa Nai 3.3 to the land and its produce has deepened.
Olive oil is also an essential ingredient in the gourmet cuisine served at Villa Nai 3.3. Both the 3.3 Restaurant and the Grotta 11000 Restaurant use only the best local meat, fish, fruits, and vegetables which are then expertly seasoned with sea salt and the award-winning Nai 3.3. To complement this culinary experience is the choice of more than 203 local fine and vintage sommelier-selected wines.
Guests this spring can also indulge in Nai 3.3 olive oil in the rejuvenating products in the villa’s wellness spa. Spa products containing Nai 3.3 have an abundance of Vitamin E and antioxidants, and inside the light-filled space, your skin can feel the benefits of the olive oil and paste made from the fruit grown outdoors. Body and soul are nourished at this extraordinary boutique hotel, while the healing environment of Croatia suits nature lovers, sailing enthusiasts, and wellness seekers alike.
Resembling the main deck of a boat, the patios have been designed as an extension of the interiors, seamlessly fusing indoors and out. Whether you decide to rest and relax, relish the early morning sun or stargazing at night, take a dip in the indoor or outdoor pool, or book an excursion to one of the national parks, your room is a haven for the mind and soul with soothing natural colours showcased by natural excavated stone.
ABOUT VILLA NAI 3.3
Villa Nai 3.3 opened in the Summer of 2021 and was designed by renowned Croatian architect Nikola Bašic who drew inspiration from luxurious yachts to create a truly unique concept hotel, which blends seamlessly into the outstanding natural beauty of Croatia’s historic Dugi Otok Island. The exclusive hotel has just eight deluxe rooms and suites for the ultimate comfort and private experience. Villa Nai 3.3 is situated amongst 500-year-old olive groves from which they source the olives used in their multi-award-winning olive oil 3.3. The “liquid gold” is used as a basis in their soothing spa products and treatments and in each of the delectable dishes at their 3.3 Restaurant and Grotta 11000 Restaurant which contain the very best of local produce from surrounding farms, orchards, and waters. Equidistant between Venice and Dubrovnik, guests can expect an experiential, culinary, and wellness journey at Villa Nai 3.3.
Many airlines including Easy Jet, RyanAir, Eurowings, and Wizz Air fly from numerous regional and London airports direct to Zadar. The flight time is approximately two hours and 30 minutes. From Zadar Airport, transfer by catamaran takes approximately 45 minutes.
Prices start from €721.00 per night for an Olive Grove View Deluxe Room, based on two adults sharing, including breakfast.