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Organic living in an authentic Dalmatian village...

Suncokret welcomes you to retreat in Dol, a beautiful, authentic Dalmatian farming village that dates back to the 12th century.

Retreat guests are situated in residence at the retreat, and are offered a simple and cozy room with a view, delicious organic vegetarian meals, unlimited access to our indoor and outdoor facilities, as well as scheduled daily transport to / from places of interest around the island.

Suncokret provides an ideal setting for relaxation and developing a balanced sense of oneness - with yourself and the world around you.

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Property - Rooms - Facilities - Meals - Review

"I have had a fantastic week of relaxing and getting in touch with all that matters in life. Thank you for allowing me to share your home, your food and your beautiful lifestyle." - Sophy, UK

The Property - The Suncokret complex of restored, traditional farm cottages is your home away from home. The complex is nestled into a secluded corner of Dol Sveta Ana, which remains unpopulated much of the year. We hope your stay at our family-run retreat, surrounded by glorious nature, friendly pets and a handful of retreat guests will take you back to the basics while providing you with much needed rest, relaxation & rejuvenation within a sacred shelter for the soul.
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"Thank you so very, very much for an absolutely amazing week in paradise. You have, together, built something very special - simple, spiritual and beautiful. It began to feel like my home. It wasn't as I expected, but grew to love it because it was not "the expected"."- Beverley, Canada

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Rooms with a View

Our Rooms - Guests are placed in one of 7 rooms, according to the room type selected (twin or double in a cottage with a shared bathroom (up to 3 guests in peak season); or double rooms with private, en-suite, bathrooms.) Our rooms are simple and cozy, each uniquely styled with a charming mix of antique, vintage and modern furnishings. The rooms vary in shape and size, yet each offers a beautiful view & comes equipped with little additionals to make your stay special and comfortable (incense; inspirational literature; aromatic seasonal bouquets; fans / heaters; mosquito plug-in units).

Other house facilities like the kitchens, lounge areas & garden are also shared between guests and hosts alike, along with life stories and special moments. The atmosphere here is that of a nurturing and supportive family of friends, and we welcome you to be a part of it!

"I loved my room at Suncokret with a pomegranate tree growing outside. I will be back!" - Brenda, Canada

Upon request village accommodation, within close walking distance to the retreat, may be booked by individuals and couples in need of more privacy during their retreat time.

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2 Single Rooms with Twin Bed
2 Single/Shared Rooms with Queen Bed
2 Shared Rooms with Twin Beds
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Shared Facilities & Karma Yoga - Our facilities include an enclosed garden (with wild herbs and flowers growing); indoor/outdoor lounge & dining areas; a spiritual library with books, magazines, music & DVD's; tea corners (make your own from fresh herbs in the garden). We keep our main kitchen stocked with delicious seasonal organic treats and prepare wholesome vegetarian meals, often made up from the fresh produce collected from our field and garden, whenever possible. Guests also have access to the washing machine (pay per load).

The daily karma yoga program offers everyone at the retreat the opportunity to lend a hand at gardening, produce picking, food production (drying tomatoes, bottling olives), tidying up communal areas, helping out at meal time, and being an active member of our family-run retreat lifestyle.

"It's a very warm and personal atmosphere, the rooms are very pretty, the fridge is filled with home grown vegetables... There is always a helping hand when guests are not able to bring necessities with them... All this, and the fact that you are personally interested in the well-being of your guests, made it possible for us to relax on the very first day. Thank you for everything!" - Martina & Marcus, Germany

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Yoga Terrace
Front Patio
Living Room
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Back Patio
Table Nook
Cozy Balcony

Olive Grove Lounge

"I very much appreciated the personal touch in the atmosphere & design of the space, as well as the very warm and open contact with the hosts throughout the days. Stipe's calm presence & wonderful garden & kitchen made me smile & kept me well fed throughout my stay. The pets are great to have around, I felt like I was welcomed into a family, which made the whole experience so much more intimate & personal. It's very rare to find a mix of rural and urban, personal development and common sense- groundedness, a very Croatian & international experience simultaneously."- Maja, Belgium

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vegetable gardenOur Organic Garden

Organic Vegetarian Meals - Retreat guests will enjoy two delicious and nutritious organic vegetarian meals daily during the weekdays, except Fridays when only breakfast is served. Weekend cross-over retreat guests may enjoy meals at our local restaurants or access our kitchen to prepare meals on their own. The meals we serve are predominantly made from fresh, organically produced island products (often our own), and are prepared with love and simplicity.

We do our best to accommodate to individuals with special dietary needs (vegan, sugar-free, wheat-free), however some ingredients may not be available on the island and therefore it is wise to pack your favorite treats.
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Outdoor Dining Area
Fresh Island Produce
Dining with New Friends
Delicious Vegetarian Dishes

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Review - as featured in
"Body & Soul Escapes" Footprints Books, March 2007

"Suncokret is an easy-going, friendly retreat based in the peaceful village of Dol, an old-fashioned settlement of scattered stone cottages and farm buildings set amid vineyards and pinewoods. Small groups are accommodated on the premises, in old cottages adjoining the family house. The décor is basic but homely, with colorful Indian bedspreads and vases of fragrant, freshly-picked herbs. Living space is shared and each house offers fully-equipped kitchens, bathrooms with washing machines, plus patios and large tables for indoor and outdoor communal meals.

A farmhouse atmosphere prevails, with the family’s cats and dogs checking out newcomers, and a neighboring cockerel delivering his sunrise call each morning. Additional accommodation can be arranged in guesthouses in the village. Stipe cooks delicious Dalmatian specialities for dinner, with an emphasis on local seasonal produce (think wild asparagus and artichokes in spring), using vegetables and herbs from the garden, freshly-caught fish, and the family’s own organic olive oil and wine. Guests are from all corners of the globe and come here to relax and rejuvenate. Many are are professionals, anywhere in their late 20's to early 50's, searching to escape stressful urban life." -Jane Foster, writer