Retreat in Dol Sveta Ana...
Suncokret welcomes you to retreat in the charming village of Dol Sveta Ana, a pristine 12th Century hamlet discretely nestled into the verdant brush & pinewood forest which majestically rises above the island's oldest settlement, Stari Grad.
"My sojourn at Suncokret was the highlight of my trip in Croatia. Evening drove me to her little haven called Suncokret. It was right in the middle of Hvar in a village called Dol. The drive around the island through fields of lavender and olive trees felt like I was on the last few laps of my journey. The air was infused with the sweet smell of lavender and the salty presence of the sea. The sound of the waves was like symphony to the soul. There were no emails, no telephones, no outside influence of any sort, the soul was cleansed and then nourished." - Karen, UK
An Organic Oasis for the Soul
Dol Sveta Ana is often compared to Provence and Tuscany, with its sprawling vineyards, noble olive groves, fragrant lavender plantations, fertile fields, and charming stone cottages, so eloquently framed by the distant blue sea and open sky. The village is brought to life by the colorful sounds of friendly sun-kissed locals and their range of hearty farm animals going about their day-to-day lives. Located only minutes away from the island's major attractions, yet peacefully tucked away from bustling tourist towns, St. Ana provides an ideal escape from ordinary life to an extraordinary organic haven.
Villa Surroundings & Ambience
Our complex of semi-attached stone villas is nestled into a secluded corner of Dol, Sveta Ana. The retreat neighborhood remains unpopulated much of the year, providing deep peace and tranquility for our guests. During summer months, however, the village tends to fill up with holidaymakers, including natives taking up residence in their ancestral summer cottages that have been in the family for generations. The atmosphere becomes a more vibrant one - a true immersion into authentic village lifestyle on Hvar.
Village Offerings vs. Town Conveniences
The village features two local restaurants and a local cafe with WIFI access within walking distance from the retreat. There are no shops, banks or ATM's, post offices, etc., so please plan ahead, though there is plenty of pure nature with inviting footpaths to explore and unlimited supplies of fresh air to help you relax and disconnect from the stresses of city life... Enjoy it!
For your convenience, as part of our Foundational Retreat Program Package, we provide complimentary scheduled transport to and from various points of interest each day of the retreat week. Guests may opt to remain at the retreat for quiet time during the day instead and arrange their own transport needs.
The nearest town, Stari Grad, is located 2 km. from the retreat. The journey to Stari Grad takes about 40-minutes on foot, 10-15 minutes by bike, and only 5-minutes by scooter or car (rental options available in Stari Grad).