At only four hours driving from Venice or two hours flight from Munich lies a true oasis of crystal clear Mediterranean sea, intact nature, peaceful picturesque locations and specific therapeutic climate. The place is Losinj archipelago on the Croatian coast of the Adriatic. The island that was well known in the 19th century for its skillful naval captains and skilled builders of large merchant sailboats, was in 1892 proclaimed a health resort based on the decree of then Health Administration of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. In those days, the European aristocracy spent their winters in Valencia, Nice, Capri and Losinj. Average summer temperature on Losinj is 23,5°C, and the average winter temperature is 7,9°C. With 2.580 hours of sunshine and four hours of fog per year, the climate on Losinj is similar to that of the Central Mediterranean, not deep Northern Adriatic.
The differences between the minimum and maximum daily temperatures are very slight, air humidity is in average between 60 and 70 percent. This microclimate is especially suitable for people with respiratory problems. This unique micro climate is additionally enriched with flora diversity. The Losinj archipelago has over 1.018 registered herbal species. This number gains even more importance if you take into account that the entire British Isles have 1.200. The record holder in the Losinj archipelago is the island of Unije with more than 600 species on 17 square kilometers. The sea around Losinj has 262 algae species and practically all known types of fish living in shallow and medium deep waters of the Mediterranean. The Blue World Organization leads the oldest organized project of researching the large colonies of dolphins (tursiops truncatus) on the Mediterranean. The constant presence of these dolphins proves that our waters are extremely clean and the eco-system is in perfect balance.
With its 6.500 inhabitants, the town of Mali Losinj is the largest settlement on the Adriatic islands. It has all necessary infrastructure and public services. The town boasts a hospital and medical emergency service, public state authorities, a police station, a professional fire brigade, port authority, permanent sea and airport border crossing, kindergarten, elementary and comprehensive school, a theatre and a movie theatre, galleries, exhibitions and an archeological collection, many amateur sports clubs and civil associations. The island has a sport airfield with a 900 meter asphalt runway with permanent border crossing and customs office. It is 100 kilometers far from the Rijeka Airport, and the closest airport in the EU is Trieste, 230 km away. The island is connected to the mainland with two ferry lines.
Jadranka hotels d.o.o. are a part of the Jadranka Groups, also including Jadranka camps d.o.o. and Jadranka trgovina d.o.o. Company Jadranka was established in 1947. There are six hotels within Jadranka hotels d.o.o. (Bellevue, Aurora, Vespera, Punta, Alhambra, Villa Diana, Villa Hortensia and Gest House Helios) with approximately 3.000 beds, and three stars in average. The last three hotels have indoor pools with warmed sea water. Jadranka restaurants are located on the most attractive swimming beach locations.
The sports events: 30 tennis courts, 4 of them with light in three complexes (Čikat, Suncana Uvala and Punta), 2 football pitches, outdoor sports center with basketball and handball courts, closed sports hall with 400 seats and the basketball and handball court, outdoor water polo court. The area of the town of Mali Losinj has around 180 km of marked promenade and hiking trails for different types of users.
Losinj is known as a health resort due to the climate suitable for treatment of respiratory diseases and allergies. The temperatures are moderate, the humidity and air pressure are stable, there are only three foggy days per year, and 2.580 hours of sunshine per year (similar to Palermo). Temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius are rare, and the tall pine forests and landward breeze wind make the summer afternoons very pleasant. Sea around Losinj is home to the last large group of dolphins (tursiops truncatus) in the Northern Adriatic, indicating that the sea is very clean. In 1892, then Austrian Ministry of Health, proclaimed Losinj one of the health resorts. The mild island climate has a therapeutic effect on treatment of allergic and respiratory diseases. There are many practices specializing in treatment of these diseases. The stay in such a favorable climate reduces medical problems and treats diseases.
The sea climate is characteristic for its extremely clean air and aerosols from the sea. The sea air is a key element of the sea climate. The concentration of aerosols in the air is particularly high on the waterfront, on the beach. The hotels also offer adequate conditions for relaxation on the sea. The magnificent hotel Punta lies on the cape between a thick pinewood forest and the rocky coast, in peace and protected from the noise of traffic. The hotels also gives a great view of the crystal blue sea, the mountain range of Velebit and the picturesque port of Veli Losinj. At night, the lights of the towns of Rab and Novalja shine on the horizon.
The small town of Veli Losinj is known for its narrow and winding street with villas of Losinj's famous and wealthy captains and ship builders. The beach of the hotel is rocky, with paved terraces for sunbathing. The beach was awarded with the “Blue flag”, international maintenance standard. Apart from the outdoor pools and dance terraces, there is also the restaurant Punta with the view of the sea and nearby port of Veli Losinj. In the immediate vicinity (two minutes) you can also find tennis courts of the hotel (with illumination); you can rent bikes, vessels, deck chairs and parasols. There is also the promenade along the sea, your can go hiking or on a trip to the nearby islands, or choose some animation in the hotel. The Bellevue Hotel lies in the middle of the park forest and Cikat cove, 50 meters far from the sea. It is 1,5 kilometers away from the center of Mali Losinj. Cikat is suitable not only for summer vacations, it’s and ideal holiday destination throughout the year.