Crystal clear Adriatic Sea, picturesque old towns hiding charming cafes and restaurants, lavender fields and lush vineyards are all a part of Hvar’s postcard perfection. The best time to visit is in late spring and the summer, when the island truly comes alive and when you can enjoy sipping cocktails on a sailboat or relaxing on the beach. Europe’s sunniest island has a lot to offer to MICE groups, from excellent accommodation to great food and fun activities.
DK DMC creates dynamic programmes for MICE groups that helps visitors discover this fabulous island that continues to be popular with celebrities and jetsetters alike. With the majority of 4 and 5 star hotels located in the old town of Hvar which is a ‘pedestrian only’ zone, the added benefit of Hvar is that guests can enjoy the freedom of exploring the old town by themselves in their free time.
Sunčani Hvar Hotels have wonderful hotel properties located in the city centre of Hvar town. DK Croatia recommends boutique hotels Hvar Yacht Harbour Hotel Riva 4* and Adriana Hvar Spa Hotel 4* as well as Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort 4*which is ideal for larger groups. The advantage of these hotels is that they can all be privatised for groups and all are either in town centre or walking distance from the old town of Hvar. The latest hotel from Sunčani Hvar Hotels is the fully renovated Palace Elisabeth 5* that lies in the heart of Hvar town, with spectacular décor and the best views of the harbour and the main square.
When devising an activity programme on Hvar Island we always encourage Clients to choose a water activity and an inland activity for their event so delegates can get a real overall feel of Hvar Island. We recommend sailing around the stunning Pakleni Islands, sea kayaking, SUP-ing or exploring other nearby islands on board speedboats and then enjoying a delicious lunch and cocktail by the beach. Explore Hvar’s inland on board colourful and restored, old-timer VW Beetles, jeeps, scooters or bikes, driving along picturesque roads with unforgettable views and stopping in traditional villages to taste the local wine and olive oil or to learn about aromatherapy since Hvar is famous for its lavender groves.
So whether your event is an incentive, team building or a conference, we are positive that we can create a suitable programme for your group. For all groups wishing to undertake a corporate social responsibility programme, an ecological programme or a programme including the island’s agriculture, DK DMC can make sure we offer you the best the island of Hvar has.
The food and drink on offer in Hvar ranges from traditional taverns serving local delicacies to fine dining restaurants in waterfront locations in the old town. Guests can have a unique dinner on one of the smaller islands just opposite Hvar which have restaurants that serve some of the best seafood in the region and have a perfect natural setting. Inland, we can offer you excellent taverns and agricultural farms serving perfect local dishes, most from home-grown ingredients, for a truly authentic experience. Hvar Island is also home to some of the best Croatian wine producers so heading out and exploring the island’s wine groves and wine cellars is a must.
DK Events works closely with all the restaurant suppliers on the island and we can recommend the best dining options for your event.
When it comes to gala dinners, guests can enjoy a stylish gala dinner directly by the sea or on one of Hvar’s elegant terraces overlooking the old town. Historic venues such as the Hvar fortress or the Arsenal are excellent options for themed events. A beach barbecue or dinner on a boat are some of the less formal options that are also available on the island.