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These hand-picked boutique hotels are some of the finest in the Med. Whether you’re after lovingly-selected decor, out of the ordinary accommodations or chilled-out vibes, we’ve got somewhere to bed down in every port.
1. Villa Mediterranea, Capri, Italy
At Villa Mediterranea, bedrooms are bedecked with hot-pink carpets, polka-dot headboards and violet curtains. It’s just enough.
2. Predi Son Jaumell, Mallorca, Spain
The chef here is ex-El Bulli chef and the aesthetic is cool minimalism – offset with some attention-seeking artworks.
3. Il Sereno, Lake Como, Italy
Designer Patricia Urquiola masterminded this lakefront-gazing gem of a hotel. Exploring the lake by vintage-inspired wooden boat has us sold.
4. Erosantorini, Santorini, Greece
Of the 800 hotels squeezed onto Santorini, this private estate is one of our favourites thanks to its gastronomic offering and a discerning clientele.
5. Hotel Adriatic, Istria, Croatia
Retro-chic, with a whimsical contemporary edge and a lusty-worthy waterside bar-restaurant terrace, Rovinj’s oldest hotel got a slick renovation in 2015. It’s ace.
6. La Granja, Ibiza, Spain
This 16th-century farmhouse with minimalist decor, classical Iberian architecture and private-retreat vibes is an easy sell. Just take our credit cards now.
7. J.K. Place Capri, Capri, Italy
A stylish refuge of seaside nonchalance. This is probably where la dolce vita came to be.
8. Kensho, Mykonos, Greece
Whitewashed walls, stone floors plus a restaurant offering a 10-course contemporary take on Greek fine dining. Can you say Cycladic chic?
9. Little Green Bay, Hvar, Croatia
“Less is more” here at Little Green Bay, an old restored farmhouse run by a Parisian designer and her brother. This is barefoot-bouji at its best.
10. Bill & Coo, Mykonos, Greece
Achingly hip, Bill & Coo is the destination for the jet-set. Head here for some sea-view serenity.
11. Ammos Hotel, Crete, Greece
This cute seaside hotel ticks all the boxes. Friendly staff, ocean views and just the right level of informal, ammos is one of those places that puts you instantly at ease.
12. Son Brull, Mallorca, Spain
Located near Pollença, this converted 12th-century monastery is the ultimate in design-oriented luxury.
13. Amanruya, Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey
Secluded and brilliantly boho, Amanruya feels a world away from Bodrum. Look out over the Aegean Sea from your apricot-coloured private villa.
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