The Amfora reopened its doors in the summer of 2008 as a swish four-star holiday hotel that also has the best conference facilities on the island. Set in pine trees a ten-minute walk from the main square in Hvar town, the Amfora is Hvar’s largest hotel, its sweeping concrete wings perched above a cascading pool ideal for padlers, and a crescent of pebbly beach on the seafront below. The exclusive Bonj/Les Bains beachhouse and lounge bar is a few steps away, as is the Splash bar, for après-beach DJ parties. Rooms are decked out in pristine whites and feature well-chosen contemporary furniture. Classic views of the Pakleni islands open up from the sea-facing doubles. There is a gym on the top floor, and free Wifi throughout.