Jacques Cousteau was in this area and gave the following description in his ship journal:
“we returned from Rijeka to Otrant and decided to pass along the entire Adriatic coast, which was very interesting. Just as we expected to see a few more islands, there it was in front of us, the perfect channel of awesome beauty, centuries old forest, a mountain of devastating beauty met the eye, with a beautiful colour of the sky as a background. But what intrigued me the most was the colour of the sea. I just had to see what lied beneath the surface, I was pleasantly surprised.
The Orebeach Club Hotel sits at the gateway to the Dalmatian islands, just outside the town of Orebic, on the Peljesac Peninsula. Situated on the beach of the crystal clear water with a beautiful view over the many small islands and to the famous City of Korcula where Marco Polo born . The Orebeach Club Hotel is surrounded by protected centuries old forest of cypress trees this really is an idyllic spot. Renowned for its stunning views, warm Mediterranean climate and clear azur sea, the southern Dalmatian Coast (between Dubrovnik and Split in southern Croatia ) is one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.
Built in 2002, the Orebeach Club is owned by a Dutch couple who pride themselves in offering a western standard of accommodation and service. The hotel is beautifully decorated in a light, airy style and all 30 rooms have a balcony, satellite TV, hairdryers, etc.
Besides hotel accommodation the Orebeach Club Hotel has a large range of Apartments & Villa's for rent This can be a ideally stone built typical Dalmatian house on the beach that has its on boat or a luxury apartment with large terraces where you can sit in a big jaccussi overseeing the Korculan Kanal and the ancient City of Korcula. In that same natural canal you can see many sailboats and private luxury yachts some of these owned by word famous people who already discovered this hidden paradise.
Dining in the open-air restaurant overlooking the sea is an exquisite experience – sit back and enjoy deliciously combined western European and Balkan dishes or simply enjoy fresh fish and organic wine on the beach terrace. As the sun goes down, the hotels private sandy beach takes advantage of the sultry climate and the beach-bar becomes a cosy night-bar. Indeed, this is a spot you could while away many hours!
The hotels beach is the ultimate in relaxation complete with sun-loungers and palm trees. For those who prefer to be a bit more active on holiday, the hotel has a 5 star dive centre. Recently labelled ‘one of the best dive centres in Croatia ' it caters for the absolute beginner right up to the seasoned professional. A long seafaring history in the area has left many treasures and shipwrecks in the crystal waters to be discovered.
If you'd rather stay above the water the hotel can also offer speed boat hire, scooter hire, big game fishing, sailing, snorkelling and windsurfing. Conditions off the hotel beach are perfect for windsurfing and sailing. The dependable summer breeze that arrives every afternoon is welcome and refreshing to sunbathers and ideal for water sports. Children are equally well catered for by the hotels range of water inflatables. Like the 20 feet high iceberg or one of the big trampolines.
This is a fascinating area to explore…brimming with historical interest from pre-historic hill forts, to the architecture of the Roman and Venetian occupations, the area retains a mosaic of influences to be discovered. Visit the maritime old town of Orebic and take a romantic wander along the sea front. The grand and ornate mansions belonged to the rich sea captains who once resided here. Or hop over to the Island of Korcula and meander through the walled town of Korcula , the birthplace of Marco Polo. Often compared to the old city of Dubrovnik , this charming walled town has many shops, cafes and bars to visit as well as beautiful buildings and streets to admire. With so much within easy reach, the Orebeach Club Hotel is in a super location for your holiday.
The Orebeach Club Hotel is easy to get to get to; Fly to Dubrovnik or Split in 2 hours from the UK . The Orebeach Club Hotel is 120 km north of Dubrovnik and drivable in less than 2 hours. Or, take the hydro-foil from Dubrovnik or Split which takes around the same amount of time.
The Orebeach Club Hotel