Why not holiday on Slovenia’s Adriatic coast — Portorož is a a G.O.A.T. (greatest-of-all-times) destination! You an attend a concert or the sparkling wine festival, try specialist spa treatments using theraputic mud and brine from the local Sečovlje Salina salt pans, lounge on the beach, or climb a hill to reach the 15th century former monastery; the Church of St. Bernardin. Portorož has been a reputed place of healing since the 13th century, and, as the town modernised and grew during the last century, it became a haven for a new generation of wellness enthusiasts.
Kempinski Palace Portorož
In Portorož, Istria, beside the sea, is the Kempinski Palace. This building used to host royalty. These days it’s been reimagined as a deluxe five-star beachside hotel, with 181 modern bedrooms (some of which have balconies). An imposing frontage with manicured landscaped gardens gives way to equally grand public rooms. Meals are served at Sophia, Restaurant Fleur de Sel and in the Crystal Hall ballroom, with drinks at the Pool Bar, Bubbles Bar, and Palace Club. Along with direct access to the beach, there’s a chic pool terrace with plenty of cushioned white loungers and a spa with an indoor swimming pool.