Hotel Boskinac

Pag Island, Croatia

A romantic, family-owned hotel with a gourmet restaurant and
well-regarded winery, set in peaceful gardens on the picturesque
island of Pag

On the rugged, almost mystically beautiful island of Pag,
Boškinac is a small family run hotel with just 11
rooms. The venture began in 2001, when wine producer
Boris Suljic opened his cellar for tastings. By 2003 he had added
this small hotel built from local stone in traditional Dalmatian
style, plus a lovely colonnaded terrace restaurant. And keen to
make his enterprise really special, he brought in a team of chefs
to offer sophisticated yet innovative cuisine based
on local ingredients.

It’s set amid vineyards, olive groves, pine trees and
fragrant gardens, just a stone’s throw from the seaside
resort of Novalja. What guests love most about Boškinac is
the serenity; just being there is profoundly relaxing. This, plus
its discreet staff and gourmet dining, make it an ideal retreat for
a romantic break.


  • Far from the bustle of the coast, yet the dining terrace offers
    sea views
  • Gourmet restaurant serving beautifully presented, exciting
    food, along with Boškinac’s excellent wines
  • Helpful and professional staff, who will go out of their way to
    ensure you have a once-in-a-lifetime experience
  • There’s a pretty, leafy patio, plus an inviting plunge
  • The spacious, airy rooms all have a sitting area, and
    the suites have a Jacuzzi tub


  • Room décor is rather bland and business-like, and we’ve
    had reports it’s a looks a little dated
  • The nearest town and beaches lie 4km away in Novalja; you’ll
    probably need to hire a car for your stay
  • Novalja itself is a rather characterless modern resort, though
    the island’s capital, Pag Town, is well worth a look for its
    Renaissance architecture
  • The hotel (and island) get very busy in July-August; book early
    – or, better, come in the shoulder season