Far from the crowds of Split, or the city buzz of Dubrovnik, the island of Lošinj is aptly called the Island of Vitality. The island is devoted to health and wellness, with all five hotels on the island offering specialized treatments and extensive spa menus. For the world-weary traveler looking to slow down and deeply rejuvenate, it’s impossible to find a better getaway than Lošinj.

One of more than 1,100 islands on the stunning Croatian Coast, Lošinj boasts close to 2,600 hours of sunshine a year, with just-right summers averaging 75 degrees Fahrenheit, and winter temperatures averaging 45 degrees Fahrenheit. In fact, it’s this ideal climate that landed the 20-mile-long island firmly on the health resort map. Whether your health needs include vigorous exercise or prolonged rest, you’ll find amenities galore at your finger tips.

Without an airport, the region favors the adventurous, but Ker & Downey ensures that you arrive in comfort and style by private boat. The extra effort required to get there ensures that Lošinj is no day tour on the standard tourist circuit. You’ll be surrounded by fellow wellness-seekers, guaranteeing a peaceful and restorative experience.

The island’s history is studded with European VIPs. Back in 1892, because of this curative climate, the Austro-Hungarian government declared Lošinj a natural health resort. Soon afterward, it became the first tourist island in the aptly named Austrian Riviera. Popular with the imperial family—Empress Sisi and Emperor Franz Joseph were among the imperial visitors, and Archduke Franz Ferdinand stayed for six weeks and recovered from tuberculosis—it quickly became renowned for its healing powers and natural beauty.

Let Ker & Downey incorporate Lošinj into your perfect itinerary. Whether you want to include a wellness break within a longer itinerary, wrap up an energetic adventure with a little rest and relaxation, or devote your entire getaway to the world’s premier spas, Lošinj will enhance the journey.