D-Resort Šibenik is a stylish, design-rich hotel, fully blended with the beautiful landscape of the Central Dalmatian coast. It is an extraordinary and enchanting fusion of the old world with the sleek and modern elegance of the new.
Located in the award-winning super-yacht marina D-Marin Mandalina, it offers an amazing view of the Šibenik Old Town, originally the oldest Croatian city with 950 years of rich history.
Only 30 minutes away from some of the most beautiful National Parks and less than an hour’s drive from Split's and Zadar's international airports, it is the perfect starting point for discovering Croatia's hidden treasures.
The hotel combines a unique set of services to create an exclusive, yet relaxed atmosphere in which guests will always feel welcome.
The hotel was designed in a winding form to
complement the shape of Mandalina peninsula,
on which the resort is
It is built of white concrete with inserts of wooden planks, giving the building an impression of antiquity. White concrete lines also divide the rooms, all of which have built-in glass walls overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Concrete is the leitmotif that connects all the facilities in the resort. Villas and Yacht Club present a raw concrete exterior, which refers to the old, traditional way of house construction in Dalmatia, conserving the authentic culture. Each villa is different, asymmetric, and when viewed from the marina, it seems they are peeking out of the rock. With this concept, architect Nikola Bašić has managed to redefine the expected paradigm of luxury, offering another way of beauty.
The spatial feature of the project is to make the boundary between interior and exterior relative.
The most important spatial feature of a project is that the boundary between interior and exterior is relative: the exterior enters the interior of the building, and the interior often goes beyond its boundaries. Frames of the Mediterranean landscape thus become a part of the interior and wooden linings used in the interior, fittings, and lights, become a part of the exterior. Such spatial concept especially matches with Mediterranean climate and lifestyle.
The concept of interior design is based on the contrast between rough concrete construction and light materials, primarily wood. The idea was to make it look like the furniture is floating, which is why wardrobes, commodes, and nightstands in accommodation are lifted off the floor, while shelves in the lobby were set on metal bars.To gain uniformity, similar interior design themes, details, colors, and materials were used in seven architectonically differently shaped buildings of D-Resort - hotel, yacht club, cocktail bar, kids club, and three villas.
Šibenik is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination with its rich historical heritage, top gastronomy, various cultural events, popular clubs, and breathtaking nature.
Distinctive Characteristics of Šibenik
It is the home of numerous restaurants offering excellent local and international cuisine. You can choose between traditional restaurants, known as “konoba”, wineries, or fine dining restaurants.
Each year, Šibenik hosts various national and international cultural and music events, which take their place at the historic center of the city and its famous fortresses.
National Park Krka
The National Park Krka lies within Šibenik-Knin County and covers a total area of 109 km² of the loveliest sections of the Krka River and the lower course of the Čikola River.
The National Park is a huge area of exceptional natural value, including more than one preserved and insignificantly altered ecosystem. The Park primarily serves as a place for scientific, cultural, educational, and recreational purposes, but tourist activities have also been introduced to its visitors.
National Park Kornati
Kornati Islands represent the most indented island group in the whole Mediterranean, and it is placed in the Northern Dalmatia, not far from Šibenik. They are the densest archipelago in the Mediterranean-nowhere else such a great number of islands is crammed in so little space. This amazing maze of the sea and the stone consists of 140 uninhabited islands, islets, and cliffs with an area of only 70 square kilometers.
Its numerous coves, capes, underwater cliffs, and rocks are very appealing to divers and visitors looking for adventures, while drywalls on the Kornati islands are constant silent witnesses to the arduous work that the farmers put into the unfruitful, rocky soil surrounded by the crystal clear sea.
Šibenik nowadays is a beautiful, historical city on the Adriatic coast.
Unlike the neighboring cities built by Greeks,
Illyrians and Romans, Šibenik was established by native Croats. Although excavations reveal the existence of early settlers, the name for this oldest Croatian city was first mentioned in 1066.
This beautiful coastal town has eventually become an important city in medieval times and then an important center of the Renaissance.
Beautiful architectural jewels like high stone houses and churches, winding cobblestone streets, monasteries, and archways, create a distinctive feature of the Adriatic coast. The Cathedral of St. James, known as Šibenik Cathedral, is not only one of the most beautiful monuments of the city but is also included in the UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage.