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About Tanja Gutenmorgen
When I was 20 years old I visited Peljesac Peninsula for the first time and instantly fell in love with it. Turquoise blue bays, crystal clear water, charming old town with its cute stone streets, relaxing mindset of the local people and green pine forests instantly grew to my heart. The owners of this hotel are very heart-warmed people who bought this house and completely renovated it. They put a lot of thought, time and resources into this hotel to provide the best possible experience for the guests. Since they want to have everything perfect and offer the guests the best possible customer service, they asked me and Adriatic Pearls to manage this hotel. My spouse and I believe that what goes around comes around, so we give a lot of love and attention to many details in this house in order for you to feel comfortable, welcomed and safe.
Tanja Gutenmorgen purchased this Bed And Breakfast in 2018
Why Tanja Gutenmorgen chose Viganj
Charming, seductive, sporty, youthful, energising – this boutique hotel with only 7 rooms is a true Paradise! A place where you escape from mass tourism, enjoy the privacy and vibrant atmosphere, chill on the pool terrace overlooking the sea with a Mojito Cocktail or furiously wind and kite-surf when the warm summer Maestral wind picks up in the early afternoon...
What makes this Bed And Breakfast unique
Modern Heritage Boutique Hotel Viganj has everything a modern individual needs for a relaxing holiday: - great location - luxury hotel rooms by the sea - pebble beach - turquoise sea - charming interior - fantastic sea view - Korcula’s old town at one’s fingertips - authentic Dalmatian restaurants (konobas) with delicious home-grown and home-made food - numerous possibilities for diverse adventures (water sports, trekking, wine tasting etc.)
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
This boutique hotel has a fantastic beachfront position in the centre of Viganj village. Hotel is located in the heart of the bay with the charming Church "Gospa od Rozarije" from the 17th century, Dominican monastery and old captain’s houses made of stone.
Left end of the bay is mesmerised with water and wind-related sport activities, while right end is kept in standby mode with local residents and tourists who wish to avoid even this small amount of hustle and bustle you can came across in Viganj.
A small market where you will find anything you need as well as ATM cash machine is located just behind the hotel, across the road. Few meters away from the hotel you will find a pier where a taxi boat, which departs towards Korcula old medieval town three times per day, is located.
Korcula Island has a charming medieval Venetian town Korcula, also named »little Dubrovnik« because of the resemblance of the Dubrovnik old town, one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Europe - Croatia. After the full moon, when fishermen have their peak of the month’s catch, this pier is bustiling with small fishing boats.
On the other side of the road, just behind this luxury boutique hotel, there is a local travel agency and souvenir shop with some excellent handcrafted souvenirs. It is located in old Dominican monastery that sometimes featuers interesting exhibits.
If you love sports, especially the ones connected with the sea, then you couldn’t pick a better place to spend your vacation. 10 walking minutes down the sea road there is a “Ponta beach”, where the main sports’ action takes place.
In the direct vicinity you will find windsurfing and kitesurfing school Water Donkey. There you can learn you first steps on the board or you can upgrade your skills. If there is no wind, you can rent SUP (stand-up-paddle) boards, kayaks or simply relax in their chill-out area.
Other shops, restaurants and bars are a bit closer than the surfing beach. We advise you to visit beach bar Chiringito where you will be thrilled by the best bruschettas, roasted squids with potatoes or fantastic beefsteak with garden rocket salad.
The best thing about Viganj is its youthful and relaxing energy; you will always run into all generations who love sports.
There are also 3-4 really good authentic Dalmatian restaurants (konobas) in Viganj, however, there is also a pizza bistro, a few bars (one of which is a popular cocktail bar), a pancake stand, a smoothie stand and two excellent wine shops.
There are two options to get the best views of the surrounding area. One is by car, if you drive from Viganj towards Loviste. When you reach the upper road and it starts climbing there is a panoramic spot on one of the serpentines. The whole area is laid below your feet.
Other option (my favourite) is to sail/paddle with a windsurf, SUP or kayak few meters away from the coastline (beware that sea current can be strong here especially when the wind is blowing). Here you can see the whole town stretching by the shore and on higher areas you can see ruins of the past. Most of it are old captain’s stone houses which were built in 18th century and are still proudly overlooking the channel between Peljesac and Korcula and reminding us on past glory and wealth of highly respected ship captains, that originated from this area.
Orebic town (where you can find practically everything) is located 10-minute drive from Viganj. Nearest pharmacy, doctor, urgent medical help centre or dentist is located in Orebic town. Gas station and big supermarket Konzum can be found on the suburb of Orebic town (around 1 km from the town’s centre).
Do you want to rent diving equipment, play tennis, try water skiing or take a ride on water banana? All this and much more can be found in Orebic town on sandy beach Trstenica where you won’t run out of different activities.
Ferry terminal to Korcula Island is located in Orebic town (ferry departs in high season practically every hour). Taxi boats which drive to Korcula town have more frequent departure times from Orebic (every hour) then from Viganj (3 times/day). Here you can board a semi-submarine and explore the underwater life and sea bed – especially children will love this experience!
Loviste village in a beautiful quiet bay is a 15 min drive over Mount Ilija from Viganj and there you can find one of the finest local restaurants named »Barsa«, famous for its sea specialities!
There are many vineyards along the Peljesac Peninsula and the area also offers sailing, mountain walking, climbing to the Mountain St. Ilija, biking, kitesurfing, windsurfing and fishing. You can hike (3-4 h walk) to the top of Mount Saint Ilija (961m) that provides wonderful views across the Peninsula and Korcula Island – but do take your trekking shoes and lots of water with you (in summer months the rock heats up very quickly and in the morning there can be over 30°C in the air)!