Before casting its anchor in a natural refuge on Dugi Otok Island, Villa Nai 3.3 sailed close to the wind and endured a tremendous journey from a perfectly drawn geometrical blueprint to a property immersed in nature, unpretentious just like all other beauties adorning this island.
Architect Nikola Bašić harbored the hotel, oil mill, and tasting room inside a hundred-year-old organic olive grove.
The facilities are built from stone harvested from the olive grove. The interiors feature designer furniture, flawlessly in sync with nature.
Villa Nai 3.3 has 8 deluxe accommodations. Twenty-nine members of the villa crew learned the ropes, tasked only with making our guests feel comfortable on their delightful Dugi Otok journey.
Our Nai 3.3 olive oil is a multi-awarded and globally recognized Dalmatian olive oil.
It is made from impeccable fruit and handcrafted to every last drop.
Perfectionism is our trademark, and granularity is our guiding thought which is reflected in our exquisite cuisine.
Our two restaurants, Grotta 11,000 and 3.3, serve only the finest fare from local farms to the depths of the Adriatic, prepared according to traditional Dugi Otok Island recipes.
Our restaurant menus relive authentic culinary experiences enjoyed by ancient Dalmatians, including the first to live on this island – Šime.
The original Dugi Otok gourmand caught fish and savored oysters. Today, our culinary team prepares the same delicacies, paired with innovative techniques and modern flavors.
The beauty of Dugi Otok Island put a spell on Šime 11,000 ago, which is why the first Dalmatian settled on this island. While exploring the island, experience the ambiance of the Vlakno Cave surroundings, hosting archaeological pearls from Paleolithic and Mesolithic times, prehistoric tools, and Šime’s skeleton. Take a moment to delve a little deeper into the mysteries engulfing the origin of our species, but don’t linger for too long.
Set sail with the offspring of the first commercial fishermen in the Adriatic. Discover why the oldest written evidence of fishing and fishing trade was found on Dugi Otok Island. This document is more than 1,000 years old.
The pristine nature of Dugi Otok can be attributed to the historical and geographical lineage of the island. This seldom-found authentic location in the Mediterranean is ideally positioned for organic production. Dock your boat and stay for a few days, or even just for a meal, and delight in our farm-to-table promise of organically grown and controlled ingredients.
500-year-old Olive Grove
No other tree is as interlaced with human history as the olive tree.
In Christianity, the olive is a symbol of divine providence and care for people.
In Homeric poetry, the olive is a symbol of abundance and wealth, while olive oil is referred to as “liquid gold.”
In the Mediterranean, the olive is a source of pleasure, health, and flavor.
On Dugi Otok Island, the olive is a way of life.
Villa Nai 3.3 is encompassed by a 500-year-old olive grove. One of the secrets behind the exquisite taste of our multi-award-winning olive oil is the early harvest of 100-year-old olives and young olives processed on the same day.
Our olive oil is produced in compliance with the most rigorous organic standards. We have an oil mill and production, and proudly organize Olive Oil Days in our olive grove, including an olive oil tasting, olive harvest, themed dinners, olive growers’ gatherings, various lectures, and many pleasant get-togethers.