It’s all about the view at the Villa Dubrovnik, a divine hotel built into the cliff across the bay from Dubrovnik’s Old Town and green Lokrum Island. The restaurant, rooftop bar, spa, and most of the rooms have the same harmonious outlook over the clear Adriatic waters, deep blue at depth and turquoise closer to the shore. The resort was refurbished about a decade ago in a sleek Mediterranean style, with glass-walled balconies and external walls that merge into the golden stone of the cliffside. Those balconies are perfect for morning coffee or a pick-me-up after a day of sightseeing in town—a private motorboat zips guests directly to the Old Town port. But consider having breakfast on the restaurant terrace, under the dappled sunlight and shade provided by wind-bent pines. The spa has an indoor pool, but just outside, stone steps lead down to the Adriatic's edge so guests can relax on sun beds or step directly into the sea.