The 14-bed Hotel Sansegus has already welcomed its first guests, and also includes a restaurant and wine bar on the premises. The hotel is owned by husband and wife Nenad and Maja Kostelac, who after spending 30 years holidaying on the remote island and falling in love with the place, decided to start the business.
Susak is a small island on the northern Adriatic coast of Croatia. Sansegus is the Greek word for Susak, meaning oregano which grows in abundance on the island. Only around 150 natives still reside on the island which has increasingly become a popular tourist destination—especially during the peak summer months. Many of the people from Susak currently live in the United States. The island is geologically different from other Croatian islands in that it is mostly formed of fine sand laid on a limestone rock base.
“We lived one street apart from each other in Zagreb, but we met on Susak. We have holidayed here for 30 years, and over time have we have made some purchases and now we have decided to start our own business,” Maja told daily Novi list.