Olive Tree Villa (sleeps 14) is situated on the private island of Zizanj, just 8km from the Croatian mainland. This little island in the Adriatic Sea is fringed by beautiful beaches – all yours to enjoy, uninterrupted by any other – and inland is carpeted with olive groves.

The open-plan interior offers plenty of space to relax, and outside there is an enormous terrace, a private swimming pool, sun loungers, a barbecue area and, just metres away, the beach. The property has a private mooring and motor boat, meaning guests can sail to outlying islands as they please. A seven-night stay this summer costs from £606 pp (£8,475 total). Flights extra.

Call Big Domain on 01237 426777 (www.thebigdomain.com).