The problem with idyllic far-flung islands is that sometimes they’re just a bit too far-flung.The idyllic island of Losinj, however, is just 15-minutes air-hop from mainland Croatia, which means you can leave London after breakfast and arrive in time for an afternoon swim. Very civilised. Combine that with lung full of fresh sea air, yoga on the deck taught by tanned, taut locals and a massage from therapists so skilful you’ll convince they have three hands, and you’ll feel sparkly and new within a day.
Book one of the suites for your own Jacuzzi overlooking shimmering Cikat Bay, where you really need to put in some quality time with a pre-supper sharpener. Then it’s down to join the throng for an old-fashion buffet followed by surprisingly moving live folk music in the bar. It’s almost exotic and not far-lung at all. BOOK IT Double, from £140, including breakfast ( bellevuelosinj.com; 00 385 51 679000).