Travellers seeking a hidden paradise in Europe have discovered a little-known coastal village in Albania that offers a Balinese-like escape. Dhërmi, hailed as the “hidden pearl of Europe,” has become a popular destination for adventurous travellers looking for luxurious beachside resorts, bars, and restaurants, stunning scenery, and crystal-clear beaches.
While many tourists are heading to Greece and Italy, Dhërmi offers an underrated escape that has been referred to as the “European Bali.” The village has five kilometres of coastline that is peppered with impressive beach clubs and resorts, making it the perfect destination for summer relaxation.
Recently, travel bloggers Scott and Sal documented their stay in Dhërmi, wowing thousands of viewers on Instagram. They praised the village’s “Bali style beachfront hotel” and “stunning tropical beach clubs,” as well as its “crystal-clear water and so much to do!” They stayed at La Brisa Boutique Hotel, which offers rooms from $145 per night, private beaches, and spectacular sunset views.
The village is located just over three hours’ drive south of Tirana, Albania’s capital city. The upper half of the village is home to a quaint old town, while the lower half features the beach, restaurants, and stays. Visitors can take in panoramic views of the sparkling waters of the Ionian Sea at Sanur Beach House, which was inspired by the popular beaches of Bali.
As winter approaches in Australia, Albania’s summer season makes it an ideal escape from the chilly weather. Travellers who have discovered the hidden pearl of Europe have referred to Albania as a “dreamy” and “soooo beautiful” destination. With its impressive coastline, luxurious stays, and crystal-clear waters, it’s no surprise that Dhërmi has become a top choice for travellers seeking a Balinese-like paradise in Europe./DailyMail