There are countless songs about ports. These places remind us of travels, adventures and wanderlust, but at the same time, they give a sense of security, home and a safe haven. Our Port 9 Resort. located in the picturesque Bay of Shells, was named after 9 towers which have always protected the Korčula port. It offers the best of both worlds.
If you feel like exploring, Korčula offers many treasures, adventures and stories about thousands of years of history and its natural beauty which will leave you speechless. Explore the whole island - on foot, or by boat, buggy or bike. Become inspired by stories of brave seafarers and Korčula's good-hearted brotherhoods, or explore the nearby mysterious forest Kočje. You can even learn how to dance moštra and kumpanija, traditional dances of this area.
And if you're looking for a safe haven, you will love the spacious and sun-filled interior of our renovated apartments, rooms, restaurants and bars. Here you can enjoy in modern luxury, elegance, but above all peace and quiet. The calmness of the sea and sun is just what you need to rediscover that side of you which you love the most - your bright side.
Activities and Amenities
Whether you want to explore the island by bike, try the traditional Korčula specialities, play tennis or simply sunbathe by the pool while reading your favourite book, our offer surely includes something you need. Our staff is at your disposal at any time. The reception staff will be happy to give you more information on all activities and services offered by Port 9 Resort.
Gourmets and foodies will love our restaurants, buffets and bars:
- à la carte restaurant - Ala longa
- 2 buffet restaurants - Madir and Matrikula
- beach tavern - Lanterna
- snack bar on the beach - Padre Fiaka
- 2 pool bars - Argola and Lustrin
- beach bar - Arancin
- caffe bar - Rosolio
- G&T Lounge Ventula
Sport enthusiasts, athletes and adventurers will be thrilled by:
- outdoor seawater pools
- infinity pool
- tennis court
- bike rental
- multipurpose court
- minigolf, table tennis
- water sports: sailing, kayaking
- diving school
- beaches: gravel, sandy and concrete beaches in quiet bays
- indoor Olympic-size pool for swimming and water polo (1 km away)
We offer a rich entertainment program and various activities for families and children:
- live music performances on a terrace (June - September)
- animation: mini club (during the season), for 2 age groups: 4 – 7 and 8 – 14
- children’s playground
- theme workshops for children
- mini disco
- children's climbing wall
- mini botanical garden
- 2 pools for children
- morning workout
- Tea o’clock
- Dance night
- Dalmatian dinner
- Gin night lesson
- Beach party
- Wine tasting
- Movie under stars
- Sword dance - kumpanija
- Homemade Korčula products corner
- Gong therapy
- Art gallery
WiFi Internet access
health centre 1 km away
parking: 100 parking spaces for cars, 5 parking spaces for buses, with additional charge
private taxi boats available from the hotel dock on the beach to the centre of Korčula (paid on the spot)
According to many, Korčula is one of the most beautiful Croatian islands. It is located in the southern part of Adriatic, and people love it for its pristine nature, clear sea, hidden bays, as well as for its rich historic and cultural heritage. So it's no wonder that in 2016 the American New York Times listed Korčula among 52 best must-visit destinations.
Island of shipbuilders and stone carvers
Rich in Aleppo and black pine, cypress and olive trees and crowned with laurels, Korčula is one of the most forested islands in the Adriatic. As much as two thirds of the island are covered in forest and greenery. The natural resources of “Black Korčula”, namely forest and stone, were a prerequisite for the two key activities - shipbuilding and stonemasonry, which greatly contributed to the social advancement and development of the enlightened spirit of Korčula.
In families which lived on Korčula, often one son was a stonemason, and the other a shipbuilder. Inhabitants of Korčula extracted stones from the quarry (petral), from nearby islets, and in numerous stonemason workshops, by working meticulously and paying great attention to detail, transformed it into heritage which inspires both awe and admiration. They had learned from the best Dubrovnik masters. By patiently carving the stone they developed their craftsmanship and spirit.
At the same time, diligence, knowledge and abundant forests enabled the construction of valued boats for the inhabitants of Korčula. Korčula was a leader in shipbuilding, always challenging itself by creating something new and innovative.
How did inhabitants of Korčula build wooden boats? How many parts did a boat have? What is an argola, and what a timun? Sign up your child for our Shipbuilding Course, organised in our resort several times during the season.
The birthplace of Marco Polo
Many sources confirm that Marco Polo, one of the world’s greatest travellers, was born in Korčula. The richness of Korčula and its enlightened spirit inspired him to embark into the unknown. All you need to do to check that is to climb to the viewpoint of his birth home in Korčula Old Town, and overlook the stone roofs in the direction of Pelješac and the open sea. Polo's records, “Book of the Marvels of the World”, has inspired many adventurers and explorers, including the great Christopher Columbus.
Do you want to learn where Marco Polo travelled? Which countries did he visit? What were his adventures like? We will be happy to organise a visit to the birth home of Marco Polo in the centre of Korčula or the Marco Polo Museum.
Enlightened spirit of Korčula
The natural resources of “Black Korčula”, namely forest and stone, were a foundation for a bright future and enlightened spirit of inhabitants of Korčula. The medieval Korčula was home to many rich and reputable families, and a place where heritage was preserved and art created. Today Abbey Treasury in the city of Korčula holds one of the most valuable European art collections, while the altar of the Cathedral of St. Marc is adorned with paintings by Tintoretto.
For more than 700 years, Korčula has been proud of its tradition of brotherhoods - religious associations whose main tasks included helping brothers in distress. The oldest one, All Saints, was founded in 1301. In addition to helping others, the brotherhoods had a humanistic or enlightening character. They had their own houses, and wealthy members donated a variety of inventory and artwork.
Do you wish to visit the Cathedral of St. Marc, Abbey Treasury or learn more about Korčula brotherhoods? Let us know and we will be happy to arrange a tour with our tour guide.