“Tethered to the mainland via a narrow sweep of pink-tinged sand, the tiny terracotta-roofed islet of Sveti Stefan found fame in the 1960s as a playground for the rich and famous. Now entirely taken over by Aman, it’s still the country’s smartest retreat – and the owner of one half of Montenegro’s pin-up beach. Surrounded by thick pine forest, the left side of the narrow isthmus is reserved exclusively for hotel guests (or those prepared to splash out on a sun lounger), while the right side is open to all. There are plenty of deckchairs to rent, and the inky-blue waters are a lovely spot to wallow in.”
“Once the preserve of oligarchs and their imposing yachts, Montenegro – just down the coast from Split on the Adriatic Sea – offers a lot of glitz and glamour for the rest of us, too. A new One & Only will open there in the spring as the group’s first European property – and it won’t take you long to realise why they chose this setting.
The Bay of Kotor (also known as Boka Bay) should be on your list for its fjord-like beauty, dazzling blue waters and the imposing mountains that line its shores.
The country has walled towns, cliff-edge monasteries, millennium-old churches and mediaeval villages to explore, along with grand palaces built in a style that references the Venetian neighbours across the water.”
“Among destinations proving popular for this long awaited bounce-back to travel, Montenegro, described as “the rising star of the Med”, is drawing a lot of attention for active outdoor holidays with its miles of beaches, rolling hills and mountainous regions to explore.
With five national parks, 294 km of coastline and one of the deepest canyons in Europe, it’s ideal for those who love a good stroll with their sightseeing.
Spanning an area approximately the same size as Northern Ireland, this Balkans treasure packs a lot into its offerings and is the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation.
Old coastal towns, including Kotor, Budva, Bar, Herceg Novi and Cetinje are worth a visit each offering a unique look into Montenegro’s history through architecture, landmarks and cultural institutions.
The Bay of Kotor is renowned for its spectacular scenery – towering cliffs plunging into tranquil, deep blue waters. Inland, Lovcen National Park is ideal for a day trip and home to the mausoleum of Petar II at the top of the mountain.
The country is well-situated for holidaymakers looking for sun, sea and the warm breeze in the late summer/early Autumn from the Adriatic.”
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