Welcome to Sveti Stefan Montenegro
How gorgeous is Sveti Stefan!
Situated on an ‘islet’ on the coast of Montenegro it was once a fort to repel invading forces, but now is an upmarket 5 star resort.
I couldn’t help wondering if I was walking in places that Mariln Monroe may have.
During the ’70’s and ’80’s it was the playground for the rich and famous and saw such stars as Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren and Orson Welles… the elite of Hollywood. However, with the break up of Yugoslavia it went into decline. It was not until the government put it up for tender to be turned into a resort that it underwent another transformation.
This incredible place is now owned by Aman Resorts and has a starting price of around €800/night. Not your average hotel and certainly not one we intend on taking the kids to just yet! BUT I would love to come back and stay here. Such a treat!
Staying in Sveti Stefan or Montenegro
If you want to make a booking to stay in the area you can use booking.com. Always reliable, we have found it provides properties for varying budgets and styles.
Restaurants/Cafe’s near Sveti Stefan
We enjoyed a couple of drinks and a club sandwich at Cafe Olive, which has a beautiful view of Sveti Stefan. It also meant our children could play in the park and we could still see them from the restaurant. I am not sure what the rest of the food is like on the menu but what we had was good. Other restaurants in the area are much further out, so I imagine that Cafe Olive gets very busy during the summer period. We were here out of season which is our favourite time to see most places as it is quiet and relaxed. I would love to visit during summer though so I could have a swim in this crystal clear water.
Getting to Sveti Stefan and Montenegro
We flew to Tivat, hired a car at the airport and then drove to Kotor. Accommodation we organized through Airbnb, you can use this link. You can also read more about Kotor here. It is a gorgeous spot to stay.