Sveti Stefan: precious hotels in the jewel of Montenegro
Montenegro is renowned for its beauty. Nowhere can this be appreciated more than in the iconic destination of Sveti Stefan. Now connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land, this tiny island city’s historic buildings were once a 15th-century fortified village.
It is only recently that Sveti Stefan has been painstakingly renovated into a luxurious Aman resort. The restoration perfectly recaptures the island’s historic past. The grand Aman Sveti Stefan is housed in sturdy old stone buildings with red-tiled roofs. You feel like you are stepping straight into the past.
Sveti Stefan is also the name of the more contemporary town, which has sprung up onshore. All steep step, great views of the islet and delightful shops. Visitors will be delighted.
More atmospheric sights can be enjoyed on a Montenegro cruise. Boating on the Adriatic’s delightful coast you can visit the medieval towns of Budva and Cetinje (the old royal capital), the immaculately preserved Baroque city of Perast, the tranquil Skadar Lake and the World Heritage Site at the Bay of Kotor.
There are many gems in Montenegro yet Sveti Stefan remains the jewel in its crown.