Aman Sveti Stefan is one of Montenegro’s most beautiful boutique hotel. This luxurious Aman hotel is located on a private island. Surrounded by stunning coastal scenery this unique hotel-village is located on Montenegro’s Budvanska Riviera. The cultural history and pristine coastline line of Sveti Sven make it one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
Before being turned into a luxury hotel, Sveti Stefan was originally settled by fishermen in the 15th century. When Aman Resorts began to convert the island into a luxury hotel in Montenegro they ensured island’s charm and authenticity was preserved.
Sveti Stefan spans beyond the island and includes Villa Miločer on the mainland, which was once a royal residence. The accommodation at Aman Sveti Stefan are divided between Sveti Stefan Island and Villa Miločer. The island is accessible from the mainland by an iconic causeway that takes around 10 minutes to walk across.
During the summer, the island and mainland are also connected by boat. Aman is world-renowned for its luxurious minimalist designs and this is evident in the Sveti Stefan Island boutique hotel. The Sveti Stefan Island section of the hotel boasts 50 individually unique seafront cottages that are available between late April and October. These chic cottages are located within carefully restored old-stone buildings from the medieval age and have rustic touches like exposed beams.
The quaint island is surrounded by stone walkways and lush trees that allow guests to live like locals. There are three private pools on the island including one that is cliffside and offers picturesque views. On the island, you will also find a restaurant called Avra that rests on a two-tiered terrace. Avra has an elegant atmosphere and specializes in divine Adriatic seafood such as freshly caught sea bass. Adjacent to the restaurant is the Rajika Bar that has an extensive drink menu and is the perfect place to watch the sunset. There is also another restaurant on the island called The Piazza which acts as a social hub for the island.
On the mainland, The Villa Miločer section of the hotel is open year-round and features eight gorgeous villas set in an immaculate garden. This stone villa has three idyllic pink pebble beaches one of which is private and directly in front of the villa. It was once the summer residence of the Serbian royal family and overlooks the Adriatic Sea.
The Villa Miločer consists of eight sophisticated suites along with a grand communal living room, meeting room, and library. The suites feature design elements such as minimalist oak furniture and crème and beige fabrics. All accommodations at Aman Sveti Stefan include spacious bathrooms with plastic-free cosmetic bottles and local soaps. The mainland area of the resort is home to the seaside Villa Miločer Restaurant that serves classic and contemporary dishes inspired by the region. For a more laid-back dining experience, there is the Queen’s Beach Grill with casual fare like pizza and fresh salads.
All guests of Aman Sveti Stefan have access to both the island and the Villa Miločer area. The property offers plenty of activities including private tailor-made excursions like wine tasting tours and sailing trips, depending on guest preferences. The Aman spa on the mainland is secluded and the perfect spot for a day of relaxation. Here you will be able to choose from a variety of personalised health and beauty treatments that incorporate local herbs.
Aman Sveti Stefan is hands down one of the best luxury hotels in Montenegro. With its first-class accommodations and unforgettable scenery, you can’t go wrong staying at this 5-star hotel. In the 1960s Sveti Stefan was even a playground for celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor, who were frequently seen in the area. It is no surprise that the beautiful Sveti Stefan continues to be the most photographed site in Montenegro.
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