In recent years, Montenegro’s gorgeous coastline has returned to the spotlight as a glamorous travel destination. As we reported earlier this year, the Regent Porto Montenegro made a splash when it debuted this summer, joining the Aman Sveti Stefan in attracting international jetsetters. Indeed the Mediterranean enclave is courting the ultra-luxury market, while positioning itself as the next super yacht destination with the transformation of a former naval base into a sprawling marina (Porto Montenegro).
A recent article in The Financial Times describes the “swish new yacht marina” as “one of the most ambitious leisure projects in Europe.” After all, tourism is the country’s biggest industry, and Montenegro’s focus isn’t just the number of arrivals, but a cultivation of “travel in its most rarified form, at the top end of the luxury trade.”
The marina will double in size, to 490 berths. Anchoring the marina is the Regent, which has lavish facilities: a spa, glittering pools, restaurants, and a private beach only accessible by boat. In planting its flag in Montenegro, Regent joins Amanresorts, which restored the entire island of Sveti Stefan in creating its sublime resort. And other luxury brands are slated to follow suit. One & Only, Four Seasons, Banyan Tree, and Kempinski are slated to open hotels in Montenegro in the next few years.