Montenegro is finally emerging from the lingering shadow of Eastern Europe’s Communist chokehold, and re-establishing itself on the international jet set itinerary—thanks in large part to its extraordinary, yacht-friendly coastline. No wonder developers are flocking here to build new luxury complexes that leverage that view from every house, apartment and jetty. Here is our detailed guide of where to stay, what to do and where to buy if you want to make it a semi-permanent getaway.
Where to Stay
There are impressive five-star hotels under development—a Rosewood on a waterfront location near Budvar and the Ritz Carlton near Lustica Peninsula, for example—but the coast already has two superb new options.
There was an Aman nearby, too, but it’s currently shuttered, a shame as its locale on its own island, Sveti Stefan, is appealing, with a starry history—Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor were visitors in the dolce vita 1960s heyday. The owner is currently embroiled in a nasty spat with island locals over beach access, so even when—or, as some believe, if—it reopens, expect the ill will to affect the overall vibe.