One of the latest it destinations in the world of yachting and the broader world of travel in general, Montenegro has quickly become one of the most trendiest hotspots in the entire Mediterranean. On the surface, it’s not hard to see why. Montenegro may be a nation short in size, but its coastline packs in some of the most tremendous seaside landscapes in all of Europe. Crystal clear waters, staggering mountains and scattered islets round out the pristine natural scenery. Located within the UNESCO-protected Boka Bay, the glamorous Porto Montenegro has been home to sailors for thousands of years, although only recently has it been transformed into one of the premiere yachting destinations in the Mediterranean. Five-star facilities have made Porto Montenegro accessible to yachters, while the beautiful landscapes and luxury coastal lifestyle has made it one of the most exclusive destinations in Europe.
The Infinity Pool
At the extravagant Porto Montenegro Yacht Club lies a newly refurbished 64m infinity pool – the perfect place to pass a hot summer afternoon. Located in the heart of the marina, the stunning facility consist of 188 day beds, a premium lounge area and Italian fusion restaurant, while the pristine space is decorated with palm trees and heavenly arches set against the backdrop of the lush mountain range. This is one of the most active waterfront locations in all of Porto Montenegro where clads of fashionistas are seen strutting the latest in designer swimwear and brazenly rocking trends straight from the runway.
This Stella McCartney Leopard One Shoulder Bikini Top and matching Stella McCartney Leopard Classic Bikini Bottoms make for a fierce summer statement that will turn heads as you sip on your expertly-mixed cocktail. The chic one-shoulder design is a confident breath of fresh air, while the leopard print is a bold patterning that’s aligned with current trends. A pair of oversized shades such as these Dolce & Gabbana Butterfly-Framed Sunglasses or these Gucci Square-Frame Sunglasses are a simple way to glam up your look – which is exactly what you’ll want to do in a town like Porto Montenegro.
One of the true divine gems of the Mediterranean, Boka Bay finds itself surrounded by spectacular range of mountains, commanding cliffs and rippling gulfs. Medieval coastal towns formerly settled by ancient Turks and Greeks are littered across the coastal shores, while untouched islands with pristine beaches are a common occurrence. More than simply it’s mind-numbing beauty, Boka Bay offers endless unmissable sights including island monasteries, sparkling waters and dramatic fjord-like cliffs.
When it comes to life overseas under the blazing Montenegrin sun, few outfits wear better than those centered around classic white bottoms. These The Row Stratton Leggings are a chic pair of high-rise pants that will also have you feeling cool and comfortable. For a trendier option, check out these Theory Henriet Culottes that are precisely cut for a fashionable wide-leg fit, whereas the cropped length makes for a breezy summer fit. On top, don’t be afraid to mix it up with some color that will give you just the right amount of pop. This lightweight Isabel Marant Étoile Kaaron Striped Top is cut for a slightly loose fit and exudes a sophisticated coastal look as you breeze through one of the most scenic regions in the Adriatic.
In its truest sense, Porto Montenegro is a luxury retail heaven that, while only recently, is now comparable to the likes of other premium coastal yachting destinations like St-Tropez or Porto Cervo. The splashy shopping options range from all your typical designer options such as Cartier, Chloé, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Rolex and more, with many displaying their extravagant resort collections that reign supreme in luxury port villages. The waterfront boutiques are as much a great place to people watch as they are to shop – as you’ll find fellow decked out visitors and fashionistas alike.
This Rachel Pally Linen Lian Dress make a statement not in its flashiness nor eye-catching details, but in its timelessness and classic design. The simple black dress makes for an airy and relaxed look as you stroll from shop to shop, whereas the criss-cross backing with a zipper closure is a fun little detail. Add to the mix a leather shoulder bag such as this Loewe Gate Small Leather Shoulder Bag or this A.P.C. Genève Leather Shoulder Bag and you have yourself an outfit that will highlight a subtle and sophisticated sense of beauty – a statement all in itself.
Characterized by warm coasts and beautiful landscapes Montenegro is unsurprisingly home to a plethora of interesting diving destinations that draw in thousands each year. Among the most popular is the Blue Cave on the Lustica Peninsula which glows an iridescent azure color from the light that filters in through a small hole, bounces off the sand and reflects into the cave. Elsewhere, the Dague Bar refers to one of the most prestigious French WWI ships that sunk off the coast of Montenegro and now offers the opportunity to explore the haunting wreck.
Since the model initially launched in 1953, the Rolex Submariner is often hailed as the archetype of all divers’ watches for its functional design, large luminescent hour markers and distinctive dial. Today the Rolex Submariner remains more precise and robust than ever before, while retaining its unparalleled heritage and sense of luxury.
With 17 official beaches scattered across the Tivat Riviera including three distinct islets, there are a number of nearby beaches, each spectacular for their own reason, at your disposal. Perhaps the most beautiful of the bunch, the scenic Plavi Horizonti Beach lies at the end of Przno Valley where the landscape hugs the open Adriatic Sea, whereas the Cape of Seljanovo offers a unique rocky beach experience that is very convenient for swimmers. Belane Beach is a very typical city beach with great tourist facilities and a lively atmosphere, whereas the beautiful and isolated Ostrvo Cvijeça (Island of Flowers) truly lives up to its name.
While you should never be afraid of a healthy splash of color, in Montenegro, this is especially the case. From the beautiful lush greenery and painted mountains to the azure waters and Venetian-like architecture, you feeling a bit vibrant during your stay. These Orlebar Brown Fern Mid-Length Swim Shorts in lime green are a great way to stand out as you take that first dip into the Adriatic Sea. For those who want to take it a step further, both these Thom Browne Striped Herringbone Shell Swim Shorts and Pink House Mustique Printed Swim Shorts incorporate their share of summer hues.
Dispersed between the plentiful luxury designer shops are an endless supply of restaurants and cafés of all sorts. If you really want to experience what Porto Montenegro can do for your appetite, it’s easy to indulge in the city’s unparalleled selection of international gastronomy, including freshly-caught sushi, wood oven-fired Italian pizza or exquisite Lebanese mezze. Chef’s Table is a new concept within the village that offers an intimate dining experience, whereas Gallardo is the area’s first ever Steakhouse that fuses local dining traditions with modern-day meat techniques. Taking advantage of its favorable location next to the superyacht marina and Boka Bay, Murano is perhaps the most luxurious dining establishment in the area with a menu centered around fresh seafood with a regional twist.
While you don’t necessarily have to dress to the nines in Porto Montenegro, at locations like these it’s never a bad idea to make the right kind of statement. A casual grey blazer is a failsafe option that offers just the right amount of flair, perfectly straddling the line between casual and dressed up, as seen in this Boglioli Mélange Virgin Wool Suit Jacket and matching Boglioli Slim Fit Trousers which an essence of Italian sprezzatura. To really play off the casual look, a pair of pristine white sneakers such as the essential Common Projects Achilles Retro Leather Sneakers are key.