Aman Sveti Stefan
Aman Sveti Stefan
At a Glance
World famous location on one of the most picturesque coastal areas of the Adriatic
Member of the prestigious Aman group
All rooms, cottages and suites are different and full of character
Free transfers from nearby Tivat airport
Bring sensible shoes for negotiating the steps and cobbles of the traditional fishermen's island
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The coastal regions of Montenegro enjoy a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, sunny winters. The coldest months of the year are December and January when temperatures can drop to around 7°C at night. The coast is at its best in May, June and September. July and August, are the hottest months when temperatures peak between 30-35°C, accommodation becomes quite scarce and expensive. November is generally the wettest month.
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The tiny islet of Sveti Stefan is the most iconic image associated with Montenegro. After several phases of careful renovation the islet is today home to Aman Sveti Stefan offering unique, luxury accommodation amongst original stone buildings.
Aman Sveti Stefan offers a total of 58 guest accommodations with 50 rooms, cottages and suites on the island and eight suites at Villa Milocer. All the rooms have been sensitively designed to retain the historic atmosphere while providing the modern touches you expect. All rooms are different and the views range from sea, rooftops, courtyards or piazzas, depending on their location.
Along the narrow stone lanes you will find a wealth of olive trees, herbs and shrubs giving a wonderful aroma. The main piazza, which is the heart and soul of the island is a stunning al fresco location for some of the hotels’ many dining venues including a Taverna, an Enoteca, a Pasticceria, an Antipasti Bar and a Cigar Room. Guests can also enjoy a sumptuous breakfast here. At Villa Milocer there are a further three dining venues with a wonderful beach side terrace. The Queen’s seat is a special cliff top restaurant serving fresh fish and seafood with amazing views.
The cliff swimming pool lies beneath the shade of the trees on the island with beautiful views out to the Adriatic sea – here you can enjoy poolside drinks and light snacks.
Aman Sveti Stefan is situated within a 32 hectare estate including two kilometres of coastline. The resort offers a beach exclusively for the use of hotel guests; the Queen’s beach is a beautiful, secluded bay with clear shallow waters. The property also boasts a state of the art spa with gymnasium, yoga, pilates, indoor pool and a further outdoor pool and swimming pontoon to the sea on the south side of the island.
The island’s accommodations are divided into Village Rooms, Cottages, Deluxe Cottages, Grand Suites and the Sveti Stefan Suite which has its own private swimming pool. Aman Sveti Stefan offers a total of 58 guest accommodations with 50 rooms, cottages and suites on the island and eight suites at Villa Milocer.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Aman Sveti Stefan. However, facilities for children are limited and the steps on the island may not be suitable for younger families.
The Taverna is the nerve centre of the Piazza serving simple European and American breakfasts as well as fresh and pastoral Mediterranean dishes for lunch and dinner. The Pasticceria (bakery) recalls the simplicity and craftsmanship of Europe’s rich baking and pastry traditions serving breakfast and lunch. Adjacent lies the Antipasti Bar, a convivial space open in the early evenings. The Cigar Room, a masculine haven of wood and leather, offers a selection of fine Cuban cigars as well as rare cognac, vintage Armagnac and single-malt whiskeys.
On the mainland are three other Aman Sveti Stefan dining venues: Queen’s Chair, Olive Restaurant and the Beach Café. Perched atop a rocky precipice, Queen’s Chair offers breathtaking views of the Bay of Budva. Open for dinner, the restaurant serves Pan-Adriatic fare with a distinctive Italian flavour. The Olive Tree is a casual venue invoking the ambience of a beachside brasserie. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the beach. The menu features a large selection of cut-to-order meats and seafood prepared on two signature wood-fired grills and an olive-wood-fired rotisserie. Tucked into a cove near Villa Milocer, the Beach Café provides informal dining throughout the day. It enjoys an alfresco setting shaded by cypress trees and century-old olive groves, and offers a simple café menu.
At Villa Milocer, the Dining Room, Loggia and the Living Room offer simple, elegant menus driven by fresh produce and locally-caught seafood. Situated on the ground floor, the Dining Room is an intimate seven-table dining space with a large open fireplace. The tables are set with Italian linen and contemporary furniture is complemented by hand-loomed woollen rugs. The Dining Room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and features views over Milocer Beach. Loggia is also located on the ground floor and is accessed via the spacious Living Room, as are the Milocer gardens and beach. Loggia features a wisteria-covered colonnade providing a shady retreat during the summer. Large day beds placed beneath the colonnade offer a relaxed vantage point for taking in the breathtaking views of Sveti Stefan Island. Loggia is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Living Room includes a comfortable lounge with views over Milocer Beach. Here guests may enjoy afternoon tea and evening cocktails.
Guests can enjoy a range of massage and body treatments in one of the six spa cottages scattered over the island or in the privacy of their own accommodations.
Aman Sveti Stefan offers personalised guided excursions to scenic and cultural attractions along the Montenegrin coast and into the spectacular interior of the country. These include boating on the Adriatic, visiting the old towns of Budva and Cetinje and the beautifully-preserved baroque city of Perast, discovering the peaceful Skadar Lake and exploring the Bay of Kotor, a World Heritage Site. On offer with prior arrangement are activities which include cycling and bird watching, and an array of water sports such as sailing, diving and big game fishing. Learning more about regional wines through private wine tastings is another option.
Gwen Nicol (Staff)
The Aman Sveti Stefan is a destination, not just a hotel. This hotel is located in a centuries old island fishermans village and the Aman has done a fantastic job in renovating the property to their standard while keeping all of the original charm. This peaceful resort is made up of three parts: the island, Villa Milocer and the spa. The hotel is perfect for couples or small groups that are looking to get away from it all. There are 50 cottages on the island and they are spacious and unique. Some offer views over the beaches and some with views over the sea. There are two swimming pools on the island, one is adults only and both are beautiful. There are two restaurants, one fine dining restaurant that is open just for dinner and another that offers a full menu all day. You may have your breakfast in the Piazza or in your room or even at Villa Milocer, the nearby villa that offers 8 more rooms and a beautiful terrace overlooking Kings beach. The spa facilities are absolutely stunning and they offer something for everyone. There is a huge indoor pool, a full fitness gym, a Pilates room available for private sessions, treatment rooms and 3 private sauna and steam bath suites. The spa is located on Queens beach which is only for hotel guests. The service during our stay was discreet and attentive. Staying at the Aman Sveti Stefan is the ultimate luxurious escape.
Amber Hopkins (Staff)
A truly unique and special place that will impress all who stay. A sense of exclusivity hits you even when still a 5 minute drive away as you turn a corner and see cars pulled over photographing the island that can only be stepped on if a guest or dining there. The island is steeped in history, and having your own cottage where no two are alike is absolutely wonderful, and not to mention spacious even at entry level! A key highlight for me was the scenic 10 minute walk to Aman's private Queen's Beach. You pass their other two semi-private beaches, which are also beautiful, but as soon as you reach Queen's Beach with it's secluded bay, calm crystal waters, and attentive service you really do feel as though you've escaped to paradise. The newly opened spa situated just behind Queen's Beach is also immaculate with the most stunning indoor pool for those who prefer lengths to wallowing in the sea.
Dubrovnik & Montenegro Honeymoon
Dubrovnik & Sveti Stefan
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- This ideal honeymoon itinerary combines culture, relaxation and beautiful scenery
- Get under the skin of Dubrovnik's captivating history and culture
- Unwind in Montenegro and explore the picturesque Sveti Stefan island
Location & directions
Aman Sveti Stefan is located in the centre of Montenegro’s Adriatic coastline, south of Budva and between the villages of Przno and Sveti Stefan.
How to get there
Flights are available to Tivat, Podgorica or Dubrovnik depending on the season. The resort is a 50-minute drive from Tivat Airport and an hour's drive from Podgorica Airport. Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia, is a 2-hour 30-minute drive away. Transfers can be arranged to and from all three.
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