The most iconic images associated with Montenegro are of the tiny islet named Sveti Stefan, a fortified village dating back to the 15th century. Today, the island’s cluster of sturdy stone buildings, together with Villa Miločer, a graceful stone residence across the bay, comprises the idyllic beachside resort of Aman Sveti Stefan.
The resort presents eight Suites at Villa Miločer and 51 Village Rooms, Cottages and Suites on the island, including the Sveti Stefan Suite, which has its own private swimming pool. Views are of the sea, rooftops or quaint courtyards and piazzas, depending on location. Every room, cottage and suite on the island is completely unique, as one would expect from a destination of centuries-old heritage.
Aman Sveti Stefan incorporates two kilometres of Adriatic coastline including the pink sandy beaches of Sveti Stefan, Miločer Beach and the renowned Queen’s Beach. Set back from Queen’s Beach is the resort’s standalone Aman Spa, surrounded by gardens and overlooking the sea. It offers four treatment suites, relaxation rooms, relaxation terracesand hydrotherapy rooms with saunas, cold plunge pools and steam showers, as well as extensive fitness facilities.
Aman Spa’s 24-metre indoor heated swimming pool extends outdoors for an additional eight metres, while the spa’s Fitness Centre includes a Pilates studio, a yoga studio and a comprehensive 140-square-metre gym. There is also a small gym on the island, along with six spa cottages.
In addition to Aman Spa’s swimming pool on the mainland, Aman Sveti Stefan offers two swimming pools on the island. The resort’s main lap pool is located on the lower terrace on the west side of the island, while the second is set on a cliff overlooking the Adriatic Sea.
At Villa Miločer, the Dining Room, loggia terrace and living room feature simple, elegant menus driven by fresh produce and locally-caught seafood.
The island of Sveti Stefan itself provides diverse dining options in a uniquely atmospheric setting – the Piazza. This open-air square is the heart and soul of the island, featuring a number of dining venues including a taverna, an enotecaand an antipastibar. Also located on the island are: Rakija Bar; the Upper Terrace with its superb views; the Cliff Pool and ARVA, Aman's tribute to the earthy, heart-warming dishes of Italy at select Amans worldwide. From October to May, the Island and its restaurants, including Arva, are closed.
As with all Aman properties, Aman Sveti Stefan provides guests with personalised guided excursions to natural and cultural attractions in the area – both along the Montenegrin coast and into the spectacular interior of the country. These include boating on the Adriatic, visiting the old town of Budva and the beautifully preserved baroque city of Perast, discovering peaceful Skadar Lake and exploring the Bay of Kotor, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Other activities on offer include cycling, bird watching and water sports.