At the heart of one of Europe’s most stunning destinations is a hotel and residence of unrivalled style and comfort
Over 200 years ago, the poet Lord Byron paid testament to one his favourite haunts, “At the moment of the creation of our planet, the most beautiful merging of land and sea occurred at the Montenegrin seaside… When the pearls of nature were sworn, an abundance of them were strewn all over this area”. His words perfectly capture the irresistible beauty of Montenegro. And, at the heart of this Adriatic jewel is Boka Bay, where you’ll find the Regent Porto Montenegro – the region’s luxury hospitality, culinary, wellness, and residential hub.
Regent Porto Montenegro pays homage to Montenegro’s vibrant history throughout the property creating a real sense of place. Considered a haven of coastal calm, each of Regent Porto Montenegro’s 175 rooms, suites, and penthouses have a subtle nautical theme – their personal tribute to Boka Bay. From soft, elegant interiors swathed in hues of cream, azure, and aqua, to the floor-to-ceiling windows allowing each of the rooms to be flooded with copious amounts of natural light, guests feel as though they are in a private, first-class cabin on board a luxury cruise liner.
Embracing wellness and achieving tranquillity is an integral part of any relaxing break, and at Regent Porto Montenegro opportunities for absolute bliss are abundant. After an eventful day of wine-tasting, sailing or visiting local historical sites, the Regent Spa represents a secluded sanctuary to which guests can retreat and reflect. The spa has drawn upon the most renowned health traditions from all over the world from a relaxing Finnish sauna to traditional Ayurvedic massages, to an authentic Hamman (Turkish Spa).
Spoilt for choice
The theme of Montenegrin exploration is evident in their gastronomy. With five restaurants and bars, guests can enjoy a true taste of Montenegro and the Adriatic. Murano Restaurant has a menu inspired by Boka Bay with fresh seafood prepared using local herbs and spices, perfectly infusing the taste of the countryside with the coast. For an air of sophistication, the Library Bar has a choice of premium champagnes, cognacs, Scotch whiskies, and fine cigars. With panoramic views across the glistening Boka Bay, the Pool Bar has light Mediterranean bites – perfect for enjoying whilst basking in the sun. The Onyx Bar & Garden by Beluga has a wonderful choice of decadent cocktails made from Beluga vodka and other fine spirits and is the perfect location to enjoy an elegant aperitif or calming nightcap. The Gourmet Corner has a fabulous selection of delicious, homemade cakes and pastries, alongside fresh pizzas, pasta, and flame-grilled steak.
In keeping with the themes of exploring the secretive history of this sensationally fascinating region, both on land and sea, Regent Porto Montenegro’s concierge creates bespoke and personalised itineraries that would appeal to any type of traveller. History buffs can enjoy a journey through time from visiting the “Hero” Yugoslav submarine and Naval Heritage Museum to admiring the Venetian, Baroque, and Austrian architecture that enchant the UNESCO-protected towns of Kotor and Perast. Fashionistas can walk the promenade in style after shopping in Porto Montenegro, home to the very best international designers, including Tom Ford, Valentino, and Yves Saint Laurent. A Christian Dior boutique to set to open in 2022. For thrill-seekers, a helicopter tour can be arranged to enjoy a stunning new perspective of Montenegro. For a truly moving experience where guests will feel the most connected to Boka Bay and its people, Our Lady of the Rocks is the perfect opportunity to not just celebrate but also respect the Bokelian heritage. When an icon of the Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus appeared on a rock off the coast of Perast, local seamen spent centuries building an islet in honour of the Virgin Mary. Adorned with silver plates inside, the marvellous church is an unmissable experience and an incredible testament to the rich local culture.
It baffles those who know and love Montenegro why it is not top of everybody’s essential destinations, yet this will no doubt change in years to come. Montenegro’s charm fascinates and there is no surprise that it’s considered Europe’s hidden gem. And where better than the Regent Porto Montenegro to begin a voyage of discovery? Whether guests are looking for a gastronomic journey, a thrilling adventure from mountains to coast, or just wish to learn more about a mysterious yet fascinating country, Regent Porto Montenegro is ready to welcome guests.
For further information: