True escapism

In a tranquil corner of the Adriatic, far from the stresses of modern life, is a spa resort that redefines what it means to get away

Kotor Bay in Montenegro is without a doubt one of the most beautiful fjords in the world. A place where remarkable mountain scenery, rich in the scents and sounds of nature, gives way to the sparkling Adriatic Sea. It is also home to one of the best new resorts in the region –  Blue Kotor Bay Premium Spa Resort.

Blue Kotor Bay is nestled within a 2000 sqm UNESCO-protected area, its beachfront location surrounded by towering mountains. Only open since July 2020, the architecture blends harmoniously into the natural environment and offers a prime example of a sustainable development. With rooms complete with an energy efficient smart room system, Blue Kotor Bay hopes to be an inspiration for eco-developments across the wider region. 

The 106 rooms in the resort combine modern design elements with sublime comfort. There are various options, from standard to executive suites. Five-star touches include homemade sweets in the minibar, the very highest quality bed linen, JBL sound system, smart TV, and balconies, and terraces with mesmerising views over the bay. The bathrobes can even be adapted to the seasons. Special deluxe rooms feature a private pool or hot tubs on terraces directly by the sea.

Absolute bliss 

The resort’s very own pebbled beach stretches along 500 metres of pristine promenade. Known as ‘Bliss Beach’, this is where guests soak up the rays and take cooling dips in the crystal clear waters. There is also a private marina offering premium service and facilities, so any time you fancy cruising across the azure Adriatic, just say the word. 

If all of this hasn’t quite shaken the stresses of daily life, then check in at Spa Soul. The resort’s outstanding wellness and spa centre offers a range of luxurious options, from the panoramic sauna, to a heated pool with bay views. There is a steam room, or even a Turkish Hammam for the ultimate in rejuvenating experiences.

For those seeking the specialist side of health and vitality, there is the Vrmac Health Centre. It’s believed that the wind that blows through the mountains here in Kotor Bay is loaded with healing properties and is great for the respiratory system. At the Vrmac Health Center, expert practitioners maximise the surroundings, combining tailored diets with exercise and deep sleep programmes to leave you feeling positively charged.  

Montenegro is famed for its gastronomy, and the resort’s à la carte restaurant Lighthouse takes fusion cuisine to another level. Using locally sourced ingredients the chef and his expert team create menus full of flavour, embracing the proud, regional traditions, while also cooking up sumptuous international flavours. Blue Kotor Bay reflects how Montenegro is a country for all seasons, not just spring and summer. And the menu, just like the resort itself, is sensational at any time of year.   

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