In a country famed for its beauty, the most iconic images associated with Montenegro are of the tiny islet named Sveti Stefan overlooked by Villa MiloÄer, a graceful stone manse set on a pink sand beach. The former summer residence of Queen Marija KaraÄ‘orÄ‘eviÄ‡, Villa MiloÄer is phase one of Aman Sveti Stefan. The resort was developed by Singapore based Aman Resorts which operates ultra luxury boutique resorts in France, Morocco, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, India, China, Cambodgia etc.
Surrounded by more than 800 olive trees, the manse resides on a 32-hectare estate, embraced on three sides by ancient cedar and pine forests. Attached to the coast by a narrow isthmus, the island of Sveti Stefan across the bay was once a fortified fishing village, dating back to the 15th century. The island is a peaceful secluded heaven, providing the ideal setting for the most comfortable and relaxing holiday.
Aman Sveti Stefan’s Villa MiloÄer offers eight spacious suites which elegantly combine the royal grandeur of old Europe with contemporary comfort and style. Parquet floors are warmed by woollen rugs and a fireplace takes centre stage in each suite. Leather chairs and silk accents bring a touch of intimacy and brightness to the living quarters, while bathrooms feature parquet and antico stone floors, free-standing bathtubs and timber wardrobes. All of the suites have wireless internet and balconies with views over the sea towards the island of Sveti Stefan or over the gardens. Rates per night vary from 600 euro to 2000 euro, but it is advisable to book in advance.
Aman Sveti Stefan incorporates two kilometres of coastline including the pink sandy beaches of Sveti Stefan, MiloÄer Beach and the famed Queen’s Beach. Aman Sveti Stefan’s Villa MiloÄer offers guests a host of opportunities to enjoy these gifts of nature, be it through boating on the Adriatic Sea, lounging on the beach or simply enjoying the spectacular view from the Living Room.
Three new restaurants have joined Villa Milocer’s existing dining venues–The Dining Room, Loggia and Living Room–on the mainland, including: Queen’s Chair, serving Pan-Adriatic fare every evening from 6pm, overlooking the Bay of Budva; Olive Restaurant, a casual beachside brasserie open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; and the Beach Café, offering informal al fresco dining all day long in a secluded spot near Villa MiloÄer.
And later this summer, the island of Sveti Stefan itself will offer diverse dining options in a uniquely atmospheric setting, reminiscent of its fabled past – The Piazza. This open-air square is the heart and soul of the island’s village setting, featuring a number of dining venues including a Taverna, an Enoteca, a Pasticceria, an Antipasti Bar and a Cigar Room. Also located on the island away from the vibrant bustle of the Piazza is the Cliff Pool and Bar. Other facilities to open are The Aman Restaurant, Terrace and Pool Bars and the main swimming pool.
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