With bobbing yachts and rolling mountains for neighbours, the Regent Porto Montenegro is a hypnotic destination tucked away in a corner of the eastern Adriatic Sea.
Surrounded by fancy yachts, azure waters and verdant mountains, the Regent Porto Montenegro could have been James Bond’s private retreat of choice. Located in the heart of a superyacht marina on Boka Bay in the eastern Adriatic, the hotel exudes a quiet glamour and a romantic, old world elegance. The five-storey terracotta building, which is characterized by Renaissance Venetian style, holds 57 rooms and 30 residences, with each room designed to channel the atmosphere of a luxury ship. Their interiors feature blue-coloured carpets and sofas set against a background of clean white walls.
The Mediterranean theme extends to the food served at the hotel’s main restaurant, The Dining Room. Here, you’ll find dishes such as Saffron Risotto and Sea Bass Curry from the a la carte menu, alongside cold buffet spreads, some Asian dishes like Calamari and Red Mullet, juicy meats like the Irish Black Angus fillet mignon from the charcoal grill. For quick bites, make a beeline for the Gourmet Corner, where you’ll find savoury and sweet treats, from cakes and pastries, to chocolate truffles and breads. The Library Bar, with its shaded west-facing terrace and sunset views, captures the old school charm of the gentlemen’s bar and offers some of the finest tipples from around the world, such as cognacs and Scotch whiskies.
For a more laidback bar setting, head to Porto Montenegro Yacht Club, a 64-m infinity outdoor pool and posh lounge bar. Order a mixed cocktail and kick back as you watch the sunset. Alternatively, for an indulgent and invigorating session, visit the hotel’s Regent Spa and book one of the many spa treatments like the Body Balance and Sweet Orange Detox. The Regent Spa offers four individual treatment rooms, a relaxation room, a shower and sauna, a steam room, a hammam and a fresh juice bar.
Those looking to work up a sweat can lace up for a friendly match at one of the three outdoor tennis courts, or head for a morning jog along the palm-lined shores and soak in the serenity of this beautiful enclave.
Regent Porto Montenegro, Obala BB, Porto Montenegro Village, 85320, Tivat, Montenegro. Tel: +382 32 660 660
Cover: Regent Porto Monenegro
This was first published in Wine & Dine’s June 2016 issue, ‘Water Therapy’.
Words: Rachel Lee