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Sveti Stefan Montenegró - Exclusive Resort on the Adriatic coast

Sveti Stefan Montenegró with oleander
Sveti Stefan with Oleander

Sveti Stefan Montenegró - the Island for the Rich and Famous

The island of Sveti Stefan Montenegró on the Adriatic coast south of Budva in Montenegro is a holiday resort for the rich and famous. The place consists of the island, whose buildings from the 15th Century are a luxury resort today, which offers suites for well-to-do guests: minimum price 750 Euro, maximum price 3000 Euro per night. Among the guests of the island on the Montenegro coast were stars such as Sylvester Stallone or Sophia Loren, Claudia Schiffer or the world chess champion Bobby Fischer. Political greats such as Willy Brandt, Helmut Kohl and Silvio Berlusconi were also guests on the holiday island of Sveti Stefan. For normal mortals, the island is not accessible. You can access the beach in front only, if you are not among the guests of the luxury island. That is only possible, if you pay high daily rental rates for a deck chair. Nevertheless, trips to the island of Sveti Stefan are not just something for the super-rich.

Sveti Stefan
The hotel island

Enjoy the Luxury Resort for a reasonable Price

You do not have to belong to the rich and powerful to enjoy the beauty of the island. Holiday in Sveti Stefan can also be reasonably priced. If you drive past the main street above the modern district, you will see the island from the restaurant's terrace of the Hotel Adrovic * at the southern entrance to the village. While savoring salad, grilled octopus and a glass of local wine, we enjoy the view of the island as the breeze from the sea cools us down and the umbrellas flutter wildly over our heads. The deep blue sea, the bay of Budva and the hotel island below us turn this moment into a perfect holiday moment. Incidentally, you can not only eat very well at reasonable prices in this hotel. You can stay overnight at affordable prices with a great view of the luxury island from the rooms.

You need this for a stay in Sveti Stefan

Adventurous Kate had a similar travel experience .

Sveti Stefan, resort of the rich
Sveti Stefan, resort of the rich

We get closer to the Montenegro island, as we enter the village via the southern entrance. Halfway up the slope - where the village road leads back up to the main road - there is a beautiful view of the former fishing village. Although there is no lookout bay, the road is so wide at this point, that we can stop for a quick photo.


Budva in Montenegro
Budva in Montenegro

At the Beach

If you want to approach the island at sea level, you can do so by driving down the rest of the slope. There is a parking lot (for a fee) and a small sandy beach, from which you have the island right in front of you. We don't have time for sunbathing and a cooling bath in the turquoise colored Adriatic. Also, that would be - frankly - too expensive. The daily rental price (!) for a deck chair is 80, - Euro. Our whirlwind tour along the Adriatic coast leaves us no time for that anyway. Nonetheless, Sveti Stefan leaves a deep impression, and we plan to spend several days here in the future. Not on the resort, mind you. But in a hotel with a view. The view of the island is undoubtedly one of the highlights on our trip along the Adriatic and worth more than just a short lunch break. Kayla has a three day itinerary of Montenegro for such a stay.

Sveti Stefan accommodation

You do not necessarily have to stay overnight on the exclusive and expensive island. This is possible at more reasonable prices either in the hotels that you can book via the above link. Alternatively, you can stay at the Sveti Stefan Budva Riviera.


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updated on May 3.5.2019, XNUMX

Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
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  1. jeanne
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    Sveti Stefan is, without doubt, a fabulous sight, but at a cost of $ 100 for 2 sun loungers and an umbrella, it is most definitely affordable for the richer and more famous. The beach is more affordable at $ 40.

    • Monika & Petar Fox
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      I agree, Jeanne, Sveti Stefan is for the Rich and Famous. But it's still a nice place to look at, even if we can not afford to stay there.

  2. Montenegro apartments
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    Absolutely right! Montenegro is the most beautiful and stress-free experience in the off time. May / June and October are the best months for me. Definitely visit the south between Bar and Ulcinj - it's worth it.

    • Monika & Petar Fox
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      Thank you very much for the comment. I removed the link because it's spam.

  3. We also experienced Montenegro as a destination for gourmets. Excellent restaurants and really fair prices. Unfortunately it is pretty crowded in the summer on the coast. I would recommend the low season or the hinterland - also there you can eat really well.

    • Monika & Petar Fox
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      Hello Julia,

      you're right. We usually also prefer to travel in the low season. Then you often have the entire region to yourself and the local people can take time for a short conversation. We liked Montenegro very much.

      Best regards,

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