The most photogenic place on the Montenegrin coast is Sveti Stefan, a fortified fishing town on a small island, connected to the mainland by a narrow passage that is leaning on pink pebbles at the shore. The island has been turned into a luxury five-star hotel and is not available to the majority of tourists. However, anyone who passes by will reach for the camera to take pictures of this eye-catching photo-model and trademark of Montenegrin tourism.
At the beginning, there were 12 families, and in the mid-fifties of the last century only 20 people living on the isle. In those years, Sveti Stefan became a city-hotel and it was offered as a destination for the world elite seeking privacy and vacations hidden from the eyes of the public. Orson Welles, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Princess Margaret, Ingemar Stenmark, Robert de Niro, Brangelina and many others have stayed here. The number one tennis player, Novak Djokovic got married here.
Guests of this city-hotel indulge in luxurious rooms and villas with pools and terraces that overlook the open crystal-clear sea. Exclusive spa treatments and luxury massages await those craving deeper relaxation. Part of this hotel is Villa Milocer, once a royal mansion and those who stay there get exclusive royal treatment.