Aman Sveti Stefan, Montenegro

In a country famed for its beauty, the most iconic images associated with Montenegro are of the tiny islet named Sveti Stefan. Attached to the coast by a narrow isthmus, the island lies across the bay from Villa Miloˇcer, and together these two historic sites comprise Aman Sveti Stefan.

Once a fortified village dating back to the 15th century, the island of Sveti Stefan is a uniquely atmospheric setting of cobbled lanes, quaint courtyards and remarkable sea views. The open-air square at its centre – the Piazza  – is the heart and soul of the village and features a number of dining venues including an enoteca, taverna and antipasti bar.

Set on a cliff overlooking the Adriatic Sea, the pool is surrounded by a wooden deck which features sun loungers and tables and chairs for casual dining. Light meals can be enjoyed throughout the day.

Housed in sturdy stone structures, Aman Sveti Stefan offers 58 rooms, cottages and suites on the island, all accessed via individually-named stone footpaths and staircases which follow the organic contours of the village.