Will Montenegro become the next Monaco? Either way, the Regent Porto Montenegro has arrived.
Why Go: Since gaining its independence in 2006, Montenegro has been restoring its status among the jet set. The Connecticut-sized country’s most concentrated effort is the roughly $245 million Porto Montenegro development, carrying the tagline “The Mediterranean’s Leading Luxury Yacht Homeport and Marina Village.” Positioned by its billionaire investors to become the next Monaco, the Porto complex includes an eventual 420 berths, a posh private pool club, a nightclub, fine restaurants, and a new Regent hotel and residences.
What to Expect: The five-story Regent Porto Montenegro contains 51 rooms (from $325) with nautical-themed interiors and 35 one- to three-bedroom residences that are part of the hotel inventory. Mountains surrounding this section of coastline are said to look like those of the Amalfi coast, and views from the hotel capitalize on the hotel’s naturally beautiful location. Within the four-treatment-room spa area are a hammam, a juice bar, and indoor and outdoor pools. Guests can eat in the Dining Room restaurant, pick up something to go at the Gourmet Corner, or walk to restaurants in the marina village. Access to the hotel’s secluded beach is exclusively by boat.
How to Get There: Fly into Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, or Tivat, Dubrovnik (Croatia), or float in by yacht at the Porto Montenegro, where the Regent hotel is located. (+382.32.660.660, www.regenthotels.com/porto-montenegro)