Sveti Stefan (lit. “Saint Stephen”; Cyrillic: Свети Стефaн, Italian: Santo Stefano) is a tiny islet and 5-star hotel resort on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, about 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) southeast of Budva.
The resort, known commercially as Aman Sveti Stefan, comprises a portion of the mainland, which houses the Villa Miločer section of the resort. From the 1960s until the 1980s, the hotel was an Adriatic playground for the affluent and famous. It is currently a 5-star franchise hotel of the multinational company Aman Resorts, finished in 2009 and running under a 30-year lease. Sveti Stefan, once an island, is now joined to the mainland by a tiny isthmus. The resort has 50 rooms, bungalows, and suites on the island, as well as 8 grand suites at the Villa Miločer.
Tourism in Sveti Stefan
Sveti Stefan is a remarkable and one-of-a-kind location not just in Montenegro or on the Riviera of Budva, but across the Mediterranean. It is perched on the edge of a rocky island, with ruby-red rooftops. It is connected to the land by a sand isthmus shaped like a stem. Furthermore, it came into being in an unusual manner.
Geography of Sveti Stefan
The island has a 2-kilometer (1.2-mile) shore line in the central Adriatic region of Montenegro. It is located to the south of Budva, between the towns of Pržno and Sveti Stefan. The shore includes the pink sandy beaches of Sveti Stefan, Miločer Beach, and Queen’s Beach. The island has a total size of 12,400 m2 (133,000 sq ft).