Montenegro has become the best destination for yachting this fall. The UNESCO protected Bay of Kotor has the appearance and beauty of a fjord. The water is hemmed in between steep mountains, speckled with islands, and charming medieval villages.
Located in the Bay of Kotor, Porto Montenegro is becoming the new Monaco. With a world-class, full-service marina, a wealth of luxury residences, a wide variety of retail and dining outlets, and working spaces it is one of the top lifestyle destinations in Eastern Europe.
A shortage of super-yacht berths in the Mediterranean led to this incredible destination. The inventory problem prompted the late Canadian billionaire Peter Munk to explore alternatives, discovering an old Hungarian military base in Montenegro that he embarked on transforming into the luxury marina it is today.
The Platinum rated Porto Montenegro Marina has 450 berths and can accommodate the largest mega yachts in the world up to 800 feet. The beautiful Porto Montenegro Yacht Club is the place to hang, where members can experience the newly refurbished 200-foot infinity pool including daybeds for up to 188 people, an Italian poolside restaurant, as well as a 20-seater lounge area and outdoor theater.
Evenings are spent at the Italian-inspired De Gustibus seafood restaurant, with a rooftop bar and the yacht club’s private Platinum Nightclub.
There’s ample opportunity to stay longer than a visit, with the mixed-use marinas also offering real estate for sale. And waterfront villas here come with a passport as part of a plan to encourage wealthy foreigners to invest in the country. Spend around $533,000 or more on a designated property and you’ll receive citizenship.
Move quickly as the program ends at year end.