As I travelled the short ferry journey across the Adriatic, sun shining and the breeze in my face, the scenic backdrop of Boka Bay emerged and I was truly taken aback by its beauty.
I arrived at the Regent Porto Montenegro, my five-star base for the next few days overlooking the superyacht marina, to be greeted by stunning interiors inspired by the Venetian Renaissance but combined with the tradition of local architecture. The hotel offers a choice of 51 contemporary double rooms and 35 sophisticated residences, all designed to create the feeling of being on board your very own luxury ship. Throw in the fine dining restaurants, on-site spa, private beach and nearby designer boutiques and I think you'll agree this sounds like heaven!
Over the coming days I was going to sample what Montenegro has to offer and I couldn't wait. This jewel of a nation boasts culture and historic towns through to romantic fine dining, relaxing spa treatments and adrenaline-fuelled aquatic adventures. Whether you're a thrill-seeking couple looking for something different for your special retreat or in need of pure indulgence – this hotspot has it all...
I'd never been sailing before and I won't lie I was quite nervous but it was an amazing experience. I tried my hand on board one of Porto Montenegro Yacht Club's fleet of Blu26, an eight-metre sport boat. With no motor, knowing that we were gliding through the Adriatic by just the power of the wind, while taking in the beauty of Boka Bay, was amazing. Couples can even opt for a sunset sailing trip to really ramp up the romance. Whether you're experienced or a novice sailor like myself, this is a 'must-do' and the hotel now offers a 'stay and sail' package so it's all sorted for you, taking the stress out of your honeymoon planning.
This destination lends itself to a variety of sports and activities, so the adrenaline junkies will love the option of tailor-made excursions. Activities are endless and range from canyoning and hiking through to kite surfing, quad biking, cycling in the mountains and taking a jeep safari through the wilderness.
Why not take in the sights of Montenegro from the air? Once you arrive you can arrange a one-off experience tailored just for you with Discover Montenegro located in the marina. What better time to enjoy your first helicopter ride than on your honeymoon? Soar above the dramatic landscape, through mountain ranges or follow the coastline taking in the contrasting landscapes.
Don't forget to pack...
Rooms at Regent Porto Montenegro start at ¤200 per room, per night. Easyjet fly from London and Manchester to Tivat Airport which is a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Alternatively, fly to Dubrovnik with British Airways and enjoy a 1hr 30 minute journey to Montenegro...
Regent Porto Montenegro www.regenthotels.com/EN/
Porto Montenegro Yacht Club www.portomontenegro.com
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