Sveti Stefan is an islet town on the Adriatic coastline of Montenegro. It is a gorgeous place with pink sand beaches and a westward facing location, allowing sunset gazing featuring the disappearance of the sun into the sea as it sets.
There is a luxury resort on the islet, one of the Aman resorts. And the story of this iconic place, which dates to the 1500’s, would satisfy any history buff. This is a place used by the rich and famous, and its offerings of food, spirits, Cuban cigars, and richly appointed lodging are what you would expect of such a destination.
How to get to the Sveti Stefan beach
Getting there involves a tricky route by foot or an expensive one by bus.
- From Budva, find and follow the path from Slovenska Plaza all the way through the Mirax property.
- Walk through the hotel car parks to Becici beach, to Rafailovici village.
- Continue on past the beach area at Kamenovo, to Zoff’s fish restaurant.
- Go left up some steps, then right on the main road.
- After 300 m or so there will be steps going down to Przno beach.
- You can now either traverse the beach restaurants or go through a gate past the bus stop, keep walking this path, or there’s a more scenic route by the beach.
- Either way, will get one to Sveti Stefan.
By bus, the ride from Budva takes approximately 30 min.
Access to the main beaches is expensive, but the further from the resort you go, the cheaper the cost. There is even space available on the fringes at no cost. The pink sand of these beaches, Milocer Beach (sometimes called King’s Beach) and Queens Beach, gets its unique color from calcium-rich fragments of the shells of local sea creatures.
Comfort and safety on the beach
The beach offers a variety of services. All the beaches of Montenegro provide lifeguards for the safety of the travelers and families with kids who enjoy water sports and bathing at the beaches securely.
Beach visitors can acquire umbrellas with sunbeds and use showers and changing rooms available nearby.
Travelers use terms like “magical property”, memorable stay”, “…one of the nicest (beaches) in the world”, “absolutely tip top” when describing the resort and its beaches.
Hotels near the beach
The resort at Sveti Stefan was refurbished in 2009 when it became part of the Aman chain. It has 58 rooms, suites, and cottages, and 8 more suites that belong to Villa Milocer. The larger suites are approximately 1350 sq ft, with Juliet balconies and luxury lodging like:
leather upholstered furniture
silks and woolen rugs
fireplaces in bedrooms and living rooms
parquet and stone floors.
The Piazza is an open-air portion of the village and has several restaurants and a Cigar Room.
There are apartments and less expensive hotel accommodations to be found not far away for those who might not be able to afford the Sveti Stefan resort:
- Car Parking
- Changing Rooms