The wonders of Montenegro are unveiled at One&Only Portonovi
Elegantly positioned at the entrance of Boka Bay, One&Only Portonovi is the ideal place to explore the beauty of the Montenegrin coastline and beyond, surrounded by secluded beaches, lush greenery, bio-diverse National Parks, crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea and ancient towns over-flowing with history. Easily accessible from the surrounding airports of Dubrovnik, Tivat and Podgorica, this coveted location is complemented by One&Only’s warm service, world-class culinary experiences, pioneering wellness and experiences that take guests to the heart of the destination. Glamorous and full of life and energy, One&Only Portonovi will begin welcoming guests from May 2021, offering extensive space and privacy with spaces for both couples and families.
To discover Montenegro, One&Only Portonovi has crafted signature experiences to celebrate the destination and offer a one-of-a-kind insight into this enthralling region. From awe-inspiring natural landscapes to exceptional swimmable waters and state-of-the-art facilities for sports, wellness, art, and more; One&Only Portonovi is an oasis for active, mindful and creative pursuits. Through the resort’s collection of bespoke activities, guests will uncover the new Riviera with its wild beauty and rich history, whether that’s hiking the picturesque terrain, reviving local cultural traditions, or setting sail for a nautical adventure aboard a luxury yacht.
Captivating history and culture
Luscious Tales of Kotor and Perast takes guests on a grand exploration of spellbinding Boka Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its remarkable beauty, culture and historically important Venetian architecture dating back to the 9th century. Shades of both the Norwegian fjords and Lake Como spring to mind while winding through this serpentine bay, lined with ancient, fortified towns, old stone churches and quaint fishing villages. At the end of the tour, guests have a rare opportunity to become part of the local lifestyle, by visiting an authentic aristocratic family in their 18th-century palace by the sea. Their doors open exclusively for One&Only Portonovi’s guests, allowing the rich culture of the region to be experienced first-hand, through traditional delicacies, chronicles, arts and music.
Surrounded by jagged mountain peaks, forests and clear Adriatic waters, four small islands hide ancient legends waiting to be discovered. Medieval Stories of Boka Islands reveal these enchanting tales by scenic boat ride and gives guests the chance to learn and practice old crafts which have been preserved in the local folklore since antiquity. Guests can also choose to travel back through time with a Classic Car Tour, motoring through scenic coastal roads in a vintage 55-year-old Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, complete with a private guided tour of Tito’s Villa museum and sunset wine tasting.
Adriatic adventures in the great outdoors
From mountain tops to the deepest underwater caves, One&Only Portonovi will take guests on trips of discovery to explore the vivid wildlife, endemic flora and breath-taking views of the Mediterranean. Montenegro’s fascinating underwater history is revealed with Wonders of The Sea, a diving tour through the tunnel structures of old Yugoslav submarine caves, or guests can challenge themselves with Marvels of The Mountain, a rigorous hike led by ultra-trail athlete and local mountain hiking expert Saša Kulinović, across Mount Orjen, the highest mountain on the Adriatic.
The resort’s private sand beach will provide an array of thrilling water and beach sports for guests to enjoy; from beach volleyball or badminton, to SUP, kayaking and sailing lessons. For bike lovers, rentals are available to tour the surroundings and waterfront Portonovi village on two wheels. A rare nautical playground at the sheltered entrance of the bay, the resort has a private jetty for easy access to explore the coast. Portonovi is also home to a 238-berth D-Marin marina, where guests can charter a superyacht, classic speedboat, or wind-surfboard, and sail off for an unforgettable adventure.
One&Only Portonovi’s Tennis Club by Tipsarević Luxury Tennis boasts two state-of-the-art floodlit courts, with private classes available by ATP-level coaches. The Tennis Club is led by Janko Tipsarević, the renowned Serbian tennis player famous for holding victories over many former world No. 1 players and winning four ATP World Tour titles, one ATP doubles title, three Futures, and 15 Challenger titles. Water Polo tournaments will also be a regular fixture, offering guests the exclusive opportunity to train with the celebrated national team of Montenegro.
Pioneering and transformational wellness
Inspired by its location between mountains and sea, One&Only Portonovi captures the essence of an active, healthy and balanced lifestyle. At the heart of the resort is the revolutionary Chenot Espace, delivering industry-leading diagnostics and science-based wellness alongside the One&Only lifestyle, to enhance guests’ vitality and optimum health, all year round. Chenot Espace treats the individual, from nurturing treatments in a tranquil space to an immersive week-long programme to reboot body, mind, and spirit. Guests can follow bespoke programmes to positively improve performance at a cellular and emotional level, through tailored nutritional menus, fitness schedules, targeted spa treatments and stress-relieving activities.
The resort’s Fitness Centre, with its state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, will offer a professional, multi-dimensional training experience in a technologically advanced environment designed to be inspirational and dynamic. Fitness services include private one-on-one training sessions as well as movement and exercise classes, both indoors and outdoors. Those seeking mindful movement can enjoy the daily yoga classes overlooking the lush green gardens and azure sea.
Expert entertainment and activities for young travellers
With an activity programme full of sporty, creative, educational and hi-tech pursuits, KidsOnly and One Tribe clubs are renowned as the place where younger guests want to be throughout their holiday. Deeply rooted in the destination, from raft building and flag making to water sports and tournaments, treasure hunts and stargazing, or music and painting classes, One&Only Portonovi’s highly trained colleagues will create an atmosphere for fun and creative learning for kids and teens, indoors and out. A range of family-based activities will also be available, whether kayaking lessons or SUP boarding, badminton or beach volleyball competitions, guests can spend quality time with their loved ones at the most desired address on the Adriatic.
For more information or to make a reservation, please visit oneandonlyportonovi.com.
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Notes for Editors
Luscious Tales of Kotor and Perast
€500 (1-2 persons)
€615 (3-4 persons)
€700 (5-6 persons)
Medieval Stories of Boka Islands
€400 (1-2 persons)
€500 (3-4 persons)
€600 (5-6 persons)
*boat transfer not included
Classic Car Tour (Through the eyes of Marshal Tito)
Wonders of The Sea
€150 per person
Marvels of The Mountain
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