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With Montenegro increasingly proving to be the hottest new luxury lifestyle destination on the map, we have high hopes for the Adriatic coast’s biggest opening of 2017

Set on the secluded shores of Montenegro’s picturesque Bay of Boka Kotorska – that magical scene where the mountains meet the sea – Portonovi will be an exclusive 60-acre premium resort, offering discerning travellers a selection of 290 beautiful, state-of-the-art properties, from luxurious town houses set in the heart of its Mediterranean-style village and stylish villas in its landscaped gardens, to sleek penthouse apartments overlooking the marina.

The properties will sit on the narrowest and most exclusive part of the pristine Boka Bay – also the perfect place from which to explore Montenegro’s stunning 300 kilometre coastline by yacht, as well offering the quickest access for yachts to the Adriatic.

Property owners at Portonovi have a choice of layout options and views, all master-planned by renowned creative architects, Harper Downie, and complemented by an entirely bespoke approach to interior design from the highly reputed and exclusive The Studio at Harrods.

Loved by Sophia Loren, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Montenegro is an Adriatic beauty to rival the South of France, still largely undiscovered by the wider travel industry. Like the Mediterranean resorts, residents and visitors to Portonovi will enjoy a wealth of upscale restaurants, as well as sophisticated bars and luxury boutiques.

For visitors, there’s a myriad of experiences to be savoured and plenty to see and do. Montenegro is a small mountainous state in the south-west Balkans. It’s a country with diverse geography from rugged mountains, medieval villages to a narrow strip of beaches along its Adriatic coastline. The Bay of Kotor, resembling a fjord, is dotted with coastal churches and fortified towns such as Kotor and Herceg Novi. Durmitor National Park encompasses limestone peaks, glacial lakes, wildlife such as bears and wolves, as well as the 1,300m-deep Tara River Canyon.

Portnonovi will also soon be home to Europe’s first One&Only Resort, boasting approximately 140 luxurious guest rooms and villas, a health spa, high-end restaurants and plenty of shops. The luxurious Espace Chenot Health Wellness Spa will be a key feature of the resort, offering guests beauty and cosmetic treatments, a personalised detox and a range of beauty and regeneration treatments designed to restore optimum energy levels to body and mind.

Another key element of Portonovi will be a state-of-the-art, 240-berth superyacht marina, offering excellent access to the Adriatic with the islands off the Dalmatian Coast just a day’s sail away. The Portonovi Yacht Club will be created by Winch Design, the award winning British design studio with a respected name in the yachting industry.

Portonovi is less than an hour’s drive from both Dubrovnik (33km) and Tivat International Airport (18km). Both airports have services from destinations across Europe, along with facilities for private jets.