Extending Montenegro’s opulent appeal, The Chedi Lustica Bay is the luxury brand’s newest outpost, joining its stellar sisters in Andermatt and Muscat. A whopping eight-figure amount was lovingly spent on the development of this mega marina, and it shows: huge glass windows frame the water at every chance, there’s a bar built into the cliffs and several sceney restaurants, and a pro-designed golf course is on its way. Kotor has been hogging the superyachts docking along this elite coastline… now it’s time to step forward, Lustica Bay.
Boats to borrow
One 50-minute massage a person (for up to two guests)
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Four rooms have been specially adapted for wheelchair users and most of the communal areas are accessible. The first golf course in Montenegro is coming soon to a multi-million-dollar marina near you; in the meantime, guests can get their exercise fix with a PT session, or a yoga class on the beach.
Boat shoes, chinos and salmon-pink shirts for seafaring Mr Smiths; oligarch-worthy oversized shades and sailor pants for Mrs Smith.
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Montenegro has long been attracting those with dollars to burn, but the developers of this glossy marina took it up a notch, gladly being relieved of two billion euros in the making of a modern super resort. Every last building is brand new, with bars, boutiques and nightclubs on the doorstep of this townhouse-style hotel (there’s no token Old Town to check out here). Seafaring sorts can arrive direct from Dubrovnik; if you haven’t docked your own boat at the jetty, you can borrow one of the Chedi’s – Montenegro’s famous limestone cliffs and cool Adriatic coast are best explored from the deck of your own glossy vessel. And you won’t need to be far from the shore throughout your stay, courtesy of the views (and balconies) in most rooms. Ahoy, sailor: let’s get nautical.
Luštica Bay Marina, Tivat, 85323
30.6 mi / 49.4 km from city centre
- Exercise gym
- Internet services
- Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
- Room service
There are two: the Restaurant and the Spot. The former cooks up local cuisine, including a breakfast of breads and pastries from the in-house bakery, wildflower honey and seasonal-fruit salad. Freestyle types will enjoy the counter where orders can be placed for whatever you fancy at that particular moment. By night, a buffet takes over, offering meats from this mountainous part of Montenegro, fish from the Adriatic, a selection of sourdough and some award-winning cheeses. The waterside Spot is in the middle of the marina, serving Asian-inspired curries, superfood salads and simple grilled fish, set to a regular soundtrack of DJs and live music. Don’t miss an expertly muddled cocktail, finished with locally foraged herbs.
Out on the terrace in the Restaurant; on the promenade or watching the mixologists at work in the Spot.
The Restaurant opens for breakfast from 7am until 10.30am, and dinner from 6.30pm to 10pm. The Spot’s hours are 11.30am until 10pm (though drinks are served until 1am). Both bars are open from 8am to 11pm, with the kitchen running from 11.30am till 6pm.
The full menu is available round the clock.
You’ve two drinking dens from which to choose: one in the lobby and another called the Rok that’s, predictably, set on a geological formation along the cliff edge. Light bites are served in both.
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