Discover the Unspoiled Beauty of Montenegro at One of its Best Resorts, One&Only Portonovi
Located in the heart of Boka Bay, One&Only Portonovi sprawls across 60 acres and overlooks a dramatic coastline adorned with awe-inspiring mountain vistas and tranquil waters. The emphasis on privacy and chic palatial living creates an ambiance that is nothing short of enchanting. Meg from Team O recently had the opportunity to experience this luxury resort herself and brought back the inside scoop.
One&Only Portonovi presents an idyllic nautical playground along the Adriatic coast. Its spacious rooms, suites, and villas offer a Riviera-style ambiance, complimented by delectable dining options and a plethora of activities for all ages.
One&Only Portonovi is an easy drive from Tivat Airport (TIV) with a commute of about 50 minutes and just one hour from Dubrovnik Airport (DPV); both of which are served by a variety of airlines and well equipped to handle private jets. We can assist you in determining which airport is best to fly into based on your overall itinerary and airline preference.
Montenegro, in the southeastern region of Europe, neighbors the tourist hotspots of Croatia, Greece, and Italy, yet remains an undiscovered destination of unparalleled beauty and nature. Embracing a sense of escape and charm, Montenegro beckons all European visitors to include it in their itinerary.
July and August mark the high season in Montenegro when the weather is at its warmest and the coastal towns and beach clubs come alive with vibrant energy. However, for travelers seeking a quieter experience, shoulder seasons offer a more relaxed atmosphere while still providing pleasant weather.
Indulge in Luxury Accommodations
As you step into the oasis of One&Only Portonovi, you will be captivated by the opulence and comfort of its meticulously designed accommodations. From rooms with panoramic bay views to luxurious private villas, the resort offers an array of room types to cater to your party size and preferences.
Elevating the Room Experience
Accommodations are categorized by rooms, suites, and villas. The 113 rooms at One&Only Portonovi boast a Mediterranean-style design, with the bathrooms nearly matching the size of the bedroom. Additional seating areas with window seats converting into an extra bed create a sense of spaciousness and convenience. Some rooms and suites are in a more secluded building with just 8-10 rooms that share a separate pool and are more private – perfect if you’re traveling with a larger group. For a truly indulgent experience, guests can preorder a bath experience with rose petals and champagne – a perfect way to treat yourself or surprise someone special!
Pro Tip: Our top recommendation among the room options is the breathtaking Panoramic Bayview Room. Offering sweeping views of the bay, this room is ideal for those who want to soak up the mesmerizing sunset and snag some epic golden hour photos. The terrace, complete with a daybed, is perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or nightcap. With one King bed, these rooms can accommodate up to 2 adults and one child.
For guests traveling with children or a group, the Portonivi Family Room is the perfect setup. Featuring a King bedroom adjoined by a 2 Queens bedroom, both offer views of the surrounding peaks. This room creates a cozy and welcoming atmosphere akin to a home away from home, comfortably accommodating up to four adults and two children.
Suite Three: a Plush Residence
Among the beautiful suite options, Suite Three stands out as our top recommendation. Situated on the entire fifth floor of Tower Two, this three-bedroom suite offers unrivaled views, privacy, and luxury. With two interconnecting King rooms plus one Queen room, it is an ideal choice for those traveling with an entourage. As it is located on the top floor of the resort, you can savor breathtaking views of the calm, crystal-clear Adriatic Sea, dotted with elegant super-yachts. This suite can sleep up to eight guests, with two King beds and two Queen beds, while offering both mountain and bay views.
The Epitome of Luxury: One&Only Portonivi’s Private Villas
Undoubtedly offering the finest accommodation in Montenegro (in our opinion), the private villas at One&Only Portonovi redefine luxury. There are 10 private villas on the property: Villa One and Villa Two are 2-3 bedroom homes while the three Signature Villas are 3-4 bedrooms and also include two extra rooms for security and staff. Each standalone villa offers about 2,300 square feet of space and is nestled within its own blooming garden, complete with a private swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, private bar, and massage room. The Signature Villas even have their own private beach just behind the home! The Signature Villas are smaller in square footage but are equipped to accommodate larger parties than Villa One and Villa Two. Embrace the spectacle of sea sunsets from your villa, complemented by attentive, holistic service from a dedicated team of butlers and private chefs.
Exclusive Offer: Villa Hideaway
For those seeking the ultimate indulgence, the Villa hideaway promotion promises an unforgettable stay. Enjoy an 8th-night complimentary stay, along with a private Boka Bay tour aboard the resort’s Nesey boat. The complimentary services don’t stop there. Relish a sumptuous in-villa barbeque dinner prepared by your private chef, and avail of one 4-hour complimentary babysitting service, allowing you to take advantage of the resort’s luxuries with complete peace of mind. Contact us for more information on this offer.
In every aspect of its accommodations, One&Only Portonovi delivers an experience of sophistication and comfort, enveloping guests in a world of pure luxury and wellness.
Unleash Adventure: Activities at One&Only Portonovi
At One&Only Portonovi, a multitude of activities await. From culinary delights to family-friendly experiences and immersive tours, the resort caters to guests of all ages.
A Wellness Journey
Feel your stress disappear by choosing any of the curated programs and services offered throughout the resort and at the world-renowned Chenot Escape Spa. From detox programs and de-stress and recharge retreats to fitness programs and rejuvenating spa days, the choice is yours! You can scroll through their brochure for a full list of services offered. Pro Tip: Skip to page 25 for a list of pre-selected itineraries you can choose to follow based on your wellness goals.
If wellness isn’t your top focus for this trip but you still want moments of relaxation, take advantage of the resort’s complimentary amenities including an indoor pool, steam room and sauna, relaxation pavilion, and signature Chenot herbal tea.
One&Only understands the importance of cross-generational bonding, offering family activities that include kayaking, SUP boarding, badminton, and beach volleyball competitions. Create cherished memories with your loved ones as you embark on these exciting adventures together.
The KidsOnly club welcomes children aged 3 to 12 with hours of exciting activities, fostering creativity and camaraderie. For teenagers aged 13 to 17, One Tribe offers a vibrant space where they can connect and explore various indoor and outdoor adventures together. All children and teens are looked after by trained caregivers.
Guided Nature Tours
Put on your hiking boots and join Saša Kulinović, the resident mountain guide, to explore the wild beauty of Montenegro. From rugged peaks to spellbinding sunsets, Saša takes you to the country’s most captivating locations with his exclusive insider expertise. Get ready for views straight out of a magazine!
Day Trips and Bespoke Journeys
For a touch of nostalgia, commence on a private vintage car tour, tracing the same coastal road trip once enjoyed by Marshal Tito. Enjoy a sunset wine tasting to cap off an incredible day.
The resort has three resident boats for guest tours. Meg enjoyed a boat tour to Korto and Perast. During her tour, she walked the steps to the mausoleum, had lunch at a local’s 200-year-old home, and walked around the historical towns. She also rode through Boka Bay to Lady of the Rock island to see a church built in 1630. The price for an 8-hour tour is 1,400 EUR. Guests can also request a quick, 10-minute boat ride to Blue Cave for a unique and beautiful swimming experience!
The resort offers bespoke journeys, planning the ultimate day trip tailored to your specific interests. Tour ancient towns, explore secret beaches, and traverse the rugged interiors of the untouched countryside.
Choose from three restaurants or schedule a private dining experience at One&Only Portonovi. Feast at Tapasake, the resort’s waterfront restaurant offering contemporary Japanese-Peruvian cuisine, dine at La Veranda for authentic Montenegrin cuisine with a wealth of history and flavor woven into every dish, or eat fresh, local, Italian ingredients at Sabia. From modern Asian tapas dishes to French pastries, afternoon tea, and a trolley of personalized cocktails, Caminetti is the resident bar on the property and a great place to socialize with other guests. You can read more information on each dining option here.
Montenegro, known as the “black mountain” by locals, invites travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-track adventure. With historical sites, stunning beaches, serene lakes, snow and water sports, and enchanting spas, it offers a unique blend of activities and attractions. The country is known for its friendly locals and its well-organized holiday resorts. Montenegro’s currency is the Euro, which is readily available and makes shopping and traveling within the country easy for visitors. Since its independence, Montenegro has been developing its tourist industry rapidly and renovating its infrastructure, including roads, buildings, and public utilities. The country’s diverse landscape, consisting of mountains, gorges, and captivating coastal scenery, makes it a hotspot for outdoor enthusiasts. Despite being one of the world’s smallest countries, Montenegro boasts a rich cultural heritage with marvelous churches, monasteries, and folk arts. For those looking for a quieter yet vibrant escape, Montenegro’s tranquil charm might just be the perfect destination.
As a Virtuoso Partner, we can offer our clients exclusive benefits, including:
- Upgrade on arrival (STA)
- Daily Breakfast for two guests per bedroom
- 100 USD equivalent Resort credit
- Welcome In-Room flowers
- Early Check-In / Late Check-Out (STA)
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
Book your stay through our Hotel Only service to receive these amenities at no additional cost. For a fee of $200, you have the added benefit of our assistance with any concierge services you may need through our Hotel Plus service, including arranging dining reservations, scheduling spa appointments, and taking care of transfers for your arrival and departure.
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