One&Only Portonovi

The Adriatic Riviera’s chic retreat

The last frontier of Mediterranean luxury, the Adriatic Riviera has been heating up over the past few years notably with One&Only Portonovi. One&Only’s striking 2021 European debut is a chic bayfront retreat that puts you close to the coast’s hidden lagoons, coves, quaint islets and secluded beaches.

The sparkling waters of Boka Bay, thick pine forests and charming medieval towns surround the Montenegro resort. But the property manages to upstage its fairytale surroundings at every opportunity: Bay views are made exclusive with a private beach, modern architecture gets a rustic twist with style inspired by local villages and expert-led adventures of the area invite you to experience the Adriatic coast as if it were your own private playground.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Jumpstart a wellness routine at Chenot Espace, One&Only Portonovi’s 43,000-square-foot spa. The innovative facility specializes in multi-day holistic wellness plans, covering everything from nutrition guidance and cardiorespiratory fitness to scientifically based massages and therapies.
  • Sprawling accommodations designed by Belgian architect Jean-Michel Gathy boast floor-to-ceiling windows to keep those Boka Bay views close at hand. Inspired by traditional Montenegrin houses, each suite and villa features a centerpiece fireplace for additional warmth and a touch of home.
  • Once-in-a-lifetime guided excursions are a hallmark of One&Only hotels. At the Portonovi outpost, drive through the winding roads on a guided tour of nearby medieval villages, enjoy a vigorous hike with a local mountain guide, explore olive groves during an immersive olive oil tasting or set sail on an island-hopping excursion in Boka Bay.
  • Wine lovers can indulge in a daily tasting of local vintages in the Providore cellar. Led by the head sommelier, the enriching experience is accompanied by a sampling of Montenegrin cheese and charcuterie.
  • At this family-friendly hotel, bring little ones to the fun 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea-themed KidsOnly club, where they can partake in activities like watersports, raft building and treasure hunts.

The Restaurants

  • Just steps from the sea, sleek Sabia serves classic Italian cuisine with a focus on seasonal produce and seafood. Start your meal with oysters fresh from the bay followed by spaghetti with red prawn ragu and catch of the day baked in a sea salt crust.
  • La Veranda serves up Montenegrin and Mediterranean cuisine for breakfast and dinner daily during the summer (lunch is offered in the winter as well). Dine in the chic gray-and-navy-toned dining room or alfresco on the restaurant’s namesake terrace complete with stellar bay vistas.
  • By night, La Veranda is a carnivore’s paradise serving up prime cuts of local Montenegrin lamb as well as Japanese and Australian wagyu. Pescatarians aren’t forgotten here, with fresh catch of the day always on offer.
  • Poolside Tapasake offers a flavorful Japanese-Peruvian fusion menu of small plates best enjoyed between dips in crystal-clear waters. While raw bites are the specialty here, don’t sleep on the tasty tacos or crispy tempura offerings.
  • Come to the handsome Caminetti bar for afternoon tea complete with finger sandwiches and sweets like Paris-Brest and a vanilla mille-feuille or cocktails with bites like a slider trio and a poke bowl.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
House car
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Getting There
Vojna Kasarna bb, 85346 Kumbor, Herceg Novi, Montenegro
DBV (40-50 min)   TGD (2 hr 20 min)   TIV (45 min)  
Additional Details

In peak season, plan for extra travel time due to border or ferry delays, especially if you cross the border in Croatia.

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