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Montenegro Sveti Stefan Island

South of Buda lies Sveti Stefan Island, previously a 15th-century fortified town on an island unconnected to the mainland. The islet’s earliest record is in 1423, noted as the capital city of the Paštrovići community. The island was acquired by the Yugoslav government and turned into a hotel during the Tito regime.

Today it is connected by a narrow tombolo and hosts the exclusive 5-star luxury Aman Sveti Stefan Resort.

How to explore Sveti Stefan

You can visit the 0,0124 sq km islet (133,000 sq ft) if you’ve booked your accommodation on the islet, or for example if you’ve reserved a table at the Taverna (restaurant).

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Sveti Stefan Beach

Aman Sveti Stefan Resort was visited by many celebrities, including Orson Welles, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Princess Margaret, Carlo Ponti, Ingemar Stenmark, and Kirk Douglas.

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Sveti Stefan Island, Montenegro

Hotels on Sveti Stefan Island

Travel Tip

Booking a hotel on the islet can be very confusing. It sure was for me. 

When you search for hotels on Sveti Stefan, you’ll get over two hundred hotels and places to stay. However, they are not necessarily ON the island. That is impossible, considering the size of the island.

The map (see below) illustrates the size of the island in contrast with the rest of Sveti Stefan.

Sveti Stefan Map Montenegro
The hotels and apartments that we feature are the only places to stay on Sveti Stefan island. 

To enjoy the pink sandy beaches of Sveti Stefan you need to book well in advance because the resort hotel is not massive in size. With only 50 rooms, cottages, and eight grand suites at the Villa Miločer you can enjoy the exclusivity of Sveti Stefan Island.

Aman Sveti Stefan Resort and the listed properties below are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  1. Peninsula Sveti Stefan, 7V4R+55M, Pržno, Montenegro.
  2. Sveti Stefan Adası, Unnamed Road, Sveti Stefan, Montenegro.
  3. Apartment Vesna, Sveti Stefan, Peninsula (Апартман Весна, Свети Стефан, полуострво) Pržno, Montenegro.
  4. Apartment Katarina (Апартман Катарина), 7V4R+5GH, Sveti Stefan, Montenegro.
  5. Ivano Vidoni Apartman, 7V4R+8R7, Sveti Stefan, Montenegro.