A shiny newcomer on the hotel scene in Luštica Bay, Montenegro’s emerging destination.
The pace shifts down a few gears at The Chedi Luštica Bay. Montenegrins go by the saying 'Samo Polako', or slow living, which means to be in the here and now. If you’re going to be present, or ‘mindful’, anywhere, it’ll be at this boutique hotel. The Chedi is on secluded Luštica Bay, where the scent of wild herbs and conifers drifts in from the forests, and the sound of crashing waves echoes back from rocky enclaves.
This slow-living philosophy streams through the hotel, from chefs working with the land and seasons, to balancing holistic treatments in the spa. It’s here you’ll also find an indoor pool with sea views, a sauna, steamroom, experience shower and fitness room. It’s not all bench-pressing either; sign up for mountain walks, wild swimming or sunset beach yoga to ring the changes. A standout feature is the outdoor pool complex, cascading down three levels and jutting out over the ocean.
Rooms and suites are rooted in their surroundings – all muted tones, natural stone and warm oak finishes. Pendant lighting and bursts of tangerine or aquamarine add character. Pick a Grand Superior Room for a bathroom with a freestanding tub overlooking the mountains – a soak with a view. Families or groups should book the huge Grand Deluxe Corner Suite for two bedrooms with private balconies, sea views, a living room, dining area and kitchenette.
Part of the new Luštica Bay marina village, 15 minutes from Kotor
Good to know
• Go snorkelling or paddle boarding in the clear, calm waters of Trašte Bay* • Take a boat trip from the marina to discover hidden coves biting into the coastline* • Venture to Lake Skadar National Park to kayak around the Balkans’ largest lake* • Visit the Bay of Kotor to see mountains and tiny medieval towns wrapping around the fjord-like water*.
2 restaurants, 2 bars
Breakfast at The Restaurant
*Denotes local charge