Montenegro is a land of wild and precious beauty, characterised by an immense natural diversity and historic grandeur. It boasts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the walled town of Kotor. Other locations include the magnificent palaces of Perast and the old town of Budva.
Located south of Croatia, the country has a mild Mediterranean climate. The coast has sand beaches with luxuriant subtropical vegetation. Further inland, are high mountains, idyllic grasslands and deep river valleys with natural ice lakes and crystal clear streams. Dubbed as future Switzerland of the Mediterranean, separated from Italy by the Adriatic Sea, Montenegro is full of strong contrasts. Its breathtaking scenery inspired artists, royals and celebrities for over many centuries.
Along its shores is an oasis of mediterranean vegetation: orange, citrus, pomegranate, laurel, agave, palm, eucalyptus, cypress and mimosa trees thrive here.
Myriad natural stone jetties and picturesque baroque towns – true chefs d’oeuvre of history, art and beauty – jut into the bay, symbolising a strong naval legacy.
Portonovi sits at one of the very best spots on picturesque and protected Boka Kotorska, or Boka Bay. This is where the mountains meet the sea in one of the most dramatic ways on the globe. It is also the perfect place from which to discover the stunning 300 kilometre coastline of Montenegro and its 117 beaches.
Ideally positioned at the entrance, the deep- water Marina Portonovi offers yachts of all sizes the quickest access to the open Adriatic as well as to the Montenegrin coast, with the islands of the Dalmatian coast just a day’s sail away, making it an ideal home port. Often referred to as the southernmost fjord in Europe, Boka Bay is a submerged river canyon that penetrates the mainland for kilometres.
A wreath of steeply rising mountains embraces and protects the bay from the open sea and cold winter breezes. Considered as one of the world’s most beautiful inlets, Boka Bay is star-shaped and composed of four arms or zones – Herceg Novi, Risan, Kotor and Tivat. Its calm waters harbour seven isles, including the famous Lady of the Rocks and Saint George.
Montenegro offers over 250 days of sunshine, the swimming season extends over more than 180 days. Temperatures reach upwards of 30 °C during summer, while winter is relatively mild on the coast with average highs ranging from 12 °C - 16 °C.
Montenegro has five national parks: Skadar Lake, Mount Lovćen, Prokletije, Durmitor and the virgin forest of Biogradska Gora, a national park founded in 1878. The country has more than 150 mountains over 2,000 meters high. The Durmitor Range has 48 peaks that surpass this height, five canyons, 748 springs of pure mountain water and 18 lakes including the illustrious Black Lake. Lake Skadar, the largest lake on Balkan Peninsula, is famous for the diversity of its ora and fauna. Over 270 bird species can be found on its shores, including storks, herons, egrets, ibises, falcons, eagles and even the rare curly pelicans.
Politically stable, using Euro currency, the world’s only ecological state Montenegro is a sovereign State since its independence in 2006. Late 2010, Montenegro was granted candidate status for European Union Membership and in June 2012, the European Council opened accession negotiations. In December 2015, the country received a formal invitation for NATO membership. Podgorica is the modern capital of Montenegro, while Cetinje is the ancient royal capital. Founded in the 15th Century, the latter is regarded as the cultural and historical centre of Montenegro.
The Government has the clear objective of creating a business-friendly environment, with minimal state interference, major investments in luxury tourism and infrastructure, and tax regimes that are among the most competitive in Europe. A rate of 9% applies to company profits, capital gains, personal income and withholding tax. Investors are able to remit dividend and interest profits fully, without any restrictions.
Portonovi Montenegro is an exclusive resort community located between the foot of Mount Orjen and the glistening shores of the Adriatic Sea. Elegantly positioned at the entrance of Boka Bay, the 26 hectare premium resort commands breath-taking views and is an ideal gateway from which to discover Montenegro’s stunning 300-kilometre coastline. Key elements of Portonovi will be its 240-berth superyacht international marina, including iconic Yacht Club by Winch Design, Europe’s first One&Only resort and Espace Chenot Health Wellness Spa. The resort will also feature world renowned and authentic restaurants, along with high end retail zone.
Portonovi offers the best of Montenegrin lifestyle in a waterfront community that offers a blend of Old European architecture with 275 premium residences. The collection of residences represents the nest selection of Adriatic property available and includes luxury apartments, townhouses, sky villas and penthouse suites.
The lower village represents the heart and Adriatic soul of Portonovi. the design combines elements of the Montenegrin vernacular and venetian styling with complementary mediterranean features.
Harper Downie Architects replicated the style and allure of a low-rise Mediterranean village community. Characterised by a textured, vernacular architecture and connected to the local landscape, Lower Village includes a selection of elegant pop-up stores, terraces and kiosks. Wide waterfront promenades and winding, asymmetrical streets weave past local stone buildings to reveal hidden piazzas, alcoves, evoking the character, charm and ambience of a long-established settlement. Community pools are surrounded by stone vernacular inspired architectural elements, each one unique in both character and scale, and enveloped by lush planting and sculptural trees.
The element of water provides a visual connection to both Portonovi Marina and open spaces. Visitors can embrace the relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle as they immerse themselves in the village garden atmosphere, amongst the large pine and magnolia trees.
The interior design of residences, townhouses and apartments in Lower Village are in keeping with a textured vernacular style. Driven by the highly bespoke approach of Harrods Interiors, they combine elegant luminous spaces with modern-day functionality, giving a feeling of comfortable luxury. Its designers are devoted to understanding clients’ needs, helping them realise their dreams and they understand that every family is unique.
Harrods Interiors design includes well-considered joinery, state of the art fixtures and fittings, integrated technology and luxurious furniture selections. The furnished palette combines the layering of rich textural materials accented by vibrant, refined colours and luxurious metal detailing, including interior and exterior fire pits.
Within the Lower Village residential units consists of different types: 4 bedroom, 3 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 1 bedroom apartments with duplex townhouses and penthouses. The mix of high-end design and high-quality materials, combined with an outstanding outdoor space and breathtaking views, transmits an air sophisticated luxury.
Both east and west facing, each marina apartment building will have a highly sophisticated modern look, featuring a mix of natural and high-tech materials such as wood and glass. Designed by eminent London architectural studio RTKL, the two Marina Apartment buildings are the most modern and iconic buildings with Infinity Pools within the Portonovi Resort. Commanding unrivalled views of Boka Bay and Mount Lovćen, the properties have a luxurious, stylish but modern feel.
The buildings, located on the waterfront, face the Portonovi Yacht Marina designed with 220 berths, many for super yachts. The Marina Apartments will also feature ground level retail elements including designer boutiques and a range of international luxury fashion brands with will provide high-end retail therapy. The interior design for the Marina Apartments reflects the strong vision for yacht design, nautical and maritime themes, differing from the villas and apartments within the Mediterranean village.
Here the revered Italian interior design studio, M2 Atelier, combines the elegant luminous spaces with modern-day functionality evoking the feeling of comfortable luxury. Within the two luxurious Marina Apartments buildings are residential units of very different types: 3 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 1 bedroom apartments with duplexes and sky villas featuring infinity pools located on the building roofs. By harmonising traditional materials applied to modern shapes and forms, the exterior design flows through to the interior space and emphasises the fluidity of the design.
Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, One&Only is a rare collection of jewel-like resorts with world-class facilities and amenities. Portonovi and its spectacular setting have been casted as the location for One&Only Portonovi, the first One&Only Resort in Europe.
With over 45 years of experience, the Chenot Group is a leading and dynamic company specialising in the health and wellness sector. Chenot Health Wellness Spas are cure-based facilities established in luxury Hotels and Resorts where the guests can experience the Chenot programmes.
Harrods Interiors offers straight forward interior design and home styling solutions, ranging from a single room furniture layout to full interior design. The experienced and highly-skilled Harrods Interiors team creates bespoke designs, incorporating fixtures and fittings to suit your lifestyle.
Winch Design is an award winning British Design studio that was established in 1986 as a specialist Exterior and Interior Yacht Designer. Focused on designing luxury projects, the company has added Private Jet, Architecture and Interiors teams to its core Yacht offering.
A place always exceeding expectations, providing some of today’s most enriching experiences, that are to become tomorrow’s benchmarks. A diverse and sophisticated community, infused with soul, human character and local spirit. Azmont Investments is a Montenegro-based company, committed to apply its most adequate resources to achieve its mission: to create an efficient and sustainable investment portfolio focusing on accountability, environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility.