One&Only Portonovi, the brand’s first resort in Europe, is a year-round haven surrounded by a dramatic coastline and spectacular mountains. A place where cultural wonders and fresh-air adventures meet, guests can explore a nautical playground, discover fascinating UNESCO World Heritage sites or escape to the resort’s sparkling pools and private sandy beach that rivals the finest in the Mediterranean.
It will be the first resort to offer Chenot Espace, a pioneering treatment scientifically designed to enhance guests’ vitality and optimum health. The culinary experience, led by executive chef Nancy Kinchela, is highlighted by refined Italian dishes, Asian fusion dining, and farm-to-table fresh Montenegrin cuisine.
This ultra-luxury retreat is located at the entrance of Boka Bay, a fjord-like idyll on Montenegro’s Adriatic Coast, and is among Europe’s most fashionable new rivieras. The resort is designed on an impressive scale to reflect the architectural style of the old Venetian palaces of the region including grand facades, majestic colonnades, signature red terracotta roofs, gardens and an array of indoor and outdoor pools.
The elegant guest rooms, suites and villas are positioned for guests to enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding marina, bay and mountains, with various interconnecting options and clusters for groups and families seeking flexible space. The spacious 113 guest rooms feature sleek, modern fireplaces for cooler nights. They have expansive bathrooms, the same size as the bedrooms, with space to recline and lounge. Large floor-to-ceiling windows and terraces invite guests to relax against the backdrop of the mountain and bay views.
One&Only Portonovi’s Suite One is a one-bedroom presidential suite with a private wine vault which guests can choose to stock with their personal selection of 268 bottles of wine from Europe and the region, an outdoor dining area that seats up to twelve people with views of the mountains and bay, indoor and outdoor fireplaces and a separate butler entrance.
Alternatively, the resort offers two secluded, expansive villas – a three-bedroom and a two-bedroom. Each villa is set in its own fragrant garden with stunning sunset views over the Adriatic Sea. Each also has an outdoor shower, a private pool, a hydrotherapy pool with six massage stations, and service is provided by a dedicated team of butlers, chefs and valets.
For those who wish to own a permanent residence at the resort as a second home or to rent out to discerning clients, One&Only Portonovi has ten (three- and four-bedroom) private homes available for purchase. These villas come with access to their own beach and jetty, individual pools and private, internal Venetian courtyards.
One&Only Portonovi is set to become a dining destination on the Adriatic coast, offering a variety of distinctive, world-class culinary experiences. Sabia by Giorgio Locatelli, the Michelin-star chef’s first restaurant in the region, serves refined Southern Italian cuisine in a Riviera-style setting, with a focus on fresh seafood and vegetables and a Raw Bar offering organic crudo and fresh mozzarella.
La Veranda, presenting locally sourced ingredients and Montenegrin-inspired cooking styles, boasts an open kitchen and live cooking stations. Tapasake Club is a relaxed yet vibrant pool club serving contemporary pan-Asian, tapas-style fusion cuisine, with its own sake bar and regular DJ sets. Located in the Lobby, Caminetti Bar welcomes guests with expansive views over the terrace, gardens and sea, and offers an extensive beverage list.
One&Only has an exclusive global partnership with leading health and wellness expert brand Chenot. As a result, the resort will be the first to offer the Chenot Espace – a transformative journey of detoxing and resetting the body based on the renowned and established Chenot Method. This pioneering approach to wellness combines the latest scientific advances with the best in Chinese and traditional medicines.
Chenot Espace enables guests to understand what causes their bodies to age and how to set new pathways to positively, improve performance and wellbeing, resulting in increased vitality. Following an initial stage of consultation and advanced diagnostic tests by medical professionals, guests receive a bespoke programme involving nutritional consultations, detox menus, fitness schedules, targeted spa treatments, stress-relieving activities and more.
Programme options include Advanced and Fundamental Detoxes (six days, seven nights) for deep purification of the body, as well as shorter options for guests looking for a blend of wellness and relaxation such as the three-day Detox or Fitness Programmes, a four-day De-stress and Re-charge, or a two-day Weekend Spa Package. Guests can also experience individual Chenot Espace treatments curated by the expert practitioners.
A selection of guest rooms and suites are located directly above the spa, offering privacy and easy access for those taking part in more intensive or longer treatment programmes. Chenot Espace includes hydrotherapy and cryotherapy facilities, sauna, steam room, indoor pool and relaxation areas. In addition, the year-round resort also offers an Oriental Hamman, a hair salon and the men’s grooming salon, Barber&Blade.
One&Only Portonovi is set in a nautical playground waiting to be discovered. Guests can cruise the dramatic Adriatic coastline by yacht or speedboat, or learn to dive or sail through the clear, calm waters. World-Heritage sites, abandoned fortresses and hidden beaches can all be explored, such as the impeccably preserved medieval towns of Perast and Kotor, the fascinating islands of Our Lady of the Rocks and unspoilt National Parks, rich with local culture and folklore. Montenegro’s diverse landscape is compact and easily accessible, and guests can enjoy a variety of activities and scenery within just one day.
A number of activities are available within the resort for guests of all ages, including KidsOnly and OneTribe for children and teenagers. The resort has two floodlit tennis courts, while a state-of-the-art Fitness Centre offers private one-on-one training sessions as well as movement and exercise classes using the latest Technogym equipment. Alternatively, guests can take advantage of several running routes through the undulating landscape, with scheduled guided sessions taking place every week. For those seeking a mindful exercise, the resort offers yoga classes surrounded by the magnificent vistas of Boka Bay.
Beautiful pools are sprinkled throughout the resort, including a family pool, the dynamic Tapasake Club pool, temperate pools, an indoor spa pool, and private pools for villas and guestroom clusters. The private and secluded sandy beach overlooking the bay features One&Only signature experiences, as well as refreshing drinks and cocktails, and beach-side, casual dining to be enjoyed in the tranquil and laid-back surroundings.
Situated on the west side of Montenegro, Portonovi is an easy drive from three airports: Dubrovnik (one hour), Tivat (50 minutes), and Podgorica (two and a half hours). All of which are served by a variety of airlines, and well equipped to handle private jets. The resort has its own helipad, and for those wishing to arrive by sea, it has a 238-berth D-Marin superyacht marina.