Need to know
58, including five suites.
Noon. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $868.61 (€703), excluding tax at 17.7 per cent.
Rates usually include a generous breakfast spread with baked goods, eggs, fruit and Montenegrin pies (savory hand pies).
The pink sandy causeway connecting the island to the mainland is set up as a private beach, with shaded lounge chairs beside the placid, warm water.
Sveti Stefan Island is closed from October to May, but Villa Milocer on the mainland remains open.
At the hotel
On-site parking, private beaches, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, air-conditioning, a minibar, a coffee-maker and a fireplace.
Our favourite rooms
Inspired by traditional Montenegrin fishermen's homes, the one-bedroom cottages on Sveti Stefan are blissfully secluded, and rather handsome, with beamed ceilings, stone accent walls and ocean views. Off the island, Villa Milocer, open year-round, holds sea-facing suites with Juliet balconies.
There are three. Tucked into the hillside overlooking the Adriatic, the heated, adults-only Cliff Pool is a pine-shaded, infinity pool with black tiles that create a striking reflection. The family-friendly, heated, indoor-outdoor infinity pool is large enough for laps. Inside the spa, there is a heated, indoor, adults-only plunge pool.
Sveti Stefan’s minimalist, wood-accented spa is reason enough to visit. The team uses hundreds of foraged local herbs, concocting treatments that would probably work equally well on the restaurant menu. In addition to massages and hydrotherapy, the spa offers exfoliation with mint-infused olive oil and wild honey, and hydrating oat-and-milk soaks.
Mariner’s maps will help aspiring sailors chart courses to seemingly untouched villages along the Adriatic.
Salute the sun with private classes in the yoga pavilion.
All ages are welcome, though the serene setting is not ideal for energetic little ones; steps and winding paths can be difficult to navigate with a pram. The family-friendly pool and gardens are excellent.