As the world’s first platinum-status marina, Porto Montenegro is the perfect destination to escape to this winter. With its idyllic Adriatic location in the UNESCO protected Bay of Kotor, proximity to three international airports, 450 marina berths, pristine mountains for skiing and year-round sunshine, it appeals to residents, boat owners, charterers and guests alike during the out of season months.
Porto Montenegro welcomes and caters to the needs of the yachting community, offering a host of berthing benefits throughout the winter. The award-winning marina gives access to some of the best cruising grounds in the Mediterranean with over 280 days of sunshine each year, it is the ideal place to enjoy Europe’s most impressive natural areas of beauty all year round.
Within Porto Montenegro itself, there are many restaurants and international shops to explore. A new venue, the Onyx Bar & Garden by Beluga, has recently launched at the Regent Porto Montenegro – a five-star hotel with over 120 luxury suites and apartments. Open to hotel guests and visitors alike, the Onyx Bar overlooks the hotel’s elegantly landscaped gardens and features a menu of cocktails. For foodies, Forza Porto brings authentic Boka delicacies with a modern and sophisticated twist, whilst its sister restaurants Marea on the village Town Quay and Panorama at the PMYC Pool, combine traditional Mediterranean cuisine with a blend of Northern Montenegrin-inspired culinary specialties, meat dishes and specially curated wines. Shopping highlights include a flagship Dior and a Five Star Fashion Boutique, which houses luxury brands including Ralph Lauren, La Martina and Gant are among the ten new retail outlets recently added to the village.
Yacht owners can enjoy a suite of special discounts on tailor-made Premium and Platinum berthing packages, meanwhile the village appeals to yachting professionals as a base to remain on shore during the winter months, due to the benefits of joining the Porto Montenegro Crew Club which offers a range of winter sports activities and parties for members. Winters in Montenegro mean getaways to the north, where people can enjoy skiing, snowboarding and the freshly powdered Montenegrin slopes.
The Crew Club hosts the Superyacht Winter Games every February, where for two weekends, members can tour from the north to the south of Montenegro testing their sporting and teambuilding skills in the picturesque outdoor terrain. At the heart of Porto Montenegro’s sailing scene is the Porto Montenegro Yacht Club (PMYC) where members can enjoy a member’s lounge and five-star hospitality, with an onsite restaurant and bar, nightclub, sailing and rowing facilities, gym and tennis courts, as well as a 64m PMYC pool, which has been listed by Condé Nast Traveller as one of the world’s most iconic pools, boasting unparalleled views over Boka Bay – just one of the many aspects of life at Porto Montenegro that make is a world-class destination all year round.