A hidden jewel at Java’s centre Amanjiwo rests in the shadows of the largest Buddhist temple complex in the world, Borobudur, which reopens to visitors from 1 March 2023.
As renowned for its ancient towns as for its natural wonders the likes of Unesco-protected Kotor Bay, Montenegro is home to ancient monasteries that cling to rocky cliffs and imposing stone churches that speak of centuries past. Its capital and largest city is Podgorica, while Cetinje is the former seat of the throne. A veritable playground for those wishing to explore the outdoors, Aman Sveti Stefan is perfectly placed for discovering all that Montenegro has to offer.
Dating back to the 5th century BC, the winding cobblestone streets of Budva lead explorers to the heart of Montenegro’s cultural heritage. Further north, in the famously picturesque fjord of Boka Bay, Kotor – a Unesco World Heritage site – offers an opportunity to lose oneself in the uniquely rich and engaging history of the beautifully preserved medieval town.
Encircled by mountains and topped with water lilies, the glassy expanse of Lake Skadar is the largest freshwater body in Southern Europe. It is also home to more than 280 species of bird. Cruise across the water by boat and savour the serenity of the hills, the sound of birdsong and the sight of historic fortresses and monasteries on the lake’s forested shores. Stop for a swim or pause to picnic on local delicacies.
Montenegro’s coastline offers some of the world’s most idyllic water sports and sailing, with clear azure seas, deep bays and white-sand beaches. As well as a selection of complimentary watersports, Aman Sveti Stefan offers tailor-made sailing experiences on two yachts, ranging from bay-hopping picnics to full-day excursions.
Aman Sveti Stefan offers no less than three pink sandy beaches including the Adriatic jewel known as Queen’s Beach, with its emerald lagoon and forest-ensured privacy. King’s Beach and Sveti Stefan Beach await just a stroll away.