The 2019 summer season has arrived and Luštica Bay is readier than ever. With the opening of its Marina Village and the five-star Chedi Hotel last year, this unique and sustainable coastal town is now a fully operational and flourishing Montenegrin destination.
With bustling shops and cultural spaces, restaurants spilling onto the sunny promenade, boats cutting through the sparkling waters and flowers blooming, life has never been more active or colourful, enriched by a calendar of tantalising events to keep everyone satisfied throughout the summer months.
The Marina Village embodies the Luštica Bay vision of life as it should be. Home to a range of exquisite apartments, it now boasts a bustling waterfront promenade complete with boutiques, restaurants, an art gallery, health studio, salon, supermarket and motor and boating services. Among the many offerings, visitors can enjoy fresh Montenegrin specialties from Bakery Davidović, explore fine art and antiques in Stanković, peruse travel-inspired clothing and homeware at Ivana Ma’s, savour fresh flavours at the Urban Bistro restaurant or a glass of Montenegrin wine at the Finestra Winery.
Entering its second operational season, the waterfront Chedi hotel has become an effortless part of this lifestyle. With two restaurants, three bars, an events centre, a fitness suite, spa and indoor and outdoor pools, it has gone beyond a hotel, becoming a dining destination, a wellness retreat, and a community hub. From morning yoga sessions to art exhibitions, courses, concerts and talks, it is part of the summer buzz. Its exceptional offering is already being recognised in its recent CEEQA award (Central and Eastern European Real Estate Quality Awards) for Building of the Year in South-East Europe.
The state-of-the-art marina sits at the heart of the action, ensuring that Luštica Bay is now on the map as a world-class sailing destination. Already in demand, the marina currently offers berths for 50 boats of up to 45 metres alongside professional yacht assistance from a multilingual team. There are also boats available for charter and courses for all levels at the marina’s renowned sailing school.
The waterfront promenade is a wonderful setting for performances, and a brand new amphitheatre next to the Chedi has also opened in time for a season of concerts
Whether arriving by land or sea, the season has plenty to draw in the crowds with the busiest event calendar yet. There’s no better way to get things started than with Luštica’s first Summer Music Festival (6th – 7th July). With non-stop entertainment, live music and open-air parties, it promises a night to remember.
The waterfront promenade is a wonderful setting for performances, and a brand new amphitheatre next to the Chedi has also opened in time for a season of concerts. Highlights include Swedish music group the Sirocco Quartet (9th July), the renowned classical duo, clarinettist Adreas Ottensamer and pianist Yuja Wang (7th August), as well as performances from Kotor Art Festival and Operosa Festival throughout the summer. Theatre lovers can enjoy Mediterraneo on Stage, the theatrical adaptation of the legendary Italian Movie (24th – 26th July), while worldwide expert Ichak Adizes is giving a talk on the secrets of business success at the Chedi (16th July).
For the first time, there is also a variety of regular events up and running. Kick-off the day with an outdoor HIIT class, gather for a seaside BBQ, try out Latin Night or Jazz Under the Stars at the promenade, or head to a beach party or movie screen at the Rok beach bar. Chedi’s The Spot restaurant is also becoming a go-to hangout with regular wine tastings, live band nights, Girl’s Night, and Friday cocktails and beats.
Keen golfers are also taken care of with the Luštica Bay driving range open for the summer. Looking out across panoramic views of the bay there is nowhere more peaceful for practising those swings.
For the first time there is also a variety of regular events up and running. Kick off the day with an outdoor HIIT class, gather for a seaside BBQ, try out Latin Night or Jazz Under the Stars at the promenade, or head to a beach party or movie screen at the Rok Beach Bar
As the summer enjoyment unfolds, Luštica Bay will continue to focus on new developments across the site. Thirty residences in the Marina Village’s Magnolija buildings have just been completed and work continues on new Kamelija residences, expected to be completed by March next year. Construction is also due to begin on three new villas, while work on the townhouses will start after the summer season.
The marina is on track for further construction around its summer activities, significantly increasing the number of berths, including the installation of a new pontoon due to be finished mid-July. The final phase of the marina will accommodate up to 176 boats. Work is also beginning on a new fuel station and border crossing due to be operational in the near future, as well as dry boat storage and a service centre which will be completed for the winter season.
Last but not least, the second neighbourhood of Centrale will continue to be a key focus. Due to be the new town centre for the whole of Luštica Bay, the undertaking is fittingly ambitious, creating a commercial centre, a residential haven and a spacious and green gathering space for the whole community. Set around a central esplanade and communal piazza, sought-after residences will sit side by side with restaurants, shops, cultural spaces and an array of essential public services. Construction is already underway on the one-to three-bed residential apartments, employing the same meticulous environmental principles used across the site.
While the future is full of exciting milestones, there is plenty to enjoy right now during this wonderful sun-filled season at Luštica Bay. We look forward to welcoming you.