One of the most stunning bays along the Mediterranean is Boka Kotorska. Named from the Italian word ‘boca’ for mouth, the bay has a narrow opening out to the sea so presents a wonderful naturally protected calm harbor. The gorgeous medieval town of Kotor sits within the bay, and draws many yachts and ships whose passengers come to see its historic center. Among the other towns within the bay are Risan (known for its Roman villa), Herceg-Novi and Perast (where Peter the Great sent his captains for naval training).
The other true luxury development in Montenegro is the port that was built in Kotor Bay for yachtsmen by yachtsmen—and not any old yachtsmen. The men behind the project include Bernard Arnault, Lord Jacob Rothschild and Nathaniel Rothschild as well as Oleg Deripaska. In addition to first-class marina facilities, Porto Montenegro has a sleek Lido Beach Club (frequented, of course, by its backers and their worldly friends). The first of their residences sold out already and more are in the works. It is definitely one of the coast’s hottest harbors.
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