Monte Bay


to Monte Bay Retreat

Welcome to Perast, and to Monte Bay Retreat – a new, boutique, bespoke accommodation nestled in one of the crowning jewels of the Boka Bay. Each of our beautiful rooms are uniquely and stunningly appointed, with individual features ranging from claw bathtubs at the foot of the bed to cosy open fireplaces. Monte Bay's beautiful rooms combine the luxury expected of Montenegro’s top hotels, with the personalisation and bespoke care that allow you to feel like you’re home from home. Central to our philosophy is putting our guests at the heart of everything we do, and most importantly, making them feel comfortable and relaxed. Whether you book a room or exclusively hire out the whole villa, with a personal attendant concierge service on hand at all hours*, we are always able to make sure your needs are met. We take the time to get to know you so that your visit is personalised to not only meet but exceed your expectations. Moreover, with personal chef, infinity pool, Jacuzzi, infrared Sauna and bar, we feel sure that Monte Bay will become a place you never want to leave.

But luxury doesn’t mean lazy. Our staff can organise for you massages, manicures and indulgent beauty treatments, but their passion truly lies in helping you to discover the untamed natural beauty of the Boka Bay. Be it coasting over the waves on a fishing trip at sea, exploring the winded cobbled streets of ancient Perast and the 17th century monastery next door or abseiling gorges in the beautiful Skadar park, your local host Saša Ilić and his staff have both the expertise and passion to ensure that your holiday is packed full of sights, sounds, experiences and zero-stress.




At the heart of this very special place is Saša Ilić, the founder of Monte Bay Retreat who quite by chance fell upon Perast and the run down ruin and fell in love immediately. He then painstakingly reconstructed the 18th century old stone beauty back to her original glory and ensuring that every modern day high end was met. He is a perfectionist and wants every guest to feel perfect while at Monte Bay. Saša has an eclectic background, Australian born little socceroo who went on to travel much of the world with his family. He eventually landed and stayed in London for a number of years after achieving footballs pinnacle of playing in the Premier League for English teams such as Charlton Athletic, West ham and Portsmouth etc. He is a 6'4" ex Premiership goalkeeping gentle giant with a love of people and hospitality, a hearty laugh and charm that will ensure your stay at Monte Bay is more than memorable.


Whatever your preferred pace of life, the staff at Monte Bay are committed to providing you with unforgettable experiences during your time in Perast. Find out more about here what the beautiful Boka bay has to offer.

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