Porto Montenegro offers vibrant summer festivities

Porto Montenegro, the Mediterranean’s leading luxury yacht homeport and marina village located in the Unesco-protected Boka Bay, offers a vibrant summer calendar of events, concerts and festivals planned residents and international tourists.

A dynamic programme of concerts, wine tastings and foodie weekends, a fashion show, sporting competitions and outdoor challenges are on the agenda.

With more than 280 days of sunshine and 295km of beautiful coastline, Montenegro is one of the most picturesque countries in Europe. Porto Montenegro is a short drive from Lake Skadar, the largest lake in Southern Europe, often overlooked by the tourist trail and three hours’ drive to Tara Canyon, the second deepest canyon in the world. In winter and early spring, the snow-capped mountains of Kolasin and Zabljak, reaching more than 2,000 metres high, provide the ideal setting for skiing away from Europe’s more crowded resorts.

Porto Montenegro is the perfect base for setting sail to the best beach clubs in the country, from Ribarsko Selo , a beach restaurant where fishermen bring in fresh catches of the day, to the world-famous Nikki Beach, a recent stylish addition to the Bay of Tivat. For culture vultures, there is the medieval, fortified town of Kotor with its limestone cliffs and winding streets, and the magical Our Lady of the Rocks church, set on an islet off the coast of Perast.

The marina village and Yacht Club are the heart of Porto Montenegro’s buzzing social scene and play host to the majority of summer events, as residents and guests, old and new come together to enjoy the idyllic Boka Bay location. As the world’s first platinum-status marina, Porto Montenegro strives to continually exceed the needs of guests, captains and crew –making it the perfect cruising base for the season and the most exciting hotspot in the  Adriatic.

Made In New York Jazz Festival Vol. 6 & 7 – 17th and 24th June
Montenegro’s international community comes together for the Made In New York Jazz Festival. Both the 6th  edition (postponed from September 2021) and 7th edition of this international music festival will take place on the Synchro Stage, presenting a line-up of legendary global, US and European jazz artists. Marking jazz appreciation month throughout June, and organised in collaboration with Rabbit Records, the festival brings the flair of Manhattan to the marina village.

Superyacht Summer Games – 26th June
Superyacht crews and industry professionals are invited to take part in the exciting and fast-paced event held within the grounds of Porto Montenegro. Teams compete in a decathlon and sailing regatta, challenging their agility, hand-eye coordination, teamwork and sportsmanship through a fun-filled course on land, followed by a regatta in J70s. A BBQ and award ceremony is the perfect end to the day, and a chance for teams to celebrate their successes.

Marks of Protection Art Experience – 18th June - 2nd July
Marks of Protection is a visual and historical exploration of Slavic tattooing as both striking symbolism and a surprisingly effective method to combat human trafficking by historic invaders. In this remarkable exhibition at the Naval Heritage Museum, guests can discover this ancient Balkan tradition through an array of NFTs, fine art and photography.

SuperWine 9.0 – 2nd July
The SuperWine festival is the most exciting wine tasting event in Southeast Europe. Guests enjoy tastings from some of the most respected and carefully selected regional and European wineries at a summer pool party at the Yacht Club. The festival is completed by DJ performances and culinary zones, making it a night to remember.

Concert: Berlin Visiting – 20th July
One of the cultural highlights of the summer, this classical music concert brings leading musicians of the Berlin Philharmonic, one of the world’s most celebrated cultural institutions, to the Synchro Stage, in partnership with KotorArt International Festival. Featuring violinist Daishin Kashimoto, concert-master of the orchestra, principal clarinettist Andreas Otensammer and guest pianist José Gallardo, the concert brings the artistic excellence, virtuosity and unique sound of this great orchestra to Porto Montenegro for one extraordinary night only.

International Fashion Festival – 22nd -23rd July
The stylish annual gathering on the Synchro Stage brings together some of the world’s most prestigious designers in a magnificent waterfront setting, where the dress code is Italy meets Riviera Chic. Back for a fourth consecutive year, the International Fashion Festival will be bigger and better than ever with an even longer catwalk and accompanying programme of VIP cocktail events and exclusive after-parties. The Fashion Festival is renowned for showcasing luxury pieces from designers loved by international fashion icons, celebrities and royalty, for their intricate designs and fine detail.

Polo in the Port – 11th – 14th August
The highly anticipated sporting event of the summer season, Polo in the Port will be coming to the marina village for the second time, with two days of polo matches, drinks receptions and what promises to be an unforgettable closing party. The matches take place on an impressive pop-up polo field, featuring players from around the world. Guests can enjoy two games per day under the Mediterranean sun, complemented by the finest refreshments.

Gastro Weekend – 19th – 21st August
This weekender festival offers dishes from around the world as well as delicious regional cuisine, served up by talented chefs in a stunning summer garden. Family and friends can enjoy al fresco dining, with DJs until the sun goes down and a night of dancing under the stars.

Beyond the summer
As well as the wealth of summer events, the world’s first Platinum-status marina, Porto Montenegro, hosts crew club activities throughout the year, features a full-service marina, tax-free fuel, 24/7 yacht assist, premium customer service, complimentary black and grey water disposal, 7% marine-related tax, and an exceptional crew lifestyle.

Porto Montenegro’s marina village offers the five-star hotel Regent Porto Montenegro, international fashion boutiques and vibrant bars and restaurants, and continues to grow with the arrival of the new urban-style neighbourhood of Boka Place.

Boka Place will introduce Siro, a new health and wellness lifestyle concept from Kerzner International (Atlantis Resorts and Residences and One&Only Resorts), with 240 keys, including 144 Siro-managed residences and 69 private residences, as well as a dynamic shopping district, made up of both international brands and independent local boutiques.

Siro will feature 96 hotel rooms, a rooftop bar and pool, a high-performance fitness studio and Recovery Lab offering a selection of health spa services.  Studio, one, two and three-bedroom luxury apartments due to complete in 2023 are available for purchase at Boka Place, from €190,000 for studios to POA for penthouses. – TradeArabia News Service