Up to 36 Guests
A One of a Kind Hotel
Sitting on its own island surrounded by the Adriatic Sea is Mamula Island, a 19th-century fortress reborn as an intimate luxury hotel. Every unforgettable stay begins with a speedboat ride towards Mamula’s tiny island in the Bay of Kotor, where you’ll be welcomed with a glass of Champagne under the shade of an olive tree. From here, guests are free to indulge in everything Mamula has to offer, from poolside lounging to holistic spa treatments. Evenings can begin with craft cocktails in the intimate bar or with a sunset poolside drink before embarking on a culinary journey through Montenegro at the excellent fine-dining restaurant Kamena. Add to this a range of activities on the mainland to discover authentic Montenegro and the beauty of the Balkans, and Mamula truly offers a stay to remember.
Use your time on the island to tap into your creativity with Mamula’s series of workshops and masterclasses. Learn the art of lace making, a traditional craft in Boka Bay, try your hand with a paintbrush whilst enjoying wine tasting session, or get an introduction to ceramics during a pottery class.
Historic Tour of Kotor
Delve into the 5000-year history of the Bay of Kotor with this full day excursion. You’ll start by exploring Our Lady of the Rocks, one of two islets sitting off the coastline, before heading to the historic town of Perast. Then it’s on to Kotor, one of the most charming medieval cities on the East Adriatic coast and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll finish the day by visiting a local family who will welcome you into their home to learn more about Montenegrin culture.
Ivo Vizin's Footsteps
Follow in the footstep of Ivo Vizin, the first Croat to sail around the world, by embarking on a boat journey from Mamula Island to Ivo’s home town of Prčanj. You’ll stop at Our Lady of the Rocks, a unique man-made island in Boka Bay, before heading on to the Living History Museum to learn about the region’s rich history of sailing, craftmanship, and local traditions. A scenic drive through Boka Bay will take you back to Mamula.
Local Cuisine from Luštica Bay
Immerse yourself in the flavours and cuisine of the Luštica peninsula on this gastronomic excursion. Start your culinary journey with a visit to the Moric family to sample their famed olive oil, prosciutto, cheese and wine in their charming historic cellar. From there it’s on to the picturesque village of Klinci where you’ll have a chance to admire the ancient architecture and learning more about the region’s traditional cuisine.
Explore Herceg Novi
This day trip will take you from the fortress of Mamula Island to the two most important fortresses of Herceg Novi, Forte Mare and Kanli Kula. After admiring the ancient architecture, you’ll have a chance to wander the town’s narrow streets and visit the numerous Orthodox and Catholic churches before heading to the nearby Savina vineyard to refresh with a glass of local wine. You can also choose to end the day with an visit to the former residence of Marshal Tito, which is usually closed to the public but opens its doors to Mamula guests.
This scenic tour combines both Montenegro’s lush beauty and rich history. A morning drive to Lovćen National Park will take you past the country’s sloping mountains towards a famous viewpoint with sweeping vistas of the Bay of Kotor. After gettting your perfect photo of the view, head to the Mausoleum of Petar II Petrović Njegoš for a fascinating history lesson on how the old Montenegrin tribes fought the numerous enemies who dared to attack. You’ll then have a chance to explore the former royal capital of Cetinje.
Mamula Island’s various excursions immerse guests in the natural beauty of Montenegro. Take a boat journey across Skadar Lake, which sits surrounded by sloping green mountains, to reach the charming village of Rijeka Crnojevića where you’ll be welcomed for lunch by a local family, or head to the centre of Durmitor National Park to take in sights of the beautiful Black Lake, lush pine forests, and the magnificent Piva Canyon. Adventure seekers can go rafting on the Tara River, home to the deepest canyon in Europe, or for a more leisurely day out, take a yacht over to Dubrovnik and spend the afternoon wandering the narrow streets of its charming Old Town.
An Authentic Montenegrin Experience
As a protected historical monument, Mamula Island underwent a careful and sensitive restoration to preserve its structure with minimal intervention. A team of heritage specialists were brought onboard to work with the local authorities and ensure that every original part of the structure, from the staircase in the circular atrium to the colourful frescoes in the heritage suites, were restored to their former glory. Mamula Island has also taken a sensitive approach to Montenegro’s history and culture as a whole, including employing an enthusiastic team of Montenegrins, championing the country’s local and seasonal produce in the three restaurants, and designing a range of authentic excurions to discover the true Montenegro.
A Hotel with History
Built back in 1852 by the Austro-Hungarian Admiral Lazar Mamula, Mamula Island began life as a fortress intended to protect the Bay of Kotor. After years of sitting abandoned and falling into disrepair, Mamula has now been given a sensitive renovation by a team of heritage specialists which has transformed it into a luxurious boutique hotel. Rooms have been dressed in earthy, neutral shades which blend in seamlessly with the colours of the fortress’ brick walls, whilst layers of organic materials such as wood, stone, and textiles nod to the hotel’s natural surroundings. Depending on their mood, guests can choose from restored historic rooms with original vaulted ceilings and centuries-old frescoes, or opt for one of the newly build Garden Rooms which come with private terraces and endless views of the glittering blue Adriatic
Restore and Revive Body and Mind
Mamula Island’s secluded and natural setting makes it the perfect place to reset both body and mind. The fortress’s circular atrium has being transformed into Mamula’s soothing spa, a haven of tranquility which offers a complete 360 degree wellness experience. Yoga, Pilates, sound and energy healing classes take place under the vaulted ceilings of the two ritual rooms, or weather permitting, on the open outdoor deck with endless views of the Adriatic. Classes can be complemented with relaxation time in the Finnish sauna, herbal sauna, steam bath, salt room, and rooms for halotherapy and flotation therapy. Finish the experience with a moment of indulgence by booking a face and body treatment courtesy of the science-based natural Swiss skincare brand ananné, which has developed signature treatments exclusively for Mamula Island.
Daily “à la carte” Breakfast
In-Room Bar (Non-alcoholic beverages)
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