You don’t get much more idyllic and romantic than this – a luxury spa hotel, on its own island. In the ’60s the island became a playground for the rich and famous; screen legend Sophia Loren loved it so much, and stayed so frequently, that the hotel named her favourite cottage afer her. In its most recent incarnation, the entire island is an Aman Resorts hotel, and the way the 50 suites (each unique and laid out under red-tiled roofs surrounded by shady olive trees) are dotted about means you can go for hours without seeing another person. Tat’s the beauty of this place – the utter peace. Little cobbled lanes wind between two infnity pools, six spa cabins and two restaurants, while three more delicious places to eat lie just across the causeway on the mainland. Te feel of the suite isfve-star rustic chic as opposed to all-out gold-plated glamour, but it’s the kind of barefoot luxury you can get used to very quickly.
The Sveti Stefan Suite, Sveti Stefan, MON TENEGRO Photo Gallery
Te private terrace boasts its own crystal-clear swimming pool and – if you want to take the bling factor up – visit the local port, where Russian tycoon and Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich likes to moor his super yacht.Visit the nearby medieval walled city of Kotor, which is just half an hour away, to marvel at the Venetian-infuenced stone palaces inside, then return to the island’s world-class spa, run by some of the nicest staf that you’ll ever meet. And as dusk falls and the island’s little lamps go on to light the way to dinner through its criss-crossing alleyways, you really will feel like you’ve gone back in timeGrace KellyThe grace Kelly Suite, Hotel Bel-Air, LoS AngeLeS Tink of the world’s cool, timeless and beautiful screen actresses and your mind immediately turns to Grace Kelly.
She cemented her status as Hollywood royalty when she married Monaco’s Prince Rainier afer falling in love with him while flmingAlfred Hitchcock’s To Catch A Tief in the principality in the ’50s. Princess Grace’s crisp, efortless style was world-renowned, and her suite at the Bel-Air is ft for any fashionista. Te elegant bedroom and airy living room (which has a great vaulted ceiling) are decorated in muted tones and the bathroom is packed with goodies from skincare expert Anne Semonin. Te suite’s sunny private patio, which you reachthrough French doors, is more like a secret walled garden, with a tiled plunge pool, cosy loungers and 100-year-old trees. Te Bel-Air is known for its Sunday brunch (it’s impossible not to star-spot from your table), where you can try one (or all fve) of the handcrafed Bloody Marys while devouring a breakfast created by Wolfgang Puck, who cooks the ofcial post-Oscars dinner each year. You don’t get much more Hollywood than that! Try afernoon tea or cocktails in the Spanish colonial-style Lobby Lounge, then hit the spa for a four- handed massage – or treat your new hubby to its signature Gentleman’s Facial. And when you both hit the town, don’t miss the chance to fll a day window- shopping and glitterati-watching on the most glamorous shopping street in the world, Rodeo Drive.