Montenegro | One & Only Portonovi

November 28, 2023

Today we’re headed to Montenegro – where alpine mountains meet crystalline seas, where warmth and humor are still important, and where you can choose your own adventure between relaxing, exploring, or focusing on your health.

My guest today is Tessa Gorman, the Managing Director of the gorgeous One & Only Portonovi in Montenegro. I love this episode because we dive into what makes Montenegro such a juicy country to visit but also into some touching stories about guests and beautiful experiences.





Listen to hear:

  • 01:52 – What Tessa’s favorite view on the property is
  • 03:54 – About the geography of the region
  • 09:49 – Who all has been here
  • 11:02 – How the layers of history have shaped the country
  • 12:48 – Why Montenegro and Croatia differ
  • 15:50 – What the most charming trait of Montenegrins is
  • 17:51 – About the vision of the property
  • 20:15 – How the art collection was curated
  • 23:25 – What experiences can guests enjoy at O&O Portonovi
  • 28:35 – About a story when the staff went above and beyond
  • 30:03 – How she has a favorite memory of a past guest
  • 31:50 – About Tessa’s favorite choices on and off property
  • 36:25 – What you will learn about the world by visiting Montenegro

Listener Exclusive Amenities

A bottle of sparkling on arrival for all Bell & Bly Travel guests 

Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

Daily Breakfast for two guests per bedroom (included in rates)

$100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

Welcome In-Room flowers

Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability

Complimentary Wi-Fi

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