With a history dating back to the 15th century, the islet of Sveti Stefan is not only one of Montenegro’s most stunning and iconic sights, but is also a destination soaked in culture. Situated on the Budva Riveria, it has tranquil pebbled beaches and glittering blue waters. This former fishing village was first inhabited in 1442 when a wall was built around the island to protect locals from a Turkish invasion. The island is now home to the luxury holiday resort Aman Sveti Stefan, which has hosted stars from Claudia Schiffer to Marilyn Monroe. The islet is connected to the mainland by a causeway of private beach, so visitors to Sveti Stefan can wander along and enjoy the island’s four small churches. Or, they can simply relax on the public beach across the causeway, a great way to enjoy spectacular views over this bewitching town.