The re-opening of this iconic resort was a long time coming, but it was certainly worth the wait. Combining a tiny island attached to the mainland by a narrow isthmus, and a 32-hectare estate that includes the stately Villa Milocer, once the summer residence of Queen Marija Karadjordjevic, this is a complex, sprawling property that merits leisurely exploration. Aman have 2km of pristine, perfectly manicured coastline for their guests, private beaches yet open to outsiders prepared to pay the day rental fee. It’s not cheap nor is it meant to be, you’re paying for the peace and quiet here. Dining options include the informal Olive restaurant, Villa Milocer which is more upscale but not officially open to the public, then there are the pasticceria, enoteca, taverna, antipasti bar and cigar room on Sveti Stefan island itself that are also closed to the public but if you call in advance to make a reservation in off-season the staff tend to be fairly accommodating. Finally, the 58 rooms, cottages and suites are split between the island and Villa Milocer (50 / 8 respectively) yet all share a similar aesthetic that combines clean, contemporary lines.