Olive Villa is lovingly constructed in the traditional style, using the highest quality authentic materials. New stone has been sourced from a local quarry to match the original stone of the village. All doors and double-glazed window frames are hand-made locally from Montenegrin wood.
Guests will enjoy state-of-the-art convenience and comfort. The living room makes the most of the stunning mountain and sea views through floor-to-ceiling glass doors, which open onto private terrace. Glass-fronted wood-burning stoves add to the atmosphere. Top quality fixtures and furnishings are used throughout: 'shaker style' kitchens with granite worktops and fitted branded appliances, oak flooring in the living room and bedrooms, imported Italian porcelain tiles in the kitchen and bathrooms, and Italian bathroom fittings. Olive Villa also benefits from heating and air conditioning, with under floor heating in the kitchen and bathrooms. Onsite parking for residents and guests is included. The communal facilities include the following amenities: Reception area & key-holding service/swimming pool with infinity edge, giving spectacular views down the valley to the sea/wellness centre with sauna, steam room and therapy rooms/Convenience store and Cafe with terrace/BBQ area with al fresco dining terrace/Sunbathing terrace/Landscaped gardens, planted with Mediterranean plants and herbs/Children's play area/Marked hiking trails starting and finishing in Lucici Village, connected with area's footpath network.
I moved to Montenegro with my family when I was a small child as my father is Bosnian. I spend the summer months as a Travel Representative and get to travel all around the coast on a weekly basis to the different properties and get to meet our visitors. My favourite properties are the ones with great pool areas and comfortable sun beds, perfect for topping up your tan!
It has a great elevated location so has beautiful views and Lucici Village is a quiet, relaxed location. The private garden gives you the option to enjoy the sunshine in peace and quiet.
The Wellness Centre makes it a perfect location for relaxing and pampering yourself. It includes free jacuzzi, steam room and sauna as well as chargable treatments such as massages and facials. The cafe is great for a break from the sunshine and stocks a few essential groceries, just in case you forget something in the supermarket!
Lucici Village is just 4km up from the coastal resort town of Herceg Novi, and nestles in the foothills of Mount Orien.
At the entrance to the Bay of Kotor, opposite the open Adriatic, the verdant town of Herceg Novi is surrounded by ancient walls and with two 600 year-old fortresses. Moving away from Herceg Novi towards Kotor you pass a string of traditional waterside fishing villages such as Djenovici and Baosici the bay unfolds. As well as its beautiful old town, Herceg Novi is famous for being the sunniest place in Montenegro – with over 200 days of sunshine per year!
Herceg Novi is certainly not the place for anyone with a strong aversion to stair climbing. That said, the town’s steep, crooked streets, interspersed with marble-faced staircases, offer the best vantage points to view the sea and make any visit unforgettable.
Founded by the Bosnian king Tvrtko I in 1382, Herzeg Novi became one of the key towns of Old Herzegovina, an area criss-crossed by a succession of rulers and empires. “Herceg” was the equivalent of a duke – in this case Duke Stefan Vuksic, who walled the town (in vain) shortly before its capture by Ottoman Turkish forces in 1483. “Novi” means “new”.
Two centuries of Turkish rule and 110 years of Venetian gave way to a succession of other regimes: Austrian, Russian, French, British and even, briefly, Montenegrin, through the Napoleonic wars. All the while, local men sailed the globe and returned home with money, trade goods, rousing stories or at least flower cuttings. Herceg Novi’s other defining trait is the scent of exotic flowers clinging to overhead trellises in the balmy local micro-climate.
A few kilometres across the channel, looking out from the marina, Herceg Novi looks out onto one of the wildest parts of Montenegro’s coast: the green, as-yet undeveloped peninsula of Lustica, with the picturesque little harbour of Rose and a plethora of caves to explore.