Sveti Stefan was featured on cover of prestigious National Geographic Traveler (edited once in decade), which beside Sveti Stefan, features Montenegro among the "50 Places of a Lifetime"
In the 15th century the island was a fishermen's village. In the 1950s the last residents of the village were evicted, and Sveti Stefan was transformed into a luxury town-hotel. The streets, walls, roofs and façades of the buildings were, for the most part, preserved, while the interior of the building were transformed to offer the most modern luxury hotel comfort.
Sveti Stefan, in the 1970s, was popular among celebrities, and among its guests were Princess Margaret, Marilyn Monroe, Willy Brandt, Bobby Fischer, Boris Spassky, Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti, Monica Vitti, Ingemar Stenmark, Kirk Douglas, Jonathan Miller and Claudia Schiffer.
Today St. Stefan is renewed and managed by famous luxury hotel group Aman resorts.