The Best of Montenegro: Where to Go for a Luxurious Trip This Summer

Porto Montenegro

Montenegro, with its breathtaking Adriatic coastline and dramatic rugged mountains, has become a playground for the discerning traveller seeking luxury and adventure.

It’s being called the trendiest coastal summer location in Europe. Celebrities including The Beckhams, Angelina Jolie, Madonna and even Sophia Loren have been flocking there for years. Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas even bought a house in the striking town of Perast.

From chic waterfront resorts to historic old towns brimming with culture, this gem of the Balkans offers a wealth of experiences for those an unforgettable getaway, and it is only just 2-3 hours flight from most European capitals.

Here’s a guide to some of the best destinations, including Kotor, Porto Montenegro, Budva and experiences like cave tours and fine dining for a truly indulgent trip to Montenegro this summer.

Porto Montenegro 

Porto Montenegro

Although all of Montenegro is beautiful, nothing beats Porto Montenegro. A short boat ride over to the port takes you to the fabulous shopping strip where you can explore the luxury boutiques offering designer brands such as Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga, ensuring a truly indulgent experience. 

Roberto’s Mare is the areas most famous and renowned place to dine, with, an exquisite Italian menu served on the waterfront of Porto Montenegro, overlooking the marina filled with sleek super yachts. Originating in Dubai as a multi-award-winning establishment, Roberto’s Mare opened its doors in Montenegro in 2019, delighting guests with its innovative dishes and unparalleled views. 

Kotor Old Town and Huma Kotor Bay Hotel and Villa 

An hour from the Main Airport of Montenegro

Kotor Bay Hotel and Villa, Montenegro

Located near the historic old town of Kotor, Huma Kotor Bay Hotel and Villa offers a blend of modern luxury and timeless elegance. With its picturesque waterfront setting and luxurious amenities, this boutique hotel is the perfect retreat for travellers seeking relaxation and rejuvenation. The Hotel is just a 5-minute commute to the original Old Town of Montenegro. 

Kotor Old Town is home to churches, palaces, and residential buildings whose architectural style stems from the Baroque period. With enchanting stone buildings with terracotta roofs and stone-paved paths, it offers a captivating glimpse into the past. For a taste of traditional Montenegrin cuisine, here you will find quaint restaurants serving authentic dishes with locally sourced ingredients. 

The delectable food on offer includes hearty seafood platters, savory grilled meats, and delectable pastries, and dinners can soak in the historic ambiance of these centuries-old neighbourhoods over lunch.

Boat, Cave and Mountain Tours

Blue Caves, Montenegro

To truly see the wonders of Montenegro, a boat tour is a must. Embarking on a scenic tour around the Bay of Kotor charming towns and breathtaking landscapes can be seen as well as the iconic blue caves, rugged coastline and the beauty of the mountains meeting the sea. The Bay of Kotor shortly meets Boka bay, as you sail past must see locations, such as Tivat, Kumbor and Perast. The hidden gems of Montenegro can be experienced with a visit to the caves in Radovici. Known for their crystal-clear waters and captivating rock formations, these caves offer a unique opportunity to explore Montenegro’s natural beauty.

Small boats can sail into these caves through natural crevices where the water illuminates in the dark of the catch, creating a majestic experience like no other. One of the amazing beauties of Montenegro are the mountains. Montenegro translates to “Black Mountain”, which over the course of History has had English speakers calling it by its Spanish name, Montenegro.

A hike along the cliffs of the Lovecen National Park is ideal to discover routs and pathways that lead through towns and villages and lavish in the breath-taking views.  

Nightlife in Budva 

Budva, Montenegro

Budva is renowned for its nightlife. Home to the Omnia nightclub, dubbed the one of the best of Montenegro, Budva nurses a vibrant and exciting atmosphere. Dance the night away to the beats of top DJs while enjoying spectacular views of the Adriatic Sea.

Culture of Montenegro

Montenegro

In Montenegro, much like in many parts of southern Europe, the relaxed pace of life prevails. Here, leisurely late lunches and dinners are the norm, while sleeping in and staying out late until the wee hours are embraced. Basking in the glorious sunshine and engaging with the warm-hearted locals are essential components of the Montenegrin experience. The serene coast stool have been encourages a sense of tranquilly and ease.

All the locals are welcoming and hospitable, however it’s crucial to respect the traditions and customs. Despite being a beachside setting, traditional values hold sway, so it’s wise to dress modestly and carry cash. Cash remains in much of Montenegro so having someone hand is essential, especially if you’re hailing a cab. In the tapestry of Montenegro’s charm, these customs may appear strange to some.

Yet, they serve as the very threads that weave together the quaintness and timeless allure of this amazing country.

From luxury resorts to historic landmarks, Montenegro offers a wealth of experiences for the discerning traveller. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, adventure, or culinary delights, this picturesque destination has something to delight every palate and satisfy every desire.

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