For ages, this wonderful country had been ignored by tourists looking for luxury on the Adriatic Sea. While most of them rushed to Croatia and Italy, Montenegro served as a private paradise for wealthy Serbs and Russians who kept quiet about this proud country’s beauties and luxuries. But, not anymore! The secret that Montenegro is an exclusive destination is out and everyone is hungry for a piece of its luxury. Here’s how you can experience Montenegro and get the best out of its natural and manmade riches.
Explore Sveti Stefan
Montenegro has almost 300 kilometers of shoreline, but Sveti Stefan is the crown jewel. This little island village is a charming mix of 15-century villas, perfect sandy beaches and azure sea. Sveti Stefan is also highly private, so if you’re looking for peace and luxury, there’s no better spot to get it. The island is owned by Aman Resorts and is off-limits save for the guests of the resort. However, you can snap a shot from the mainland for free.
Budva is a must-visit destination
This town, christened “Miami of Montenegro” is the best spot for partying and letting your freak flag fly. It has countless beaches and as many nightclubs that will distract you from the idyllic landscape that rises around you. Mountains, olive groves and peaceful sea juxtaposed with bars, half-naked beach-goers and blaring Mediterranean music create an addictive mix no one can resist. When things get too hectic for you, retire to the nearby island of Sveti Nikola or rise above it all during your paragliding flight.
Real estate is absolutely gorgeous
Since there is a bunch of amazing properties on the market, Montenegro offers a perfect opportunity to buy a summerhouse or start real estate investing. If you want to go big and invest in lux houses, look no further. If you search for luxury real estate in Montenegro you will find amazing properties located right between the sea and mountains offering amazing views with top-class amenities. If luxury and privacy in a still relatively undiscovered location is your top priority, you will be more than satisfied with what Montenegro has to offer.
Nature is breathtaking
Montenegro is a small country with only about 600.000 inhabitants which means nature has space to breathe and evolve without humans evading it with every step. Sure, the real estate market is booming, but the natural beauties of the country can still thrive. It offers a great combination of sea and mountains which means you can do all sorts of nature exploration from diving deep under the surface of Adriatic to climbing high over the cities and lands. Durmitor National Park is a Unesco World Heritage Site and it offers adrenaline-inducing skiing, breathtaking hikes and crystal-clear glacial lakes.
Adrenaline will call
While many choose to surrender to sloth and just enjoy the luxuries and beauties of Montenegro from a sun lounger, you can also get a shot of adrenaline while on your Adriatic vacation. For instance, whitewater rafting down Tara River is one of the best outdoor activities you can experience in the world! Tara has the deepest canyon in whole Europe and you will whizz past dramatic cliffs, gorgeous forests, peaceful monasteries and a few lone falcons. Also, if you choose to visit Montenegro in winter, expect a lot of snow perfect for skiing. Both pros and beginners will find a slope that will satisfy their needs so don’t forget to pack your gear!
You won’t be able to resist food
Good thing that Montenegro has so many opportunities to be active because you will definitely break your diet while vacationing there thanks to all the amazing food. Wherever you go, you can expect a warm welcome with prosciutto, homemade cheese and all sorts of grilled meat. And how can you forget rakia! This super-strong schnapps made of fermented fruit will quickly make your head spin and turn everyone you meet into your BFF—it connects people better than anything else in the world.
Montenegro is still undiscovered, but don’t expect it to stay this way forever. So, make sure to hit this up-and-coming destination as soon as possible and experience it in its true form!