There have been murmurs about Montenegro for a while. Whisperings of glacial lakes. Rumours about magical old towns. And they’re all true. Montenegro’s a bit of a novelty in Europe. It’s yet to be taken over by tourists, and is extremely purse-friendly. Read on and discover exactly what’s on offer in the country that we’re hailing as the next big thing…
Feel swanky in Tivat harbour
Tivat Habour, also known as Porto Montenegro, is where all the locals go to bag a new designer dress. Or just pose by the harbour with a pumpkin spiced latte. Lust over the super yachts bobbing in its ‘mini Venice’ harbour, get a manicure at the exclusive spa, or update your wardrobe with limited edition pieces from the fashion village. Shop in the likes of Tom Ford, MaxMara, Dolce & Gabana, Gucci, Valentino, and beyond. Oh, and there’s also a 24 hour concierge, a helicopter rental site and yacht advisor, if you’re feeling flush. Tempted? It’s just half an hour’s drive from the Medieval town of Budva, which acts as a perfect base for exploring.
Be on trend with the flamingos in Ulcinj
We’ve seen flamingos everywhere the last few months, be it on notebooks or t-shirts. But nothing’s better than seeing them in real life. Head to Ulcinj, and explore the huge saltpan, decorated by hundreds of fuchsia flamingos balancing on the pans. Just think of all the Instagram opportunities. Fancy it? We’re opening a new Holiday Village in Ulcinj just in time for summer that’s right on the doorstep. Oh, and there’s a gorgeous sandy beach there too…
Get away from it all in Becici
Becici’s a gorgeous hamlet tucked away from the rest of Montenegro. Keep things hush hush and spend your days soaking up the sun on one of Europe’s best kept secrets – Becici Beach. Framed by a movie-worthy mountain backdrop, your snaps will be just as stunning as the nearly-empty sand (check out the nearby Iberostar Bellevue for a spot right on the beach).Wander along the sleepy promenade and you’ll find a quaint fishing village lined with quirky little shops and cafes. Or, if you fancy something more lively, turn back time in Kotor – a town that offers up the perfect mix of tourists and locals. Get lost in its shabby-chic alleyways, stock up on souvenirs or sit back with a coffee and spot the town’s famous kitten colony playing in the sun – you’ll soon see why Kotor’s nicknamed ‘city of cats.’