Alys Colayera

Montenegro Travel Expert

On a serene stretch of the Mediterranean, Montenegro has an almost ethereal feel about it. A tranquil alternative to neighbouring Croatia and Italy, spend some time embracing the simplicity of being. A luxury holiday in Montenegro is all about living life on the road less travelled, as you wander wide open spaces to see a place through the eyes of a local and escape the ordinary for a week or two.

Alys Colayera

Montenegro Travel Expert

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Montenegro Highlights

Montenegro is one of the lesser known jewels of Europe. It has an eclectic landscape of rugged mountains, cliffs, mystical forests and timeless beaches. Get in quick, before the rest of the world finds out about this treasure.

More about Montenegro

MORE ABOUT MONTENEGRO

This small landmass, and its tiny population, contains – like all small packages, as it goes – a concertina of surprises. Rising nonchalantly from the calm Adriatic sea, this southern Balkan nation ascends into mist-soaked, moody mountains, rugged roads, hidden monasteries, and exquisitely meaty cuisine – where Italian bistro lifestyle meets montaine moodiness. Its flame has, increasingly, drawn the attention of adrenaline junkies (look again at those mountains), but it also serves up a rich platter of historic towns, tranquil beaches, and island-hopping idylls. Sophia Loren spoke highly of it, as if it were a fairytale. Is that enough?

Tour the Adriatic Coast

TOUR THE ADRIATIC COAST

The country’s elegant and animated coast stares across at its invisible neighbour, Italy. And, like Italy, it has a balmy summer climate and is studded with old, terracotta-coloured medieval villages, which – in turn – share space with St. Tropez-style jet set beaches and the odd sugar-lump of a cruise liner, heaving into view. The Bay of Kotor is, properly speaking, Europe’s most southerly Fjord, and beautiful Kotor sits prettily at its edge – a maze of sun-soaked squares, fresh fish, and scurrying hikes up the rocky sides of its verdant cliffs, from where – we’d recommend – you join a private tour. In the same manner, the fortified island village of Sveti Stefan offers a bucolic destination for a honeymoon retreat, where you can wander the 15th-century villas and dip your toes into the relaxing waters of the Adriatic.

Montenegro's best hotels

THE BEST HOTELS IN MONTENEGRO

During your tranquil summer sojourn in Montenegro, you’ll likely stay at one of the country’s grateful and embracingly luxurious coastal hotels. Aman have worked their expected magics on the islet of Sveti Stefan, wrapping its 15th century buildings around a decidedly modern approach to comfort. And yet, it still enjoys the glamour, mystery, and romance of this slice of unburdened coastline. Between white billowing curtains, laden olive branches, and cobbled streets, you’ll find yourself at home.

Honeymoons in Montenegro

AN UNFORGETTABLE HONEYMOON

Marilyn Monroe used to catch her down time on Montenegro’s coast – enjoying not only the tranquility, but the romance of this ever surprising corner of the world. Montenegro, whether taken alone or combined with its more established neighbours, Italy and Croatia, is a perfect spot to enjoy a laid back, atmospheric, and luxury honeymoon, right on the lip of the Adriatic sea. If you want a break from the palms, many head into the mountains to visit the stately surrounds of the Mausoleum of Peter II Petrovic Njegos, the man who contributed to Montenegro’s transformation into an independent state during the 1840s and 50s. From here, high above the clouds, you’ll be rewarded with one of the best views in the country.

Montenegro Highlights

Montenegro is one of the lesser known jewels of Europe. It has an eclectic landscape of rugged mountains, cliffs, mystical forests and timeless beaches. Get in quick, before the rest of the world finds out about this treasure.

Hotels in Montenegro

STAY IN MONTENEGRO

Often touted as a less oversubscribed and largely untouched alternative to neighbouring Italy and Croatia, Montenegro still enjoys its fair share of comfort and luxury - particularly along its glimmering Adriatic coast.

Hotels in Montenegro's capital city

IN THE CITY

Montenegro’s capital city has undergone multiple changes of name and regime, all of which have left their physical mark on this small but surprising city. Among Ottoman towers, Austro-Hungarian facades, and Communist-era apartment blocks, the city also boasts quite a handful of five star luxury hotels from which to explore this city in a nutshell.

Hotels on Montenegro's coast

ON THE COAST

Effortless in its style and substance, Aman’s glamorous hotel on the islet of Sveti Stefan offers guests the best of the brand’s globe-straddling comfort combined with one of Montenegro’s most exclusive - and visually arresting - settings. The 15th century buildings, prettily fortified walls, and sparkling waters, offer a genuine slab of old-world romance and modern convenience. Forget Italy.

Hotels in Montenegro's bay

IN THE BAY

The Bay of Kotor - Montenegro’s faultless, verdant fjord that cleaves along the western edge of the country - is speckled with old-world villages, crystal waters, and eye-opening views. Not unsurprisingly, many of the country’s best luxury hotels are plumped on its rugged cliffs, with stunning panoramic views out over this remarkable natural landscape.

  • Population Population 650,000
  • Capital Capital Podgorica 
  • Language Language Montenegrin
  • Currency Currency Euro
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT+1 | ET+6
  • Expert Tip Expert Tip

    "Montenegro's interior is where you can find beautiful lakes and bays such as the Bay of Kotor that are perfect for a kayak trip"

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