Montenegro is a destination which has been more and more appreciated by tourists over the last few years. The reason is very obvious if we take into account the variety of tourist attractions that can be admired there.
Montenegro charms its tourists with amazing beaches, beautiful fortified towns, picturesque villages and spectacular landscapes. Situated on the Adriatic coast, Budva is a part of this country which will give you the opportunity to enjoy a bit of all these wonders of Montenegro. This old settlement is actually the most famous holiday resort in Montenegro.
As far as I’m concerned Budva is not a spectacular holiday resort, so you shouldn’t have high expectations if you choose to spend a few days there. There is not much to do in Budva with the exception of the evening walks in the old town and the shopping activities.
However, one of the reasons why Budva is so appreciated by tourists is its strategic position. It is situated close enough to the most important tourist attractions in the country. From this point of view, Budva is a perfect destination.
I strongly advise you to plan a trip to Budva and in case you want to have a memorable travel experience there, you should take into account the following tips:
1.Make sure you will have a car at your disposal. If are going to travel by plane, you should definitely rent a car. Quite a few famous tourist attractions are situated close to Budva and it would be a pity not to visit them. It is true that you can take a guided tour, but in my opinion you should organize your trips on your own, in order to fully enjoy the beauty of the places you are going to visit. Another reason I recommend this is the fact that it’s very easy to get to the main tourist attractions in the area. This way you will not only enjoy the liberty of planning your daily trips, but you will also save some money.
2.Whatever you choose to visit in the area of Budva, make sure you will not miss the gorgeous Sveti Stefan Peninsula and the spectacular Bay of Kotor. In my opinion the perfect place to admire the beauty of the bay is the fortified town of Kotor. These places will give you the chance to enjoy breathtaking landscapes.
3.Read about the most beautiful beaches in the area and make sure you add them on your trip list. The beaches hosted by the holiday resort of Budva are not so beautiful, but you will find spectacular beaches in the surroundings. My favorite three beaches near Budva are Sveti Stefan Beach, Trsteno Beach and Zanjice Beach.
4.Budva is situated relatively close to the border with Croatia. This is the reason I recommend a trip to Dubrovnik, which is considered the most famous and beautiful town in Croatia. The Pearl of the Adriatic Sea, as Dubrovnik is called, is located at about 90 kilometers from Budva. Do you know that the epic series “Game of Thrones” was filmed in this fortified town?
5.In my opinion food is an important aspect when you travel. Many times it’s a matter of luck to choose the right restaurant, especially if you want to enjoy delicious local dishes. On this note, I would like to give you a hand and recommend Fish Express Budva and Babaluu Café Restaurant which is located in TQ Plaza. Fish Express will offer excellent fish dishes, while Babaluu will give you the chance to taste delicious meat specialties, salads and pasta. When it comes to dessert, the delicious Budva pancakes are the perfect choice. There are quite a few places in Budva where you can find these pancakes.
All things considered, even if Budva is not a spectacular resort, it will be the perfect choice in case you want to have a taste of Montenegro.