Main airports Tivat, Podgorica, Dubrovnik
Budva is 20 km away from Tivat,75km from Podgorica and 65km from Dubrovnik.
In Montenegro the main currency is Euro and all major cards are exempted
This small country offers about 300km of stunning Adratic coastline, breath taking views, from mountains and national parks. The best time to go all year round. In summer from July-October 40C.
For guests arriving by air, we can provide airport transfers by car to/from Tivat Airport (10 mins), Dubrovnik Airport (60 mins), and Podgorica Airport (90 mins).
If traveling by yacht, you can easily cruise the waters of the Adriatic Sea.
The marina is only a few nautical miles inland from the mouth of Boka Bay and is situated in Tivat Porto Montenegro.
It is located south-east of Budva. There is 1,950m long sandy beach, which is among the most beautiful beaches in Montenegro.. In 1935 it won the Grand Prix in Paris the most beautiful beach in Europe. Today several sections of the beach are private and are only accessible to the hotel guests. Our Hotel Splendid is situated on this beach with its luxurious five-star resort that needed 70 million euros to build. Splendid is well known five star hotel that attracts local and international fame. It was the choice of The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Brad Pitt and Angelina during their stay in Montenegro.
The coastal area around Budva, called the Budvanska Riviera is the centre of Montenegrin tourism, known for its well preserved medieval walled city, sandy beaches and diverse nightlife. Budva is 2,500 years old, which makes it one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast.
Although Budva is notable for its long history it is not primarily known as a destination for sightseeing or cultural tourism. Unlike Kotor or Dubrovnik, Budva has an image of a crowded beach resort, with a lively and vibrant atmosphere. Budva as a destination in Montenegro attract young people who enjoy beach parties and vibrant night life.
Tivat our small town is situated in the most beautiful bay in the world the Kotor Bay. Out town welcomes guests all year round due to its glorious climate with 230 of sun in the year. It is the youngest town in the Boka region Tivat has many attractive destinations: such as Renaissance Summer House Buca, Flowers Island… sandy beach Blue Horizonti, St Marko Island…... There is also a cultural choice and events that take place all year round. The most popular “Summer Fest Tivat takes place in July and August. Due to its climate, there is a wide variety of exotic trees that have been brought back by sailors over the centuries.
The history of Montengro
Podgorica is the capital city(and the largest) of Montenegro. It is very near Skadar Lake, and is the centre of arts, businesses and sport within the country. It became the capital in 1946- beforehand it was the ancient city of Cetinje, where the royals lived.
Since the 9th century, the area of modern-day Montenegro was much contested by different dynasties. In the 15 century, like Bosnia, it came under the control of the Ottoman Emparor. To this medieval super-power, it was an important trading centre due to its Adriatic position. The local clans were granted a degree of freedom in the running of their affairs, but in spite of this, there were still many rebelions. When the Ottomans went into decline, it became a church run state under Serbian Orthodox leadership. The Italian colonial power of the Venetian Republic installed governors to try and peaceably take control of the country, buy by 1797 it had crumbled, and the Austro-Hungarians took over instead.
For the next century, the Hapsburg-backed governors of Montenegro preoceeded to united,consolidate and expand the territory, continually fighting with the Turks to do so. The Ottomans finally acknowledged Montegrin independence in 1878. All world powers, even the Austro-Hungarians had come to view the territory as self- governing in all but name. In 1910, Nicholas I proclaimed that independence officially. Montenegro was now his Kingdom, and he continued to modernise the county,introducing a constitution and a new currency. Keen to expand his borders as the Ottoman Empire went into decline, he took the country into the First and then the Second Balkan Wars (fighting alongside different allies)- eventually gaining a significant amount of territory. But fortunes were to change the First World War, Allied with Serbia, Montenegro wasa target for an Austro-Hungarian Invasion. After the war, the country officially united with Serbia, and Nicolas was soon deposed by the the other Serbian kings. World War Two saw and Italian and German occupation, and Montenegro was a puppet state. When the Germans were forced out, Socialist Yugoslavians took power, and the country soon became one of the six constituents of SFR Yugoslavia. This continued until 1992, when Yugoslavia broke up, and Montenegro remained in a smaller Yugoslavian union with Serbia. The union with Serbia continued on and off throughout the turbulende of the 90'sm and finally broke off for good in 2006. Montenegro is now a member of the UN and a promising candidate of EU accession. As with Bosnia and Herzegovina, a tourism boom has occured since the discord of the past. Traditionally, it was a well known traveller's destination, and in the new millenium this status gradually returned.
The government has been very keen on encouraging this, and has put a lot of investment ( and attracted foreign investment) into big projects such as the resports of Velika Plaža, Porto Montenegro and Jaz Beach. The Montegrin transport infrastructure is a priority for redevelopment, as its roads are not at international standards, and its railway doesn't carry passengers. It has two airports, at Podgorica and Tivat, which are better developed and serviced by Montenegro Airlines. It also has a seaport, Porto Montenegro, which will benefit from improved roads and railways.
Montenegro's name means 'Black Mountain' and mountains are a prominent feature. These are found in the north of the country, and the best known peak is Bobotov Kuk in the Durmitor ranger, which is 2,522 metres (8,274 ft). The countries mountains are wild,steep and magnificent, with an average height of 2,000 metres. The tallest is Zia Kolata at Prokletije. There are great lakes as well, the largest being Skadar Lake. Montenegro's coastline is another distinguished feature. It stretches 295 km with 72 km of attractive beaches, and numerous well preserved ancient towns can be found along it.
Velika plaža in Ulcinj is the biggest beach in the country. The Morača and Ribnica rivers flow through the city, with four other rivers running nearby. It is flat, in contrast to much of Montenegro, but overlooked by beautiful hills including the prominent Gorica Hill.
Sport and Culture
It has a range of buildings from its eclectic past and the modern era, including the Millennium Bridge and the Hristovog Vaskrsenja orthodox temple. It has many museums including the Podgorica City Museumand the Natural History Museum, and its castle- Dvorac Petrovića- has been turned into an acclaimed art gallery.
Montenegro has many notable historical buildings and monuments. These include the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon in Kotor, the 800 yearsold Basilica of St.Luke, and several medieval monasteries including Our Lady of the Roads and the Savina Monastery. Some of these monasteries contrain fine frescos covering whole walls, and the ancient books and manuscripts dating back to the 13th century. In terms of wildlife, Montenegro has a greatmany species, one of the most impressive ranges in the whole of Europe, with thousands of flowers, plants, fish, birds and reptiles/amphibians. There are four national parks including Durmitor and Skadar lake.The former is a UNESCO World Heritagesite, as is the Tara River Canyon, and the ancient town of Kotor.
Sport is important to Montenegrins, water polo being one of the most popular. The country's water polo teams are highly decorated at club and international level. Football is also big. Football is also big. England played the Montenegrin team in the Euro 2012 qualifiers and the team is one of the best accomplished in the region. FK Budućnost Podgorica is the most prominent club. Basketball, volleyball and handball are also widely followed, and there is a significant interest in martial arts and athletics. Dancing has traditionally been a favoured pasttime in the country, and the most famous is the Oro, and extravagant circle dance featuring people standing on each other's shoulders.
James Bond had a glamorous and exciting trip to Montenegro in the movie Casino Royale. He certainly knows a good holiday spot- so why not join him and millions of travellers that have graced the country in recent years? There's much to see, learn and experience, and it is sure not to disappoint!