Montenegro, the pearl of the Mediterranean, has one of the most beautiful coasts in the world. It’s one of Europe’s most talked about hidden gems and the beaches of Montenegro are not its only prominent feature. All along the coast there are some beautiful accommodation options, and we’ve picked out the very best beach hotels in Montenegro for you.
The first 5-star hotel to open on the eastern Adriatic coast, Hotel Splendid stands on a long sandy beach by the village of Becici. Since its opening in 2006, the hotel has been visited by the likes of Madonna, Mick Jagger, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, cosmonaut Oleg Kotov and many other celebrities, but it gained major popularity after appearing in the James Bond movie Casino Royale. Each room is designed to include a private balcony, plus exclusive room service, sophisticated accouterments, and spectacular views of the Adriatic and surrounding mountains. Its supreme spa, the private sandy beach and dreamy pool will make you feel like a Hollywood star.
Forza Mare is a 5-star hotel situated in the small village of Dobrota on the waterfront of Boka Bay, just three kilometers from the Old Town of Kotor. This luxuriously decorated yet cozy establishment boasts one of the most amazing views of the Adriatic Sea. Each room is decorated thematically; you can choose a room themed around Africa, Japan, Dubai, India and Vesuvius among others, or you can opt for a traditional Montenegrin suite. The small private beach is ideal for refreshing dips, soaking up the sun and relaxing, making Forza Mare the best choice for those looking for a secluded paradise nestled in the southernmost fjord of Europe.
Hotel Forza Mare, Kriva Ulica, Kotor, Montenegro, +382 32 333 500
Windrose is a charming resort with a unique location – on the edge of a peninsula, at the point where 32 winds meet. The story goes that the hotel got its name from the compass rose: a compass whose cardinal points looks like the petals of a rose, and which, according to legend, was the best companion for captains at sea. Windrose blends local history with modern design and features beautiful natural surroundings, plus two swimming pools and its own pebble beach. An ideal choice if you want an authentic cultural experience alongside your standard comforts.
Windrose, Put ka Plazi, Dobra Voda, Montenegro, +382 30 306 000
Overlooking the beautiful Old Town of Budva, Avala Resort is a magical place with history and soul. Originally opened in 1939, it sits on the blue waters of the Adriatic, and boasts luxury rooms, an impressive pool and its own sandy beach. Aside for the modern comforts and conveniences on offer, one of the most appealing aspects to this huge hotel is the sense of history it retains – now recognized as one of Budva‘s most iconic hotels.
Avala Resort and Villas, Mediteranska Br. 2, Budva, Montenegro, +382 33 441 000