Montenegro’s glittering holiday resort, the Budva Riviera, is an idyllic Mediterranean escape. It offers sun, fun, beauty and plenty of things to see and do. Without a doubt, Budva old town is one of the most beautiful places to stay in Montenegro. With stone alleyways and terracotta roofs, the 2,500-year-old town is as pretty as it gets. For a more restful stay away from the crowds, look outside of Budva centre and you’ll discover a coastline of incredible beaches, luxurious resorts, and romantic hideaways. Here are the 10 best places to stay on the Budva Riviera.
Hotel Astoria is a beautiful and atmospheric hotel in Budva old town. Everything you need is on your doorstep. Open the door and step onto Ričardova Glava Beach to while away the days in the sun and sea. Stroll through the town’s charming alleyways to the town’s top restaurants. Or enjoy the hotel’s Mediterranean rooftop restaurant with its awe-inspiring sunset views.
Avala Resort and Villas
Right beside Budva old town, trendy Hotel Avala is ideally located and has fantastic views. Overlooking Ričardova Glava Beach, the airy lounge and pool are beautiful ways to indulge in Budva’s Mediterranean beauty. With rooms overlooking the old town, sea, and Sveti Nikola Island, Hotel Avala offers top-notch accommodation in the perfect location.
Hotel Majestic is perfect for those wanting a more relaxed stay that’s still close to the town and beach. This beautiful, seafront hotel is a minute’s walk from the old town’s restaurants and attractions, but it retains a tranquil atmosphere. Downstairs, Hemingway restaurants has been a favourite haunt for Budva locals for years. Grab a plate of salmon and vodka pasta and watch the boats bobbing past.
Hotel Budva sits right on Budva’s Slovenian Beach promenade, a few minutes from the old town on foot. It’s a lively area and a great place to soak in Budva’s holiday vibe. The hotel has an outdoor pool and the beach is also just a few minutes’ walk.
Hotel Splendid Conference and Spa Resort
Hotel Splendid is a big, luxurious resort on Bečići Beach. The hotel has both indoor and outdoor pools, making this a great place to stay all year round. Hotel Splendid has its own private beach right in front of the hotel, so days of relaxation by the sea or pool are completely effortless. When the sun goes down, it’s an easy stroll along the promenade to the old town’s restaurants and bars.
Aman Sveti Stefan
15 minutes from Budva town, Aman Sveti Stefan is synonymous with luxury on the Budva Riviera. This five star resort has beautiful rooms and suites on a private 15th century island, surrounded by crystal-clear turquoise sea and its own pink-pebble beach. The resort also includes Villa Miločer, a former royal summer residence, with a private cove and set in a forest of 800 olive trees. With a fabulous spa and a focus on local, organic ingredients in its restaurants, Aman Sveti Stefan is an unforgettable place to experience the true essence of the Budva Riviera.
Hotel Azimut is a beautiful boutique hotel in sought-after Sveti Stefan. There are 17 chic rooms and an indoor pool overlooking Sveti Stefan island. Although it’s a small hotel, everything a guest could want is on site. A fabulous restaurant, a spa and sauna ensure every whim is catered to. With bougainvillea-covered terraces and a short walk to the beach, this little hideaway is an oasis on the Budva Riviera.
Although Sveti Stefan is one of the most sought-after destinations along the Budva Riviera, it doesn’t have to come with a five-star price tag. Hotel Adrovic is a three-star hotel with five-star views. The hotel overlooks Sveti Stefan’s namesake island, which makes it one of the best places to stay here. Their rooftop restaurant has incredible sunset views and it’s still just a few minutes on foot to the public beach beside the famous island.
Having a full-size apartment is great on holiday. There’s room to stretch and staying in feels more relaxing when you’ve got a living area instead of just a hotel room. Apartments Aqua has full-size apartments just a stone’s throw away from Budva old town. High on the hill, the views of the town and Sveti Nikola Island are magical. An infinity pool makes this one of the top spots to stay in Budva.