Montenegro has been off the radar for British travellers for many years, that is until now helped initially by cruise lines stopping the beautiful bay of Kotor. As Croatia’s less well-known neighbour, it has one of the most stunning coastlines in the region and is fast becoming one of the luxury hotspots of Europe.
A number of luxury hotel chains have invested in the area. Iberostar, The Chedi, Regent and most recently One&Only opened the stunning Portonovi – so it’s not lacking in somewhere really special to stay. It does however retain its charm and warmth, with lovely small towns and villages, beautiful fjords which rival Norway and is a great place to explore on foot.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
SUMMER – Absolutely a place for the summer holidays, from May through to October.
Around 2 1/2 hours, and if flying direct a very short transfer of around 15 minutes.
There is something for everyone in Spain. Great food, architecture, music, scenery and the priority for many great beach resorts.
HOW TO GET THERE
There are some flights to Tivat during the summer – easyJet from Gatwick and Jet2 from Stansted, or you can fly to Dubrovnik and take the transfer across the border.
Spanish, with various dialects – most notably Catalan. Although English is widely spoken in most areas, especially in coastal resorts.
IDEAL TO COMBINE WITH
Combine stays with a city and then the beach – Barcelona and the Balearics, Seville and the Andalusian coast, or the historic centre of Spain.