The Bellevie Hotel is situated 2 km away from Budva, right on Becici beach. It is surrounded by a garden of 40,000 sq.m. and lets you discover Montenegro right on the Adriatic coast. The hotel features 4 pools, one being indoor and heated, tennis courts, a beach volley area and a fantastic fitness center. It offers a large variety of activities for children within the Star Camp program. In the meantime, adults will have the possibility to relax and enjoy the spa, the steam room, the jacuzzi or a massage.
Let us tell you, the Balkan cuisine offered in the 2 restaurants in the hotel will definitely surprise you.
The room are completely renovated and feature hairdryer, sat-TV, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, in-room safe, minibar, terrace (if on first floor) or balcony (if on second floor). Look out the window from your room and start your day with that spectacular garden view. The zen landscapes that this location offers will make you live one of the most relaxing vacations you’ll ever have.
Travel Package is sold by the tour operator DolomitiTours.
Montenegro is one of the youngest countries in the world. It declared its independence from Serbia only in 2006, as they were united from 1992. If you are able to get around by car (like I did), just be careful: there are a lot of curves along the street and the breathtaking views will easily distract you. The coast is 300 km long and full of fascinating spots, but I only visited Kotor, Budva and Ulcinj.
Kotor is Montenegro most famous location. A wonderful town surrounded by walls and located at the beginning of the fascinating Balkan bay named Kotor bay, not far from the well-known Dubrovnik.
Kotor is a gem made of stone and strolling in its historic center will seem like walking in a small maze. Beautiful small squares will appear along the way, e.g. St Tryphon Cathedral, the Clock Tower, and the Duke’s Palace. If you are good at endurance, reach the Fortress St. Ivan through 1350 steps to be able to admire a breathtaking view of the city and the bay. Kotor has been nominated as a top travel destination by Lonely Planet in 2016 and the number of tourists has grown exponentially ever since. Try to visit it as soon as possible, before it becomes an overcrowded destination.
It is called “the Miami of Montenegro” due to its lively nightlife. Budva however is not only music and clubs, it has a pretty city center worth visiting. This charming Medieval town surrounded by walls is simply wonderful. The old part of Budva (Stari Grad) is situated on an isle linked to the mainland by a sandbar which over time turned into a peninsula. The old town is full of tiny streets, definitely to explore on foot to discover hidden squares, gardens and small churches. Budva is famous also for the beautiful surrounding beaches. Budva Beach is right outside the city wall, though often crowded. Around 2 km away from the center there is Jaz beach, where the music event Sea Dance Festival takes place every summer with dance music. Not too far from Budva you’ll find Sveti Stefan, renowned island that has been turned into a luxury resort already under Marshal Tito. Access is permitted to the resort guests only. It hosts VIPs from all over the world (e.g. Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe in the past). This means that we can probably only get to admire it from above or from the coast.
Ulcinj is the last city you’ll find before entering in the Albanian territory. Fun fact: 70% of people here belongs to the Albanian ethnic group. Ulcinj is probably the least touristic spot in Montenegro, so you won’t find high prices or crowded areas. This means that if you’re looking for some time to relax and enjoy the calm, Ulcinj will be the perfect spot. The historic center is full of climbs and descents (do not bring strollers if you have children), along with quiet tiny streets made of stone and pretty buildings. The most surprising thing about Ulcinj to me were the stunning glimpses towards the Adriatic Sea. Right before reaching the center you’ll find Mala Plaza (small beach) which is full of local people during high season, but empty during spring. The Sailors’ Mosque is right above the beach and is one of the most ancient and beautiful building in Ulcinj.
This was absolutely the best restaurant I have tried in Montenegro. It was built inside an ancient building in Kotor old town, a few steps away from the orthodox church of St. Nicholas. Trpeza is the perfect spot for fish lovers. I had a fish salad, a squid ink risotto and fennel-seasoned seabass with baked potatoes. A true delight. Cost: €30 per person.
Perfect for a quick lunch while visiting the city. I loved the flatbread with local prosciutto, grana and arugula. Cost: €10 per person
JUICE BAR, BUDVA
This is the best spot for cocktails, snacks and super fresh juices. Each juice is named after the main cities of the country, so I decided to have a “Budva”, a strawberry, banana, and orange juice. Cost: 7€ per person.
The restaurant is located at the beginning of the historic center of Ulcinj, featuring a nice terrace offering beautiful views of the sea. The fish soup and the salad made with vegetables grown right in their garden are a must-have. Cost: €15 per person.