Lose yourself on honeymoon in a land of snow-capped mountains, ancient forests and pristine beaches; Montenegro more than makes up for its diminutive size with its astonishing natural beauty. The southern coast has over 20 miles of golden sand kissed by warm blue sea, sharply contrasting with the imposing mountains of the north and the clear lakes of the interior.
A long-time playground for the yacht crowd, the country is rapidly gaining popularity with travellers drawn by its peaceful beauty and value for money. In the summer months you have your pick of hotels (providing you book in good time) and the sea is nice and warm for swimming in the morning and the evening.
There are several historic, picturesque towns and cities in Montenegro, all of which are low on hassle and pleasant to wander around. The Old Town of Budva is a repository of cultural heritage, dating back to the fifth century BC and sitting upon a small peninsula. Located along one of Montenegro’s most beautiful bays, Kotor’s magnificent medieval architecture and famous monuments have resulted in a listing by UNESCO. One such monument is the Cathedral of St. Tryphon, a remarkable legacy of Roman culture and the oldest of its kind this side of the Adriatic. Stay at the Hotel Vardar Kotor whose 18 rooms occupy a traditional building at the entrance to the Old Town, overlooking the water with mountains looming behind.
Further proof of Montenegro’s worthiness as a honeymoon destination is the love story of Skadar Lake. According to local legend, women would travel from their villages to collect water from a particular fountain, ensuring they turned off the flow before they left. That is, until one young woman forgot. Having heard her husband was returning home from overseas, she rushed back to her village, leaving the water to overflow. Come morning, the villagers discovered the fountain had transformed into the largest lake on the Balkan Peninsula. It’s now one of the four national parks of Montenegro, and home to 280 bird species, some of which are on the endangered list, including the Dalmatian Pelican and the Black Ibis.
A Montenegro honeymoon will send your heart aflutter. Speak with our specialists to start planning your perfect romantic getaway to this unsung hero of the Mediterranean.