Accommodation in Budva is hugely sought after, as the city is Montenegro’s premier tourist destination. Offering visitors the chance to experience the best of Montenegrin culture, delightful beaches, exceptional natural beauty and a wealth of historic sites, a Budva holiday rental is a wonderful place to stay, giving visitors the chance to enjoy an unforgettable and often unique holiday in Eastern Europe.
There is so much to do from accommodation in Budva that you will struggle to choose a good starting point! A leisurely walk around the town is usually an excellent option, allowing you to get your bearings and begin to get a feel for the culture and atmosphere of this wonderful city. The old town (Stari Grad) which lies on a peninsula jutting out into the waters of the Adriatic is a maze of narrow streets, home to many famous buildings and awash with culture. The many important religious buildings of Budva are found here, of which the beautiful Church Sv. Trojica and the Monetary Stanjevici are among the most beautiful, and if you get tires of sightseeing, there are many great pavement cafes and restaurants in which to relax and take in the view.
Budva is not only a cultural city break destination though. There are over 21km of coastline accessible from self catering Budva accommodation, with 17 separate beaches to choose from. The rugged coastline means that there are some delightfully secluded beaches to discover, and every beach, without fail, offers stunning views of the Montenegrin countryside. Becici Beach to the east of Budva has been voted the most beautiful in the Mediterranean, but each beach has huge merits, from the pink sand beach at Sveti Stefan to the stunningly untouched beach of Lucice, which is only accessible by boat. There are a number of great beach bars along the coastline, and all the main tourist beaches (Jaz, Mogren and Slovenska Plaza) have excellent facilities for water skiing and scuba diving. Ask at the Budva tourist information office for details.
During the summer months, the “Theatre City” Festival and the Music Festival Budva turn the streets of the old town into an open air theatre, with every building, wall and street becoming the focus of a play, concert or performance of some variety. It is a magical place to spend your holiday, and you will certainly never be short of entertainment!
St Nikola’s Isle is a favourite destination for a day trip from accommodation in Budva. Boats leave throughout the day in summer time, leaving from the Budva beaches. The isle looks as if it is sinking, with sharp cliffs plummeting into the sea on three sides, hiding isolated coves which are a real adventure to reach but very romantic when you do. The other end of the island slopes gently into the sea, via three long, sandy beaches, which are the most popular picnic spot in Budva!
Budva is blessed with a typically Mediterranean climate. The long, hot and dry summers last from early May until October, with water temperatures in the sea remaining above 18˚C and average air temperatures above 23˚C for the entire period, giving Budva a six month beach season. Even the winter months are mild, with average temperatures in January remaining above 8˚C.
The close proximity of Tivat Airport (TIV) makes reaching accommodation in Budva easy from the UK. The airport is just 20km from the centre of Budva, and there are an enormous number of transfer options, including car hire companies in Tivat.