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12 Top-Rated Beach Resorts in Montenegro

Written by Carri Wilbanks
Dec 30, 2019

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As long as you don't mind pebbles with your sand, Montenegro is a beach enthusiast's dream destination. The beaches, and the resorts on them, have still not taken off completely when it comes to mass tourism, and this means there is a greater chance that you'll find fewer crowds and lower prices than in neighboring Croatia for instance.

Beach resorts along Montenegro's 259 kilometers of Adriatic Sea coastline come in all sizes and styles. You'll find boutique, 5-star resort properties, as well as larger family-focused affairs along the Budva Riviera, which is the country's number one beach destination. In the midst of its beaches, you'll find the bustling old town of Budva, with more hotels and resorts.

There are more resorts around Europe's southernmost fjord, the magnificent Bay of Kotor, which is anchored by the UNESCO-listed medieval walled city of Kotor and nearby Perast. You can choose between the pool and the Adriatic Sea when it comes time for a swim.

Find the best place to stay near the sea with our list of the best beach resorts in Montenegro.

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1. Iberostar Heritage Grand Perast

Photo Source: Iberostar Heritage Grand Perast
Photo Source: Iberostar Heritage Grand Perast

The 5-star Iberostar Heritage Grand Perast occupies an 18th-century palace and blends into its environs in historic Perast. On the Bay of Kotor, Perast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is filled with well-preserved 17th- and 18th-century Baroque architecture.

The Iberostar features contemporary rooms and suites with a neutral color scheme and crisp white linens and duvets. A morning breakfast buffet is included.

Other on-site amenities include two restaurants, two swimming pools, a full-service spa with a steam room and sauna, and a beach club with sun loungers facing the sea.

Address: Marka Martinovica, Perast, Kotor Municipality, 85336, Montenegro

Accommodation: Iberostar Heritage Grand Perast

2. Hotel Splendid Conference & Spa Resort

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Photo Source: Hotel Splendid Conference & Spa Resort

In a fabulous location on a mile-long stretch of sand-and-pebble beach on the Budva Riviera, Hotel Splendid is a modern 5-star resort with lots of glass and nice landscaping.

The rooms and suites are spacious and come with floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies. The best rooms have direct ocean views. The wellness suites are one of a kind. Done up in minimalist style, they feature circular beds and in-room hot tubs.

There are three restaurants on-site. There are also multiple free-form pools with hot tubs, and activities from jet-skiing to parasailing can be arranged on the beach. If you're traveling with the kids, there is a club for kids between the ages of three and 12. There is also an amazing spa with three types of saunas.

Address: Becici Bb, Becici, Budva Municipality 85310 Montenegro

Accommodation: Hotel Splendid Conference & Spa Resort

3. Iberostar Bellevue

Photo Source: Iberostar Bellevue
Photo Source: Iberostar Bellevue

Right on the Becici Beach, just three kilometers outside of Budva's Old Town, the 4-star Iberostar Bellevue is popular with families. It runs a Star Camp that offers a range of activities for kids, so parents can get some downtime.

Rooms and suites are contemporary, with wood furnishings and starched linens. All have furnished balconies, but the sea view rooms are the nicest.

There are three restaurants on-site; two are buffets and one is a pizzeria, and most people staying here choose the all-inclusive package that includes meals.

On-site amenities include four swimming pools, including one inside, a gym, tennis courts, and beach volleyball. There is also a relaxing spa offering a range of treatments and with a steam bath and Jacuzzi.

Address: Plaza Bellevue Beach Budva, Becici, Budva Municipality 85316 Montenegro

Accommodation: Iberostar Bellevue

4. Hotel Perla

Photo Source: Hotel Perla
Photo Source: Hotel Perla

Set on a private beach overlooking the Bay of Kotor by Herceg-Novi, Hotel Perla is a great choice if you are looking for a hotel that includes some meals in its rates-breakfast and dinner are included.

The rooms are elegant and comfortable and come with balconies. Families will like the apartments, which have separate living space and kitchenettes.

The beach has chairs and umbrellas on the sand and a roped-off swimming area. Water sports can also be organized through the hotel.

Besides the main restaurant, there is a cafe serving coffee, pastries, and pizzas where you can grab lunch. Other amenities include a gym and one treatment room for massage services.

Address: Setaliste 5 Danica, Herceg-Novi, Herceg-Novi Municipality, 85340, Montenegro

Accommodation: Hotel Perla

5. Hotel Montenegro Beach Resort

Photo Source: Hotel Montenegro Beach Resort
Photo Source: Hotel Montenegro Beach Resort

Right on Becici Beach and an easy 30-minute walk along the promenade from Old Town Budva, Hotel Montenegro Beach Resort also offers guests an all-inclusive package with three meals a day. The food is a mix of Montenegrin and international favorites like pizzas and pastas, and there are six restaurants on-site.

Choose from rooms or apartments. The latter come with pullout couches in living rooms. All are spacious and comfortable, with balconies. Other amenities include chairs and umbrellas on the beach; two swimming pools, including one for kids; and a full-service spa with its own swimming pool plus two saunas, a steam room, and a hot tub.

Address: Ul. Narodnog Fronta bb, Becici, Budva Municipality, 85316, Montenegro

Accommodation: Hotel Montenegro Beach Resort

6. Dukley Hotel & Resort

Photo Source: Dukley Hotel & Resort
Photo Source: Dukley Hotel & Resort

On the Budva Riviera between Slovenska and Becici Beaches, the Dukley Hotel and Resort is a new 5-star property on beautifully manicured grounds.

The all-apartment hotel offers one- and two-bedroom units that are luxe contemporary in decor. They come with full kitchens and plenty of space to move about. This is a great choice for families, although it also works for couples or groups of friends. The best apartments also come with hot tubs on your private terrace. They also feature outdoor showers.

Amenities here include three beaches, including one with good swimming. Breakfast is free, and there is a restaurant on-site for other meals. The hotel also runs a boat taxi to downtown Budva.

Address: Jadranski put bb Zavala Peninsula, Budva, Budva Municipality 85310 Montenegro

Accommodation: Dukley Hotel & Resort

7. Palmon Bay Hotel & Spa

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Photo Source: Palmon Bay Hotel & Spa

The Palmon Bay Hotel and Spa is in the spa resort town of Igalo, which is on a Bay of Kotor beach. The luxury hotel has a striking modern look with lots of reflective glass looking out onto the water. Choose from rooms or suites, all of which are contemporary and comfortable.

Amenities include a private beach area with sun beds and umbrellas; an indoor swimming pool filled with the mineral rich water Igalo is famous for; and the spa, which is known for it mud treatments.

There are also three restaurants on the grounds, including one on the rooftop that serves good Mediterranean fare. Breakfast and Wi-Fi are both included in the rates.

Address: Sava Ilica 7, Igalo, Herceg-Novi Municipality 85347 Montenegro

Accommodation: Palmon Bay Hotel & Spa

8. Iberostar Herceg Novi

Photo Source: Iberostar Herceg Novi
Photo Source: Iberostar Herceg Novi

The Iberostar Herceg Novi sits at the edge of the Adriatic Sea on the Bay of Kotor and is an all-inclusive resort option. The hotel has a private beach with sunloungers and white umbrellas for guests to use. And there is also a Beach Snack Shack restaurant for light meals by the sea.

The rooms and suites are clean and comfortable, and this property is very family friendly. Kids can partake in daily activities at the on-site Star Camp. There is also a spa with a sauna and steam room and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Breakfast and dinner are included in your rate at the hotel restaurant.

Address: Nijvice, Igalo, Herceg-Novi Municipality 85347 Montenegro

Accommodation: Iberostar Herceg Novi

9. Forza Mare

Photo Source: Forza Mare
Photo Source: Forza Mare

If you want a boutique 5-star resort experience on a private beach, look no further than Forza Mare just three kilometers from Kotor. The property has a distinct romantic vibe, and most of the guests here are couples. It features a fun modern design with an emphasis on opulence.

Each room is individually decorated to reflect a different travel destination, from Morocco to Japan. The Forza is popular with visiting celebrities, and even Beyonce and Jay-Z have slept here.

Amenities here include a lovely, free-form, mosaic-tiled swimming pool; a top-of-the-line gym; and a small spa with a sauna. There is also a hot tub overlooking the Bay of Kotor, and a restaurant on-site. Breakfast is included, and meal plan options are also available.

Address: Kriva ulica bb, Dobrota, Kotor Municipality, 85331, Montenegro

Accommodation: Forza Mare

10. Maestral Resort

Photo Source: Maestral Resort
Photo Source: Maestral Resort

On the Budva Riviera about four kilometers from Becici Beach, the Maestral Resort is another beachfront option. The hotel features elegant rooms with balconies, many with sea views, which are clean and comfortable. There are also bi-level suites that are perfect for families and feature separate living space; some have Jacuzzi tubs.

Amenities include a free breakfast buffet. For other meals there are four restaurants to choose from. Maestral also has indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a private section of beach with chairs and umbrellas for guests. There is also a gym and a spa on-site.

Address: Setaliste Kapetana Iva Vizina 4, Tivat Municipality, 85320, Montenegro

Accommodation: Maestral Resort

11. La Roche Hotel

Photo Source: La Roche Hotel
Photo Source: La Roche Hotel

A swanky 5-star option, La Roche is a boutique property across from a Bay of Kotor beach in Tivet. The rooms and suites are spacious with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows leading out to balconies, all of which have some type of sea views. The color scheme is blue and creamy white with bold patterned rugs.

Amenities include a private beach with sun loungers for guests and a rooftop swimming pool. There is also a spa on-site. Should you be traveling with a dog or cat, La Roche is pet friendly.

Address: Setaliste Kapetana Iva Vizina 4, Tivat Municipality, 85320, Montenegro

Accommodation: La Roche Hotel

12. The Chedi Lustica Bay

Photo Source: The Chedi Lustica Bay
Photo Source: The Chedi Lustica Bay

Part of the luxe new Lustica Bay marina village just north of Budva, The Chedi is right on the waterfront. Although the property is just a few years old it was designed to blend into the local landscape, with architecture drawing inspiration from neighboring villages.

Rooms come in all shapes and sizes and are done up with mid-century modern furnishings and a demure color scheme. Amenities here include a pebbly beach with sun loungers and umbrellas. There is also an infinity pool; a spa; and a gym with a sauna, steam room, and an experience shower (these are all the rage in Montenegro hotels and allow you to "experience" everything from summer thunderstorms to snow fall). There is also a restaurant serving a range of global fare.

Address: Lustica Bay Marina, Radovici, Tivat Municipality, 85323, Montenegro

Accommodation: The Chedi Lustica Bay

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