The dramatic, fjord-like Kotor bay is flecked with islands, fishing boats and rare sea birds. It is surrounded by steep mountainsides and is rightly a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We fly into Dubrovnik, which is very close to the border with Montenegro. New for this year, we will stay right on the coast in the three-star Hotel Sun Resort, on the edge of the town of Herceg Novi in the beautiful Kotor Inlet. We will enjoy relaxing by the hotel swimming pool or at its private seafront where the sun loungers are free for us to use.
Wandering along the promenade with stunning views of the bay, stopping off at the cafés and restaurants, is a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Make sure that you head into Herceg Novi's historic old town which is only a 15 minute walk away. For a more active adventure, why not try kayaking or stand up paddleboarding?
From crashing mountain streams to the refreshing lapping of the lagoons and pools that curl around the coast, Montenegro is a land of contrasts and beauty.
Our optional package of three excursions takes us to explore the highlights of the area: Dubrovnik, Kotor and the Blue Cave.
A boat cruise through a narrow inlet leads to this magnificent bay, with intriguing islands and ancient monasteries. The town of Kotor itself, with its dramatic waterfall, is famed for its Venetian city walls and medieval old town.
Another cruise takes us to the Blue Cave, where the water has a striking azure tint, with the opportunity to swim if you would like to do so.
With ancient city walls that sweep down to the harbour, quaint cafés and yachts nosing the water at the quay, Dubrovnik is often called “the Pearl of the Adriatic”. We will cross from Montenegro into Croatia to spend the day in this beautiful town.