The magic of Montenegro is not to be underestimated - luxury yacht charter guests setting sail for this Adriatic beauty are sure to be blown away. A heady mix of medieval meets modern savoir faire can be found stretching along a staggering coastline that could give Croatia a run for its money. Stunning slips of beaches, ancient seafaring towns, and wonderful wining and dining are waiting to tempt you deep into the heart of these black mountains.
Reasons to Charter a Yacht in Montenegro
The beautiful Bay of Kotor is a UNESCO treasure worth chartering a yacht to Montenegro for. Not only will the arresting sight of the bay itself cause a sharp inhale, but the bountiful history dating all the way back to the ancient romans offers layers of intrigue to unravel. Leave the yacht behind and head inland to explore the veiled treasures of the Durmitor National Park where the Tara River Canyon cuts as deep as the Grand Canyon and wild wolves roam in the forests.
Montenegro is a land hemmed by dark green mountains and sapphire salt waters. In-between you can find towns of terracotta clad rooftops, bleached white stone, and ancient spires. From stumbling upon secret monasteries to watching the sun sink behind the dark blue Adriatic waters – a yacht charter in Montenegro is full of moments that will take your breath away.
While tour books rave about the beaches on offer in neighboring Croatia, Montenegro knows how to pack a punch when it comes to perfect turquoise waters. Few other countries gift you the chance to plunge into crystal waters in the shadow of a 15th century village or to swim laps against a backdrop of a spiraling mountain scene.
As one of Europe’s great undiscovered destinations, Montenegro serves up surprise at every turn. In the flash new Porto Montenegro you will find world class DJ’s, edged infinity pools, and yachts lining the marina. Budva gifts ancient churches and Kotor blends chic coastal living with a fascinating folklore.
Where to Visit in Montenegro
Set against the backdrop of brooding mountains and clinging to the edge of the Adriatic, the Bay of Kotor is sigh-in-delight beautiful. Whether you visit to admire the castle walls that rise like a snake in the hills or if you swing by to lose yourself in the labyrinth like maze of streets, you will struggle to sail away from this stunning place. When you aren’t rambling around the Old Town you can pull up a chair at one of the water-edge restaurants to feast on fresh fish and while away the day.
The dreamiest sight along the whole of the already jaw-dropping Adriatic Coastline, you know you are in for something special when you spy the pint-sized island of perfection known as Sveti Stefan. The fabulous 15th century stone villas seem to float in the turquoise hues but can be reached by a murmur of pink sand. Owned by the luxurious Aman Resort there isn’t much to do here other than park your yacht charter and press the click button on your camera until your finger hurts.
The medieval magic of Budva never fails to inspire with its atmospheric Stara Grad and its vibrant beach scene. Yacht charter guests who love a bit of glitz stirred into their historic pot will be right at home on the shores of Budva, where the Slovenska Plaza beats with Russian action, trendy restaurants and lively bars. Closer to the old part of town and you have citadels, ancient churches and museums to keep you in touch with your cultural side. Guests seeking a touch of serenity can take the yacht tender to the island of Sveti Nikola where wild deer roam.
The newest kid on the block, Porto Montenegro has been constructed to rival the shores of Monaco. While it may not quite have reached iconic status just yet, this sparkling new marina is making quite the splash in the yachting world. Charter yachts line up beside a glitzy five-star hotel where spa pampering and first-class dining are definitely on the cards. Chic boutiques and easy access to the treasures of Montenegro make it a more than comfortable base for exploring these gorgeous shores.
When to Charter a Yacht in Montenegro
Between the months of April and September the weather in Montenegro starts to hot up, increasing in temperature as the months tick by. Temperatures tend to sit sweetly in the upper 20’s and early 30’s along the coast, although winters can be harsh, and the conditions are far from ripe for yacht charters. The height of the summer months sees the beaches swell with crowds, but Montenegro does remain a little less explored than other Mediterranean destinations that are well and truly on the tourist radar.