BudvaMontenegro

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Visit Budva

Enjoy the beauty and history of Montenegro’s biggest resort, where a labyrinthine Old Town, magnificent beaches and chic restaurants await. 

Budva is one of Montenegro’s favorite vacation destinations. Beaches fringe the long Budva Riviera, along which hotels, restaurants and bars bring a joyful, easygoing atmosphere. Wander the streets of the magnificent Stari Grad (Old Town), lounge on the beaches that line the Budva Riviera or spot celebrities in the bars and restaurants of upscale resorts.

Located just south of Croatia’s famous town of Dubrovnik, Budva is growing. The sparkling blue-green water and clean beaches combine with historic Old Town and modern facilities to create an irresistible destination. Stay within the medieval walls of Budva, where chic cafés line the waterfront or head out to one of the newer developments.

Old Town is located on a small peninsula with many cultural highlights tucked away along its narrow streets. Seek out the Church of Sveta Trojica, Church of Sveti Ivan and Church of Sveta Bogorodica or visit the stores, galleries and restaurants. The Monastery of Stanjevici is also interesting.

Make a daytrip to Sveti Stefan, which is 3 miles (6 kilometers) away. It is almost an island, joined to the mainland by a sand spit, and is utterly picturesque. Most of the island is today part of the Aman Sveti Stefan island-hotel but you can see the Villa Miločer, the former summer residence of Queen Marija Karađorđević, and pretty little King's Beach.

For something a little closer, visit Sveti Nikola, a small island just off Budva’s coast. Hop in a taxi-boat from the promenade and enjoy a day exploring the pinewoods, kayaking the coastline or savoring fresh fish in one of the restaurants.

Budva is 12 miles (19 kilometers) from Tivat Airport, 40 miles (64 kilometers) from Podgorica and 60 miles (96 kilometers) from Dubrovnik, meaning you have plenty of flight options. Arrange taxis or private shuttle transfers to reach the resort. Most of the main town is easily walkable. To get farther away, rent a car or use the efficient public transportation system.

Where to stay in Budva

Old Town, Budva, Montenegro

Old Town

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

Some popular features of Old Town include its historical sites and beaches. If you're in the mood to explore farther, Becici Beach or Jaz Beach are worth checking out in the surrounding nearby area.

Old Town
Rozino, Budva, Montenegro

Rozino

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

While Rozino may not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Becici Beach and Jaz Beach.

Rozino

Top hotels in Budva

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Fontana Hotel & Gastronomy
Fontana Hotel & Gastronomy
4 out of 5
23 Slovenska Obala, Budva, Opština Budva
£57
per night
Feb 19 - Feb 20

Located in the heart of Budva, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Slovenska Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Becici Beach and Jaz Beach. Sveti Nikola Island ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (26 reviews)

"Nice place, good location. Coffee pot in room, but not free."…"

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2019

Fontana Hotel & Gastronomy
Hotel Palma
Hotel Palma
2.5 out of 5
Kanjosa Macedonovic 48, Budva, Opština Budva
£61
per night
Jan 28 - Jan 29

Located in Rozino, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Slovenska Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Becici Beach and Jaz Beach. Sveti Nikola Island and Mogren Beach ...

3.3/5 (4 reviews)
Wrong Location info!!!

"It was too clean but wasn't too comfortable. The biggest problem was that they marked the hotel's location in the middle of the centre, around the bus station, but indeed, it was at the entrance of the city. So we walked around too much and asked about it too much, in the end, tourist information ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2019

Hotel Palma
Hotel Majestic
Hotel Majestic
4 out of 5
Slovenska Obala 11, Budva
£77
per night
Jan 28 - Jan 29

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Sveti Nikola Island and within 3 miles (5 km) of Becici Beach and Jaz Beach. Mogren Beach and Slovenska ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (57 reviews)

"The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. Highly recommended 10/10."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2020

Hotel Majestic

Popular things to do in Budva

Mogren Beach
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Mogren Beach

3.5/5(8 reviews)

Why not spend a care-free afternoon at Mogren Beach during your travels in Budva? Make time to visit the churches and monuments while you're in the area.

Holy Trinity Church
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Holy Trinity Church

Step back in time and learn more about local history with a stop at Holy Trinity Church in Budva. While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Top activities in Budva

Around Boka Bay Private Tour
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Around Boka Bay Private Tour

£71

In this unique and exciting trip you'll have the opportunity to visit Boka Bay from all perspectives.

Private tour - Budva Walking Tour
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Private tour - Budva Walking Tour

£17

Montenegro travel club will take you on a walking tour inside the old town walls, through its narrow winding streets and you will get to explore unusual entrances and viewpoints, and experience its most beautiful squares and charming monuments.

Monastery Ostrog & River Crnojevica Private Tour
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Monastery Ostrog & River Crnojevica Private Tour

£80

This tour represents a blend of culture, history, religion and nature of Montenegro. First off all we are going to one of the most important Orthodox sanctuaries of the spiritual life in former Yugoslavia, the Ostrog Monastery.

Private tour - Kotor - Perast - Our Lady of the Rocks
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Private tour - Kotor - Perast - Our Lady of the Rocks

£54

Meeting with your guide - Ride to Perast The tour begins when you are picked up from your accommodation and we drive towards Perast. 1 hour: Perast and Our Lady of the Rocks visit Arrival at Perast, and an easy walk through this beautiful medieval baroque settlement.

Montenegro: Kotor and Budva Day Trip from Dubrovnik
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Montenegro: Kotor and Budva Day Trip from Dubrovnik

£44

Enjoy in beauty of Montenegro by visiting some of most popular places. Group type: Not private (shared)

Low Cost Private Transfer from Budva City to Dubrovnik Airport - One Way
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Low Cost Private Transfer from Budva City to Dubrovnik Airport - One Way

£22

Enjoy the luxury of a private driver who brings you safely to Dubrovnik airport. It is important that when you book you provide us the address of destination in Budva to ensure that your trip proceeds without any problems.

Reviews of Budva

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5/5 - Excellent

MrS

Oct 20, 2019

We ate in Konoba Stari Grad, a restaurant in the old town, which is very classy, a little expensive but worth it!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 30, 2019

Enough going on but not too busy.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 27, 2019

I loved Budva. It has the charm and lovely restaurant and bars in the old town with two good beaches tucked around the side of it. Night life was really good too although they were clearly shutting down for the season.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Sep 23, 2019

It's a great day for a day visit with its marina, old town and Mogren beach. If you're a hedonist and love partying then summer months provide what you need. Montenegro offers quieter places outside Budva and less developed. The culture is welcoming

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 22, 2019

Lots of nice restaurants in the old town

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Aug 20, 2019

Budva for us was a mistake, we didn’t understand its a party place. Kotor was a much better option!