Sveti Nikola Island
Sveti Nikola Island is Montenegro’s own Hawaiian Island in the Adriatic Sea; it is located just in one kilometer from Budva. There are neither volcanoes, nor black sand here, so why call it a Hawaiian Island? Well, the name really only gained popularity because of a creative restaurant, but there is something connecting these two distant places, and that’s a collection of splendid beaches. Every 20-30 minutes motorboats from Budva piers take tourists to this paradise corner of serenity and quiet, while yachtsmen can use the local marina or anchor by wild, deserted bays.
Families usually select the town of Petrovac for vacation with children. There are two well-equipped little-pebble beaches here, the air is clean, filled with olive trees and pine aromas, and certainly the infrastructure is good. But we’ll emphasize two other reasons to stay in Petrovac. One reason is the small islets of Sveta Nedjelja (Holy Week) and Katic, with a miniature church with a bell-tower on one of them. According to a local belief, should you make a wish here and strike the bell, it is sure to come true. The second reason is the night club in the Castello Fortress, where the dancing hall occupies the entire ground floor.
The primary postcard view of Montenegro is a small islet of Sveti Stefan located in Budva Riviera. This place is really unique. It was once a simple fishermen’s village turned into a fashionable resort for the world leaders and celebrities, then it fell into a decline to be revived later like a Phoenix in all its splendour. Local pink sandy beaches, old houses, quiet and medieval atmosphere beckon well-to-do tourists from all over the world.
The rest of the village guests are comfortably accommodated on the mainland and visit the islet as a part of a tour. One should see three old churches (Church of Sveti Stefan (or St. Stephen) Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God, and Church of Alexander Nevskiy), Villa Miločer, and Villa “21” where the cost of accommodation is determined at an auction.
Budva is the most popular resort in Montenegro. You can find everything here: luxury hotels, various restaurants, clubs, attractions, etc. The tourist entertainment is charmingly complimented by the classic Mediterranean architecture of narrow streets, stone houses, and tiled roofs. However, Budva is mostly appreciated for its abundance of wonderful beaches.
There are city beaches and country beaches, sandy and pebble beaches, rocky and flat, international Blue Flag awarded and not – in short, beaches to satisfy any taste. If your interests include bathing in the cleanest waters of the Adriatic Sea, walking along the embankment, and having dinner with the view of the sea, Budva is the ideal vacation spot for you.