Kotor, Tivat, Perast and Herceg Novi - the most enchanting cities of the bay in one route, as well as a visit to Budva and Petrovac.
Day 1: Kotor - Perast - Herceg Novi (14 NM)
The route starts in wonderful Kotor. After a short walk over the city, go to the marina in order to discuss all the details of the voyage with the base manager. You’ll have enough time left to check up all equipment and buy any required food.
Day 2: Herceg Novi - Budva (20 NM)
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.
Day 3: Budva - Petrovac - Budva (14 NM)
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.
Day 4: Budva - Bigova (12 NM)
There are various resorts on the Montenegrin coast, from fashionable hotels to quiet fishermen’s villages. Many travelers seek that quietness, far from bustling cities, and they find it in places like Bigovo – a modest, down-to-earth village, fairly unremarkable from the architectural and historical standpoint. Such resorts have their advantages: one can socialize with local residents here, try authentic cuisine and seafood at affordable prices, experience genuine culture, and enjoy the serene sea.
Day 5: Bigova - Tivat (17 NM)
Welcome to mystical Plava Špilja. The Blue Cave, or Plava Špilja in Montenegrin, is located on Luštica peninsular, reachable only from the side of the sea. The name of the cave speaks for itself-- the seawater and refracted sunlight bathe the whole interior in glimmering light and dark blues. The cave area is approximately 300 sq. m, and the entrance is fairly big for boats and motor boats – up to 4 meters high and 15 meters wide. When going to Plava Špilja, try to steer clear of cruise ships nearby that may be following the same route with you, otherwise you’ll have to enjoy the cave sights with a crowd. Such magic is best experienced in small groups.