Time to Travel to Tivat
In southwest Montenegro, located within the Bay of Kotor, is the coastal town of Tivat. This popular resort attracts travellers and holidaymakers from near and far, and is rightfully making its mark as a popular holiday destination. This town is the newest within the Boka region, but even so it shows the maturity of a fully-grown town and offers many fascinating and beautiful sights and destinations that must be seen by visitors to Montenegro.
Tivat is fast becoming the heart of the coastline's burgeoning tourism industry catering to it's bustling young nautical community with new restaurants, bars and cafes cropping up around town.
Beach bars and restaurants for adults line the beach, along with facilities providing equipment for those who like to take part in water sports, and for children there are various playgrounds and fun-themed beach equipment such as the eponymous inflatable banana. There are various hotel located along the coast, and some that are situated within the town itself.
For absolute peace and quiet, head inland towards the village of Gornja Lastva. This rural haven is an ideal place to find space and freedom, and for those who like to hike within stunning scenery there is no finer place in the region. The architecture of the small stone houses in Gornja Lastva presents a very rustic and rural feel, with scenes that pull the Montenegro tourist experience into the high end of picturesque holiday surroundings. The village is also an artistic and cultural area that is strongly gaining significance on a wider scale in recognition of its unique properties.
Porto Montenegro is a brand new port located within Tivat, which has been developed on the site of a former naval shipyard to accommodate the growing popularity of marine vessels visiting the region. Yachtsmen have a luxurious docking area, and can step off of their seafaring accommodation onto land that has spacious properties with exquisite views, various leisure activities, and restaurants. As an official port of entry, the yachtsmen, crew and guests can step straight out of the water and eat lunch or soak up the views of the area.
Access to Tivat is excellent. In addition to the port for luxury yachts and other seafaring vessels there is Tivat airport, which opened in 1971 and serves the needs of travellers from afar. The local name for Montenegro is Crna Gora, and Tivat residents have a rich dialect but there is no need to learn the local lingo, as the excellent services offered by the accommodation proprietors mean that nothing is lost in translation.
Tivat also boasts numerous pretty nearby coves and the greatest number of sunny days of any town on the bay.
Things to do
Rent a hobie cat or kayak to explore the waters around Sveti Marko
Lunch and swim at Almara Beach club on Lustica penisula
Hike along Vrmac Ridge from the Trojica fortress to Gornja Latva
Spend the day relaxing and sunbathing at the one of the many beaches along the Lustica Penisula