Boasting some of the most heart-stopping natural scenery in the Adriatic Sea, it’s easy to fall in love with the Budva Riviera and its pink-hued beaches, vast waterfront views and mountainous coastline. This picturesque region is the most popular tourist destination in all of Montenegro, attracting outdoor thrill-seekers, party-goers, well-heeled travelers and superyacht owners. Between the cultural treasures that lie within Budva’s Old Town to the isolated slices of paradise, the Budva Riviera is home to an abundance of luxury hotels and 5-star resorts that make for an unforgettable getaway.
Dukley Hotel & Resort
Immersed within the lush gardens, mature pine and olive groves of the Zavala Peninsula, the Dukley Hotel & Resort is a bastion of absolute privacy and tranquility. Ideally positioned between Budva’s popular Slovenska and Bečići beaches, the resort offers direct access to the coast with its exclusive beachfront, whereas sweeping views of the Adriatic Sea are to be had throughout the resort. Throughout the 32 spacious apartments, the resort maintains its own character thanks to the vast glass surfaces, contemporary furnishings and elegant touches. Many of the suites offer the amenities to make you feel at home, such as rain showers, heated towel rail and underfloor heating. The 3 private and custom-made beaches are dotted with chic beach tents, umbrellas and loungers with all-around vistas of the Montenegrin cliffs clashing with the dramatic ocean waves. The resort offers 13 types of massages, including Aromatherapy, Hawiian Lomi Lomi, the Four-Hand Emperor’s and Sea Power, which allow guests to directly experience local and organic ingredients.
Having played host to the likes of Madonna, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Mick Jagger, the 5-star Splendid Hotel & Spa Resort was one of Montenegro’s first VIP residences. Located in idyllic town of Becici that lies just 1.2 miles from Budva, the resort is set right at the seafront and boasts its own private strip of shoreline with sumptuous parasols for relaxation. Life at the Splendid Hotel, however, resolves around the gigantic outdoor pool area that includes an expansive bar, tons of seating and lush greenery. The other headline of the hotel property is the award-winning spa that features heated indoor pools, private saunas, hot tubs and steam baths with Swarovski crystals at your disposal. The 322 luxurious suites are defined by elegant interior decoration, state-of-the-art amenities and comfortable bathrooms. Most of the rooms are equipped with their very own private balcony that overlooks the Adriatic Sea and Becici Bay. Once the sun goes down, head to the spacious Casino Royale to test your luck, whereas the resort boasts a grand total of four bars and three restaurants with different cuisines.
Maestral Resort & Casino
Boasting an all-new casino with modern slot machines and various gambling tables that include Baccarat, Black Jack, Roulette and Poker, life at the Maestral Resort & Casino centers around luxurious entertainment. The property is located in the immediate vicinity of Sveti Stefan, one of the most exclusive destinations along the Adriatic coast, and just 8km away from the town of Budva. The 205 contemporary suites feature modern furniture, warm colors and comfortable linens, whereas nearly all the rooms boast incredible sea views from the private balconies. Beyond the casino’s gaming facilities, guests have access to the private strip of beach dotted with colorful umbrellas and sun loungers along the beautiful Pržno Bay. What’s more is that there’s a sumptuous spa and wellness center that includes an indoor and outdoor pool, jacuzzi, steam bath, Finnish sauna, ice room and gym.
Meliá Budva Petrovac
Constructed in August 2018, the Meliá Budva Petrovac is the latest luxury resort to join the string of sleek hotels that line Petrovac’s coastline. If you drive 20 minutes to the north, you’ll find yourself in bustling Budva. Stay local, however, and you’ll uncover why the Romans decided to make Petrovac the site of their extravagant summer villas. The town boasts an irresistible natural beauty, artisan shops and peaceful cafés where you can disconnect from the world. Taking advantage of the gorgeous coastline, the hotel lies just a few steps away from a lovely beach with crystal clear waters and ancient pine trees. When it comes to the accommodation, there are a grand total of 114 rooms that are each fitted with their own take on contemporary elegance, modern furniture and a relaxing interior design that plays on the blue, green and sand tones of the Budva Riviera. The suites boast large windows and wonderful terraces, while the 54 Deluxe rooms offer breathtaking panoramic views of either the mountain or the sea. Around the resort, you can enjoy two swimming pools, one heated, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center. The highlight, however, may be the Annina Spa, where you can undergo an extensive list of sensory experiences that are heightened by the aroma of the sea and sounds of the waves.
Wedged in between the soaring mountains and iconic pink-hued Mediterranean beaches, the Hotel California overlooks the picturesque Sveti Stefan Peninsula, an island that’s connected to the mainland by a narrow sand spit. Throughout the 3 apartments, the resort boasts 23 exclusive suites in total, with 11 of them offering magnificent views of the beach and Adriatic Sea. The modern furniture, contemporary amenities are complemented nicely by sleek dark woods, warm colors and comfortable touches that will make you feel at home. While the resort is just 15 minutes in car from Budva, you can also explore the charming town of Sveti Stefan and marvel at its steep slopes and seaside architecture, whereas the world-famous Sveti Stefan beach is just a few minutes away on foot. If you’re looking for a more tranquil afternoon on the beach, Hotel California also boasts its own private strip of beach steps away from the main lobby, with plush sunbeds, umbrellas and towels available at your disposal.