Budva is a coastal tourist resort in Montenegro. It is often called “Montenegrin Miami”, because it is the most crowded and most popular tourist resort in Montenegro, with beaches and vibrant nightlife.
The old town of Budva lies on a little island that was linked to the land by a sandbar and in time turned into a peninsula. It is surrounded by ramparts originating from the XV century including a medieval fortification system with city gates, defense walls, and towers. The Old Town consists of narrow streets and alleys and small squares with precious monuments of different Mediterranean cultures that have marked the development of this town. It is small but beautiful, with restaurants, boutiques, and souvenir shops.
Next stop is Sveti Stefan, where you will be able to capture the panoramic view of this Montenegrin town. Previously a fishing village, in 1960 it was converted into the old town, with its tower, narrow streets, shops, and small churches remained unchanged. Sveti Stefan is an unusual and unique place not only at Montenegro or Budva’s Riviera but in the whole Mediterranean. It stands on the cliff of a rocky island with roofs red like rubies.
A sand isthmus looking like a stem connects Sveti Stefan with the land. It came into existence in a unique way. In early 2007, Amanresorts, a Singapore based luxury resort operator won a contract to lease Sveti Stefan for a 30 year period. The island is now closed to non-resort guests.