Montenegro – The Place to Visit After Lockdown
Back in May Montenegro became the first country in Europe to declare itself free of Covid-19, and as a result it’s borders were opened to tourists again on the 1st June, a massive positive for a country that relies so heavily on International visitors, and up until Covid-19 struck, had been becoming increasingly popular year on year.
With her crystal clear waters, exquisite scenery, friendly population, excellent healthcare facilities, wonderful culture and great food, there’s certainly a lot to visit and take in, and one of the best places to stay in whilst you are here is the Aman Sveti Stefan hotel, located just a short ride away from the Casino which was featured in Ian Fleming’s and James Bond’s ‘Casino Royale’.
Located on it’s own little Island, close to the shore and built in the 15th century, it’s accessed via a causeway or by private speed boat which pulls up to the private and quite acutely named ‘Kings Beach’ which can be used free of charge for hotel guests or at a cost of €120 for non-guests. If however, you are a hotel guest, and you want exclusivity (you have paid for it after all) then you can sweep round the corner to the Queen’s beach, which is just for Hotel Guests.
From the hotel it’s nice and easy to experience the rest that Montenegro has to offer, whether that be taking a trip inland to see the rugged mountains, canyons, limestone peaks and rural villages of Durmitor National Park, roaming the historical old fortified towns of Kotor & Herceg Novi, relaxing on the pristine beaches and bays up and down the coastline or visiting the yachts and International Marina at Tivat.
There’s so much to see and do here, it does make a fabulous alternative to other destinations such as Spain and Portugal, and at a time of adversity, Montenegro has a wildcard, so if it can stay free from Covid-19, it might just be THE place of 2020, and beyond!
Source credit to James Delingpole and Spectator Life Magazine: