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Ideal Budva for family holidays

Montenegro is a hospitable country on the Balkan Peninsula. The clean and salty Adriatic Sea, as well as an acceptable climate for almost everyone, make this resort popular. The country is full of vibrant resorts: Petrovac, Becici, Kotor, Herceg Novi. But we chose a fun and noisy Budva for our family holidays. We immediately liked this resort with a quick flight and a relatively inexpensive tour cost. For your holiday, it is better to choose August, this is the most busy tourist month with many possible entertainments, a warm climate and cloudless weather. The air temperature during the day in August is 30-35 degrees, and at night it drops to about 27 degrees.

Your journey from the airport in Tivat to Budva will take 40 minutes. This time will fly by quickly, because there will be natural beauties around you. When we talk about housing in Budva, we immediately think about the villas. This type of housing is very popular here. We settled in one of these villas: there are few rooms in such mini-hotels, the service is good. A popular type of accommodation in Budva is the rental of private apartments. Basically, such apartments are made in the “studio” format, the area is small, but there is everything you need for life. I recommend renting accommodation away from the promenade, because nightclubs and a crowd of tourists will not let you relax at night, and it can be very noisy during the day. All interesting attractions of the resort are concentrated in the Old Town.

You can distinguish this part of the city by the large old gate. It is precisely behind them that the historical part of Budva is located. Walking through the narrow streets is a pleasure. Here you can sit in cozy cafes, in squares and enjoy views of the mountains and the sea. It will be interesting to walk along the fortress wall along the entire Old Town, as well as go to the Citadel – an ancient fortress. Entrance to it is paid, but then you will have an enchanting view of the city and the sea. In Budva there are many churches, both Orthodox and Catholic. Anyone can enter and look at the service. Here you can buy church paraphernalia, including very beautiful icons. Boats to the island of St. Nicholas depart from the promenade. This is a place with very beautiful nature and clear water. When you buy a boat ticket, the return trip will be free for you.

On the island you can sunbathe and enjoy the underwater world. Diving is popular here, and there are several grottoes and caves nearby where you can retire from noisy tourists. The beach here is free, but renting two sun loungers and an umbrella will cost 10 euros. We learned this information from tourists who rested nearby. But no one approached us for payment, because we were able to save a little. There is also a fish restaurant where you can dine in the shade of the trees, but the prices bite here. All the sights in Budva you can visit on your own. And if you want to buy an excursion, then it is better to look with the guide Durmitor, Lovcen or Biogradska Gora. The beaches in Budva are pebble, with developed infrastructure. Most of them have high marks. All beaches in the resort are free. Renting beach equipment will cost 8-10 euros.

Here you will see changing cabins, souls (by the way, because the Adriatic Sea is very salty), on many beaches there are volleyball courts. And you will be offered many options for marine entertainment. In the evenings, the beaches turn into one big disco and only in the morning, as if in a fairy tale, everything returns to its place. There are many cafes and restaurants along the promenade. Budva will surprise you with its gastronomic delights. You can safely call Montenegro a “meat” country, there is a wide variety of meat dishes. The portions are very large, this should be remembered especially when ordering food to a child. The fish and seafood here are also very tasty. Separately, local baking is a clear threat to any diet. In Budva you can taste delicious prosciutto, cheese and wine. Such delicacies can also be brought as a gift.

They should be followed by the local market. Eyes run up from the seen goodies: olives, smoked meats, wine, honey and much more. There are several shops in Budva with excellent knitwear. There are standard souvenirs, here they are not too original. Budva is an ideal option for a family vacation. Interesting sights, beauty of the local nature, warm climate and clean air will appeal to both adults and children. Fun dances and various shows – programs will make your evenings bright and memorable. And even though there are many tourists, a special atmosphere will always remain with you, even when you are hundreds of kilometers from Budva.

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