Private transfer Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik Airport to Budva OR Budva to Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik Airport
Distance 93 km
Duration 2h 30min – could be more as routes involves border crossing and depending on the traffic condition
You can arrange your private transfer to Budva quickly and easily to any address in Budva, and of course also to other destinations. One of our English-speaking drivers will be at your disposal.
Montenegro’s meandering coastline, backed by dramatic limestone mountains, gives on to the serene blue waters of the Adriatic. And while Croatia, to the north west, has grown in popularity, few Britons drive two hours down the coast from Dubrovnik to the ancient town of Budva. Founded by the Greeks in the fourth century BC, and then fortified during the Middle Ages, the town forms the heart of the “Budva Riviera”, which runs 22 miles from Trsteno to Buljarica, and is dotted with a series of sheltered coves and eight miles of sand and pebble beaches.
You can start your day by stepping through an arched doorway in Budva’s medieval walls straight on to the town beach. Lined by tables and lounge-sofas, and managed by nearby cafés, this is where glamorous locals come to have coffee and gossip.
A five-minute stroll east along a narrow coastal path lie the pebble beaches of Mogren I and II. On the way, note the bronze sculpture of a ballet dancer, a symbol of Budva, performing a graceful arabesque as she gazes out to sea. Mogren I is backed by cliffs, and connected to Mogren II by a short tunnel.
Skip Slovenska Plaza, a one-mile strip of greyish sand west of town, which is overlooked by restaurants and late-night bars, and is crowded with sunloungers. For more secluded bathing, head to the small island of Sveti Nikola (known to locals as Hawaii). Covered by pinewoods and fragrant Mediterranean vegetation, it has a few beaches and a restaurant. Best of all, you can rent a kayak and paddle around to the south side to reach several isolated coves.
For many people the highlight is Sveti Stefan (6 miles east of Budva). Here, the iconic tombolo (a rare geographical feature, made up of an island connected to the mainland by a sand spit) is home to the superb Aman Sveti Stefan island-hotel. Several beaches come within the complex. A 10-minute walk away, in front of Villa Miločer (the former summer residence of Queen Marija Karađorđević), lies the small King’s Beach, backed by gardens filled with lush exotic planting, and nearby, accessed through woodland, you have the diminutive and secluded Queen’s Beach.
Also east of Budva, the one-mile long beach at Becici is managed by the several large hotels that overlook it, with waiter service, beds and a parasol. Visitors can pay to enter.
West of Budva, the Blue Flag Jaz is a curving arc of fine pebbles and sand, ideal for children, with pedal boats, kayaks and jet-skis for hire. It is backed by a campsite, and hosts open-air summer concerts and the annual Sea Dance Festival.