Doviđenja, Montenegro

Thank you, Montenegro

Montenegro did not disappoint. It had a very scenic coastline studded with charming villages. More importantly, I was able to get my much needed R&R.

The food on the coast of Montenegro is similar to Dalmatian cuisine – lots of grilled seafood, garlic, olive oil and Italian-style dishes. The restaurants below are notable not only for their food – but most also provided great scenery to go with your meals.

My first hotel stay was in the town of Perast at the Iberostar Heritage Grand Perast. Originally built in the 18th century as the largest palace in town, it has been completely restored. The sea-side suites command an outstanding view over the Bay of Kotor that I can stare at the whole day. Unfortunately, service at the hotel was inconsistent.

I transferred to another area of Montenegro in the later half of my stay to the Regent Porto Montenegro. This slick waterside hotel overlooks the marina at Porto Montenegro and designed to reflect the region’s centuries-old ties with Venice. Service was very professional and outstanding.