Montenegro is one of Europe’s emerging wellness destinations, with a wealth of activities to soothe body and mind. Here, the strains of modern living feel a lifetime away, thanks to the relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle and a landscape rich in natural goodness. Every taste is catered for – from specialist wilderness retreats, to winter spas and coastal resorts close to Luštica Bay itself.
It’s impossible to talk about relaxation and wellness without mentioning the Montenegrin landscape, which has a profound restorative effect. The unspoiled coastline, the startlingly sheer mountains, the clear waters of the Adriatic, the peace of the inland lakes, the virgin forests… the sight of these alone is enough to lift the spirits and leave your cares behind.
If your idea of relaxation is more along the lines of days spent being pampered in a spa, then Montenegro has a number of notable hotels offering world-class spa treatments. The therapists at Splendid Spa draw on indigenous plants from the beautiful coastal landscape to modern spa treatments aimed at awakening and engaging the senses. The 5-star hotel Splendid itself sits in the coastal town of Becici, near to the beautiful, historic destinations of Budva and Kotor , though the spa is also a short drive from Luštica Bay .
Bianca Resort is another world-class spa destination, albeit in a very different setting. Such are the contrasts that this small country encompasses that within a few hours drive from the coast and its sandy beaches, you can find yourself among snow-capped mountains. This is the setting for Bianca Spa , in the pretty resort of Kolašin. With its alpine look and cosy feel, Bianca’s Energy Clinic is the ideal winter spa destination. The therapists here are trained in Balinese, Hawaiian and Thai massage techniques – perfect for soothing sore muscles after a day on the slopes. There’s also a heated outdoor pool and full fitness suite, plus aromatherapy, reflexology and beauty treatments.
Watch our video about Life in Montenegro to get a real taste of the restorative, relaxing Montenegrin landscape and lifestyle.