Every July, a unique event showcasing the most impressive superyachts is held in Monaco – The Superyacht Rendezvous. This year, in light of Montenegro’s ever increasing popularity as a leading luxury location and a superyacht hotspot – perhaps due in part to Montenegro not only having the most yacht-friendly legislation in Europe, but also breath-taking and unspoilt landscapes – it relocated to Montenegro.
The hosts, Boat International Media, invited superyacht owners, along with their friends and family to this very special launch edition of the annual event. Concluding the first-class programme of events was an über glamorous “season opening” party at Porto Montenegro’s exclusive Lido Mar Pool Club.
Once the partying had ended, owners could either return to their various homes, or better yet, explore the 290 km of unspoilt coastline, and 70 km of sandy beaches on the crystal waters of the Adriatic sea.
From the West to the East coasts, here are some of our favourite sailing spots in Montenegro, waiting for you to explore (luxury superyacht optional).
Herceg Novi is like a medieval botanical garden on the Mediterranean coast, located just 4 Nautical Miles north from the entrance of the Gulf of Kotor ( Boka Kotorska ).
The area around Herceg Novi is a great sailing spot for a day in the bay. The coves of Zanjic and Mirista are known for having the clearest waters in this part of the Adriatic.
The amazing Bay of Kotor, at the bottom of the Gulf of Kotor ( Boka Kotorska ) is among the 10 most beautiful bays in the world. The very well preserved medieval city of Kotor, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is surrounded by fascinating mountains that rise well above 1000m high.
The splendid city walls, narrow streets, tiny squares and the Mediterranean mood make Kotor one of the most memorable stopovers in the Adriatic sea.
The landscapes in this part of the Montenegrin coast are quite different from those in the Gulf of Kotor. Mountains leave room for long, fine sand beaches and the water is clearer and clearer.
Budva has been named a Montenegrin Saint-Tropez. It’s a beautiful and charming old walled city lying in a natural Mediterranean harbour.