On our last day we visited Budva’s Old Town, which was a fairly short walk along the shore past the marina, and discovered a whole new Budva. This area was much more like what I had expected from Montenegro, with beautiful old historic buildings and tiny narrow cobbled streets. It was so picturesque.
We walked through the old town and along the coast against some dramatic clifftops and caves. It was completely different to the touristy, maintained beach areas back near our hotel.
You can see the Old Town in the background and the more rocky coast which we walked along. I found this kaftan in one of the more upmarket stores back on the touristy strip on our first day and liked it so much that I went back to get it later that day.
After a short walk we arrived at the most beautiful pebbly beach with the most crystal clear water I’ve seen – it was so clear it could have been bath water! The cliffs and the island in the background made it feel really exotic as if we were in Thailand or somewhere more tropical than Europe.
The beach was still quite busy and we were lucky to find a spot in the shade next to a cliff, but for some reason it felt much calmer and less hectic than the beaches near our hotel. I think that’s probably because it was more popular with the locals since it’s slightly out of the way. I love how natural and untouched it seemed. And despite the (painful) pebbles I think it’s one of my favourite beaches.
This was by far my favourite day in Budva and we were sad to have to leave the next morning.