Ideal for your honeymoon in Black Mountain.
Montenegro, which translates as ‘Black Mountain’, is located on the Adriatic and boasts majestic snow-capped mountains, thick forests and mesmerising lakes, all within close proximity. The nation’s Tara River canyon is the deepest and longest in Europe and is just one example of the jaw-dropping natural wonder which peppers the Montenegrin countryside.
Whether your definition of romance means an action-packed countryside adventure, a gourmet excursion to taste local wines and artisanal produce, or a meander, hand in hand, through one of the charming local towns, Montenegro has it all. Less busy than neighbouring Croatia, Montenegro is no less alluring and boasts a rich tapestry of historical, cultural and culinary delights. Offering something for every taste, with the help of the Ānanti Resort, Residences & Beach Club, here are 5 romantic things to do in Montenegro, IDEAL for your honeymoon in Black Mountain.
STEP INSIDE A REAL LIFE FAIRY TALE
Montenegro is home to several enchanting castles where it feels like time stands still. Indeed, some of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast can be found in Montenegro, with architectural influences ranging from Roman to Byzantine, Ottoman to Venetian, drawn from the country’s colourful history.
The Budva Citadel, less than eight miles from Ananti, passed through the hands of the Romans, the Venetian Republic and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, leaving it a perfect example of the country’s fascinating history. The architecture speaks of these transitions in a visually intriguing way. If you’re looking to feel like a real life princess or ‘King of the Castle’, wandering the ancient walls, then head here with haste.
SOAK UP COSMOPOLITAN GLAMOUR IN TIVAT
Porto Montenegro is a luxury marina located in nearby Tivat offering a stylish destination for shopping, lunch and dinner, or to people watch and soak up the vibrant atmosphere. Romance is in the air here, with the blessed and beautiful strutting their stuff. Marvel at the sleek superyachts moored in the marina, hit the Fashion Gallery for some retail therapy and toast the sunset with a glass of bubbly before settling down for dinner at one of the restaurants that offer world cuisine including Japanese, Italian and Mediterranean fine dining.
The fortified city of Kotor is arguably one of the most charming places in Montenegro and feels like a fairytale town. Spend the day hand-in-hand, weaving your way through Kotor’s cobblestone streets and stopping for coffee or something stronger at one of its cafe-strewn squares. For panoramic views of the bay below, climb the 1’350 steps to reach the Castle of San Giovanni in time for sunset.
GO PENINSULA-HOPPING ON THE BUDVA RIVIERA
One of the oldest settlements of the Adriatic, Budva Old Town is the epitome of picturesque historic charm. Located on a rocky peninsula that stretches into the Adriatic Sea away from the more metropolitan city centre, visitors can stroll the cobbled alleyways, visit that Budva Citadel we mentioned and stop for a break on one of the many piazzas. Here you’ll see couples taking a breather and enjoying the slower pace to life. Join them!
FEAST LIKE A KING AND QUEEN
Though it may be small, Montenegro packs a punch where culinary prowess is concerned, with three distinctive regional cuisines: the food of the old Montenegrin heartland; dishes from the mountain regions; and a cuisine which makes use of the sea’s bounty. Seasonal local produce creates supremely flavoursome and hearty plates such as tasty stews and ‘pilav’ rice dishes, fresh fish and grilled seafood, and mouth-watering meat dishes starring aromatic beef, pork and lamb ‘cufte’ meatballs. Don’t miss local delicacy buzara, a bisque like sauce using prawns and mussels, tomato, herbs and spices; just delicious. And there’s nothing more romantic than sucking the heads of jumbo shrimp with your lover, right?