As European beach destinations go, Montenegro remains a fairly undiscovered treat. Its 293-kilometre coastline, with 72 kilometres of beaches, is ripe for sunning yourself for up to six months a year, while the warm waters of the Adriatic are tempting for a swim. There are cool coastal cities like Kotor and chic beach towns aplenty. Plus, proof that this country is becoming a destination of choice for the cool crowd: the high-end One&Only resorts group is opening their latest property in Portonovi.
But there’s much more to this country than sun, sea and sand. Head to Skadar Lake, the largest in the Balkans, for spectacular views. Mountains rise from its blue-green waters and a vast wetland makes for a fantastic home to over 270 species of birds.
The Tara River Canyon has some of the country’s dramatic scenery – it’s 1300 metres deep at its highest point and is surrounded by forest and bucolic alpine scenery. This is where adrenaline junkies go to get their thrills, as the whitewater rapids here make for a wild day out.