Montenegro? For a beach holiday? Really? Yes. Really. Forget the sun searching crowds in Croatia and head to it's still relatively-under-the-radar neighbour: Montenegro. Due to it's lack of EU status, many are under the impression that this part of former Yugoslavia remains unsafe, and doesn't make for a desirable location for lone female travellers. I'm here to loudly debunk that myth and categorically say the opposite: Montenegro is exactly the place to go as a female solo traveller.Beaches and landscapes still largely unspoilt by tourism, friendly residents, a tiny but convenient coastal bus service – pack your bags and go now, before everyone else does in a few years' time. If you still remain unconvinced, allow the following pictures of my favourite beaches in Montenegro to tempt you further:
1. LOUISE'S LESSER-KNOWN COVE
Walking around the water’s edge from Rafailovići to Pržno you’ll find this lovely cove with crystal clear waters – jump in!
2. SVETI STEFAN
Sveti Stefan – one of Montengro’s most famous beaches. Now owned by a luxury hotel, it’s best to gaze from afar and set up camp on a cheaper beach nearby.
Milocer – also known as ‘The King’s Beach’ thanks to the ex-palace that remains on the sands.
Mogren beach – head through the tunnel away from Budva to this hidden gem.
5. PORTO MONTENEGRO
Porto Montenegro – not a beach, but a Lido, this is the place to see-and-be-seen with a cocktail in hand as you watch the sun go down over the bay.