Lustica Peninsula accommodation comes in many forms:
I love it here. It's rustic, wild and peaceful. It's a throwback to the traditional Montenegrin lifestyle:
And you'll pick up a luxe seaside villa here for much less than you'd pay on the Budva Riviera too.
But wild and rustic doesn't mean you have to sacrifice. You'll find plenty of beautiful apartments and villas to choose from. There aren't many hotels, but many of the boutique apartments come with breakfast and have small restaurants.
There are some reasons why Lustica Peninsula won't suit everyone:
So really, Lustica is ideal for people who are going to enjoy a getaway holiday. The beauty of it is that you're not far from the towns. I think it's the best of both worlds.
So if you think Lustica sounds like your ideal getaway, now you just need to choose where to stay!
Let's explore the best of Lustica Peninsula accommodation!
Krasici is the most popular place to stay on Lustica Peninsula. It's on the Bay of Kotor side of the peninsula and generally only about 15-20 minutes from Tivat and Kotor. There are lots of accommodation options, restaurants and beaches here.
The roads here can be very steep if you leave the main road, so pay attention to the access when booking your accommodation.
Here's my pick of the best in Krasici:
Talk about dream vacation!
Villa Plitka has it all. The villa sleeps 8, has a waterside bar and barbecue for relaxed summer nights and you can't beat the views.
This is everything summer holidays are made of!
This four bedroom villa sleeps 10 and has a stand out feature that makes it a great choice for families with little kids - a little beach.
Aside from that it has a huge sun terrace, indoor-outdoor living and it's walking distance to restaurants.
This part of Krasici is also just 10 minutes from both Tivat and Kotor, and 15 minutes from Blue Horizons' and Oblatno's sandy beaches.
Apartments Aruba are perfect for a romantic getaway or a young family.
Beachside location, where you can spend hours soaking up the sun or enjoying the view from your balcony.
Some of the best seafood restaurants in the area are close by and breakfast is included with your stay.
Villa Tivat is one of the best-priced private villas on this stretch.
It sleeps 10, has a private pool and is walking distance to the beach too. And you can bring Fido!
It's only a 10 minute drive to Tivat and Kotor and you have restaurants and shops within walking distance. This villa has it all and is great value for a large group.
On Krasici, Bijelila is one of my favourite places on Lustica Peninsula. We love to snorkel around the island here and the hamlet is full of old stone fishermen's houses.
Villa Romantica is a group of small apartments, that are ideal for couples, with a restaurant and private beach.
Hotel Vizantija is a 3* hotel with million dollar views. It's one of the best value hotels in this area.
This hotel is a favourite with families. There's a small playground, indoor playroom and giant chess. It's perfect for families with kids of all ages.
This is the ultimate location for a beach getaway - and just 30 minutes from Tivat airport.
Zanjice and Miriste are popular beaches during the summer so they won't be deserted getaways. But aside from July and August they're relatively quiet, especially during the week.
A place like Art Media Hotel below also has the advantage of private beach areas for its guests. This means you don't have to jostle for a place to put your towel.
At the very end of Lustica Peninsula, Hotel Art Media is the only hotel in Zanjic Bay.
It's just a few steps to the azure sea and a little further to the bay's pebble beach. Ribarsko Selo, an upmarket restaurant and beach lounge, is next door.
This villa is another fabulous getaway for extended families or groups of friends.
It's nestled in the hills above Zanjice beach and has its own pool with sea views.
This is a fabulous getaway, but it's also just a few minutes' drive from some of the peninsula's best beaches.
Apartments Gojkovic are a set of modest two bedroom apartments, a short walk from Zanjice Beach.
If you're after a top location on a modest budget, these apartments are an excellent choice.
An apartment or villa in one of the rural areas of Lustica is the ideal place for a rural getaway. These are the kinds of places where you'll hear little more than rustling trees and the odd goat.
Klinci is one of my favourite places to stay on Lustica. It's not near the sea, but the resort is a beautiful, rural getaway with a shared pool. The food in the restaurant is top-notch with a focus on local-grown organic and seasonal produce. Your hosts here have a passion for the area and their guests that's contagious. You have the choice of one and two bedroom apartments.
If you can't stay here but you're keen to explore the local lifestyle, history and food you can book a gastronomy tour at Klinci with an optional boat trip. Click here for details of the Taste and Feel Lustica tour.
This sprawling estate is a renovated stone villa complete with threshing floor and private pool. It sleeps 13 so it's the perfect place for a group of friends or extended family wanting a summer getaway.
Splash around the pool or listen to the birds and read a book on the threshing floor... this villa embodies rural Lustica Peninsula accommodation.