Being located along the Adriatic coast on the Mediterranean has its perks. Montenegro, with a total of 117 beaches scaling over 294 km long coast, tells it all! This coast regularly draws hordes of tourists from all over Europe. The popular British daily Evening Standard has created a list of the most beautiful beaches “you should be lying on this summer”, and included Sveti Stefan beach in Montenegro as a must-visit beach.

In an article titled “30 of the most stunning beaches in Europe”, journalist Laura Hampson noted that the UK and their European neighbours could boast having some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world.

In addition to the iconic areas of Dorset, Durdle Door, mega-popular beach Navagio on Zakinthos, the Mediterranean charm of the French Riviera, relatively undiscovered Albandeira in Portugal, always attractive Sicily, the Croatian Nugal Beach, the Cala Macarella beach in Spain (which the British people adore), the list includes Budva Riviera’s luxurious island Sveti Stefan.

“A sandbank makes up this stunning beach that looks onto the Sveti Stefan islet – home to an Aman resort. Half of the beach, on the Budva side, is reserved for hotel guests (unless you want to pay the €100 day charge) while the other side is a free-for-all. Spend the day soaking up the sun, dipping in the deep sea and admiring the mountainous terrain that surrounds you”, says the article, inviting not only British, but tourists from the world to come and visit Montenegro.

How to get to Sveti Stefan, Budva? The closest airport is the Airport in Tivat and it’s a 50-minute drive to the islet from there. Alternatively, Podgorica airport and Dubrovnik airport is a one and two-hour drive away respectively.