Tivat is an upmarket resort town built around a yacht-filled marina. It enjoys a beautiful setting on the jewel-toned Bay of Kotor and is surrounded by forested hills and mountains. Stroll along the breezy seafront promenade, relax on the beach and dive into the excellent food and wine scene.
Things to do in Tivat
Year-round sunshine makes Tivat one of the most popular resorts on the Bay of Kotor. There are several beaches to choose from in the town centre, including pebble-strewn Town Beach set on the main promenade. Picturesque Belani Beach is another great option, with sun loungers and umbrellas available to rent.
Sun-worshippers flock to beaches strung along the Luštica Peninsula, a strip of land set between the Bay of Kotor and the Adriatic Sea. One of the most beautiful sections of the Montenegrin coast, the peninsula is fringed by sandy beaches and pebble coves. Hike up to centuries-old Arza Fortress for spectacular views over the coastline.
Tivat is an excellent base for visiting nearby attractions like Vrmac Ridge. Explore the scenic hiking trails that wind along the ridge or buckle in for an adrenaline-fuelled 4WD safari. Vrmac Ridge is also a prime mountain biking destination.
From luxe waterfront bistros to hip brasseries, there are plenty of places to wine and dine in Tivat. In addition to ocean-fresh seafood, try Montenegrin specialties like “punjene paprike” stuffed peppers, “cufte” meatballs and “gulas” stew served with mashed potatoes. Pair your meal with a glass of rich, aromatic Vranac wine bottled in Montenegro.
Getting around Tivat
Tivat is pedestrian-friendly, while bicycles are an eco-friendly way to get around. Rental cars offer the freedom to explore surrounding sights and attractions at your own pace. The resort is a 15-minute drive from Kotor and 30 minutes from Budva.