MICE Destination Montenegro – best hotels, venues, and things to do.

WRITTEN ON 18 October, 2021

Why should Montenegro be your next MICE destination?

“At the birth of the planet, the most beautiful encounter between land and sea must have been on the Montenegrin coast.”

-Lord Byron

You name it, Montenegro has it. Look no further. And, we are here to uncover this breathtaking destination with you.

Are you wondering why you should choose Montenegro as your next MICE destination? Firstly, expect to learn some basics about this emerging jet-set destination. Secondly, we will share a list of special hotels and venues as well as special places. In conclusion, we share some ideas for events and things to do.

ABOUT MONTENEGRO

Montenegro is characterized by a well-balanced blend of unspoiled nature, modern cities, vibrant and luxurious yet relaxed lifestyle. As a destination, it is often referred to as Europe’s best-kept secret.  This tiny (less than 14k square kilometers) European country is emerging from Eastern Europe’s Communist narrative. Moreover, it is re-establishing itself as one of the top international jet-set destinations. Mostly, thanks to its extraordinary, picturesque, and yacht-friendly coastline. Also, the north of the country is equally stunning.

So here is the most important logistical information, at glance.

HOW TO GET TO MONTENEGRO

  • There are two international airports. One is in Tivat (in the center of the coastal area), and the second is in Podgorica (capital city in the central region).
  • From each airport to the furthest spot in the country, the ride can not take more than 3 hours. Almost all touristic hotspots are within 60 minutes ride from the airport.
  • Very near to the Montenegrin border, there are two more significant international airports in Tirana, Albania, and Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • There are also big ports in Bar and Kotor and numerous Marinas if you plan to arrive by sea.
  • Trains connect the biggest towns in the country, and there is also an international connection with trains going to Belgrade.
  • National and international bus lines are fairly developed too.

DEMOGRAPHICS OF MONTENEGRO

  • The population is something over 600 k.
  • The official language is Montenegrin (pretty much the same as other Balkan languages – Serbian, Croatian, and Bosnian).
  • English is the most common second language, especially for those working in the tourism and hospitality industry.

NATURE IN MONTENEGRO

  • Montenegro is declared as an ecological country by the constitution, so you can go for sustainable and green solutions here.
  • There are 5 national parks and many nature reserves and protected areas like Boka Bay protected by UNESCO.
  • Besides the magnificent Adriatic sea, there are numerous clean and huge lakes and rivers too. Tara river canyon is the second deepest in the world and Skadar lake is the biggest lake in the Balkans.
  • Climate is Mediterranean and continental with mild winters and hot summers.
  • There are also popular ski resorts on mountains as high as 2500 m.

MONTENEGRIN ECONOMY

  • Even though Montenegro is not a European Union country, the euro is its official currency. 
  • Tourism is the main countries’ budget contributor.
  • There are thousands of hotels, resorts, and etno villages from the coastline, through the central region, to the ski resorts in the north.
  • Some of the most premium international chains operate here like: One & Only, IHG, Hilton, and Aman.
  • The most popular seasons are winter and summer when Montenegro is crowded with tourists in season peaks.
  • The best time to visit Montenegro is off-season – from May to the beginning of June, or at the end of September, but tourism is active all year round.

BEST HOTELS AND VENUES IN MONTENEGRO

There is so much to offer in Montenegro, but in this blog piece, we are featuring just the top of our list. Do not hesitate to explore more, and send us your suggestions or questions.

LAZURE Marina and Hotel

As unique as it gets. Lazure Marina & Hotel resides on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro at the entrance to the picturesque Kotor bay, next to the beautiful medieval city of Herceg Novi. 

 

Supplemented by a boutique hotel housed in a renovated 18th-century building, spacious residences, Mediterranean restaurants, and a wellness center, the Lazure Marina & Hotel is a supreme destination for travelers and sailors alike.

Over the centuries the building was a quarantine for sailors, an army hospital, and now the ultimately luxurious five stars hotel.

Porto Montenegro & REGENT Hotel

Porto Montenegro is an exclusive marina and yachting paradise in the Mediterranean, offering waterfront residences, luxury shops, and high-end events in the heart of Tivat. The Waterfront area is home to a Regent five stars hotel, part of IHG. This special place is described as A serene oasis swathed in a palette of nautical blues, like a private cabin on a luxury liner, windows a portal to the sea.

Lustica Bay & Chedi Hotel

Lustica Bay is a dreamy spot uniting old-world charm with upscale facilities. And it is designed to reflect the tenor of traditional fishing villages of Montenegro. It offers stunning, expansive views of the surrounding landscape, nurturing a carefree ambiance and lifestyle. Chedi five stars hotel is nestled In that Mediterranean surroundings.

Besac on the Skadar lake

Skadar lake is the biggest lake in the Balkans, known for its beautiful nature and many protected species like the Pelicans. It is located in between the coastal and central region of Montenegro in the Cremeniza wine region. If you are a history lover and want to travel back in time, you should choose the recently renovated medieval Besac fortress, for a company lunch, day hiking tour, or private event.

Eco Village Nevidio

Durmitor is one of the five national parks of Montenegro. It is world-famous for its unspoiled nature,  high mountains peaks, and clean lakes. Named after a wild canyon, Nevidio, we feature a small yet special eco village Nevidio. And their gastronomic offer and accommodation in old authentic `’Katun” stone cottages will knock you out off the floor.

Bianca hotel and SPA

If you prefer the north and would like to visit Montenegro in winter, you can’t go wrong with the hotel Bianca resort & SPA. It is located in the city center of Kolasin – a small town known for its ski slopes.

THINGS TO DO IN MONTENEGRO

Montenegro is a MICE destination, from M to E.

Meetings – there are many hotels with formal conference areas and rooms. As well as some convention centers, for your business meeting of any type, for instance.

Incentives – Aiming to be the no 1 incentive destination in Europe, Montenegro is offering numerous choices for incentive groups. Therefore, you can choose activities from yachting and sail to skiing and rafting. From walking and hiking tours through medieval cities to tailor-made gastronomic and wine tours. Team building options are endless here, especially outdoors with beautiful landscapes.

Conferences – When considering Montenegro as your big conference destination, you can tick all important aspects: well connected with flights, suitable venues, welcoming people, interesting side event options, good value for money ratio.

Events – from weddings to product launches. There is no chance you can not find your dream venue in this destination. From charming boats or luxurious yachts in the middle of the sea to the villas in the mountain peaks – options are endless.

So, you are daydreaming now? Yes, that is what happens when you learn about Montenegro. If you want your dreams to come true, contact us and our Montenegro destination expert will get back to you.