We arrived in Tivat just in time for lunch. Nothing better than having a picnic overlooking the water on a nice sunny day. La p’tite nappe champêtre fits right in, matching up with the blue hues of the bay.
Tivat is a coastal town in southwest Montenegro, located on the Bay of Kotor. It has about 14,000 people and is just 10 km away from Kotor, It takes about 10 minutes to get there by bus & a couple of euros.
Over the past few years it has become a popular upscale tourist resort. A Canadian businessman billionaire, Peter Munk bought a naval shipyard here and transformed it into a luxury vacation resort and a marina for luxury yachts. Mr. Munk past away just last year, he was in his nineties.
With such a profound Canadian influence we thought we would shop around that day for a yacht since we were in the world of yachts, and maybe, just maybe, we might even get a bargain here on one of these….
…but we ended up with “dinky Rose”! 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣
The best way for us to describe Tivat is, a yacht-spotting paradise! Tivat itself may be a small, middle class city, but Porto Montenegro within Tivat feels…almost…like you’ve stumbled into a sterile, modern miniature Monte Carlo. Porto Montenegro is definitely growing into a splashing, high end resort area and probably will keep growing as a major touristic centre. It is primarily focused on the harbour, the boaters and the upscale lifestyle once you’ve anchored to shore.
So basically after we took a few photos of “this & that” and really “nothing”, we were ready to go home to beautiful Kotor.
Cheers Tivat, we might anchor here next year with our little “dinky Rose”! 🤣
Tomorrow we stroll to Perast.