Perast has an elegantly fading grandeur about its orange rooftops dotted with the romantic domes and cupolas of its 16 churches and 17 palaces - for a population of only about 500. It may be small, but with a growing reputation as a holiday destination, the best places to stay in Perast are having to brush up their acts pretty quickly!
There's only one main street, running down the hill to the narrow promenade along the bay. So the beauty is even more concentrated. In amongst these almost Venetian looking monuments sprouts bougainvillea, date trees and wild figs, scenting the air.
Perast has no sandy beaches, which is why it's less popular than its neighbour Kotor, but there are plenty of places to sunbathe and swim. As well as relaxing your time away, you might like to take a boat out to the bay's peaceful islands, St. George and Gospa od Škrpjela - Our Lady of the Rock.
Apparently Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have a house here. So it won't stay the peaceful and elegantly wilting rose for long. So go now! Book one of the best places to stay in Perast and make your friends jealous that you were first to find "the next best thing".
Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Perast for you?
A superbly opulent hotel in beautiful Perast. All rooms are suites individually styled with romantic flair. Spectacular views from the pool over the Bay of Kotor, excellent restaurant and top of the range spa. Perfect for a romantic break or a honeymoon.