Herceg Novi


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About Herceg Novi

Herceg Novi's 'novi', means 'new', but just because it's one of the newer towns on this beautiful bay, it was still founded in the 15th Century, so its Old Town, set on a steep hill, is an impressive mix of sunny squares, winding streets, imposing fortresses and pretty churches. Some of the best places to stay in Herceg Novi can also be found here.

It's said that the old town's architecture is similar to Dubrovnik, which is about 40 minutes away by car, but without the rows of tourists lining up to have their photos taken against it. Herceg Novi has gradually spread and engulfed a couple of the other smaller bay towns including Igalo with its famous mineral springs. You can see why it's so popular - what with its perfect spot on the mouth of the bay where the waters seem crystal clear.

What Not To Miss

  • Take a stroll around the narrow, historic streets of the old town and admire the beautiful old architecture - alternatively, sit in one of the little cafes - great for people watching.
  • Enjoy a boat trip to the Blue Grotto, an enchanting blue water cave where visitors can take a refreshing swim through the ancient hole in the rocks.
  • Pay a visit to Monastery Savina, a beautiful old monastery with a vineyard - you can even sample and buy the wine they produce.
  • Visit the Mamula Fortress located on a small island reachable by boat. This old fortress and prison has been left as it was when the troops and prisoners departed. The views are also quite spectacular.
  • Relax at Dobrec Beach, a secluded little cove that can only be accessed by boat. There is a restaurant where you can enjoy a meal with a fantastic view.

As with Kotor, the best places to stay in Herceg Novi get very busy during the summer months. So if you want to be sure of a great hotel, get organised and book early.

The best places to stay in Herceg Novi

For a beach break

  • The Boutique Hotel Casa del mare is a new hotel with its own private beach right on the bay. Modern sandstone on the outside, this hotel has large, light and luxurious interiors and just eight rooms.

For an apartment or villa

  • If you'd prefer your own space, don't hesitate to visit our online partner Booking.com for a great selection of properties along the coast or in the town.

Travel Information

  • Fly to Dubrovnik Airport situated 28km (17 miles) north of Herceg Novi. The airport is served by a range of both domestic and International carriers.
  • There are regular bus services to Herceg Novi from Dubrovnik and other destinations.
  • if you want to rent a car to explore the beautiful coastline, for prices visit our online partner Rentalcars
  • Best time to visit - the peak summer months of July and August can get very hot so visitors may be better visiting just either side of these months for slightly cooler temperatures, and less crowded beaches.

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Best Hotels in Herceg Novi

  • Hotel Kredo Herceg Novi 16 rooms from £86

    Local exploring  -  This is a great property for those looking for a mix of beach relaxation and exploring the sites, as both are on your doorstep
    Beach Life  -  In addition to the beach directly in front of the hotel, Meljine, Savina, Lalovina and Corovica beaches are within 800 metres
    Sights nearby  -  Forte Mare Fortress, Spanjola Fortresses and Herceg Novi Clock Tower can easily be visited
    Diving  -  Can be arranged on request
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    This charming hotel, located directly in front of the beach close to Herceg-Novi, has a lot going for it. As well as well-equipped rooms, an outdoor pool and Kids' Club, there is a sea-facing restaurant, plenty of activities nearby and massages on-site. Numerous cafes and bars are walking distance. See More

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  • Lazure Hotel & Marina Herceg Novi 24 rooms from £152

    Weddings  -  A beautiful setting, historic property and fantastic dining options make this a great choice for an intimate destination wedding
    Beach Life  -  Meljine beach is 150m from the property. In addition, Savina, Lalovina and Corovica beaches are all within 900m
    Romantic Break  -  Couples will love the range of romantic outdoor dining options with sea views. The spa adds an indulgent touch
    Sights nearby  -  Forte Mare Fortress, Spanjola Fortress, Herceg Novi Clock Tower and Blue Grotto Luštica Bay
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenDisabled accessViewsParkingNo pets

    A conversion success story from historic building to a charming boutique hotel near Herceg Novi. Located on the marina, there are views out over the Adriatic Sea from the rooms and suites, two restaurants and bars and a stylish indoor pool. Although romantic and secluded, families are very welcome. See More

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  • Boutique Hotel Casa del Mare Mediterraneo Herceg Novi 17 rooms from £178

    Beach Life  -  Private beach with sun loungers and day beds.
    Views  -  Stunning bay views.
    Sights nearby  -  Sveti Stefan, Cetinje, Perast.
    On the beach  -  The hotel has its own beach.
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    A newly built hotel with its own private beach on the bay of Herceg Novi. An attractive sandstone building with contemporary chic interiors. Big bright spacious rooms with all the mod cons and balconies. Fantastic beach and sun deck area. Ideal for couples, families, or a small wedding. See More

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  • One&Only Portonovi Herceg Novi 113 rooms from £430

    Families  -  With a kids' club offering a wide range of activities this is a good option for parents who want some time to themselves too
    Spa breaks  -  The Chenot Espace medical spa, which incorporates Chinese and Western practices, is a destination in its own right
    Restaurant  -  Pan Asian, Mediterranean, and Italian fare is served across the three restaurants
    Tennis  -  Guests can play at the on-site Tipsarevic Luxury Tennis Club
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    A sprawling resort set on the Portonovi marina resort (arrive by car or boat). Open-plan rooms are elegant and luxurious with terraces, a glass-sided fireplace, and bathtubs. The medical spa is a destination in its own right while there's also a wide range of activities, pools, and dining options. See More

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