One of the most idyllic towns of Kotor Bay probably is Perast: a small fishing village with small streets, cosy restaurants along the quay and beautiful views over Kotor Bay. It’s not a big village, but absolutely the perfect place to stay during your time at the Bay of Kotor. We stayed in a beautiful apartment (Bella Vista Apartment) a little upwards the hill, what gave us an amazing view over the islands of Perast. I’d like to tell you some more about our stay in this article.
Bay of Kotor
The Bay of Kotor is one of the most fascinating places to visit in Montenegro and therefore it’s also one of the most popular places to visit. The bay is very photogenic, as it looks like a fiord thanks to the rough cliffs. Around the bay, you can find many lively towns and lots of nature. For a stay at the Bay of Kotor I recommend you to stay at least three nights. In that way, you can explore a lot from the area.
The location of Bella Vista Apartment is just perfect! The apartment is located a little upwards the hill and you just have to take some stairs to arrive in the town center with its restaurants and quay. Like the title of the article already tells: the apartment offers some fantastic views over the Bay of Kotor! Personally I really love accommodations which offer beautiful view so I was very, very happy with the Bella Vista apartment.
The apartment also has a private parking place at the top of the hill, which is very handy when you’re travelling to Perast by (rental)car. Again, from the parking place to the apartment you need to take a few stairs. Take into account that the apartment is not quite accessible for travelers who aren’t able to walk (a lot of) stairs.
I really loved the apartment. It’s quite small (it’s a studio), but it has everything you need. From the balcony (with beautiful views and a seat) you walk through the door and get in the room with a double bed, a small kitchen and a small dining space. Perfect for two persons! Everything was very clean and well arranged. The bathroom is very small, but again: it has everything we needed. There is a toilet, a shower and a sink.
Although we didn’t had much contact with our hosts, their welcome was very hospitable. When we arrived, the apartment wasn’t ready yet, so they asked us if we wanted to drink some coffee on their own balcony.. of course!
When the apartment was cleaned and ready, the host took us there to show us around a bit. Furthermore, there was a bottle of rosé wine as a welcome gift which we found very kind. The rest of our stay we actually didn’t had contact anymore with our hosts, but the service absolutely was good!
Dining possibilities (in Perast)
At the Bella Vista Apartment, there weren’t possibilities for breakfast / dinner. Of course this is very common when you’re staying at an apartment. However, the town of Perast offers a diversity of restaurants along the quay where you can have a delicious dinner with a nice view over the Bay of Kotor. If you would like to buy some products for cooking, it’s best to drive towards the next town (Risan) as there’s a supermarket with more products than in Perast. The supermarket is called Aroma.
You can book Bella Vista Apartment for a price of € 85,- per night (Last check of the price on April 1st 2021). Of course the price can be different during other periods in the year. In my opinion, the price-quality ratio is very good and it’s absolutely worth the price. You can book Bella Vista Apartment through Airbnb.
Well, you can tell that I can definitely recommend this apartment to stay at when travelling to the Bay of Kotor. Perast is a beautiful & cosy town and Bella Vista Apartment is a nice apartment with a perfect location, hospitable hosts and fantastic views.
Address: Perast bb., Perast 85336, Montenegro
NOTE: this post is not sponsored and contains my personal and honest experience! I stayed at Bella Vista Apartment in August 2019.