Monday, August 31, 2009

View of Sveti Stefan

Sveti Stefan (Saint Stephen) is an island hotel 6 miles south of Budva, where I am staying. The island - a walled city - is connected to the mainland via a thin causeway. (Budva is connected to Sveti Stefan by a circulating bus coming every 10 minutes.)

The entire island has been converted to luxury hotels, with the top rooms going for $1500 pernight, or roughly $1461 per night more than I am paying (more on that later.)

Non-guests can tour the island for $7, but I was more interested in beaching, so I beachhopped on the way back to Budva. Over the 6 miles, there's probably 12-15 distinct beaches, each with their own
personality. Some were sand beaches, some pebble, some played loud disco music,, they all played disco.

All in all, though, the beach experience was comparable to back home, except for the language, and the speedos.

I was very impressed with the beaches, weather, and sea today. Conditions could not have been any better - clear sky, 90 degrees (low humidity) and water so ckear that i could see the bottom no matter how far i swam out.

I had a great time today. It is gonna be hard for the Croatian beach experience to top this.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

Starting to think I should have joined you!

With my new friends on the Great Wall of China

With my new friends on the Great Wall of China
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