Emerging from the turquoise waters of the Adriatic, with its blanket of emerald green forest and sheer white cliffs, uninhabited Sveti Nikola is Montenegro’s largest island.
Stretching for two kilometres off the coast near Budva, St Nicholas Island is known as Hawaii among the people of Montenegro. It’s not known where this moniker originates from as the beaches are pebbly, unlike their sandy Hawaiian counterparts. But the sea does share the same brilliant blue hue.
Three main beaches are joined by an array of secret coves and rocky capes, perfect for those on a Mediterranean yacht charter seeking out a quiet sunning spot away from the crowds.
Untouched, it is home to deers, rabbits, and many species of birds, creating a Robinson Crusoe-type experience
To discover these hidden gems, discerning travellers with a penchant for peacefulness should stick to the far side of the island as it’s almost impossible to reach unless travelling by boat.
On the side nearest the mainland, there’s a privatised area where the majority of people who visit the island spend their time. There’s a restaurant and the two beaches here have modern facilities.
The rest of Sveti Nikola is the work of mother nature. A thick forest of conifers and fragrant pine trees carpets the interior. Untouched, it is home to deers, rabbits, and many species of birds, creating a Robinson Crusoe-type experience for yacht-goers who take the tender ashore.
The coast is also ideal for kayaking and its natural beauty creates a scenic backdrop for travellers on a luxury yacht charter vacation who want to anchor their yacht for a day of uninterrupted relaxation on board.
St Nicholas Island (Sveti Nikola Island)