Is Budva a good Stag/Bucks’ destination?

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Budva is a large town located on Montenegro ‘s South coast only 1 hour 15 minutes from the capital by car. Find out here from our experience if Budva is a good Stag/Bucks Bachelor party destination.

A Montenegro stag do?

Budva offers something many destinations cannot for Stag or Bucks’ parties. Including a large stretch of beach with hotter weather, a plethora of water activities, an old town packed with bars and a real contained party atmosphere that perhaps cannot be replicated in larger cities.

How to get to Budva?

You cannot fly to Budva directly from London and will need to go to the Montenegrin capital first to get there. A return to the capital Podogorica from London Stansted will cost around £100 return. Podogorica is a small airport, so you should sail through border control. Coming out of the airport there is no regular and direct public transport but a taxi to Budva town will cost €55 per taxi, which works out quite cheap if there is enough of you. The journey will take just over an hour through beautiful mountain scenery.

Where to stay and how much to pay for Budva Stag/Buck’s Bachelor Party accomodation

Budva accommodation is fairly cheap and good quality. Expect to pay €200 a week or €100 a weekend for a hotel room. You’ll want to locate yourself outside the old town, (Stari Grad) but within walking distance to get maximum exposure to the nightlife.

Is Budva expensive?

Roughly a pint (500ml) of local beer in 2022 is €3.50. While a bottle of wine cost €20. So perhaps not as cheap at it once was but it still can offer value. Nearly all bars and restaurants put the menu outside for you to browse before deciding whether to go in. It’s all very above board and you won’t have any surprises when the bill comes.

Looking for something more pumping after dinner? Head up the coast, 5 minute walk where you can find multiple clubs that offer happy hours from 10pm 11pm. Throughout Summer months the clubs have guest DJs playing most nights. This makes Budva a great stag party destination throughout the Summer.

Budva has a strong Italian influence and pizzerias are ubiquitous across the town. A sit down pizza will come in around €12 while a large slice to takeaway will cost around €2.5. Other cuisines in town include Chinese and Sushi that are reasonable compared to western cities. Seafood is available but is it comparable to seafood in other cities in the region.

Where can I get a sim card?

Need a sim card on landing or about to fly off? Rather than the hassle of finding/getting a physical sim card, an easier method these days is to get an e-sim. Simply select the country or region you are in and get data and calls on your phone. More info can be found here.

Prices are reasonable, usually only $25 for 20GB of data. We now always use this method when travelling as it just saves so much time and bother!

What activities for stag/buck’s bachelor parties in Budva?

If you are into water sports then Budva really is a great spot for your stag/bucks party. The list includes, Paragliding, Jet Skis, Banana Boats, Paddle Boarding. You can even hire a boat for the day, packing it full of drinks to go and explore the coast and islands that surrounds Budva. If you are in to something a bit more sedate then there are multiple hiking trails that could be combined with vistas and drinks. Either way, there are so many activities that make Budva a great stag/bucks bachelor party destination.

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Is Budva a good Stags/Buck’s Bachelor destination?

Budva is hospitable to Stags and Bucks parties. The outdoor street nature of the town means that you can get a drink anywhere without the worry about being turned away. In fact the whole time being here there have been no bouncers to speak of. Be aware that up to 8pm there is a family atmosphere as this is popular destination with families.

In summary we think Budva has all the ingredients you need for an amazing stag, just don’t expect anything to be laid on. But perhaps that is the charm.


  • Value 7/10
  • Accessibility 6/10
  • Nights Out 8/10
  • Activities 9/10
  • Total: 8

Have you been to Budva for a stag/bucks bachelor for a party? Let us know if you agree with the above in the comments below.


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