Rafailovici (Rafailovici) is a small resort town in Montenegro, in the Budva Riviera. Becici and Rafailovici can be called the most popular in Montenegro resorts thanks to a very beautiful beach, common for these two resort towns. Not only foreign tourists and residents of non-resort places in Montenegro come to Rafailovici to rest, but also the population of other towns and villages of the Budva Riviera.
If you look at the photo of Rafailovici village, you can see that most of it is occupied by hotels. By itself, the settlement is small, most of its inhabitants are engaged in fishing or in the service sector. On the map Rafailovici occupy not so much place, usually the village is depicted together with the village of Becici, and sometimes - and the entire Budva Riviera entirely.
The climate here, as elsewhere in the Budva Riviera, is Mediterranean. Winters are very mild, the average daily temperature in January is + 8 ° C, and below the temperature of 0 ° C the column of the thermometer drops very rarely. Summer is not too hot, average daily temperature is about + 24 ° C. In the daytime, the temperature can rise to + 30 ° C, and occasionally even higher, but due to the low humidity of the air (about 60%), the heat does not act as exhausting.
Water in summer is warmed up to + 23 ... + 25 ° С. The swimming season lasts from May to the middle or end of September. At this time, the water temperature can be 18-19 ° C, so some holidaymakers are still swimming.
The beach in Rafailovici is one of the most beautiful not only in Montenegro, but also in all of Europe. As early as 1935 and 1936, it was recognized as the best beach in Europe, and since then it has held the bar high. It's not for nothing that those who chose to rest in Montenegro, strive to get to Rafailovici. Bright, juicy colors of vegetation, sea and sand, as well as the cleanliness of the beach and the town itself makes it attractive for tourists from all over the world.
Some parts of the beach belong to hotels, but they are not only available to their guests - they just have to pay for the entrance to such a beach. You can use your own bedding and an umbrella from the sun or rent them. On the beach there are locker rooms and showers.
Attractions and attractions
Budva from the village of Rafailovici is only 5 km away, besides the tourist train goes by, and it is possible to get from the city to the capital of the Montenegrin Riviera in a matter of minutes. So to the services of tourists all the sights of Budva.
In addition, from here you can go on a variety of excursions to the sights of Montenegro, and this does not necessarily have to go to Budva: sightseeing buses stop in each of the towns of the Budva coast, and in some cases, near each of the hotels.
Rafailovichi is a fishing village, so you can just walk along the coast, look at the life of fishermen. On foot you can get to the island of Sveti Stefan, and through the tunnel in the rock to Kamenevo beach. You can go fishing, and then eat your catch in one of the coastal restaurants.
There are nightclubs and discos, including discos for teenagers. The total length of the beach - 700 m, there are areas covered with sand, and there are also pebble, so everyone can choose a place to taste.
Where to live?
Hotels Rafailovichey, in contrast, for example, from the capital of Montenegro, are almost not high-rise. Mostly it is a two-three-story building. Most of them are located less than 100 m from the beach. Many buildings are designed in the Mediterranean style.
Our compatriots who decided to rest in Montenegro, one of the most popular in Rafailoviches is the hotel Obala - 3 * hotel on the beach. The hotel offers an optimal value for money; there is a restaurant, bar, tennis court and much more, another bar is located right on the beach, which is only 50 meters from the hotel.
4 * Meridian Hotel in Rafailovici is considered one of the best in Montenegro. Visitors rate it as excellent. It is located 50 meters from the beach of Becici. Another comfortable hotel - Ponta Nova - in Rafailovici has been built relatively recently, but has already gained popularity.
Other popular hotels in the village include:
- Mali Hotel Porat;
- 4 * Hotel Aleksandar Rafailovići.
You can stop and not in the village of Rafailovici, and nearby, including in Budva or in Becici, where there are numerous hotels.
Just like everywhere else in Montenegro, in Rafailovici there are villas - private small hotels with full board. Such, for example, as Villa ACD or Villa Gaga. Apartments in Rafailovici can be called one of the best in Montenegro. The most frequently booked options are:
- Seaside1 Apartment;
- Apartments BELRUS SEA;
- La Mirage Paradise Apartment;
- Apartment Del mar;
- Lux Rafailovici Apartments Impera;
- Apartmani Miron.
Restaurants and cafes
Restaurants of the village of Rafailovici offer their visitors dishes of fish and seafood, meat and all sorts of delights of Mediterranean, Serbian and Montenegrin cuisine.
The restaurant "Porat", which is famous not only for its delicious cuisine (it specializes in traditional Montenegrin and Serbian cuisine), is also the head of the rating of the catering establishments of Rafailovichi Resort, but also with a beautiful view that opens from its terrace. Prices in it are quite high, but this does not affect the number of visitors.
Three Fishermen is another popular restaurant in Rafailovici. It is one of the oldest establishments here. The restaurant is located directly on the beach, it specializes in cooking seafood. Those who visited it recommend paying attention to the following fact. When there is an influx of local residents in the restaurant, this indicates that the menu - dishes from freshly caught local (and not imported) fish.
Other popular restaurants are:
- restaurant of Mediterranean and Italian cuisine Dolce Vita;
- Restaurant Wine Bar Aleksandar;
- Papillion, a cafe and a bar, where you can listen to live music in the evening.
In the village there are about 5 shops where you can buy food and clothes. There is also one supermarket here. The assortment of goods in stores is sufficient, the prices are quite acceptable. The only drawback is that in almost all of them you can only pay in cash.
In addition, some hotels operate souvenir shops, as well as shops are located on the waterfront, which stretches along all the villages of the Riviera. But in general, tourists prefer to go shopping in Budva.
How to get there?
To reach the village of Rafailovici from Budva, you can use a special tourist train, which stops near each of the hotels. The trip costs 1.5 euros. However, all distances here can be overcome on foot, simply by walking.