My partner and I have just returned from a week in Montenegro, staying in an apartment in Pranj about 5km outside of Kotor.
We flew to Dubrovnik with Easyjet, flight on time both ways and at a cost of £68 each including checked in baggage was good value.
We rented a car from Dubrovnik airport and were given an upgrade to an automatic at no extra cost. As Montenegro is mountainous and has lots of twisting roads, it was a bonus. For any Brits not used to driving on the left, then Montenegro is a challenge. I lived abroad for many years, so it didn't bother me, but can imagine it would make some people nervous. In addition, the driving of the Montenegrins certainly leaves a lot to be desired. They constantly tailgate, toot, overtake on bends and generally drive dangerously. Parking wherever you go is a nightmare.
We crossed the border between Croatia and Montenegro within a few minutes and with no problem at all, both on arrival and departure.
The scenery is breathtaking and whilst we were there it was very hot.
We found prices very reasonable. Although they use the Euro, they are not in the EU. Meals in restaurants were cheap except for the fish. Seafood was cheap, fresh and delicious. Local beer, wine and vodka also very cheap.
The old town of Kotor is delightful, but best visited once the cruise ships and tour groups have left. Perast is another pretty little town to visit if you can find somewhere to park.
We visited B udva and Petrovac, which are similiar to any resort in Spain, Italy etc and dominated by Eastern Europeans. Beaches in general are pebbly.
There were lots of mosquitos so a good idea to take insect repellant and one of the plug in machines.
We enjoyed our stay very much and would certainly visit again.