The Golden Sands holiday resort is situated on the Northern Black Sea Coast in Bulgaria. It is approximately 25km from Varna Airport – with a transfer time of 40mins. Golden Sands is suitable for couples and families, if you have mobility problems you would need accommodation nearer the beach and it is advisable you check with your travel agent before booking hotels/apartments as to where they are sited to see if they would be suitable for your needs. There are life guards on the beach in the main holiday months.
Children will be able to enjoy their days playing in the sand on the beach areas and in the shallow waters. At the sports centre there are plenty of activities to keep them occupied and having fun which include water slides etc. Some of the hotels have kids clubs and it is worth checking when choosing your hotel accommodation if this is something that would be useful to you!
Most of the hotels at Golden Sands have swimming pools some have indoor and outdoor plus fitness centres. You can choose to pamper yourself in a spa hotel – the choice is yours!
You will find many of the hotels have their own snack-bar or restaurant and some offer daytime activities; others are fairly basic there is a choice to suit most budgets.
There are various eateries in and around the complex; snacks and fast food are good value.
If you enjoy water based activities this resort might be for you it has good beach facilities with the opportunity to try many water sports including jet skiing, surf boarding, banana boating, diving etc. There is also the water park Aquapolis where everyone can have some ‘water fun’.
Evenings can be enjoyed relaxing with a cocktail at one of the beach bars, some venues have live variety shows, and your hotel may have evening entertainment to. Some of you might prefer a more lively night out at one of the clubs, or a visit to the casino. Taxis and mini-buses will take you from the resort into Varna through the day or in the evening, prices are reasonable but we recommend you agree a price beforehand.
There are some enjoyable excursions available to the tourists – a trip to Aladzha rock monastery is worth doing there are also other fascinating monasteries to visit.
Other trips you might like to consider include the National Park, Nessebur, this ancient city may appeal to some of you. The town of Balchik with its pebbled streets has beautiful views and many historic tourist attractions to see. There are other trips from the resort that may be of interest to you including boat trips.
Whether you prefer relaxing on the beach with a book, and enjoying the sun and the sea or something more active you should find something to suit you here.
*Temperature July/Aug is around 30°
*Currency - Bulgarian Lev - (due to change 2010 to the euro) - * Credit cards are accepted at some of the larger establishments but not everywhere.
*You should check at your health centre which if any vaccinations are recommended for Bulgaria.