Discover gorgeous Golden Sands holidays 2017 / 2018
The aptly named Golden Sands resort in Bulgaria is full of sun, sea and – you guessed it – stunning golden sands. Located in the north of the country’s beautiful Black Sea Coastline the town is backed by hills covered in pretty woodland and is home to an interesting and dynamic character. There are plenty of opportunities to make the most of the stunning beach on your 2017 / 2018 holidays to Golden Sands, as well as the surrounding landscape. If you prefer to try day trips nearby Varna is one of Bulgaria’s largest cities and offers plenty of culture and activities for you to try. With a fantastic range of accommodation and cheap flights, holidays to Golden Sands are the perfect 2017/2018 break and it’s only a three-hour flight from London! Whether you are travelling with a partner, family or friends, you can get on your Golden Sands beach holiday in no time at all.
Most popular hotels in Golden Sands
Doubletree by Hilton Varna
Joya Park Complex
Boutique Spa Hotel Orchidea
Melia Grand Hermitage
Prestige Hotel and Aquapark
HVD Viva Club Hotel
Perla Golden Sands
At a glance
- Language: German
- Time Zone: GMT +2
- Average flight time: 3h 30m
When to go
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As its name suggests, the main attraction of a holiday to Golden Sands is its beautiful beach. The soft sands are ideal for long days spent soaking up the sun, while the crystal-clear waters of the sea are perfect for those who like to swim or enjoy the water sports on offer. Those who enjoy nightlife will find lots on offer here, with beach bars and clubs, as well as larger clubs in the town itself. Kids will love the water park or, if you prefer to simply relax, why not spend your days enjoying Bulgarian food and shopping in the local shops and markets where you can pick up a bargain or two? Despite being the ultimate beach holiday destination, the buzzing historic city of Varna is just a short hop away, adding yet more culture and an optional cosmopolitan flare to your sunny escape.
Wine and Dine
Bulgarian cuisine consists of a mixture of other European cuisines, with its own special take on the dishes thrown in. Try some of the delicious options available on your holidays to Golden Sands, with plenty of steakhouses where you can try succulent meats from the local farms, as well as delicious locally caught seafood and fish dishes. If you prefer to enjoy some cheap eats there are kebab shops as well as fast food restaurants to choose from, all offering an excellent standard. While in Bulgaria you must try some of the increasingly popular local wines, which are served up in most of the bars and restaurants.
Family holidays to Golden Sands can be as busy or relaxed as you like. Simply soak up the sunshine on the golden sands of the beach as you admire the beautiful wooded hillside behind you and glistening waves of the sea in front. Smaller children will love paddling in the calm waters of the sea, while older children can try some of the water activities such as snorkelling or even scuba diving. The water park, Aquapolis, has slides and water slides for most ages, whether you’re travelling with children or those who are just young at heart. There are also wave pools and rapids to enjoy here, as well as a few cafés.
Action and Adventure
Holidays to Golden Sands are ideal for those who like to keep active, with lots of water sports and activities available at the beach. If you prefer to stick to dry land there are mountain biking and walking tours available through the beautiful woods and hillsides which frame the town, as well as the beautiful Golden Sands National Park. Alternatively, for a day of adventure, you could try the Aquapolis water park or even book yourselves onto a boat trip and explore this stunning coastline from a different angle. The Megapark Dolphin allows you to make the most of a swimming pool as you party the night away!
Life's a Beach
A holiday to Golden Sands can be as relaxing or as active as you like. Lie back and soak up the warm sunshine of the Black Sea Coastline of Bulgaria, rent sun loungers and enjoy having your cocktails and snacks delivered straight to your lounger, or head into the sea for a cooling dip or to try some of the water sports on offer here. Scuba diving is one of the most popular activities and allows you to see the stunning underwater world with reliable instructors who know the waters well. If you prefer to keep to the top of the waves snorkelling is also available or you could try renting a boat and exploring the coastline. If you simply want to relax the gentle waters of the sea are ideal for little ones as well.
Bulgarians are well known in Europe for their love of partying and holidays to Golden Sands are no different. Enjoy one of the beach bars and go from sipping cocktails on your lounger to partying on the sands without skipping a beat. The nightlife here is popular with locals and holidaymakers alike and a great way to end your day, whether you want to dance until the early hours of the morning or go to bed when the sun does. Many of the hotels host fantastic evening entertainment and have in-house clubs, which makes it all the easier to find your room when you eventually want to hit the sack! Across the resort there are various spots where you can enjoy a relaxing beer as well, with International and local brews on offer. If you like wine make sure to try some of the local varieties too. If you really fancy hitting the town then don't forget nearby Varna, a city with plenty of after-dark personality easily accessible from Golden Sands.
Couples who love to relax and couples who love to party will enjoy holidays to Golden Sands in Bulgaria. There are plenty of opportunities to relax on the soft golden sands of the beach, soaking up the golden sunshine this area of Bulgaria is so well known for before taking a dip in the cooling waters of the sea. Enjoy some gentle activities such as snorkelling or scuba diving, or try one of the boat trips and find your very own secluded stretch of sand. If you like to party there are bars and clubs dotted all over the resort, from the beach to the middle of the town. Dance on the sands, party in the pool, or even head to the casino and try your luck one evening.
The best way to explore the culture of Bulgaria on your holidays in Golden Sands is to wander the streets and soak up the lively atmosphere of the town. Stop off in the shops and pick up a bargain or two on gifts and trinkets as well as clothes, or head to one of the local eateries and try some of the delicious food on offer. Bulgarian wine has grown in popularity and is worth a try, or you could head to the Kiwi Market and pick up some vintage items and goodies.