Golden Sands Resort (Zlatni Pyasatsi), Bulgaria
The seaside resort Golden Sands is one of the most popular holiday resorts in Bulgaria. It is settled in the north part of the Black Sea shore, near Varna – the third biggest city in the country. The summer season is from May to October, as the high season is in July and August with average temperatures around 27 ° (24 ° seawater). The resort offers a large selection of hotels and holiday apartments.
Golden Sands is located close to the city of Varna (15 km) and has easy access to the main highways. The nearest airport is Varna International Airport (only 25 km). The largest and most interesting city near Golden Sands is Varna. The port city of Varna has a wonderful Sea Garden, and it is also full of historical sights. In the region, there are also small places, such as Sveti Konstantin & Helena Resort offering everything for a relaxing holiday.
Top 3 Things to do in Golden Sands:
1. Go to the beach
The main reason to visit the resort is the summer holiday at the beach. The beach in Golden Sands is 4 km long and in some places up to 100 meters wide. It has fine golden sand, so do not wonder why the resort’s name is “Golden Sands”. Here you can not just relax and get tan, but you can also try different kinds of summer sports, diving, swimming, etc. Golden Sands is a holder of a “Blue Flag”- a prestigious international prize for environmentally clean resorts. Being marked as a Blue Flag ensures that the beaches and the seawaters are maintained clean and pollution-free.
2. SPA holiday in Golden Sands
There are many mineral springs, whose water has healing powers. Hot mineral waters turn the place into one of the favoured tourist centres with balneological tourism in Europe. The combination of mineral waters and a specific climate is a perfect condition for treatments of neurosis, arthritis, asthma, stress, chronic pharyngitis, bronchitis, etc.
3. Visit the “Aquapolis”
This is the first water park in Bulgaria, built in a unique Mauritian – Mediterranean design. It is located in the forest, with a beautiful sea view. With its numerous slides, pools, towers and other bathing facilities, the park accommodates almost 3,000 visitors at the same time. “Aquapolis” is popular among young and old guests, as well as families with kids and guarantees a memorable day.
Top 3 Attractions in Golden Sands:
1. Nature park Golden Sands and Aladzha monastery
The park is declared a protected territory in 1943. It covers an area of 1320,7 ha. The forests of the park go forward to the sea coast, surround the hotels and reach the city of Varna. The territory of the park is covered with natural deciduous woods (oak, such as moss-capped oak, Hungarian oak, swamp white oak, hornbeam etc.). The vegetation of the nature park consists of over 500 species of plants. Some of them are rare and preserved – the winter snowdrop, the Caucasian primrose and some orchids. Under protection are some rare and endangered animals: roe deer, wild boar, badger and birds: common buzzard, goshawk, hawk finch, golden oriole etc. On the territory of the reserve, there is the rock Aladzha Monastery (listed as a cultural monument in 1957), with the Catacombs caves, remains of a basilica and antique fortress dating back to the IV-VII century, as well as remains of a Slavonic village. The park Golden Sands is an ideal place for a walk around live nature and fresh air, and enjoying a nice summer breeze.
2. Play in a Casino
Try your luck in “International Hotel Casino”. The 5 – stars complex offers over 130 slot games and the largest poker room in Bulgaria.
Harry’s Diving Center in Golden Sands provides modern equipment and yachts for underwater adventures. There are offers for beginners and experienced divers. The place was given the award for achieving Rank 2 in the category TRIVAGO best diving spot in Europe (2019).
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Top 3 Excursions and trips from Golden Sands
If you have more free time in Golden Sands, do not miss exploring the Black Sea coast area with day trips. The most popular destinations are:
Excursion to Nessebar
The city has Old Town and is under UNESCO protection.
The labyrinth of cobbled streets is like an open-air museum. Traditional handmade souvenirs, handmade-craft shops and typical restaurants establish a charming atmosphere.
Nessebar is the most popular touristic destination in Bulgaria, especially in summer, so a day trip to the Old Nessebar is definitely a must!
City Tour Varna
Varna is known as “the Sea capital of Bulgaria” and is a top destination for travellers from around the world.
The city has big shopping centres, parks, port, and many sights and places to visit. Some of them, that we suggest you not to miss are: the Sea Garden, the Dolphinarium, the Aquarium, the Cathedral, the historical museum, the port etc.
P.S. City Tour Varna is our favourite excursion 😉
Cape Kaliakra and Coastal Trip in Balchik
The North Black Sea coast has stunning views and beautiful cliffs.
The view from Cape Kaliakra can not be described by words, you have to see it with your own eyes!
You will also visit the museum and the charming port city of Balchik. During a romantic boat trip, you will be fascinated by the beautiful Black Sea shore in the region.
Golden Sands resort offers attractions and things to do for all ages! There is no chance to get bored and not like the beach! Make your holiday unforgettable and visit the most popular places in the area with Trips4You: