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Golden Sands Holidays

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CurrencyBGN: Bulgarian Lev LanguageBulgarian Flight Duration3 hours 15 minutes Time ZoneGMT +2 hours

The name Golden Sands certainly suits this beach resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, near the city of Varna. With a Blue Flag beach boasting an expanse of sand that stretches 3.5km and is more than 100 metres wide in places, there’s no shortage of space to set up your sunlounger, even in high season. Once you’ve topped up your tan, Golden Sands also offers lots of fun for party people!

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Great Things to Do

Lazy sun-soaked days on the beach followed by dinner and dancing are the order of the day in Golden Sands. Time to indulge yourself!

Touch the Purest Sand on the Coast

Golden Sands boasts the purest sand on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, and when you feel it between your toes you’ll see what makes it so special. Sunloungers and parasols are widely available for hire, without breaking the bank. But if you prefer you can always put down your towel in the free zone.

Park Life

Golden Sands isn’t just famous for its beach. The coast is framed by a 9.2km long national park. This peaceful green sanctuary is just the place to chill out for a picnic or take a leisurely stroll in the middle of the day when the strong Bulgarian sun is at its fiercest. Perfect for getting pleasantly lost in.

Party like a Bonkers Muppet

The nightlife in Golden Sands is all about fun with a capital F. From the spaceship-themed Disco Club Bonkers to the five-room Arrogance Music Factory to the ever-popular Muppet Karaoke bar, Golden Sands is packed with options so you can have a different big night out every evening of your holiday.

Splash and Slide the Day Away

North west Golden Sands is home to the Aquapolis Water Park that claims to be the most beautiful of its kind in Eastern Europe, thanks to its forest setting and sea views. It’s got a great choice of slides, pools and cafes, and is handily divided into ‘For Adults’, ‘For Children’ and ‘Extreme Zone’ sections.

Getting Around

Located only 25km from Varna airport, Golden Sands is considered part of the city these days, and as a result it’s quick, easy and relatively cheap to reach by taxi or bus. Once you’re in the resort, it’s easy to get around on foot, but bear in mind that Golden Sands is built on a hillside, meaning that unless your hotel is located right on the beach, you should expect to have hills or steps to tackle.

By Bus

With great connections to Varna Airport, the city itself and lots of other places of interest on the Varna bus service route, bus travel is a doddle. Buses are reliable and frequent, especially in the summer months.

By Car

It’s easy to hire a car at Varna airport but with Bulgarian driving being unpredictable at times, most tourists opt out. If you do decide to drive, stay on the right. Taxis are cheap and widely available.

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Passports and Visas

British citizens don’t require a visa to visit Bulgaria but an up to date password is a must. The most recent guidelines can be found at For more information and advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bulgaria/entry-requirements or the Foreign Office at www.fco.gov.uk/en/

Health and Safety

Don’t forget to arrange travel and medical insurance for travel to Bulgaria. Also check that you have an up to date EHIC for emergencies. For more info, see www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bulgaria/health

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