When older people associate this pleasantly sounding name with times of PRL, younger might wonder where in Poland this city is exactly located. Meanwhile, this place is the largest holiday resort of Bulgaria, sometimes referred to as Las Vegas of Eastern Europe.
Sunny Beach is situated approx. 35 km north of Burgas. It’s the most popular resort of the country. It has been attracting thousands of tourists to the Black Sea coast, which is confirmed by the number of reservations in the hotels. There’s also quite a wide selection of restaurants, which amount 150.
Las Vegas of Eastern Europe
Sunny Beach life focuses around the main pedestrian area stretching along the resort. It’s the kind of a city that never sleeps. Parties last here 24 hours a day, and loud music blares all over the coast. You can really get lost in this sea of clubs, pubs, discos and casinos. Hence, everybody, who’s open and easy-going will feel great here. If you prefer peace and quiet, you should definitely choose different resort. Sunny Beach is dominated by youth, good fun and a desire to spend time at a really high speed.
In addition to the night life, the city offers tourists a number of entertainment in two water parks. One of them is Action Aquapark, tempting lovers of adrenaline, which includes, among others, a 120-meter water slide. The season lasts from May to September, and ticket prices are dependent on the age of guests. The second water park’s located in the gardens of the hotel Kuban.
In case anyone felt unsatisfied with the amount of water follies, can go to the nearby town of Nessebar. In fact, there’s the largest and most modern aquapark in the entire Bulgaria - Aqua Paradise Nessebar, a giant, occupying more than 40 000 m². What’s interesting – in each aquapark, children whose height doesn’t exceed 90 cm, can play for free.
The charms of Sunny Beach
Not without a reason Sunny Beach boasts of its name. The sun's rays illuminate the town since the early hours of the morning, which is due to the eastern exposure. In the summer (July and August) there’s more than 300 hours of sunshine, in May and September - more than 240. It may be therefore assumed that holidays in this part of Bulgaria are a guarantee of great weather.
Both the air and water is warm. The average sea temperature in the summer reaches 24°C. Tourists are also attracted with the beach – it’s beautiful, it extends on the length of 6 km and is protected from the wind by dunes. Cleanliness of the soft, golden sand is confirmed by Blue Flag status. The bottom of the sea is safe and even, and at the height of Sunny Beach descends to the sea very gently.
Hotels, guesthouses or what?
As it was already mentioned above, the most besieged Bulgarian resort consists mainly of the hotels. Guests have an enormous selection of the offers, ranging from small spots ensuring a minimum of comforts, and ending with luxury apartments. But the tourist infrastructure of Sunny Beach also hasn’t forgotten about those, who wander on their own – namely about caravanners. There’s quite a nice place where they could stay - Camping Aheloyska Bitka. A couple in a motorhome will pay approx.10 euros. The campsite has a shop and restaurant, and guests can also use the laundry and rent equipment for water sports.
Sunny Beach should be visited by anyone, who feels young at heart and bursts with energy. There’re dozens of taverns and pubs, and restaurants offering great Balkan cuisine. We cannot forget about unique Bulgarian wine, which tastes like the sun – just like Sunny Beach.