Golden Sands – a popular young resort in Bulgaria
Find out why tourists love to vacation in Golden Sands. What the reviews write about the beaches, what the prices in 2022, whether it is good to rest at the Bulgarian resort with children and what hotels are considered the best.
Impressions of Golden Sands
Golden Sands is the second largest resort in Bulgaria after Sunny Beach. Vacationers love the picturesque nature, beautiful sandy beaches, good all-inclusive hotels and plenty of nightlife. The resort is famous for health tourism. The balneological center “Ambassador” helps people with arthritis, neuroses, chronic bronchitis and pharyngitis. According to the feedback from the tourists, the noise at night is one of the disadvantages of a vacation at Golden Sands.
Latailes: “The advantage of the resort is a short flight and, importantly for us, the absence of the language barrier. Almost everyone speaks Russian, in any case will understand you for sure.
Valmictar99: “I am not a fan of noisy crowded resorts, so I would never choose Golden Sands for a holiday.
Golden Sands is the second largest resort in Bulgaria after Sunny Beach. Photo: master2 / Depositphotos.com.
The best hotels in Golden Sands
There are more than a hundred hotels of different comfort levels at the popular resort. Half of them are all-inclusive. Rooms in hotels on the first line are more expensive. If you want to live without the noise of discos and bars, choose a hotel or guesthouse on the 2-3 lines from the sea or on the outskirts of the resort. Look for accommodation in Golden Sands on Hotelluk.
The best hotels Golden Sands in 2022, according to reviews and ratings of tourists:
Family Hotel Piter 3* is a popular family hotel 5 km from Golden Sands. Room for two costs from 74 €.
Grifid Foresta 3* is an excellent hotel for guests over 16 years old. Double room with all inclusive prices from 152 €.
HVD Viva Club Hotel 4* – a cozy hotel with a spa center 10-15 minutes walk from the seafront. An all-inclusive double room costs from 141 €.
Grifid Encanto Beach Hotel – Wellness & Spa 4* – an all-inclusive hotel in a quiet part of the Golden Sands resort. During the high season a double room costs from 213 €.
International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites 5* – a comfortable hotel with a casino and a panoramic pool in the center of the resort. A room for two costs from 113 €.
Melia Grand Hermitage 5* is a comfortable hotel on the second line from the sea. A double room with all-inclusive meals costs from 199 €.
Beaches at Golden Sands
According to tourist reviews, the beaches at the Golden Sands resort are so good that you can spend the whole day on them. In some places, the sandy shore reaches a width of 100 meters. The entrance to the sea is gentle, so it is convenient to rest here with small children. The closed beach of the complex “Riviera” is especially good for kids and the youth likes the beach “Mojito”.
There are no paid zones for recreation on the beach. You can settle down with a towel or an air mattress in any place. Keep in mind that in July and August, there are so many tourists that it’s hard to find free areas near the beach after 10:00. The rent of a beach chair costs 5 €, a sun umbrella – also 5 €.
Pacha1985: “The sand on the beach is fine golden. Not as fine as in Tunisia, of course, but quite decent sandy beaches.
The beach at Golden Sands. Photo: Silar / wikimedia.org / CC BY-SA 4.0.
The resort is young, so there are no historical sites in Golden Sands. The hotels are surrounded by Golden Sands Nature Park. It stretches for 9.2 km and is about 1.2 km wide. There are marked trails for children and elderly tourists and bicycle trails along the protected area. Not far from the resort there is a medieval monastery Aladzha.
We advise you not to spend money on an excursion to Varna. From Golden Sands to Varna there is a bus number 409 which takes only half an hour. Go for a walk through the beautiful streets and interesting places and buy fresh fruit at the market!
Okunevasveta: “The main excursion is to the Old Town of Nessebar on the island. Not to go there – not to be in Bulgaria.
Ruins of the rock monastery Aladzha. Photo: enigma.art / Depositphotos.com.
Holidays with children
Golden Sands is considered one of the best Bulgarian resorts for an inexpensive and high-quality vacation with children. It is loved for its excellent climate, warm shallow sea, comfortable hotels and a lot of entertainment. The resort has a water park, a climbing wall and a shooting gallery for children.
Svetlana and Alexander: “We went as a family at the end of June. It was already the peak season, a lot of children, crowded beaches and queues in the attractions. It is noteworthy that the price for a vacation in Bulgaria is much lower than in Anapa or Sochi. But there is a little different atmosphere, cuisine and attractions.
Aleksey: “Aquapolis is a great water park, comfortable, clean and neat everywhere. Everyone will find something to do here. There are pools and slides for children and adults.
Golden Sands is considered one of the best resorts in Bulgaria for inexpensive and high-quality vacation with children. Photo: ELEPHOTOS / Depositphotos.com.
When to go
The bathing season at the Golden Sands resort begins in late May – early June, as almost everywhere else in Bulgaria. For children, the water in the Black Sea warms up in the second half of June.
In contrast to the resorts of the Mediterranean, in Bulgaria there is no severe heat. In July and August the temperature is +28 ° C and sea water +24 … +26 ° C. In autumn the sea cools down slowly, so it is pleasant to swim in Golden Sands all September. Even in early October, on sunny and windless days vacationers enjoy swimming in the sea.
Autumn at the resort is not rainy, but in November the average day temperature is +13 ° C. It’s time for the low season!
88SobTV: “My vacation was in early June. At this time in Bulgaria it is calm and quiet: the beaches are free, the sea is clean, the sun is gentle, the price tag is not high, and excursions are working at full speed. It’s a paradise for those who prefer a quiet holiday.
In contrast to the resorts of the Mediterranean, there is no severe heat in Bulgaria. Photo: ELEPHOTOS / Depositphotos.com.
Conclusions: is it worth to go to Golden Sands
According to the reviews of tourists, Golden Sands will suit everyone who likes to rest in the cities and is not afraid of crowded beaches. The popular Bulgarian resort is very well located. From the airport to the hotel you get in 30 minutes.
Although there is no industry in Golden Sands, the sea water here is not too clean. In reviews vacationers complain about the unpleasant smell, household garbage and algae.
In addition to beach holidays, in Golden Sands you can go water skiing, diving, surfing, play paintball, golf and bowling. Some come to play in the biggest casino in Bulgaria Casino International.