Golden Sands

The Guide for Golden Sands Holidays 2020/2021, Bulgaria

Quick Details

  • Flight time: approx 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Time difference: Ahead of UK by two hours
  • Language: Bulgarian
  • Currency: Bulgarian Leva

At a Glance

  • Sandy beach and good nightlife
  • January and March bookings available
  • Low Priced accommodation, restaurants and bars
  • For our best price to Golden Sands reserve before Friday

Enjoyable Bulgaria beach resort

The name Golden Sands conjures the vision of a golden sandy beach resort, which is exactly right. Situated on Bulgaria Black Sea coast, all inclusive Golden Sands holidays is around 60 miles from Sunny Beach so it will be handier to fly into Varna airport which is only 15 miles away.

A holiday in Golden Sands is set around a large popular resort which is entertaining and lively. Exclusively for holidaymakers Golden Sands is an perfect destination for those tourists looking for a cheap alternative to holidays in Spain or Turkey.

The Beach

Golden Sands BeachThe beach is predictably the centre of attraction, hot water and golden soft sands make this the perfect beach holiday destination. The beach stretches for an incredible two miles and there is not one part of it that is better than the other. The beach is shallow and with calm water are perfect to introduce smaller children to the joys of the sea.

Sunbeds with parasols line the beach, some sections are private belonging to Golden Sands all inclusive hotels. The promenade stretches the entire beach section and will take around 35 to 40 minutes to walk the entire waterfront from the fish restaurant at the marina to the Ballermann6 Beach Bar.

Cheap family holidays

Golden Sands at NightThe attractive exchange rate and the cheap cost of living make All Inclusive Holidays in Golden Sands very cheap. If you are in a decent all inclusive hotel in Golden Sands there will be prearranged activities and kids clubs which make it as good as anywhere and a real alternative to aging Mediterranean resorts.

Families can enjoy activities in Golden Sands around the general resort which include amusement parks, water-parks, pony rides or hire a horse carriage. The bigger kids can rent an extensive array of water sports at the beach, paragliding, jet skis, banana boat rides and pedaloes are just to name a few.

Low Prices in restaurants and bars

Costs around the resort vary widely but everything is cheaper than in the UK, Spain, Turkey and many other European holiday resorts. If you have chosen all inclusive in Golden Sands then the good news is that your hotel should include everything you need, restaurant, bar and simple entertainment. Many hotels will put on weekly shows that include performers in traditional costume and performing traditional dances with music. If your hotel does not have this, it is worth going to somewhere for a night out to see the performance.

Many tourists on Golden Sands holidays will have the chance to eat around the restaurants of the main resort. You will find the menu to satisfy all your needs and will definitely have no problem picking a favourite. The traditional food is definitely a little different from our normal palate, but pork, chicken and lamb are widely served.

Golden Sands Activities

If you want to have a go at swimming with dolphins you can have a go at this in the nearby Dolphinarium at Varna. This is just under £100 per person and can be booked online before you go. If you enjoy seeing around while on holiday then Golden Sands can provide good opportunities. Nearby resorts of St Konstantin, Varna and Albena are easily reached via taxi or bus and jeep safaris and cruises can be arranged locally within the resort.

Beach GamesOther activities can be got easily, tennis is a popular one but beach volley ball is also popular, you will always get some serious beach volley ball players who return every year and play the game. Mini golf and tenpin bowling are available around the general resort.

When the sun goes down there is loads to keep you busy. Many of the restaurants provide music to accompany your meal. There is an abundance of bars and if you plan to stay out late you will likely end up enjoying one of the night clubs or casinos.

Aladzha Monastery

One of the more popular activities you will enjoy on holidays at Golden Sands is a trip to the Aladzha monastery which is carved into the cliff. This is an ancient area and it is said the other cave around here have been occupied from the Stone Age.

Wildlife sanctuaries

Golden Sands is located next to the Zlatni Piasatsi Nature Park, which is where you can find many types of birds, deer and even wild boar. Activities on the close by stunning Kamchia River can include white water rafting and canoeing.

Nearest resorts

Golden Sands is surrounded by the resorts of Saint Constantine and Elena to the right and Albena to the left. These are the earliest holiday resorts along the Black Sea Coast and include healing springs and the therapeutic effects.


A visit to Varna will show you how the Bulgarians live. This is the capital of Bulgaria, and has a great selection of shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife. Enticements include Roman ruins, museums, and artistic galleries with the previous Royal Palace at Euxinograd Park.


This is a two to three hour return journey, depending on traffic. A trip to Nessebar will show you one of the oldest towns with buildings still standing anywhere. The restaurants around Nessebar are not great and overpriced. The attraction here is the maze of cobbled streets that have made an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Weather in Golden Sands

Going on all inclusive Golden Sands holidays will mean holidays with extended days of sun, a golden sandy beach in a stunning setting. This makes up all the ingredients needed for a perfect all inclusive holiday for sun lovers.

The season is comparable to many others, beginning around May and ending in early October. You can expect temperatures in peak summer season to top the 30°C, and with up to 11 hours of continuous sunshine it would be hard to find a reason not to have a cheap family holiday in Golden Sands.


Bulgaria Weather

April 55°F
May 63°F
June 70°F
July 75°F
Aug 75°F
Sept 70°F
Oct 63°F


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