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Holidays to Sunny Beach

The beautiful and burgeoning resorts of the Black Sea coast are becoming a magnet for visitors looking for a holiday with almost guaranteed sun and fabulous beaches, yet a different kind of atmosphere to that of longer-standing favourite resorts.

Just a short journey of about 20 miles from the expanded Bourgas airport, you can be safely ensconced in your hotel within an hour of boarding your transfer coach.

Sunny Beach holidays epitomise the appeal of this up-and-coming region, the purpose-built resorts packing in all the attractions anyone could ask for in their ideal holiday destination, yet doing so in a setting whose natural beauty is still allowed to shine through.

The natural bay sweeps around in a graceful semi-circle which provides an ideal setting for water sports. Indeed, sporting types are really well catered for on Sunny Beach package holidays, with activities offered on dry land including beach volleyball – great if you were bitten by the Olympics bug – tennis and horse riding.

For the more sedate visitors on a Sunny Beach family holiday, this Bulgaria resort offers more than eight miles of gently-shelving beach on which you can laze away many an hour, before heading off to a nearby cafe or restaurant, where a multitude of cosmopolitan international tastes is catered for.

In the evenings though, the owners of these establishments like to showcase aspects of their traditional culture, and often put on live music and dance displays. For the truly Western-orientated visitor though, there are also plenty of bars and discos on hand.

If you opt for a Sunny Beach all-inclusive holiday, you'll also be less than three miles from the UNESCO world heritage sites which abound in neighbouring Nessebar, including the walls of its ancient fortress, and wooden houses lining narrow, cobbled streets.

Up-and-coming Bulgaria is finding its way onto the radar of increasing numbers of holidaymakers as the prices here can work out far cheaper than some of the more traditional summer holiday destinations. So if after reading about it, you're tempted to seek out a Sunny Beach holiday, use our simple search to check availability & prices for your preferred travel dates or call us and we'll do all the hard work for you!

Booking Ahead – Sunny Beach Holidays

If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? - Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Sunny Beach holidays.

Booking ahead for your holiday to Sunny Beach has many advantages. Especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holidays in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.

Book an all-inclusive Sunny Beach holiday for next year and save money now.

Sunny Beach - Holiday Destination Information

Key Information: Located on the Black Sea coast, Sunny Beach is the largest seaside resort in Bulgaria. With its blue flag beaches and vibrant shops, Sunny Beach holidays have proven to be a hit with families. There are a variety of cheap activities and attractions which are suitable for families, from aqua parks to playgrounds. 

Ideal Time to Go: For those who want to make the most out of the sunny weather, then you should book holidays to Sunny Beach in July to August. July to August provide the hottest weather, but is also usually the busiest time of the year. If you’re looking for cheaper holidays, then we recommend booking cheap holidays to Sunny Beach in January to February. There are fewer visitors at this time of the year and it is also much cooler.

Weather: Sunny Beach has a slightly continental climate, which means that summers can get very hot and winters can get very cold. The hottest months are July and August with average temperatures reaching around 28°C. Whereas the coldest months are December to January with temperatures dropping below 5°C.

Flight Time: Flights from the UK to Bourgas Airport take around 4 hours.

Time Difference: Sunny Beach, Bulgaria is 2 hours ahead of the UK time.

Currency: Bulgarian Lev (BGN)

Top Tip: To minimise your spending while on holiday, avoid using currency exchange offices as their government allows a 20% difference in the real value of your money. Therefore, you could end up paying more than what the exchange rate is worth. 

How to Get There

Direct flights to Bourgas Airport for Sunny Beach are available from Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast, Newcastle, Doncaster and Bristol.

Places to Visit on Your Sunny Beach Holiday

Sunny Beach is a very popular holiday destination which offers an extraordinary range of fun activities, fascinating attractions and great entertainment. Here is our list of recommended places to visit for your Sunny Beach holiday.

  • Nessebar – This Balkan splendour has a perfect mix of ancient architecture and modern hotels. With a history of over 3,000 years of civilisation, there are many fascinating medieval churches and buildings, which make this a great destination for historical culture. This is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. A long with its ancient history, Nessebar also has a laid-back seafront with an unspoilt beach and a variety of modern hotels.

  • Marinka Village – This village can be found just south of Burgas and is home to a variety of unique wildlife. If you’re looking for adventure on your holiday, then you can go on a safari adventure with guided tours to explore the wilderness and the different species of animals.

  • Aqua Paradise – This waterpark resort is located to the west of Nessebar and offers over 20 unique attractions, from waterslides to swimming pools. Aqua Paradise offers restaurants and cocktail bars too, which makes this the perfect destination for kids and adults.


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