Golden Sands is one of the oldest and largest Black Sea resorts in Bulgaria. It is situated at a distance of 17 km north from Varna city, in close proximity to the breezy forests of the natural park “Golden Sands”.
The name of the resort comes from the wonderful golden sand. According to a local legend, pirates buried a golden treasure here, and in order to avenge them nature turned it into fine golden sand. The beach line here is 3.5 km long, and in some places its width reaches 100 meters.
The climate in the resort is exceptionally suitable for marine tourism with hot summers and average temperatures in the month of June of + 22° С. The presence of mineral springs with healing water had brought Golden Sands the fame of a balneological and SPA resort. The combination of a specific climate and mineral waters is successfully used for treatment of arthritis, stress conditions, neurosis, chronic pharyngitis, bronchitis, asthma.
There are multiple hotels in the resort, most of which are situated amidst broad-leaved forests. Their category varies, as well as their accommodation prices. Most of them offer accommodation based on the all inclusive option. Thousands of catering and entertainment establishments are scattered along the alleys of the entire resort. They offer the visitors diverse Bulgarian and international cuisine and multiple entertainment options. The resort is famous for its rich night life, the multiple clubs, discotheques and restaurants.
The conditions for active rest are attractive for young people who seek entertainment, as well as for families with children. There is a rich variety of attractions for the youngest ones – an aqua park, various installations and slides for children, children sports centers, pony riding, and the animators in the entire complex take care of the well being and the security of children.
Golden Sands is a resort which provides its guests with diverse sports options. Diving centers, tennis courts, volleyball fields, platforms for archery, a bowling hall, paintball, etc. are available here. For the admirers of water sports there are good conditions for yachting, water skiing, balloons rides, surfing, jet skiing and water parachuting.
One of the most interesting landmarks on the Black Sea – the rock monastery – Aladzha Monastery is situated at a distance of only 4 km from the resort. There are also multiple landmarks in the nearby city of Varna, such as the Archaeological Museum, the Dolphinarium, the Aquarium, the Maritime Museum, etc.