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Holidays to Golden Sands are popular with holidaymakers of all ages.
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Golden sandy beaches, clear blue seas, mineral water springs, abundant day and night-time activities, watersports and family fun are just some of the the highlights awaiting you on a holiday in Golden Sands. Located on the northern coastline of the Black Sea, Golden Sands is 18kms north of the port of Varna, with Kranevo to the north and St St Konstantin and Elena resorts to the south. With a stunning backdrop of wooded hillsides and a 3km stretch of Blue Flag beach, washed by mineral springs and the crystal clear waters of the Black Sea, its no wonder Golden Sands is such a popular choice for family beach holidays. Days spent on the beach, either sunbathing or trying the watersports, are followed by lively nights in the local bars, restaurants, casino and nightspots or a quiet stroll by the 100-berth marina. Relax in the choice of balneotherapy and fitness centres, arising from Golden Sands' mineral springs. A little further afield explore the Alga Rock Monastery, visit historic Nessebar or shop til you drop in Varna. Add in a constant summer temperatures of 27C and a good choice of hotels and apartments and it's no wonder holidays in Golden Sands are a favourite with British holidaymakers.

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Below is a selection of our top hotels in Golden Sands
Grifid Hotel Arabella
Grifid Hotel Arabella
The 4 star Grifid Hotel Arabella is one of THE places to stay in Golden Sands; the many awards it has won are testament to that. Set in secluded gardens, this hotel has abundant sports and leisure facilities for all ages and tastes. The pool area and sun terraces are the heartbeat of the Hotel Arabella, perfect for chill out days in the sunshine.
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Marina Grand Beach hotel
Marina Grand Beach
The Golden Sands beachfront is the setting for the luxurious 5star Marina Grand Beach Hotel. From the moment you step into the impressive cruise ship inspired entrance hall, you know you are in for a treat. The heartbeat of the hotel is the huge outside pool area, the perfect spot for lazy days in the sun.
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Cabacum Beach Residence
Cabacum Beach Residence
With a fantastic pool scene and easy access to the beach, the Cabacum Beach Residence in Golden Sands is a great value for money option. This 3 star apartment complex is what relaxing holidays in Bulgaria are all about.
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The weather is what draws holidaymakers to Golden Sands. Its warm temperate climate brings constant temperatures of around 27C during the summer months and temperatures of between 5C and 16C in the autumn, winter and spring months. There is a chance of rain showers throughout the year.
Things to see & do

There are so many things to see and do on a holiday in Golden Sands, that you'll be spoilt for choice. The beach is the centre of daytime activity with an abundance of watersports to enjoy from windsurfing to jetskiing, from yachting to banana boats and pedaloes. Scuba diving at a PADI diving centre is on offer too. Landbased activities available include tennis, cycling, tenpin bowling, volleyball and basketball. For the children, there's minigolf, pony rides, bouncy castles and slalom slides to enjoy. Don't miss a splashing day out at the Aquapolis Waterpark. Watch the horseracing or play a round at the resort's two golf courses, the Roma Club and the Lighthouse Club. For the more adventurous, choose a jeep safari trip or paintballing.

Golden Sands boasts a lively night scene with lots of bars and nightspots along the beachfront and dotted around town. Bonkers Nightclub and the Muppet Karaoke are two of the highlights. There's also a casino to roll the dice and try your luck. Nearby Varna hosts an International Summer Festival with opera, ballet, theatre and jazz events to enjoy.

Food & drink

There are many snack bars, restaurants and pavement cafes to tempt your tastebuds in Golden Sands. You can dine on local fare or enjoy international flavours including Indian, Chinese, Latin American, Italian and Russian. Local specialities to enjoy include shkembe chorba, kebabapche meal rolls, kuyte meatballs and shish kebabs, with tasty creme caramel for dessert. Bulgarian wines and brandies make the perfect addition to your meal.

Things to know before you go

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and/or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office ( website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.

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