Golden Sands Hotels Bulgaria

The Golden Sands resort is famous for it's long, golden beaches and hot water mineral springs. There are many activities available such as cycling, horse riding and a good variety of watersports, ideal for sports enthusiasts.

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Golden Sands

This magnificent resort is famous for it's long, golden beaches and healing, hot water mineral springs and is just 18km north of Varna. With plenty of watersports, activities such as horse riding and cycling, entertainment, shops, and nightlife, Golden Sands is definitely a place that suits the whole family.

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Golden Sands Hotels (?)

In a great location on the beach, the Admiral Hotel offers a good range of amenities for all to enjoy....

Situated in the resort area of Chaika 5km from Golden Sands, the Alen Mak 7 Hotel provides simple accommodation with ample facilities, perfect for a quiet holiday....

Comfortable complex suitable for families and couples looking for a large hotel with a good standard of accommodation, close to the resort amenities....

Ambassador Hotel is situated just a short stroll from the sandy beach and a mere 200 metres to the resort centre. The hotel offers numerous facilities to ensure its guests utmost satisfaction and comf...

1.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Set amongst the trees and adjacent to the aqua-park, the Amphora Palace complex offers comfortable self-catering apartments in a good location....

Aphrodite hotel is situated just a few minutes from the beach and the resort centre. Offering comfortable and well equipped guest accommodation coupled with a good range of facilities on site....

Centrally located and on the beachfront, the Astera Hotel & Spa provides a good range of on-site facilities coupled with comfortable accommodation....

A well established central hotel with a good location for the local area. The Astoria Hotel will appeal to those looking for a great location and comfortable accommodation....

The Atlas is a modern and well-equipped hotel in the centre of Golden Sands resort; ideal for a comfortable holiday in luxurious surroundings....

The Bendita Mare Aparthotel is a pleasant complex close to the local amenities and only minutes from the beach. The hotel is ideal for those looking for a comfortable self catering base....

This impressive hotel boasts a beachfront location, set at the northern end of the resort directly overlooking the long white sandy beach of Golden Sands....

The Berlin Green Park is situated on the edge of the resort, just minutes from the beach and the yacht marina....

The Blue Sky Hotel has a central location, just a few minutes walk from both the beach and resort aqua-park....

A high rise beach front hotel offering views of the sea. The hotel features an outdoor seasonal swimming pool, sun terrace and lobby bar....

The Briz Hotel is in the upper part of the Golden Sands resort and is set amongst a woodland of evergreen pine trees. The hotel has a quiet location and provides comfortable accommodation, a good choi...

Offering high levels of service with good quality studios and apartments with up to 3 bedrooms, this residential complex is situated in the Chaika area and just steps from the beach....

The Central (Siniger) Hotel is well placed for easy access to the beach and resort amenities, coupled with its comfortable guest accommodation make this hotel an ideal base for a relaxing holiday....

A good choice for those on a budget seeking comfortable accommodation in a central location....

Offering simple accommodation in a central location, the Dana Palace Park is well suited to the budget minded traveller....

Set in its own park in the quieter Chaika area, this appealing hotel is close to the beach and within easy reach of all that Golden Sands has to offer....

Offering a great location, comfortable accommodation and a good range of facilities on site ensuring a relaxing holiday for all....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Edelweiss Hotel is based at the quieter northern end of the Golden Sands resort, and offers comfortable accommodation with good facilities on site....

Situated in the southern part of the Golden Sands resort, wonderful views of the whole bay can be seen from the first floor of the Elena Hotel....

The Erma Hotel is in the centre of Golden Sands, just a few minutes from the sandy beach and offers a good standard of accommodation to all holidaymakers....

4.3 / 5 from 3 reviews

The Excelsior Hotel sits close to the beach area of Golden Sands. The hotel offers a host of facilities to entertain the whole family....

The Exotica Hotel lies on a picturesque hillside on the outskirts of the seaside resort of Golden Sands; ideal for that quiet, relaxing holiday....

Centrally located for the beach and resort amenities, the hotel offers simple guest rooms and a relaxing outdoor pool complex....

The Gladiola Star Hotel has a central location, close to the beach and numerous shops, stalls, restaurants and night bars....

Set on the beachfront, the Glarus Hotel is situated in the quieter northern end of the resort and provides a comfortable base for a relaxing holiday....

The Golden Yavor Hotel is ideal for those who want to be right in the middle of all the action....

3 / 5 from 3 reviews

The Gradina Hotel is situated a short stroll from the beach and offers comfortable accommodation with a restaurant, bar and wellness centre on site....

3.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

The Grifid Arabella Hotel has a great variety of facilities, coupled with a good central location, ensuring an enjoyable holiday is had by all....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Just steps from the beach in a central location and an extensive variety of amenities make the Grifid Hotel Bolero a popular choice....

The Grifid Metropol Hotel has a prime location on the seafront and offers a Premium All Inclusive package, comfortable accommodation and a good range of facilities on site and close by....

This hotel will appeal to families and couples looking for a good standard of accommodation situated on the beachfront....

The Helios Spa & Resort Hotel has plenty of activities and facilities on offer, whether its rest and relaxation, or fun and actives this complex provides it all....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

A pleasant complex offering good value for money conveniently located just 400 metres from the beach and resort centre....

This 5 star complex offers all the amenities you will need to have an enjoyable stay in a great central location just steps from the beach....

The Joya Park Complex has a quiet location in the resort of Golden Sands; close enough for a leisurely stroll down to the beach, but far enough to avoid the hustle and bustle....

The Kaliakra Palace Hotel is ideally situated on the beachfront and offers comfortable accommodation with a good range of facilities on-site....

A small and traditional hotel located in the peaceful Chaika area, just a few minutes from the beach and within easy reach of all that Golden Sands has to offer....

The Kristal is ideal for those looking for a relaxing holiday with all amenities close at hand....

With it's superb front-line location and roof top swimming pool, the Hotel Lilia provides a comfortable base in an ideal location....

Offering spacious guest rooms and suites, this welcoming hotel is ideal for families and has an attractive outdoor pool complex and gardens....

The Luna is a beach front hotel with a warm and relaxed atmosphere suitable for families and couples....

The Mak Hotel offers a relaxing environment just 300 metres from both the resort night life and the beach....

The Malina Hotel has a central location close to the beach. Well suited to the budget traveller the hotel offers simply furnished guest rooms with limited on-site facilities....

The Marina Grand Beach Hotel offers luxury accommodation and amenities, along with a peaceful environment for those who just want to relax....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

The Melia Grand Hermitage is located on a quiet hillside surrounded by a green park and lush green terraces leading down to the promenade and the beach....

4 / 5 from 5 reviews

The Mimosa Hotel and Spa is based in the heart of Golden Sands, just minutes from the beautiful sandy beach....

Situated in the Chaika area the Nikea Park is located far from the noisy and busy centre of Golden Sands Resort, making this the ideal choice for a relaxing holiday....

Set directly on the beach, the hotel offers a great location for the beach lover....

The Oasis Villas offers a quiet base on the edge of the resort, offering simply furnished accommodation, an outdoor pool area and barbecue facilities....

Situated in the Chaika area away from the noisy and busy centre of Golden Sands Resort, make the Orchidea Boutique Spa Hotel an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Well appointed guest rooms and a range of leisure facilities make the Palm Beach a great choice for both families and couples....

A small and friendly hotel situated in a quiet spot in the centre of the resort, offering a relaxed atmosphere and comfortable accommodation....

Paradise Green Park Hotel is a residential apartment complex set in a quiet position providing an ideal setting for a relaxing holiday....

The Park Hotel Golden Beach has all the modern comforts and amenities you would expect from a hotel of this category....

This impressive hotel offers many activities for a fun and relaxing holiday, with the choice of hotel rooms and self-catering accommodation....

Party Hotel Vladislav is located at the heart of the resort close to the nightlife and bars, it has a nightclub on site and is well suited to the young and lively crowd....

Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and comfortable surroundings at this friendly hotel, which is surrounded by natural scenery and in easy reach of the resort amenities....

After a busy day on the beach or by the pool guests can relax in the hotel's beautiful gardens....

With a range of facilities on offer, this hotel is just a short stroll from the resort centre and the long stretch of sandy beach....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

The hotel's peaceful location is ideal for couples and families looking for relaxation and plenty of onsite facilities will see that guests are well catered for. This hotel may be unsuitable for those...

The Primasol Sunlight Sunrise Hotel offers family entertainment, with comfortable guest accommodation and a convenient location to enjoy all the resort facilities....

The Riu Dolce Vita Hotel provides a great base for enjoying the resort of Golden Sands, the hotel features 2 swimming pools one with a childrens section, a Spa centre and a kids club....

In a central location the Riva Hotel provides a comfortable base well suited to those on a budget....

Situated on the outskirts of the resort with a beachfront location the Riviera Beach Hotel offers comfortable guest accommodation coupled with a good range of facilities on-site or close by....

The hotel is situated very close to the centre of the resort within easy reach of the beach and resort amenities....

This beachfront complex consists of two hotels the Sentido Golden Star and the Sentido Golden Star Family, offering comfortable accommodation coupled with a good variety of entertainment and facilitie...

Enjoying a prime location in the heart of the lively resort centre the Shipka Hotel offers a good range of on-site facilities....

Surrounded by greenery and close to Cabacum Beach, the hotel enjoys a peaceful location away from the lively resort centre....

2 / 5 from 1 reviews

With an attractive garden area and outdoor swimming pool make this hotel an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday....

The Smartline Arena Mar Hotel offers activities and entertainment for guests of all ages, situated just 150m from the beach....

Madara Hotel is an all inclusive hotel set in a quiet location, though still within easy reach of the resort amenities. Facilities at the hotel include indoor and outdoor pools, kid's pool and a kid's...

Modern hotel suitable for families and couples with on-site leisure facilities for adults and children and a short walk from the beach and aqua park....

Situated in the quieter Chaika area, the hotel is surrounded by a park and just 150 metres from the beach. The hotel offers family accommodation and a friendly atmosphere....

Located in the quieter Chaika area outside the busy resort of Golden Sands, Magnolia Hotels and Spa consists of Magnolia 1 and Magnolia 2, and a modern Spa centre. Ideal for those looking for a restf...

The hotel is surrounded by greenery and enjoys a central location, just a short walk from the beach....

The hotel Varshava is located in an elevated position in the resort with some rooms offering a spectacular sea view. The outdoor swimming pool and friendly hotel staff make this hotel a good choice fo...

Setin the Chaika area outside of Golden Sands, this traditional hotel offers a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and is a short walk from the Cabacum Beach....

A friendly team of staff and great entertainment make the Viva Club a good choice for couples and families....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

The Yavor Hotel is located in the centre of Golden Sands and offers guests a cosy atmosphere for a pleasant and memorable holiday....

The Zdravets Hotel features a large pool area and is well placed for enjoying the beach and resort amenities....

The Zlaten Rog (Golden Horn) Hotel has a quiet location on the edge of the resort, it features an outdoor swimming pool and on-site restaurant, located in walking distance of the beach and resort amen...

Golden Sands Reviews

Holiday Date:23rd Aug 2016
Accommodation:Melia Grand Hermitage Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Park View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Holiday Date:23rd Aug 2016
Accommodation:Melia Grand Hermitage Hotel
Room:Standard Room - Promo
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Nice holiday, I would return any time.

Holiday Date:15th Aug 2016
Accommodation:Golden Yavor Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:All Inclusive
(3 suns)

The overall - city itself amazing - some building upgrade needed because the other hotels looks promising.

Holiday Date:28th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Viva Club Hotel
Room:Family Room
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

The music at Viva stops at 10pm but the other hotels keep going until after 11 and you can hear the noise even at the last floor.

Holiday Date:30th Jun 2016
Accommodation:Pliska Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Like Golden Sands.

Holiday Date:3rd Jul 2015
Accommodation:Gradina Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Full Board
(4 suns)

Holiday Date:27th Aug 2014
Accommodation:Gradina Hotel
Room:Family Room
Board:Full Board
(3 suns)

For a 4 night break for a family of 2 adults and 2 kids (8 and 2.5 years) Golden Sands was satisfactory, I would visit again, although more than a week would be too long unless more than half of the days were spent sightseeing away from the resort. There is a water park very closely situated to the main hotels and this looked fantastic although we did not visit. The beach benefited from the non tidal coast line whereby the sea was warm and clean. The downside to the beach is that unless you wish to pay for sun loungers you would be forced to be crammed like sardines on the tiny part along the seafront. The cost of 1 lounger plus mattress plus umbrella would set you back 20 leva (approx £8) per day per person which I feel is very expensive for a family wishing to use the beach everyday. On the beach you can access a variety of watersports, my family took part in Para sailing (60 leva for one person or 80 Leva for 2 people - approx £26 and £35) and Jet Skiing (60 leva for one or 2 people) which I thought was not overly expensive. I would recommend not buying drinks from the beach but from one of the local shops/stalls on your way down for example, 1 small bottle of water next to the beach 3 leva, one large 2.5litre bottle 200 yards up the road 2 leva! Although we ate in the hotel (Full Board) there were plenty of good restaurants and bars to eat in, for a tourist resort the menus were not too expensive but compared to mainland Bulgaria they were double the price of any other restaurant. During the evening there were many stalls to see on an evening walk and plenty of mini rides for the kids. If you were in Golden Sands without young children there were plenty of bars boasting cabaret and karaoke.

Holiday Date:19th Aug 2014
Accommodation:Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Park View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

The resort of Golden Sands is very lively!

Holiday Date:1st Aug 2014
Accommodation:Marina Grand Beach Hotel
Room:Suite - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Very much for the younger foreign teenagers but lovely destination.

Holiday Date:6th Sep 2013
Accommodation:Erma Hotel
Room:Deluxe Single
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Good bars, great beach, nice food and great people.

Holiday Date:4th Jul 2013
Accommodation:Melia Grand Hermitage Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

I worked at Golden Sands for 2 years in 2007/2008 and since then I have spent almost every summer holiday there. It has got the clubs Pr. and Astera (be careful with the alcohol in the second one). Hotels are lovely, especially the Golden Yavor and Melia Hermitage. I love the weather which is consistent throughout July and August and visiting Varna for a city experience.

Holiday Date:22nd Jun 2013
Accommodation:Golden Yavor Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:All Inclusive
(3 suns)

Good sea water temperature, good weather. There were a lot of people on the street in the evening, music, also small parks for fun, face painting etc. You can find markest to buy different things, small gifts, local drinks and cosmetics at reasonable prices. Overall we have had a successful holiday at a good price. Many thanks to Sunshine.co.uk

Holiday Date:6th Jun 2013
Accommodation:Melia Grand Hermitage Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Having a young child, there was plenty to do. Lots of places to choose from for coffee and relaxing. There's also a local bus to Varna which is very efficient and cheaper then the taxis.

Holiday Date:3rd Jun 2013
Accommodation:Grifid Arabella Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Fantastic! Golden Sands is busy and vibrant. Lots to do and lots to see! The beach is huge, clean and the sea was amazing!

Holiday Date:25th May 2013
Accommodation:Erma Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Great sandy beaches, close to Barns city. I loved the Eiffel tower near the hotel :)<br />

Holiday Date:31st Aug 2012
Accommodation:Orchidea Boutique Spa Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(3 suns)

Golden Sands is more for families than for young people, there are not so many pubs and clubs.

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Beaches

This aptly named resort has wide golden sands run for approx 3.5km alongside the entire resort and slope gently into the calm waters of the Black Sea. Legend states, that mother nature transformed the sands from the golden treasures buried by pirates.

The resort has a yacht harbour and plenty of opportunity for water-sports such as diving, yachting, para-sailing, jet-skiing and banana rides.

Things to Do

Golden Sands has a number of land-based sports facilities including tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, an outdoor gym, an archery centre and a bowling alley.

The resort has several ancient mineral water springs which, in turn, means there is a choice of Spas to relax in.

For family fun, there is a small water park, the Aquapolis and a beach front fairground where you will also find a scaled down replica of the Eiffel Tower, complete with an observation deck and restaurant.

Out and About

Golden Sands backs onto the Zlatni Piasatsi Nature Park, a natural area of forests and terraced hill-sides. There are walking paths and hiking routes through the forest with picnic areas by the ancient fountains and panoramic view points. The Park is also home to the remains of the medieval Aladzha Monastry which is carved into the rocks.

Nearby Attractions

Nearby places to visit include the Botanical Gardens in Balchik (24km), the city of Varna (18km) and the Spa resort of Saints Constantine and Elena (8km).

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