When it comes to a summer holiday in Bulgaria, there are two most popular and visited seaside resorts: Sunny Beach and Golden Sands. Both are the biggest and the best summer cities, offering the best conditions for relaxing active holiday, attractions and places for entertainment.
Sunny Beach Vs. Golden Sands? Both have been always competed for each other to be the favorite summer spot for every tourist. To make your decision easier, we have selected the most important things about both places:
North or South Black Sea Coast
The first thing is to decide which part of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast you are going to visit this time. Both resorts are located close to an airport and have a lot of convenient flight options.
Golden Sands is located in the North part of the Black Sea coast. The resort is close to Airport Varna and if you choose to spend the summer vacation there, you can take advantage of our best rates for a private transfer to any hotel in Golden Sands. Find more about our best prices here:
Sunny Beach is located near the International Airport Burgas (BOJ), which is the main airport for the South part of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. That provides many convenient connections for tourist from different parts of Europe. Get your quote for a private transfer from Burgas Airport to any hotel in Sunny Beach:
Nature or Culture in Bulgaria
The North Black Sea Coast is the good starting point for interesting day trips to many beautiful places: Kavarna and Kaliakra, Balchik, Albena, Varna city etc. If you would like to explore the beautiful nature and seaside region, Golden Sands is the right place for you! There are some big nature parks such as “Golden Sands Park” and “Aladzha” Monastery, “Baltata” in Albena, Nature reserve “Kaliakra”, the Botanical Garden in Balchik and the Sea Garden in Varna, where you can take a walk during the hot summer days.
If you prefer to visit more archaeological and historical sights, Sunny Beach is a better choice. The resort is close to the most ancient seaside city - Nessebar. In this small city, you can explore different museums, ancient remains, and churches. The whole "Old Town" is like an open-air museum of the old times.
Party or Leisure in the summer
The main thing you should decide is the purpose of your stay in Bulgaria. Do you prefer a leisure holiday, relax at the beach, or visiting noisy and crowded bars and clubs? Actually, both Sunny Beach and Golden Sands offer big clubs and discos with famous DJ-s and different parties every night. But the best places and the most popular events are in Sunny Beach, known as the best party destination in Bulgaria. Find out more about the party spirit in Sunny Beach in our blog:
Both resorts Sunny Beach and Golden Sands have wide sandy beaches with excellent conditions for a relaxing holiday. Our advice is to choose Golden Sands if you are looking for more calm and quite a holiday.
Where is the better beach - in Sunny Beach or Golden Sands?
The biggest summer resort in Bulgaria Sunny Beach is a winner of the “Blue Flag” award for summer 2019. This ensures that the beach and the seawater are clean, there is no pollution from sewage and industrial wastewater, the beach is cleaned of waste, guarded by lifeguards, and there are available showers, toilets, medical care facilities etc. The cleanest beaches in Sunny Beach are “North“ and ”South“. The resort is a favorite place for a lot of tourists due to its beautiful sunny beaches.
The beach strip in Golden Sands is 3,5 km long, up to 100 m wide, and is known as one of the best sandy beaches in Europe. It is flat, covered with fine golden sand. The sandy sea bottom gently slopes into the sea, there are no rocks or sudden drops. Do not wonder why the resort is called “Golden Sands”
No matter whose resort you will choose, both Golden Sands and Sunny Beach have beautiful sandy beaches.
Hotel or Apartment
Where to stay is a very important part of planning your summer holiday. Sunny Beach and Golden Sands are the biggest resorts in Bulgaria, so with no doubt, they offer a huge variety of accommodation options: big hotel complexes, famous hotel chains, small and quite hotels, family resorts, private apartments etc. Definitely, you will find the best place for you and your party!
P.S. Our hint is - if you prefer an apartment or aparthotel, Sunny Beach offers more options than any other resort in Bulgaria! ;)
Transfers to Sunny Beach Vs. Golden Sands
If you are wondering how far is Sunny Beach from the Airport, we are here to help. The nearest airport is Burgas (BOJ) - only 30 km and the journey takes about 30 min. The best rate for transfer to Sunny Beach is 24 GBP from Burgas Airport with private car, one way. In case you find better flight deals from Varna airport (VAR), first, take in mind how long is the journey from Varna to Sunny Beach. This time your transfer will be around 2 hours and 100 km., and more expensive.
If you choose Golden Sands, the nearest airport is Varna (VAR) - only 25 km, which takes around 30 minutes by car. The airport transfer to Golden Sands from Varna Airport will costs you only 22 GBP for a private car. Do not waste more time, make your online reservation here: Bear in mind that if you need to travel from Burgas airport to Golden Sands, the transfer will be 2 hours 30 min (140 km). Find out here all transportation options to Golden Sands:
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