3 Mar 2020

8 Great Reasons for Families to Choose Bulgaria this Summer

There’s more to Bulgaria than just unbeatable value for families this summer. As the leading specialist to Bulgaria with over 50 years experience, here's our list of 8 reasons why we think families will love our resorts this summer.

1. Unbeatable Value
In January 2020, Sunny Beach, Bulgaria was crowned the world’s best value holiday resort by the Post Office. This is the third year running that Sunny Beach has won. For Mum and Dad, a pint of beer costs less than £1; for the kids, a pizza for lunch is £3.

2. Water Parks Galore
The coast in Bulgaria is full of Water Parks, and a day here suits everyone. Low-priced fun and a good way to keep cool. The two best water parks around Sunny Beach are Action Aquapark and Aqua Paradise in nearby Nessebar. At Action Aquapark, there are more than 30 water attractions including the 60ft vertical drop on the Free Fall Slide. At Aqua Paradise, with the longest rafting slide in Bulgaria and the only surf pool in the country.

3. Beaches for everyone
Many hotels are just steps away from the golden sands of Sunny Beach. It’s easy to hire a sunbed and parasol, or sit in a café and enjoy the views. Choose the Melia, Sunny Beach for a private beach (new in 2019), a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. Many beaches in Bulgaria have the Blue Flag, which is the symbol for convenience, safety and clear water.  Guests could also choose Albena and Golden Sands resorts, with plenty of beach attractions for children.

4. Hotels with Pools
Many guests simply choose their spot around the pool and stay there all day, keeping an eye on the kids. Sol Nessebar Palace is a good choice, with a huge outdoor pool, together with an onsite Aqua Park.

5. Food and Drink
In Bulgaria, many families choose to stay on an all-inclusive basis, which ensures their budget is set and clear. This gives the opportunity for those who want to to eat out on occasion as budget permits. In the resorts, the choice of food is excellent, from all the local traditional Mehanas (restaurants) serving local dishes such as Bob Chorba, a thick bean and tomato soup to alternative choices which include delicious Mexican food at Mamacita’s in Sunny Beach, and in the same resort, Fat Cat, with an English-speaking entertainer daily, a kids’ corner and games.

6. Khan’s Tent
An incredible family night out is at Khan’s Tent. Balkan Holidays arrange transport and dinner there with overhead entertainment, not dissimilar to Cirque du Soleil. Great fun for everyone and good value.

7. Pirate Cruise
This starts at Nessebar port, where the boat departs. (Shuttles available to the port). It’s a day of fun on board for the kids with games and activities. Adults can bring a book or a screen and relax knowing the children won’t need taking care of! There’s a swim stop and a lunch stop.

8. Hotel MiniClubs
Many of the hotels provide entertainment for children that they can drop in and out of. Walking around the hotel complexes, you’ll see face-painting, crafts, sports fun and so much more. In the evening, many hotels have evening entertainment for all the family, such as on the stage at Sunset Resort, Pomorie.

Balkan Holidays offers the largest choice of hotels and flights to Bulgaria, and has been arranging holidays to the Balkan since 1966. Their expert and friendly team are on hand to answer all questions to ensure a perfect family holiday is achieved this summer.

Featured Family Holiday:

4* Hotel Melia, Sunny Beach

A family of four can travel to this perfect hotel in May half term for £2275, including return flights from Cardiff (17 other UK airports available), 22kgs free luggage, transfers and 7 nights’ All Inclusive accommodation in a junior suite with bathand balcony and air-conditioning, and services of Balkan Holidays’ representatives. Departing 24th May for 7 nights.