Bulgaria's popular Black Sea resort of Sunny Beach has once again been crowned the cheapest summer holiday destination for the third consecutive year running, according to new research carried out by Post Office Travel Money.
Famous for its clean sea water and golden Blue Flag awarded 8km stretch of beach, Sunny Beach has been attracting holidaymakers from the UK for over half a century as they seek a great value beach resort offering all the necessities for a memorable summer break.
In the latest Family Holiday Costs Barometer, which is released annually, the value for money resort of Sunny Beach beat 19 other popular destinations that were surveyed when it came to essential holiday items such as a bottle of lager, can of cola, glass of wine, sun-lounger, sunscreen, insect repellent, portion of chips, small pizza/pasta and a three-course family meal including drinks.
The total for holiday essentials in Sunny Beach came to just £41.55 - with a 2 course lunch just £6.97 compared to £13.95 in second placed Algarve.
Croatia has continued to enjoy a surge in popularity during recent years and this was proven once again with the stunning Porec resort in Istria also featured in the top nine cheapest resorts, with its total coming to £65.19 where dinner has become almost 50% cheaper in the last twelve months.
With prices in Sunny Beach falling year after year, the strong pound will continue to work in holidaymakers' favour this summer to help their money go further.
Andrew Brown of Post Office Travel Money said: "The pound may be worth less in Europe than a year ago but our research suggests UK tourists who choose destinations carefully could find resort prices lower than expected. However, sterling could be affected - positively or negatively - by the EU referendum vote. For those still at the planning stage, it will be wise to compare prices for tourist staples in resorts you are considering before booking. This could make all the difference to how far the holiday budget will stretch."
You can book your value for money Bulgaria or Croatia summer holiday today by exploring our website or visiting your local travel agent.
Click here to see the full Post Office Holiday Costs Report.