26 Nov 2021
Sunny Beach is the most popular resort on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast and among the most popular hotels with Balkan Holidays customers are hotels Globus, Fenix and Pomorie, they are good hotels in great locations plus they are exceptional value for money, the perfect combination. Then there’s hotels such as the Melia Sunny Beach and the Laguna Park, both high quality four star all-inclusive hotels, the type of hotels so popular with holidaymakers these days.  However, there are plenty of other hotels to choose from, what is right for one person isn’t necessarily right for another person but there are plenty of
19 Nov 2021
Borovets is the oldest ski resort in Bulgaria and was originally used exclusively by the King of Bulgaria. It used to be called Chamkoria (yes the Hotel Festa Chamkoria was named after this!), Chamkoria translates to Pine forest therefore those who enjoy tree lined skiing you are in for a treat.  Picturesque and photogenic this resort is set on the Northern slopes of the Rila Mountains and offers 58km of piste! (now you’ll know where the Hotel Rila gets their name too!) Borovets reminds me of a small French Alpes resort, which makes complete sense as the resort was styled on Les Arcs in the Savoie region of France! I was
12 Nov 2021
A lot of people have pre conceptions of Sunny Beach, many people think it’s a party resort and not for them, but when you look a bit further into the resort you find a different side of Sunny Beach, quite a few sides actually.  There is indeed a party scene in Sunny Beach. Flower Street, in the centre of the resort does have bars and clubs where you’ll find the partygoers and it’s great fun. However, when you walk just one street away it’s so much quieter and then you have the rest of this glorious and varied resort to discover and enjoy.  Sunny Beach is a large resort and the vast majority of it is
05 Nov 2021
Having previously been a French Alpes exclusive snowboarder, I had the opportunity to visit Bansko in March 2020 just before lockdown started, and boy was I impressed! I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the slopes in Bansko, well groomed, corduroy slopes met me and without a mogul in sight! There was a mixed standard of slopes too, not just blue runs but some good reds which were a good width too and to top it off I was also lucky enough to have sunshine too! For the Instagramable photos head to the ‘Bansko loves you ball’ on the piste! A few times throughout our stay we visited the Mountain restaurants as you do for
26 Oct 2021
Nothing quite compares to carving on your board or skis down freshly groomed pistes on a sunny crisp morning,taking in the views of the Pirin Mountains and getting a serious adrenaline rush at the same time. Quite frankly, there's no better place to do it than on a  Bansko Holiday, without a doubt Bulgaria's most modern ski resort. Here are five reasons why it's the best place to be if you're into the sport. Location Situated as it is at the foot of the Pirin Mountains, you're lucky to have a whole UNESCO World Heritage Site to explore at your leisure. Bulgaria's landscape is at its wildest here, and
25 Oct 2021
The Town of Pomorie, a cheap resort in good location Pomorie, a town with a population of 15 thousand, is halfway between Bourgas and Nessebar / Sunny Beach, about 20 km away from each. It was probably founded in the 5th or 4th century BC, as part of ancient Apollonia, today’s Sozopol. Apart from the waterfront by the Black Sea, Pomorie has its own lake as well: the saltwater Lake Pomorie is protected, it is the habitat of 215 bird species, and because of its healing power it was called the Holy Lake in ancient times. Many people still visit Pomorie today to get the healing mud treatment, using the mud from the lake in all
16 Jul 2021
6 of the best things to do in Bulgaria Bulgaria’s mix of wild nature and culture is an irresistible one. Come in winter for exhilarating ski holidays in its three mountain ranges, and let Black Sea resorts entice you in the summer. There’s a wide range of things to do in Bulgaria, but these are a good place to start. Visit Sofia Bulgaria’s capital dates back to Roman times, and you can see this in the excavated Serdica ruins. Jump forward to the 6th century to find St Sophia Church, which gave the city its name. It’s just next door to the magnificent neo-Byzantine Aleksandar Nevski Cathedral, a riot of
16 Jul 2021
4 Amazing Things To Do In Sunny Beach Big, beautiful and buzzing – Sunny Beach curves around Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast for eight blissful kilometres. With a huge range of water sports, restaurants, nightclubs and excursions, you never run out of things to do in Sunny Beach. Sunny Beach is consistently one of the best value holiday destination in the world in Post Office Holiday Costs Report Hit the beach Sunny Beach’s sheltered Blue Flag sands are the star of Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast – and the biggest. Families love the soft golden sands, where you can join volleyball games or go horse-riding on
09 Jul 2021
Where to go in Bulgaria?  Between its Black Sea beaches, family-friendly ski resorts and wild countryside begging to be explored, Bulgaria has something for all seasons. If you’re in search of ideas of where to go in Bulgaria for a holiday, some of these might inspire you. Where to go in Bulgaria in summer Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast beckons with its 378km of coastline. Sunny Beach and Golden Sands give a clue to what to expect from Bulgaria’s coast – plenty of sunshine and soft sandy beaches. If you want to discover Bulgaria’s lively city life along the Black Sea, head to Varna and stroll along the
02 Jul 2021
Why the Balkans beckon beach lovers in summer For some, a summer holiday means one thing only: a beautiful beach lapped with warm water under a clear blue sky. And why not - it's not too much to hope that your longed-for break is a hot and sunny one. While many celebs of the Mediterranean are go-to beach destinations, the Balkans is increasingly popular with those after a slightly different type of seaside escape, where your Sterling will stretch that much further and the weather is simply delightful in summer*. Bulgaria Did you know that Bulgaria has a bustling beach scene that’s well-equipped, maturing fast and a real
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