Albena – Bulgaria

 

Transfer Time – 45 minutes from Varna – 3 hours from Bourgas

Best For – Families looking for an beautiful resort.

Albena is a wonderful resort nestles into a scenic wooded bay, with a 7 kilometre stretch of beach and fabulous well tended gardens in every hotel. The resort if very family orientated with many, many activities aimed around the families too. The streets are largely traffic free too, making it a perfect destination for those with young children.

The daytimes can be as lively or as relaxed as you wish. The beach is stunning, 7 kilometres wide, with soft golden sand, shelving into crystal clear waters, safe a shallow, perfect for little ones to play on. When you are feeling more energetic, there are many sport activities in resort, choose from mini golf, ten pin bowling, beach volleyball, horse riding and most hotels have gyms and fitness centres. There is water sports too, jet skis, water skiing, sailing, motor boats, pedalloes to name but a few. Most hotels will have spa facilities for a little pamper time and there are amusement arcades, parks and a fun fair to keep the little ones happy.

The evenings are when it steps up a gear, but no too much!! And of course there are plenty family friendly bars and cafés offering a wide range of drinks and cocktails. Many are located near the beach, perfect for sitting watching the world go by, whilst sipping a long, cool drink. There is a great choice of places to eat out, ranging from snack bars, take a ways and cafés all the way through to 5 star restaurants. There are many international places to dine too, including Chinese and Indian and Italian. Should you wish for a livelier night out, it is a short ride into Golden Sands where there is a much larger choice, including a few nightclubs.

There are mini trains to take you around the village and a couple of shops and bazaars selling souvenirs, but you should consider a trip into Varna for those holiday mementos. Many people enjoy the Bulgarian folklore shows where you can experience Bulgaria as it should be seen. Albena is a perfect location for seeing Bulgaria, take a day trip to Varna Dolphinarium or a Jeep safari round the local villages and seeing many of the wonderful beaches too.

Albena is a perfect family resort and has literally something for everyone, regardless of taste of budget, with no surprises that clients return here year after year.

Joanna Baker

About Joanna Baker

23 years and counting which included 2 years YTS with Team Travel, 3 years in Crete as a rep for LTS/Sunworld. 11 years in Lincoln/TUI (6 years self-employed), 8 years with Low Cost Sunshine

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