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Potential first-timer with lots of questions!

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Potential first-timer with lots of questions!

Hi folks,

I'm looking into getting a cheap getaway in May half term and Bulgaria keeps coming up as an option. I'm definitely keen as Euro countries are too pricey for me and I've done Turkey to death. But I was hoping that some of you seasoned travellers to Bulgaria could help me with the following:

1. Where to go- Golden Sands or Sunny Beach? I'm looking for somewhere which is fairly peaceful by day but with reasonable bars to go to in the evening. Not up for a party hard holiday though!

2. What will the weather be like at the end of May/start of June?

3. Recommended amount of money needed for a week's stay? I will definitely not be going all inclusive; self catering would be preferable.

4. General tips about the country, people, customs etc.

Any help would be much appreciated!

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1. Re: Potential first-timer with lots of questions!

I think Golden sands would suit you more as Sunny Beach for me any how is too built up. Albena resort a little further along from Golden sands is lovely. but the most expensive of all the resorts.

I live in a small village just 5 mins drive away from Albena and 10 from G/S there is a nice hotel /bar family run by English people in our village. pm me if you need any more info.

Jayne x

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2. Re: Potential first-timer with lots of questions!


Why the two big resorts? Have a look at Nessebar & Ravda a lot quieter than Sunny Beach but with lots going on. 30 mins from the airport ( Bourgas ) and both have good beaches.

If you check on holidaylettings.co.uk or any other sites you should find a bargain.

Do a couple of searches on this site for tips and advice in the area.

Hope this helps

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