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Sunny Beach Bulgaria Review

Friday, 23rd January, 2009
Bloody Beach

Bloody Beach

Summer is coming! If you want to go to Sunny Beach, Bulgaria but are unsure about the place i will fill you in. I was there in 2007 and from what i have heard from others, not much has changed about the place. I wrote a review on a different website last year, so i will put some points up from that.
The hotel i was in, The Majestic, is probably the best in the area. Huge place, more of a complex than a hotel. Private section of beach (not that it matters, its all sand! πŸ˜› ) and more facilities than you would need including conference rooms, shop, spa, gym and its own tatoo parlour. The bad things about this hotel was the distance from nightlife and the food. The majority of the hotels run along the beach front, and the Majestic is at the far end of that. It was about a 15-20 minute walk to the nightlife, but there are plenty bars on the way πŸ™‚ The rooms are amazing, i was in a residance, which you can buy.
As i have said there is lots of nightlife, places like Disco Orange, Grabarna Buss, Mania, Lazur, Corner Bar, and more. Drinks are not too cheap! People have the impression that all drinks are cheap and you will spend next to nothing. This is NOT true! Some drinks like local beer, cocktailsΒ and shots are cheap, if you want to drink those then it maybe cheap. Drink anything imported like Smirnoff vodka, Redbull, branded beers like Budweiser or Stella and it is not as cheap as you think. Prices are ‘holiday prices’ which is maybe a little bit less than in Newcastle (or England) but not a large amount. However buying Alcohol at the supermarket is cheap. You can buy bottles of branded vodka and it is very cheap in comparison to the UK.
Eating out is not expensive and there are many places you can go. On the beach front there is kebab stand after kebab stand selling chicken kebab and chips. The meat is very thin and you dont get much, same with the chips. You basically get scraps from most the stands. Eating in restautants is not expensive and the food is very good. There are also neumerous McDonalds around Sunny Beach.
Trouble, Fights, Prostitutes and the rest
The biggest worry of people is trouble in Bulgaria. You probably have heard of people getting beaten up, prostitutes everywhere, stealing, beggers and the rest. It is all true. However, noticing any of this depends on you to some degree. If you are going with a group of lads and act like you are “the boys” and be cheeky, play up or whatever, some people may not take to kindly to it and you might have problems.
There are prostitutes and if you are going with other men then its likely you will get approached, this will happen alot. If you are going with a women (i.e. a couple) then this probably will not happen.
Its fair to say if you are a girl you will probably be alright. If you are a man however it could be a different story all together πŸ˜€
Bulgaria is hit and miss with people. I know of some who love it and go back year after year. Others will not go back. It all depends what you want in your holiday and what you are into.
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  1. Amelia Said,

    Hiya, I’m going with my 3 friends this July. Where all 18 year old girls and just want a nice relaxing holiday but with good night-life.
    After we booked this holiday and told people where we were going we were getting the feeling that we made the wrong choice and are now regretting booking it and are trying to find a different place. We heard that lots of people get their hotel rooms robbed and also get abusive things shouted at you by prostitutes! We are really dreading going πŸ™
    Do you think we’d be safe going?
    Write back please

    posted on Monday 25th January, 2010 at 17:23
  2. Michael Said,

    Hello Amelia,

    I cant really say “you will be safe, or you wont be safe” because things could happen in sunny beach, or if you went to greece or magaluf things could still happen. Also, i went 3 years ago, it may have changed a bit, i doubt it though.
    What hotel are you in? Mine was amazing, the best hotel i have been in.

    The nightlife is good, but i always felt a bit on edge, it didnt really feel safe, maybe because i have heard all the stories about people getting beaten up for no reason, most places had heavy security (even mcdonalds), a prostitute came upto me and i was walking quickely because i was in a bad mood, and as soon as i got to mcdonalds she disapeared…Its like they had an agreement with the prostitutes that they can do what they want with the tourists on the streets but keep out of the business, e.g. my hotel had a few security guards, not really seen that before! Most the prostitutes are around the square, where corner bar is etc.

    But all of that kind of stuff is directed at the men, so i imagine you would be fine.
    You will also get people trying to get you into their restaurants in the day, and bars at night. People try to sell you fruit on the street, i wouldnt recommend buying it! And also the odd begger, even children. Keep an eye on your money!

    So is it safe? well i wanna buy a new camera, and if i went back here i think i would leave it at home and take my old one :p Also, i never wore my watch (its d&g), i only wore it the day going and the day coming home :mrgreen: Its really the kind of place where you dont really wanna draw attention that you may have some money…And speaking of that, if people tell you its cheap (buying alcohol in bars) it isnt really! πŸ™‚

    If you wanna know anything else let me know πŸ™‚

    posted on Monday 25th January, 2010 at 18:59
  3. Craig Said,

    Hey Amelia,

    I am also heading over in July. I am coming from Australia and have no idea at all what to expect.

    When in July are you going?

    posted on Monday 3rd May, 2010 at 5:40
  4. Julia Said,

    Me and lasses are going to sunny beach at the beginning of july. We have heard so many different stories so not knowing what to expect. But im sure things will be fine well we hope! Went to zante last year end there was plenty of begging going of there so that will be nothing new for us.
    Were staying in the marina hotel! So if any of you are going at the beginning of july look out for us yorkshire birds lol.

    posted on Monday 3rd May, 2010 at 19:31
  5. Michael Said,

    Hey Julia!

    Thanks for reading my blog πŸ™‚ I was in Sunny Beach Bulgaria in the summer 2007

    Are you sure that your hotel is in Sunny Beach and not Sunny day? I did a search and it come up Sunny Day.

    What airport are you going to? (bulgarian airport)

    Girls are treated better than the men, girls dont fight or get beaten up πŸ˜›

    posted on Monday 3rd May, 2010 at 20:29
  6. Julia Said,

    Hi Michael
    No worries!!
    Yep the mariner on sunny beach. Were flying to the Bourgas airport.
    Aye i hope so. Just a little worried that the mafia run it don’t they? :/

    posted on Monday 3rd May, 2010 at 21:08
  7. Michael Said,

    Yeah Bourgas is the airport for Sunny Beach, its tiny! πŸ˜€

    The mafia run some hotels (or are involved) and some bars and clubs etc.

    It will be fine for you, you’re a girl, its not like you have to worry about getting attacked or the prostitutes :mrgreen:

    I uploaded some pics of where i was, my hotel etc. You can see them here:

    I was further away from the action, thats where the some of the better hotels are. Still walkable to the main parts of the nightlife.

    Its very multicultural, if you like that kind of thing (i do) you will enjoy it more; Lots of Scandanavian, German, and Russian holidaymakers; I would say more than English.

    If you ask people what its like and read reviews etc. they are all really mixed…I have been, I had some good times, nothing bad happened to me, but i dont think i would go again πŸ˜›

    posted on Monday 3rd May, 2010 at 23:48
  8. david Said,

    i have lived in sunny beach for long periods of time through necessity not through choice i would not reccomend anyone to come here ignorant locals for most part,fake money dealers on main square and nessebar, gypsey prostitutes everywhere trying to rob you ,shoddy fake goods bad roads little or no pavements hotel food pretty pathetic and not as cheap as you think for food or drink .Only one decent restaurant i can reccomend de jannys in centre of sunny beach otherwise most pretty poor i dont know who gives star ratings for hotels but most are 1 or 2 stars below what they quote going by international standards .In case you are wondering i have visited some 10 european countrys and with the exception of romania this as to be one of the worst!! Holiday here?NO, NO ,NO NEVER AND YOU WONT EITHER IF YOU HAVE ANY SENSE !!!

    posted on Monday 10th May, 2010 at 2:05
  9. Michael Said,

    Hey, Thanks for reading my blog David πŸ™‚

    If its so bad why are you staying there!?!? πŸ˜€ Its bad i think, but nothing bad happened to me, and nothing happens to lots of people, but some bad things do happen to people more than the usual holiday resort.

    The thing about Sunny Beach/Bulgaria is that people dont know what to expect when they go, because there are so many mixed reviews.

    Its true what you say about the cheap souvenir shops selling tat, they are littered in Sunny Beach, same as the “Kebab stalls” on the beach front, and you usually get scraps of meat and chips. But if you go to a proper restaurant its not so bad, i went to a few, most were alright.

    My hotel was amazing, and the best part about it. I have already said that before, there are a couple of great hotels, but obviously a few cheaper ones that arent the same standard.

    As for the locals, they were hit and miss. The odd few were good, talkative, typical nice workers abroad. Some on the other hand were ignorant and not friendly.

    posted on Monday 10th May, 2010 at 19:45
  10. Dave Said,

    Hey Julie, im also staying at the Mariner (yes Michael it is in sunny beach, -its new tho- lol) 5th July for 2 weeks! looks out for the 3 Hull boys dressed as girls πŸ˜€

    posted on Friday 2nd July, 2010 at 14:22
  11. Laura Said,

    Hi, can you tell me if there are public payphones available and if they are easily found? Just I don’t fancy taking my iPhone out there!

    Thank you,


    posted on Wednesday 7th July, 2010 at 22:56
  12. Michael Said,

    Hello Laura,

    Thanks for reading my blog πŸ™‚

    To be honest i cant remember, i am sure there are, and there may be some in your hotel. I wouldnt take an iPhone either! Maybe get a cheap mobile and take that!

    posted on Friday 9th July, 2010 at 13:15
  13. Danny Said,

    Hi everybody. I’m bulgarian and when I read this topic i’m like … LOL πŸ˜€ The idea not to bring ur iphones is good but all the rest… u have so much worries that im not sure what kind of holiday is it to you… πŸ˜€
    1. there are telephones in sunny beach… and they are easy to find – on the main alley right next to the sand and even if you dont find them or dont remember where they were when you need them … just ask!
    2. jeez like you’re goind to jail… just be cautions but dont overdo it ok? ur on a holiday… πŸ˜€ ofcourse there are bad things that can happen to you (sounds chilling…) but that can happen to you everywhere everytime…

    posted on Saturday 17th July, 2010 at 14:03
  14. stephanie Said,

    hey me n two of ma gal pals r goin 2 sunny beach on the 30th july n r stayin at the mariner hotel any advise lol n is there any bother from the russian mafia with the tourists a got told the men over there r like turkish men lol thanks

    posted on Tuesday 20th July, 2010 at 0:16
  15. stephanie Said,

    hey danny random question but r bulgarian people friendly n do the russian mafia mix with the tourists

    posted on Tuesday 20th July, 2010 at 0:19
  16. Michael Said,

    Thank you for reading my blog Danny.

    Overdo it? Most people who read here are English and always overdo it! :mrgreen:

    Hello Stephanie,

    When i was there i found the locals a bit hit and miss…I met a few which were cool, but lots gave strange looks like “oh its them western europeans” kind of thing. They WILL try to rip you off if they think they can get away with it….I got one of them pedel taxi things, arranged the price of 20LEV before we set off. We got back to the hotel and he decided “no that was the price per person”.

    posted on Tuesday 20th July, 2010 at 10:33
  17. Sonny Said,

    Hi Michael!
    I’m soon gonna go to SB…I’m planning to book some hotel room…do you have any experience on how they behave if you try to bring someone in, let’s say for the night?….say you get lucky..shall i book double-room ahead, or complete waste of money?!
    Some-places I’ve been at they’re mad strict about that….so ya know, better safe than sorry….

    posted on Tuesday 10th August, 2010 at 3:48
  18. Michael Said,

    Hello Sonny,

    I think this will be different for each hotel. My hotel would never know, there were so many doors you could go in, and also 99% of the time everyone used the back of the hotel to go in since thats where everything was, so nobody could tell, plus it was huge, so it would be hard to tell.

    I dont quite understand what you are doing…Are you gonna get a single room for yourself and then bring a girl back? It would probably be fine but that depends on the hotel. Also, if hotels are very strict, then it doesnt matter about room size, because if you get a double room its still only just for you, a random girl would not be “staying” at the hotel, if you know what i mean. You cant get a room and “book a girl in” for yourself :mrgreen:

    I am sure it would be fine though.


    posted on Tuesday 10th August, 2010 at 17:01
  19. kirsty Said,

    Hiya we have been back from SB a week now …. we stayed in the Hotel Ivana Palace which was about 5 mins walk from the main bit!!! Great beaches and water was warm and ok. Kids loved it … In the hotel we were paranoid as maid was not friendly and complained there was blood on the sheets!!! well that was from my little girls loose tooth where she had dribbled in the night πŸ™ The reception staff were great and said no problem. The SB promenade was ok but did feel a little seedy at night girls dancing on tables seductively!!! Much to my 10 and 13 yr old lads amusement lol. Went in the Victoria Palace hotel WOW if went back would stay there!!!! Wouldnt rush back but it was a great break and lovely and hot!!!! Oh and Thank you to Micheal the doc who helped my middle son when he had the ear infection from the pool like most others πŸ™‚ there were lots of comments going round about the Russian mafia ?????? Bit scary eh ?

    posted on Friday 20th August, 2010 at 14:55
  20. kirsty Said,

    Oh there were gypsies too children as we crossed the road from hell which my kids enjoyed givin the very small change too awwwww poor things!!!! Gave it straight to their parents who were smokin lol Wondered if they were anything to do with the horse and carriages ?

    posted on Friday 20th August, 2010 at 14:58
  21. Michael Said,

    Glad you had a nice time Kirsty, i think the Victoria is the one next to the one i was in, 2 massive hotels πŸ˜‰

    posted on Friday 20th August, 2010 at 19:27
  22. Emma Said,

    I think some people are losing the plot a little. Have ye ever been on holiday before. I have an apartment in Sunny Beach and go back year after year. I have never seem anything nasty. Yes there are the odd person begging down towards the Nessebar, but you would find the same anywhere in the world, Spain,Turkey, even Italy. Yes, it you are drunk and are walking alone, you’ll probably get robbed, do you think it wouldn’t happen to you in Spain or Ibiza, think again! Anything nasty that I have seen in all my years holidaying involved drunken English people thinking that they owned the place. Sunny Beach has lovely beaches, nice restaurants and the people are ok. Imagine them coming over the middle of Liverpool or any of the big cities, what would they think of us! Go enjoy you holiday, the beach, the warm water, and just look after yourself like you would in any other county – including your own.

    posted on Monday 11th October, 2010 at 14:37
  23. Michael Said,

    Hello Emma,
    Thanks for reading my blog πŸ™‚

    I am amazed if you havent seen anything nasty and live there, I was only there a few weeks and i did, also heard lots of things which happened, and lots in the News; People being killed etc.

    You are right, bad things can happen in any country you go to, including your own. But to say that Bulgaria is the same is wrong. You have to watch yourself and be careful so much more than other places you mentioned.

    Bad Things
    I didnt think the beach was all that great, floating green shit, not good! Also beggers on the street, thought the day and night, not good. People trying to sell you dirty fruit when being out though the day, not good. Prostitutes bothering people, not good. You dont get ALL of that in one place very often, i have been to many countries and those bad things arent there, yeah there are some bad things, but not one after the other after the other.

    p.s. Paying for toilets aswell…Its just wrong! πŸ˜‰

    posted on Monday 11th October, 2010 at 17:07
  24. Stefan Gerrard Said,


    Me and my mates are planning on heading to SB for a ‘lads holiday’ next June for 2 weeks – we’re pretty much planning on having a real good time i.e, sun, alcohol and girls. There’s 6 of us going, from Scotland we’re all 19.. Is this a risky move? Or is everyone over reacting in relation to the apparent trouble which seems to be easily kicked off, and the theft etc.

    Anyway, great blod – cheers!


    posted on Monday 6th December, 2010 at 21:36
  25. Stefan Gerrard Said,

    Oops, I meant ‘blog’ lol

    posted on Monday 6th December, 2010 at 21:37
  26. Ryan Said,

    hey Michael,

    nice review i have a few questions. I am going to Sunny Beach next July with 4 friends one who is male, three who are female. we will al be 18.

    to be honest we are only going for the night life, can you tell me what is the best club and like the safest club because i am alright i just want to look after the three ladies we are going with.

    thanks, Ryan

    posted on Monday 3rd January, 2011 at 18:00
  27. tom Said,

    i have been to sunny beach a few times now and i love it there ,yes there is danger but as in every country you take care , sunny beach is less dangerous than london there are parts of london i would not like to walk alone at night ,i feel people are adding a stigma to bulgaria ,in my times there i have never had problems i found it safe to walk around even at night ,i am a male and yes there are prostitutes but i found if you tell them your money is in hotel safe they leave you alone ,sunny beach is a nice place for a holiday ,if you are planning on going then please dont be put off by bad reviews , you will have a good holiday ,as it has been said on here before if you go looking for trouble you will get it , the police take no no shit from anyone but they will protect you ,go to sunny beach enjoy your holiday forget any bad press you may have heard ,

    posted on Sunday 9th January, 2011 at 16:04
  28. tom Said,

    sorry forgot to mention girls will have no problem’s there but i would recommend as in any country girls do not walk alone at night this is just a precaution ,

    posted on Sunday 9th January, 2011 at 16:09
  29. Michael Said,

    thats a good review tom πŸ™‚

    still, If it were me, and I wanted to go on holiday then I wouldnt go back.

    why? It is just not safe. Safer than London? Well of course there are dangerous places in london you wouldnt go to, but that is just the thing, you know about it and stay clear. Sunny Beach is not the safest choice, but “bad things” can obviously happen anywhere (UK or abroad).

    Sunny Beach is definately one of those places where you will hear a horror story from 1 person and “the best holiday ever” from another.

    IMO it doesnt offer a draw for someone to go…Its not cheap despite what you might hear (in terms of going out drinking), and like lots say including me, its not the safest place on earth, its not exactly “Western friendly”. Food and supermarkets are pretty cheap.

    The best thing I would say is what I have always said, if you stay in an expensive hotel like I did then it is worth the money, my hotel was the best I have stayed in (I have been to turkey/Malta/Netherlands/Cyprus/hotel in UK/ and Spain a huge number of times.


    posted on Sunday 9th January, 2011 at 17:12
  30. Colin Said,

    After reading all the above posts i would like to say that i have been going to SB by myself and with my family (wife and 3 young daughters) for 15 years now and i have seen a lot of changes. Yes it is mafia run but in order for them to make money they have to try and provide a secure and safe resort, i have witnessed the beggars, prostitutes, fruit sellers etc but if you just go and enjoy yourself you will have a great time, the locals are welcoming (most of the time outwith the gypsies who are just poor and beg or try and sell u fruit (beware of the price and avoid) but u get beggars in every major city. As for getting attacked and robbed again it’s just common sense, the police look heavy handed but they are there to help if u should need it. I have made a lot of local friends over the years and i would recommend SB to anyone, just don’t walk about with a large crowd of males at night causing trouble and u will be fine. The prices for eating out and having a drink are good 1.5lev to 4 lev for a pint of lager =75p to Β£2 depending where u go ( i recommend D Janns or the Condor near the market) as others have said always haggle especially with taxi drivers as they will try and rip u off, but u can always use the wee trains that runs about the resort for a few lev or the buses even cheaper, anyway just go and have a good time and stop worrying about all the negative reviews. Shit can happen anywhere i live in Glasgow Scotland where people are attacked every week of the day (myself included lol) but am used to my city. So forget all the negative reviews and go and enjot SB.

    posted on Saturday 15th January, 2011 at 21:19
  31. Naomi Said,

    Hey I was reading how you went to Bulgaria, sunny beach. It sounds pretty cool me and my best friend are going away for the season in May. Where do you reccomend cheap to stay and near the night life? x

    posted on Sunday 16th January, 2011 at 19:50
  32. Michael Said,

    Thanks for reading my blog.

    I wouldnt call it “Safe and secure” myself, If you are a young person (18-25) you may get away with some things in say Magaluf or Ibiza and wouldnt here. Maybe it is better than 10 years ago but it doesnt make it good.

    I have wrote lots here already so wont repeat myself. Dont ignore the bad reviews though, dont think “it wont happen to me” yeah bad things can happen anywhere but thats not really a good selling point. We live in a western society and Bulgaria is still very Eastern.

    posted on Monday 17th January, 2011 at 15:19
  33. Jennie Said,

    This was a very good review to read.
    My boyfriend and I are staying in the Hotel Juli (18-30 hotel) in June for a week, I’ve read in its reviews that they take your passports upon arrival in case anything is broken when you leave- is this common practise out there!? I’m not very comfortable with handing over the only ID which would get me home at the end of my stay…
    Are the problems with prostitutes/pickpockets really as bad as some online reviews make out? Thomson never made us aware of any of these things when we booked, so it is slightly worrying to read about now!

    posted on Monday 17th January, 2011 at 16:27
  34. Josh NUFC Said,

    Hey Michael,
    I;ve just booked up to go on the 24th June 2011 woth 9 other lads. Would the term safety in numbers be relevant her because we can all lopok after ourselves or is there a big chance of us being in trouble with the locals?
    Also, is the nightlife as mental as Magaluf and Ayia Napa etc or a bit more toned down?
    Cheers, Josh

    posted on Wednesday 19th January, 2011 at 23:51
  35. Michael Said,

    Hey Josh,

    I wouldnt say its as mental as somewhere like Malia or has that reputation, malia and magaluf has the rep for tourists fighting each other, drunken brits etc. Sunny Beach is more of locals beating up tourists, robbing them, prostitutes etc. It doesnt happen to everyone obviously, but it happens.

    Brits are more of a minority, plenty of russian, german, scandinavian, other europeans though. I like that, some may not.

    Its not really a case of safety in numbers, its about how you are, what you look like, how you act, just like anywhere really. If you are all rowdy drunk and they think you’re taking the piss you may have problems.


    posted on Thursday 20th January, 2011 at 19:45
  36. ANNA Said,

    .hello everybody, i am bulgarian living in uk.i do not like some of the comments!!!!!!!!!! sounds like nothing is right in my country.if you are looking for trouble you will get it!!!!BULGARIA is safe place to go.as for the restaurants pay more and you will get better food(logic).bulgarians are not ignorants we are nice and very tollerant people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!thanks to the people that gave good reports about BULGARIA!!!!!to the bad reporters i can recomend to sit down and read a bit of the BULGARIAN history before judging everything and everybody!!!!!!

    posted on Thursday 3rd February, 2011 at 23:10
  37. Michael Adams Said,

    Hello Anna,

    Personally I have only written what I have found. There are many bad things here you wouldnt find in a western resort, paying for Taxi’s and being ripped off is one example. Paying to use a toilet in a bar or club is another. I could go on. I am sure it has come a long way from the past but I didnt go 20 years ago, and “improving” doesnt mean good.

    I do think its unfair to say anything bad about ALL the people in general. There are some bad people out there, but I did have a couple of convasations with some nice Bulgarians.

    posted on Friday 4th February, 2011 at 16:05
  38. diane Said,

    I’m going to Sunny Beach, and staying in Victoria Palace on the 10th June 2011, just wondering if anyone has been and stayed in this hotel, and what their thoughts on it are. I’m also wondering how the money is there, to work out spending money for the holiday – I’m away for two weeks but all inclusive so wouldn’t be eating out much.

    posted on Sunday 6th February, 2011 at 20:29
  39. Michael Adams Said,

    Hey Diane,

    Thanks for reading my blog. I was in the Majestic, I believe that the Victoria Palace was the one next door?? Check my pics here:


    Is that it, on the left?

    Its not as close to “the middle of things” as other hotels, when we went out we walked to bars/restaurants/shopping/etc. but got a taxi back (at nights).

    For money I found it like most other holiday resorts, not “super cheap” as people were saying.


    posted on Sunday 6th February, 2011 at 21:13
  40. Angela Said,

    i am going to Sunny Beach for a week 11th July 2011 with 2 friends we are aged (27-30 all girls) We are staying at the meridian hotel. anyone know what it is like?

    I am a bit worried after reading some of the reviews about hotels getting robbed, getting robbed in the street and beat up etc. Is there a lot of this type of crime in bulgaria or just the odd case. What is the crime like compared to somewhere like barcelona as it was bad there but I never seen anything.

    Im a bit worried about hotel getting broken into, does this happen a lot? πŸ™

    posted on Tuesday 8th February, 2011 at 16:46
  41. Angela Said,

    Also is it safe to walk back to hotel at night from the nighlife – how close is it to the meridian hotel?

    posted on Tuesday 8th February, 2011 at 16:48
  42. Michael Adams Said,


    I am sorry I dont know where that hotel is. You could try looking on a map or reading a review of it.


    posted on Tuesday 8th February, 2011 at 21:52
  43. Colin Said,

    Hi Angela
    You will be fine at the Meridan it is centrally located so you are close to the nightlife and also next to Nessebar. Have a nice holiday.
    Here is a link >http://www.holidaywatchdog.com/16150-Sunny_Beach-Meridian_Hotel-Holiday-Review.html

    posted on Sunday 13th February, 2011 at 8:47
  44. Nikkita Said,

    Hi Everyone

    i stayed at the Sunny Day Club Hotel in July 2010 and i did not experience anything terrible like some of you have reported. I didn’t see any prostitutes or any crime and the people were all lovely. There were a few beggars but you get that ANYWHERE… in fact EVERYWHERE. I actually lost my boyfriend one night after i stormed off after a row, and i was wandering around the resort, quite tipsy trying to find him, and i didnt feel unsafe at all. Hotel staff, tourists and locals alike were all more than happy to help direct me back to my hotel.

    The night life out there is always good, lively bars and clubs, and lots of lovely cheap restaurants.

    As long as you keep your wits about yourself- just as much as you would anywhere else you will be fine. I mean theres no excuse to cause drunken disorderly behaviour no matter what country you are in.

    I hope you all enjoy your holidays. I am returning there for 2 weeks in august staying in Hotel Sredets.


    posted on Friday 18th February, 2011 at 15:40
  45. George93 Said,

    Hi there, my boyfriend and his mates all are in relationshipds except one and there all off to bulgaria borovets on saturday the 5th of march, im so worried that something will happen and he’ll come back to a a not happy girlfriend…me… are they asking for trouble and get lured into all these sex bars or isit just a myth.

    posted on Thursday 3rd March, 2011 at 11:55
  46. Michael Said,

    Hello George93,

    This is about the holiday resort in Bulgaria, Sunny Beach. I think Borovets is a ski resort in the mountains.


    posted on Thursday 3rd March, 2011 at 12:14
  47. jordan Said,

    hi! 8 welsh boys ages 18-19 just up for a laugh for a first boys holiday! we are staying in summer dreams and would like to know if the hotel if full of familys or a bit of both young people and familys?

    posted on Sunday 27th March, 2011 at 18:03
  48. Shaun Said,

    Michael….I think youre over reacting a bit regarding all the negative points…youve mentioned yourself that you stayed at a expensive hotel so i’m going to assume youre more used to luxury holidays and nice western holiday destinations etc…now ive been going SB every year for 3 years and im 21 and ive never had a problem. obviously if youre looking for trouble you will find it but SB is no different from somewhere like Magaluf etc…ive travelled to over 30 countries and SB doesnt even rank in the top 20 for dangerous places. there are beggars and whores etc but who cares they are only broke they mean no harm. it seems as if youre just a bit posh and not used to a beach holiday that isnt Barcalona or Barbados :p……in all honesty people its a lovely place and anyone with a bit of common sense will have no problems. its a bloody holiday for god sake..looking at how worried some of you are no wonder you need a holiday!!!!

    posted on Monday 11th April, 2011 at 4:36
  49. Michael Said,

    Hey Shaun,

    Thanks for reading my blog. Well if you have went on 20 holidays more “dangerous” than Sunny Beach it doesnt say much for those 20?!! Also, I never claimed it was one of the most dangerous places on earth or anything like that.

    I am going off my own experience, people who I personally know, and what I have read πŸ™‚

    Saying Sunny Beach is the same as Magaluf is wrong, .) its completely different culture, and the locals arent as easy-going on tourists as the Spanish who are used to “drunk brits” for example. The beggers and whores line is funny, who would want that on their holiday?

    I am not posh, I have been to other places which in my opinion are better e.g. Cyprus and Turkey. Its a holiday, I wanna chill, I dont wanna worry about people hassling me to buy fruit in the street or kids begging or taxi drivers ripping me off. Its all well and good people saying things like “its ok if you dont look for trouble” and things like that, its partly true, but also innocent people get caught up in trouble.

    I know, I know, I know its been said above many times… “you can get trouble anywhere” πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    p.s. Barcelona has really high crime rates in tourist areas, and I wish I was used to beach holidays in Barbados πŸ˜‰


    posted on Monday 11th April, 2011 at 13:48
  50. Charlie Said,

    I’m off to SB at the end of May. Staying in the Majestic. I’m sure it will be fine. Me the wife and our two boys aged 4 and 8. Just want a nice hotel, Nice beach and decent food. Not looking to party the night away just chill. Cant wait! I’m sure it will be fine!

    posted on Tuesday 12th April, 2011 at 16:47
  51. Michael Said,

    I was in the Majestic, it is a really really nice hotel, it was the best part of my holiday πŸ™‚

    p.s. If you like to sunbathe by the pool and the hotel is busy you will have to get up very very early to get a sunbed.

    The food wasnt the best, sometimes warm at best, the odd staff member wasnt friendly but other than that it was great, i’d go back to this hotel every time if it were in a different resort πŸ˜› The rooms were just amazing for the money, I have spent more in the past for a far lesser room πŸ™‚

    posted on Tuesday 12th April, 2011 at 18:44
  52. Charlie Said,

    Michael. Strange question….Can you flush paper down the toilet or is it binned?

    posted on Wednesday 13th April, 2011 at 9:11
  53. Charlie Said,

    Strange question……Can you flush paper down the Loo in The Majestic or is it binned?

    posted on Wednesday 13th April, 2011 at 9:22
  54. Michael Said,

    You can flush it down the toilet

    posted on Wednesday 13th April, 2011 at 15:25
  55. Charlie Said,

    How did the Majestic prices for food and drink compare to the local bars and cafs?

    posted on Thursday 14th April, 2011 at 15:40
  56. Michael Said,


    Its one of the better hotels, and the prices at the bar reflect that, there were cheaper bars around. Also, when I was there they had 2 for 1 cocktails at the bar near the pool after 5pm (i think) which made it cheaper. I remember the local beer (forgot the name now) was around the same price as the stella, but I cant say much about the bars outside because I drink vodka and Redbull which isnt cheap at the best of times πŸ˜›

    Restaurants outside were reasonable, as were shops. You will find the beach which faces the back of the hotel (that is the exit/entrance everyone uses unless you want a taxi) is a big strip of kebab stands, more or less one after the other. It was good at first, but it does get very old very fast :mrgreen: Scraps of chips and chicken kebab meat.

    But the whole myth about it all being cheap isnt true, maybe it once was, I found it the same price as most beach holiday resorts. Dont go thinking you will get imported bottles/spirits in bars/clubs dirt cheap, it wont happen. Its not expensive by all means, but its not super-cheap which is what people were telling me when they were there.

    posted on Thursday 14th April, 2011 at 23:09
  57. Charlie Said,

    Thanks Michael, Your Blog has been very helpful.

    posted on Friday 15th April, 2011 at 9:21
  58. Tracey Said,

    Hi, your blogs have been very useful. I am going to SB in August with my family including a couple of kids (8 in total) Never been there before and these reviews scare me a little. I am open minded and do not tend to carry valuables and large amounts of cash around with me where ever I go on holiday Spain, Turkey etc, so common sense is needed. We are staying in the Evrika, anyone been and whats it like?

    posted on Tuesday 26th April, 2011 at 13:23
  59. Michael Said,

    Hello Tracey,

    Thanks for reading my blog. Lots of what is written may not be relevant to people going on a family holiday, e.g. you may not be going out to bars and clubs, or going out late/early hours of the morning.

    I cant say anything about your hotel as I wasnt in it.

    There were a big mix of people when I was there, i.e. families, young groups, couples, etc.

    Which parts of the reviews scare you?

    posted on Tuesday 26th April, 2011 at 15:31
  60. john mcghee Said,

    hi michael ;the young people on this site will be scared out of there wits instead of enjoying a great holiday in sunnybeach ;whitch they will if they go and enjoy themselfs;all this talk about mafia getting beat up not taking i phones ; bulgarian people are brill and proud people;if u look for trouble u get it no matter where u are; i have a feeling that u dont like bulgaria for some reason;but let people enjoy there holiday ; dont have them going on there plane with there heads full of brocken bottlels; been to s.b many times and have flats there;sorry for going on but its like something out of the news of the world paper; oh whitch country is that paper from;;; john

    posted on Saturday 30th April, 2011 at 20:07
  61. john mcghee Said,

    hi tracy; hope you all enjoy the holiday; bulgaria is an up and coming holiday country; not the finished artical yet; the street vendors try it on so dont use them and they will dissapear ; would michael leave his wallet sticking out his pocket in his home town; and yes they flush toilet paper down the loo;they dont in some holiday resorts that michael has visited.

    posted on Saturday 30th April, 2011 at 20:29
  62. Michael Said,

    Hello John,

    Thanks for reading my blog.

    I just give my honest answers about questions. I dont buy the “its an up and coming holiday resort”, you are already making an excuse for it. How long can it be “up and coming” for anyway?

    I dont know why you are making it personal towards me, plenty people above have said their piece which wasnt positive, aswell as the other thousands online.

    “would michael leave his wallet sticking out his pocket in his home town”
    No, but Michael would use an iPhone or camera or something in a bar or at night, I wouldnt wanna carry something like that around in Sunny Beach on a night.

    posted on Sunday 1st May, 2011 at 18:45
  63. john mcghee Said,

    hi micheal; im not making it personal; just trying to say if we all think that everybody is going to get robbed ;get jumped on by a prostitute get our phones stolen ;we would all just stay in our lovely hotel rooms nothing personal michael just the facts of life in 2011; john

    posted on Sunday 1st May, 2011 at 20:04
  64. Michael Said,

    Nobody said thats so its alright πŸ™‚

    posted on Sunday 1st May, 2011 at 20:17
  65. Tracey Said,

    Thanks to you both for your comments. I find all aspects of these blogs useful. As I have said there will be 6 adults (who are all 30’s and 40’s) and 2 x 11yr old boys, so although we won’t be out in the middle of the night clubbing (I wish) we will be out in SB at night as we all are fun loving and enjoy a good night out. I have already heard about the prositutes, trannies and street traders, so I am a little concerned, but as long as you are careful and don’t carry valuables for everyone to see, we should be OK. But like I said, it does concern me somewhat, but I have found these blogs even more useful and feel that I know alittle bit more about my future holiday than before. I’m still looking forward to it though – just very open minded!!

    posted on Tuesday 3rd May, 2011 at 13:05
  66. Charlie Said,

    One question…..Why Bloody Beach at the top of the page?

    posted on Tuesday 3rd May, 2011 at 15:56
  67. Michael Said,

    If you are in a mixed-family then you should be fine, the most hassle you may get is people trying to get you into their restaurants. going as a group of 21yr old lads may be a different story πŸ˜›

    In reference to bloody beach, thats what many media/people called it when I was there, a tourist was killed, from Denmark as I recall. I think lots of tourist operators had stopped holidays there calling it “unsafe”.

    p.s. If you have kids there are a few McDonalds there. They probably want to know that :mrgreen:

    posted on Tuesday 3rd May, 2011 at 17:30
  68. Charlie Said,

    I really dont know whether I’m dreading going now! I’m off to Lanzarote in July and Ibiza in October so if SB turns out wonky at least I have 2 other hols!!

    posted on Wednesday 4th May, 2011 at 8:50
  69. Michael Said,

    I wouldnt be dreading it. In my opinion I did not feel very “safe” and always had to think about things just that little bit more, be a little more aware of my sorroundings etc. which isnt what I want to do, its supposed to be a holiday πŸ™‚

    Your staying at the majestic, its an amazing hotel, I couldnt really say much bad about it other than the food being warm and not hot sometimes, the odd staff member wasnt the most friendly, and I doubt you would get a lounger by the pool.

    You will have to come back to my blog and write a comment of how it all went πŸ™‚

    posted on Wednesday 4th May, 2011 at 13:29
  70. Brad Said,


    I have just booked for next June 2 weeks at the Aqua Nevis Clubhotel located on the west side of sunny beach 500m from the resort centre according to the brochure. This is where the big water park is located.
    I am taking the wife and two kids aged 8 & 10.
    Apparently the hotel is new for 2011.
    My wife is getting herself into a bit of a worry as she has been reading this blog.
    We are going all inclusive so for the most time we will spend our days & prob nights at the resort.
    Naturally we will want to venture out to the beach and see the local area at some stage.
    Its a long shot but has anyone seen this hotel? is Sunny Beach a place for family’s? I wouldn’t take my kids to San Antonio in Ibiza as its a full on party resort…can the same be said for SB?
    I realise that you could find trouble anywhere if you went looking for it. Please put my mind at rest πŸ™‚

    posted on Sunday 8th May, 2011 at 23:21
  71. Michael Said,

    next June, like 2012? Wow thats booking up early!

    There is no real “west side” I dont know what they would mean. Sunny beach is on the East coast of Bulgaria, and the strip runs north-ish to south-ish (obviously cant run any more east, you’d be in the sea :mrgreen: ) It sounds like you will be quite close to resort centre.

    It is true Sunny Beach is quite a party place, I think it will depend on whereabouts your hotel is, where you wonder at night to see how much of a “party place” it is. If its a cheaper hotel closer to the nightlife maybe it will attract more younger people? Its hard to say.

    posted on Monday 9th May, 2011 at 21:30
  72. Rich Said,

    Yes me too at the Aqua Nevis next year. I cannot find any more info about the hotel or where it is. If you find out anything, will you let me know

    posted on Thursday 12th May, 2011 at 16:41
  73. michelle Said,

    Hi Michael,

    I know it was a while ago you went to Bulgaria but I was wondering if you or anyone else knows if it is better to change your money when you get there?? I’ve heard not to go to the dodgy exchange places and know to use the crown but I’m finding it hard to find the current exchange rates on the net for Bulgaria. I’m thinking you’d probs get a better rate over there but would rather find out before I fly 13th june. thank you.

    posted on Wednesday 25th May, 2011 at 13:09
  74. Brad Said,


    There are new pictures of the Hotel on first choices website…looks good. We shall see. Our friends have booked the same holiday so should be good.

    posted on Wednesday 25th May, 2011 at 18:02
  75. Michael Said,

    Hello Michelle,

    I cannot really give much advice about changing your money over there, since I didnt do it. I heard about only using crown exchanges. As for the rates, maybe they will be a little better over there maybe they wont, I wouldnt let that bother you, the rate differences are hardly anything unless you get thousands and thousands; e.g.
    post office Β£1000 = 2069 LEV
    Travelex Β£1000 = 2093 Lev
    (those were todays prices, they will change!)

    So that is only 24 lev difference on Β£1000, which is only around Β£12; Obviously getting less money means less difference.

    Remember the golden rule of “if it looks too good to be true, it probably is”


    posted on Wednesday 25th May, 2011 at 22:57
  76. Sarah Said,

    hi, me and my friend are going to Sunny Beach this July and were wondering how busy the resort is in the evening (near the hotels as opposed to in the centre) ?
    As 2 teenage girls, we worry about the journeys home in the evenings, would you advise to get a taxi?

    posted on Sunday 29th May, 2011 at 22:42
  77. bezan Said,

    hi guys ,, i am going to SB with 2 friends from leeds to morrow at 7 pm 30/jun so we really look forward to it and we staying in imperial hotel ,, i sany one else going there and any one know some thing good or bad about there thnx

    posted on Sunday 29th May, 2011 at 22:54
  78. bezan Said,

    oop is any one i mean sorry ,,,,,

    posted on Sunday 29th May, 2011 at 22:55
  79. Michael Said,

    Hello πŸ™‚

    Sarah, the resort was busy when I was there, I probably will be in the peak season. It depends where your hotel is, some are close to the main bars and clubs and some are not. If you get a taxi remember to agree a price before you set off.

    posted on Sunday 29th May, 2011 at 23:12
  80. Charlie Said,

    Dispelling the Myths……………

    I was in Sunny beach last week from 23 May and got back on Monday 30th May.
    I stayed in The Majestic which is superb. It has an excellent pool for the kids starting at nothing and slowly getting deeper on a shallow incline. The food was great and the whole hotel experience is one of the best I have ever had. Only complaint was that the windows in the room opened fully with no restriction and they could not be locked. They opened out directly onto a drop down to the floor. Toddlers and children could easily open these and fall straight out onto the floor below and there are 9 floors! We were on the 6th! I had to tie both handles together for peace of mind with having a 4 year old. Sunny beaxh IS still cheap compared with the Eurozone and even cheaper than the UK. Some bars are cheaper than others with lots having 2 for 1 offers. In one bar we got 4 rum and cokes, 2 white Russians, a kids cocktail, a bottle of water, a pizza, nuggets and chips, 2 burgers and chips and 2 pints of lager for Β£35! The area we stayed in to the north of Sunny Beach is a lot better than the resort centre which is more your Benidorm type thing. We only ventured there once and it was during the day. It was ok though, your usual resort for the young revellers! Would have been me 20 years ago! Ha. We saw no Mafia, No prostitues and no trouble but like I say that was during the day. Nessebar was nice but you get hassled every step to buy trinkets for Β£2 a necklace. Just politely decline or they will swarm on you! The weather was brilliant. 23 degress every day but felt a lot more. Always sunny! I was concerned about the weather as the internet sites were always saying cloudy or Thundery! We had a bit of cloud but it was nothing really! Overall——–Would I go Back? Most definately yes but I would have to stay in the same area in the same hotel or one nearby. There were about 5 hotels in this area which looked top notch!……I was really concerned about going to Sunny Beach after reading this blog but after going and seeing it for myself and can reccomend it for Families staying in ione of the better hotels. I cant speak for the others in the centre of Sunny Beach as I would imagine they would not be as good.

    Lanzarore next in July!!!

    Cant wait.

    posted on Wednesday 1st June, 2011 at 9:44
  81. Michael Said,

    glad you had a good time πŸ™‚

    posted on Wednesday 1st June, 2011 at 19:51
  82. Christian Said,

    Hi Michael, Im 36 year old male, thinking of moving to sunny beach to work an live, im slightly concerned about property being broken into, how is the place out of season? I just want to do what im doing now, which is working an living but abroard, its just the propertys are so cheap to buy πŸ™‚ Chris

    posted on Monday 6th June, 2011 at 21:49
  83. bezan Said,

    i just came back from sunny beach and i had great time ,, hotel , restaurant , room , food . staff ,,,and every thing 100% perfect i cant wait to go back ,,,,,,,,,,

    posted on Monday 6th June, 2011 at 22:09
  84. Michael Said,


    I am sorry I have no idea about what its like out of season. If you are going to live there you would probably be better off going for a holiday after the holiday season to see what its like. Also learn Bulgarian πŸ˜€

    Good Luck πŸ™‚

    posted on Monday 6th June, 2011 at 22:33
  85. Eli Said,

    Can I go to the beach (or pools) topless or it isn’t possible???

    posted on Thursday 9th June, 2011 at 9:32
  86. Michael Said,

    Yes you should be able to go topless; The pools may differ depending on the hotels.

    posted on Thursday 9th June, 2011 at 20:37
  87. Wacko Said,

    Me and my pals are over on sun, have it large all the way from west london! ain’t having all this scaremongering about mafia this and that we’re 24 hour geezers and won’t stand for any gypsy shit! D’you work for Thomas cook or something? cos i’m not sure if your spouting?!?!

    posted on Friday 10th June, 2011 at 7:44
  88. Michael Said,

    R.I.P. Wacko :mrgreen:

    posted on Friday 10th June, 2011 at 9:04
  89. Big Chief Said,

    Wacko sounds like a nutter ! we are going over ( 20 of us to be exact ) on sunday aswell. wacko do you want to be my personal bodygaurd ? Essex boys on tour and anything wacko can do we will match !!!!!!!! whats the drug situation like out there michael ? shall we take our own bugle or can we get plenty over there ?

    posted on Friday 10th June, 2011 at 20:39
  90. Michael Said,

    you should say no to drugs πŸ˜€

    posted on Friday 10th June, 2011 at 20:58
  91. scouse Said,

    Hi Michale,

    We are 10 Liverpool lads going to SB for a stag do. We wont be dressing up in fancy dress as to not offend local custom and traditions.

    Instead we will be sporting our everyday casual wear that boasts black and pink shell suits and trainers with smart curly hair do’s and the odd one or two of us may even sport a handsome moustache for the ladies πŸ™‚

    Do you think we will be OK in SB, is it any worse then say Toxteth on a Saturday night?

    We was thinking of hiring a car but are worried that the locals may steal the wheels…what do you think?

    posted on Monday 13th June, 2011 at 21:20
  92. bezan Said,

    hi scouse ,, you will be ok dont worry about any thing , i came back in S B 2 weeks ago then i was worryed like you , but evry thing went 100% perfect just go and enjoy ,,,,,,,,

    posted on Tuesday 14th June, 2011 at 2:48
  93. adriano Said,

    I and others 3 my italian friends go in SB in july hotel Chaika..can you tell me how

    posted on Tuesday 14th June, 2011 at 17:02
  94. bezan Said,

    how what ?hhhhhhhhh

    posted on Wednesday 15th June, 2011 at 0:22
  95. lee Said,

    hey folks me and my mates are headin to SB on 15th july and stayin at mariner for 2 weeks, there are 11 of us and all lads aged between 19- 22 and scottish anyway just wanted to get some up to date info of evrything lol prices food drink hot spots and wat are the best things to do when out there and wats the best clubs ? im plannin on takin 1000 pound ? will this be enough to last me 2 weeks ? any help or info would be very helpful

    posted on Wednesday 22nd June, 2011 at 1:50
  96. Jack Said,

    Hi im going in july with 11 friends all boys. How much are the prostitutes?

    posted on Tuesday 28th June, 2011 at 13:28
  97. Charlie Said,

    Get a girlfriend, They’re free and disease free to boot!

    posted on Tuesday 28th June, 2011 at 16:10
  98. Lawson Said,

    Hi ppl. I’m going to sunny beach 11th July 2011 and i want to take my bank card, what are the ATM machines like if they is any lol. Thanks

    posted on Tuesday 28th June, 2011 at 17:33
  99. jack Said,

    I think that people should remember that this was a review of Sunny Beach in 2007…..with respect Michael, you are most certainly no expert on Sunny Beach and yet you are giving advice 4 years after your holiday??

    Sunny Beach was a very different place in 2007, remember it was only on 01 Jan 07 that Bulgaria joined the EU, a massive amount has changed since then

    If people want proper up to date advice then they should ignore this and look at forums like tripadvisor with people who have been recently and can give really accurate advice on the resort, your information actually had a bit of relevance in 2007 but is way out of date now!

    posted on Wednesday 29th June, 2011 at 8:13
  100. Michael Said,

    You are right, but just because it is old does not mean its irrelevant. There are things which may have changed, but also things that havent. The initial review is about my time in 2007, but I know people who have been since, I have read other forum and website reviews, and those are as mixed now as they were when I was there. If you didnt go in 2007 but you do now how do you know it HAS changed?

    As far as what I have read I wouldnt say the reort has changed from 2007 to 2011.

    I am not an expert on Sunny Beach, never claimed to be, and never really gave much “advice” per-say, only told of my experience there and what I have read and heard from others; Advice I have given (e.g. about exchanging money) has no difference of the date or even where you go, Sunny Beach or not, just general holiday tips. πŸ™‚

    From what I read elsewhere there are still beggers, people being ripped off, prostitutes, fights, people thinking it was more expensive than they first thought; Those are negatives, and I am still reading about them. I have also read in other places most people liked the hotel I was in, just like I said, and they complained about the exact stuff I did. So I am thinking that hasnt changed either, even after “4 years” πŸ˜‰


    posted on Wednesday 29th June, 2011 at 9:29
  101. Ellie. Said,

    I visited Sunny Beach on the 23rd may 2011 for a week with my best friend and have to say we had the most fantastic time! We stayed in Iberostar Tiara Beach hotel which was an excellent choice, the only downside to it was we had to walk 20mins to get to the main strip (flower street) but it was nice to have a quiet retreat away from the nonstop action in the main part after a heavy night out! & we did manage to catch the little road train for 3lv which was so fun, felt like the Queen as everyone was waving as we went past ha!

    We did experience a few issues with men over there making inappropriate comments or having our bums groped! However We never felt in danger and met so many lovely people, both locals and of other nationalities which totally outweighed the bad ones.

    Yes you do get hassled alot to buy things including food, drink and souvenirs, we found having a laugh with them worked best, i.e replying with silly answers etc..made them laugh & leave us alone (prob thought we were a bit crazy!)

    Didnt get anything stolen, I accidently left my blackberry in the hotel lobby and returned to my room, once I realised it was gone I thought I would never get it back, but the barman at the hotel had handed it into reception which proves the point that not all people are out to get you..or your belongings!!

    Never experienced any violence, Im sure it does occur as in any place, perhaps we were too drunk to notice!

    So I guess to sum it up… DONT BE PUT OFF BY THE BAD REVIEWS! we had a fantastic time and the pros definitely outweight the cons! As for your personal safety, I’d say common sense prevails!, chill out, relax, sunbathe, drink, and have a FAB time!

    Any questions, dont hesistate to ask!! πŸ™‚

    posted on Monday 4th July, 2011 at 23:07
  102. Murdo John Said,

    Hi Ellie

    Me and 3 of the guys are away next week. We are all early 30s but still enjoy the club scene etc. Just wondered if you could tell us the average price of drink in levs (in pubs as opposed to ‘clubs’) and also if you could recommend any good places to go at night. Do you have the full range of beach activities you might get in the Balearics, for example (jet skis, para sailing, watersports etc)

    Many thanks in advance!

    posted on Thursday 14th July, 2011 at 3:48
  103. Charlie Said,

    All the usual beach activities going on. Not sure about the drink prices in the main area of Flower St. I’m too old for that now!! From what I experienced though its still a lot cheaper than the eurozone and the UK.

    posted on Thursday 14th July, 2011 at 10:27
  104. Charlie Said,

    PS Watch out for the Jellyfish! There were loads. I’m not sure if they sting. I trod on a dead one and nowt happened!

    posted on Thursday 14th July, 2011 at 10:28
  105. Charlie Said,

    I just googled. They are Moon Jellyfish and they dont sting humans!

    posted on Thursday 14th July, 2011 at 10:33
  106. Murdo John Said,

    Thanks Charlie.

    This to all – We are staying at Marack apartmenthotel – anyone got info on this?

    We are from Glasgow – really can’t imagine SB to be any hairier than Sauchiehall St at 3am on a Sat night (Magaluf and San Antonio were completely tame by comparison!)

    posted on Thursday 14th July, 2011 at 15:27
  107. Ellie. Said,

    Hey John.
    in the pubs you can get a beer for like 2-3 lv and they are like the big tankard glasses which is cool, cocktails were buy one get one free pretty much everywhere and they cost around 10lv, so if you split that 5lv for each glass.
    International brands like corona etc are quite expensive so id avoid those if you dont have much cash. Jager bombs were around the same price as here, We didnt have alot of spending money so took advantage of the all inclusive in the hotel and stuck to the cheapest drinks so mostly the local draught beer!
    If you like live bands, there was a place called the funny pub which we went to first for a few drinks and seemed to have a band playing every night. theres loads of little bars which are alll pretty good. as for clubs we mainly seemed to end up in iceberg, probably beacuse we got free entry before 12 (because we are female). if you do go there make sure you find a promoter in the street as they hand out a voucher for a free cocktail!,
    We did notice jet skis along the beach but didnt enquire about them as we thought it would be quite expensive.

    Hope this helps πŸ™‚

    posted on Thursday 14th July, 2011 at 15:47
  108. Martin Said,


    We going for two weeks in high season on self catering basis. We will eat out everday and plan to have a good couple of weeks. Can anyone estimate how much we need to take?


    posted on Saturday 16th July, 2011 at 20:08
  109. Martin Said,

    Just been reading through the comments on here and i’m glad to hear that the locals/mafia do not take kindly to Brits on the piss waving their knobs about. Sounds like the same as anywhere, if you act like Ricky Hatton in Birmingham Town Centre there will be a Floyd Mayweather round the corner. Show me a place thats blissful paradise and trouble free and i’ll show you a tourist board thats full of shit. As long as you respect those around you and their culture the chances are you will have a good time…simples!

    posted on Sunday 17th July, 2011 at 19:58
  110. Michael Said,

    Nobody can estimate how much you need to take, it depends how you live for the time you are there (where you eat, where you drink, what you drink, buying other things etc. etc. etc.)

    posted on Sunday 17th July, 2011 at 23:17
  111. Tracey Said,

    Just got back from Sunny beach after a weeks hol (10-17july), so glad i never read these reviews before i went or i would of been worrying, i have been in many different countries on holiday and can honestly say i absolutely loved it and cant wait to go back hopefully before sept when the season ends the weather is fantastic and it cools down on an evening so its not stuffy, bulgarian people lovely and helpfull, you can shop around and get a pint of lager for 1 lev or pay 3 – 4 lev its up to the individual if they want to shop about same with the food. Mc donalds was the most expensive i have been too, i got 2x happy meals for 20 lev. Our hotel the sunny beauty was not on the beach but was only about a ten min walk away it was only 3 star but when we arrived and went into the appartment it was really nice and would definately recomend it, i also had a little look in a few more on the beach to get prices and an idea of what they are like for our return and i found the hotels were all of a high standard compared to other holiday destinations, all in all very impressed, never seen no beggars, prostitutes or any trouble at all.

    posted on Monday 18th July, 2011 at 0:14
  112. kerry cosgrove Said,

    hi im going to sunny beach on the 22nd july 2011 with my husband we arestaying at the hotel pomorie ive read a lot of bad reviews on the pomorie and sunny beach and to tell you the truth im so scared about going ti be quite honest im petrifed!!:(( somebody please put my mind at ease…. the only thing iv heard its great for clothes is this true? and what designer labels can i find???

    posted on Tuesday 19th July, 2011 at 10:24
  113. Charlie Said,

    Kerry not sure about your hotel but as for SB in general stop worrying. It’s fine! I was there in June this year. Reading this you would think your going into a Mafia Run prostitute ring! Its so not like that!

    posted on Tuesday 19th July, 2011 at 10:53
  114. Michael Said,

    To be honest if I heard loads of bad things I wouldnt of booked; That’s why I havent had a holiday in Afghanistan yet, I hear its not a nice place to be πŸ˜‰

    I would also be careful about buying fake designer goods (from any country). Customs are clamping down on people bringing in such things.

    About the reviews….
    You have to understand that its different types of people going on different types of holiday who have different opinions, so they will do different things and see different things. The same for people saying “its cheap” or it isnt…Try buying a bottle of Corona or Bud, A Vodka and Redbull or something like that in a bar/club and tell me its cheap πŸ˜›

    The most worrying thing is I suppose is that the reviews are so mixed, Even since I was there in 2007 there are still the same good and bad reviews.

    posted on Tuesday 19th July, 2011 at 14:08
  115. Kutchalegov Said,

    Sunny Beach has developed hugely over the past few years due to its popularity. If it was as dangerous as is being incinuated on here the resort would have faded long ago.There are also a high number of Brits who have purchased holiday apartments in the area. This would not have occurred if there were these massive concerns over safety. To compare a holiday destination with Afghanistan is well…. Also try nipping into any city centre club in the UK and order a Vodka & Red Bull..you’ll get ripped off every time.

    posted on Wednesday 20th July, 2011 at 10:45
  116. Michael Said,

    I was being sarcastic about Afghanistan obviously πŸ˜€ People are buying places because its cheap, simple as that really. I actually had a look (online) at some and there were some amazing looking places in sunny beach to buy for anywhere from 25 – 40k which is super cheap; To buy something similar in Spain would be 100k+ I would tempt me…..(i wouldnt, but i’d be tempted πŸ˜› )

    Vodka and Redbull is expensive pretty much anywhere, that is my point…People say that SB is cheap, but if you drink imported things (like many do) then it can be just as expensive as the UK, Spain, Greece, or anywhere else πŸ™‚ It was not expensive, it was just “normal” which some call expensive because they have an obsession that a holiday should be cheaper than home for some reason. Some people actually think they will be able to get branded spirits like Absolut or Jack Daniels in a club and it will be a few quid.

    On the other hand, if you drink cheap things then it is cheap; But you can get that anywhere too if you know where to look; Somewhere here in the UK were doing 2 cocktail jugs for Β£10 which was good.

    Alcohol in supermarkets is cheap for sure, if you wanna buy it, have drinks in your room and then go out late that would be something. Personally i’d rather go out for the duration of the night.

    I dont really go on holiday to go around all the bars and restaurants to see which is the cheapest, I go to where I want to go to, wherever is good πŸ™‚

    posted on Wednesday 20th July, 2011 at 16:35
  117. Shae Said,

    Going here on the 2 sept for a week. Going on a club 18-30 and staying at the Juli hotel (was meant to book mariner but it sold out πŸ™ ) Does anybody have any experience of the 18-30 holiday over there or of the Juli hotel would be really appreciated



    posted on Saturday 23rd July, 2011 at 17:28
  118. Karen Said,

    I too am going to Aqua Nevis Club hotel in June 2012, new hotel, And I am going as a single parent with 2 children under 10! I will stick to the hotel and not venture too far out as the last thing I need is harrassing although I usually just say no thank you very firmly and walk on. I always purposely book family friendly hotels so that all the entertainment my children need will be on site. Previously took them to Salou and this year Turkey, Maybe see Riich or Brad and families there.

    posted on Monday 25th July, 2011 at 17:36
  119. Brad Said,

    Don’t want to worry you but it looks like the Nevis Hotel hasn’t even been built…yet.
    Go to Tripadvisor.co.uk and look up Sunny Beach – Aqua Nevis Club Hotel forum.

    Also been trying to get info from First Choice with no luck.

    posted on Monday 25th July, 2011 at 21:01
  120. Michael Said,

    Here is the link to the post on Trip Advisor:
    click here

    If I were going to this “hotel” I would be very worried, judging by what is written. I have read other reviews about people going to new hotels (including the one I was in) and I wouldnt wanna be a guinea pig according to what they wrote.

    I would advise going to the people you bought the holiday from and asking them whats going on, I wouldnt rely on what they say either; They are salesmen at the end of the day; Remember that this is your holiday and you are paying money for it! On the upside there is lots of time, but i’d be thinking of alternative accommodation if it were me.

    posted on Monday 25th July, 2011 at 22:30
  121. Hazykay Said,

    I have booked to go to SB with my husband and son aged 7. I did a lot of research online before I booked, but now doubts have crept in.

    According to this website, sunny-beach-bulgaria.com it sounds the ideal place with waterparks, jetskis, pirate ship adventure tours etc.

    I am more worried about my son seeing things he shouldn’t (trannies, prostitures, beggars etc.). Timeshare touts and people trying to get you into a bar or restaurant are everywhere in every resort and to be expected but I would like to know if anyone has gone as a couple, with a young family and experienced any of this.

    My idea of a holiday is to go and explore, not be confined to the hotel or to dash back to base before 8pm!

    posted on Tuesday 26th July, 2011 at 23:08
  122. Colin Said,

    Hi Hazykay
    You have no need to worry about your time in SB, I have been going for over 15 years with my family and the resort is fine just ignore the beggars and fruit sellers simply shake your head and say no thanks and u will be fine. The prostitues only bother single guys not a family on holiday. i think Michael needs to go a few more times ( or grow up a bit with all his negative comments) as this is putting people off.
    SB is a great family holiday if u have booked 3* accomadation or above, so go and enjoy.

    posted on Friday 29th July, 2011 at 2:13
  123. Michael Said,

    negative? Or true? πŸ™‚ As for the comments etc. you mustn’t read much of what others do write, or even what I have; Different people do different things on holiday regardless of where it is; If you are 50+ or a family and don’t go out at 2am then you may have a different view of SB to others who do.

    I have been, I have read what others have written, and its not a place I would want to go back to. That is my opinion, if you don’t agree that is fair enough πŸ™‚

    posted on Friday 29th July, 2011 at 8:58
  124. Hazykay Said,

    Thanks Colin, my mind has been put at ease.

    Michael, everyone is entitled to an opinion and you have given yours. Some people may not like it, but it is, at then end of the day, your opinion. Some people love it and return year after year some won’t go back.

    I’ll go, make the best of it and I too will have an opinion when I come back.

    The world would be a boring place if we were all the same πŸ™‚

    posted on Sunday 31st July, 2011 at 21:01
  125. Michael Said,

    You are right πŸ™‚

    But people shouldn’t going with false hopes of things, there are many people (who have comments here and many others) who like it, have a great time and have no problems. If you are ignorrant to some things that is upto the person; I don’t need to go into them again. I never said you cant or wont have a good time, only pointed out some things which I did not care for, lots are facts as well as opinion πŸ™‚

    posted on Sunday 31st July, 2011 at 22:38
  126. Hazykay Said,

    Michael, I hope you don’t think I was having a dig at you, I was just saying that some people seem to not like what you have said.

    You have many points which are so true, not everyone likes the same thing, one man’s meat is another man’s poison as they say.

    Thanks for the blog, it has been very informative and I have now gained a little insight into Bulgaria which I didn’t have before πŸ™‚

    posted on Wednesday 3rd August, 2011 at 14:22
  127. derek Said,

    Sunny beach its a real shithole they hate anyone who speaks english its just a place for a russian
    to act like they are someone …

    posted on Thursday 4th August, 2011 at 15:07
  128. Michael Said,

    Hello Hazykay,

    No I dont think you were having a dig. People can like, dislike, believe or not believe what I have written, I have been and experienced it, and given my thoughts. Many things are down to opinion, many are facts like I have said. There are beggers, prostitutes, mafia presence, fruit sellers, having to pay to use toilets even in bars which you buy drinks in, people looking to rip you off, hassling to get into bars/restaurants and so on. You can choose to ignore the “bad” points if you like, its upto the person.

    There are some good things, its cheap in terms of hotels/getting there, I have already said mine was amazing and have zero complaints, probably the best hotel I have ever been in. Supermarkets and restaurants are quite cheap, and a cheap drinks on offer if you go to cheap bars and drink cheap drinks.

    I had some good times there, I cant say it was terrible or “the holiday from hell” because it wasnt; but I doubt very much I would go back, I did not feel I could relax at times, its like I had to think just that little bit too much, which I dont want to do, I’m on holiday!! :mrgreen: For me it doesnt offer anything I couldnt get elsewhere.

    Derek, I found the locals hit and miss; Some I talked to and were really cool, mainly the bar owners/managers etc. lots of the people at “staff” level did seem a bit hostile at times, but I did talk to a few who were friendly.


    posted on Thursday 4th August, 2011 at 22:04
  129. Alexander from Bulgaria Said,

    Hey guys,
    I am from Bulgaria to be more exact. I think I can be quite helpful to all of the prospective visitors.
    First of all, do you know who visits SB every single year ? The Manchester United superstar Dimitar Berbatov!! If he, who has the money to go everywhere in the world , in every hotel in the world, chooses to stay at Majestic in Sunny Beach, what else needs to be said ?
    Yes, Sunny beach is mafia-run but who cares who is the owner of the hotel ? These people perfectly well realize that in order to make profit they need to be as nice with the visitors as possible. The restaurants are cheap and the night clubs are [b]not[/b] . For example, a bottle of Johny Walker Black Label at the typical night club costs about 250 lv (110 GBP)
    About the gipsys , sadly almost nothing can be done. During communism (1944-1989) gipsys were afraid to look at a policeman because he had the [b]LEGAL[/b] right to beat the shit out of them for no reason. They were also afraid to go in public for the same reason and were [b]LEGALLY[/b] denied the right to show up at places with foreign tourists not to embarrass the country. Now, because of all that gipsy integration European union policies , they steal from people, from the country (electricity and water) , and no one can prevent them because it would be considered as discrimination.
    There is a good chance you see more Mercedes and BMW and even Bentley cars at SB than in London. If you see someone driving such cars and he is short, skinhead with HUGE, and I cannot stress this enough, HUGE biceps, and HUGE golden or silver chains around his neck, he is a mob πŸ˜‰ But then again, dont you expect these people to cause any harm. They just like to look respectful.

    About the locals, they are friendly people. Bulgarians who can afford a vacation at SB (and they are not many since the average salary is 300 GBP per MONTH), are open minded and love chatting with tourists. Many of them have been raised with western movies and traditions. I am talking about the typical 25-30 year old office worker πŸ™‚

    posted on Monday 8th August, 2011 at 16:04
  130. Michael Said,

    Dimitar has good taste because the Majestic is very nice πŸ˜‰

    p.s. I agree with most of what you said.

    posted on Monday 8th August, 2011 at 16:25
  131. ivanhoe Said,

    i am a 44 year old bloke going to SB on my own on the 10th sept 2011 and i love a good drink and a mooch round different bars but a very bad picture has been painted about the place on this blog.Is it realy as bad as what some people are saying ? i have spoke to people i know who have been recently and they have said its great.I agree with people who have said just screw your loaf and its ok which is what you try to do wherever you go on holiday.
    has any one got a report on the hotel glarus ?

    posted on Saturday 13th August, 2011 at 21:03
  132. toni Said,

    Hey I’m staying at the sredets anyone no what this is like and I’m going september the 5th will it still be busy?

    posted on Sunday 28th August, 2011 at 17:48
  133. Debbie Said,

    Hi we have just come back from 2weeks in bulgaria staying at the riu helios in sb.It was fantastic the food was good the hotel entertanment was brill (all from bulgaria) made some good friend.This was our second time going to bulgaria and we loved it.We didn’t do the night life but people told us it was good.We are now looking forward to going back next year can’t wait

    posted on Tuesday 30th August, 2011 at 16:08
  134. Bostin Brummie Said,

    Not long back after 2 weeks in SB. Never saw any fighting . Never saw any prostitute or any other deviants, Never saw any piss heads on side walks. Never saw any seedy couples getting it on in alley ways. Never saw any evidence of drugs…….. SO DISSAPPOINTED, BACK TO MAGALUF NEXT YEAR!

    posted on Monday 26th September, 2011 at 16:51
  135. Michael Said,

    You obviously weren’t looking hard enough :mrgreen:

    posted on Monday 26th September, 2011 at 20:08
  136. Sponda Said,

    Hey, this was a great thread but I have some questions. I’m helping plan a final year holiday for my uni class and there will be a bunch (100 ish) of rowdy students, but not all of them want to party all the time. Did anyone go outside of sunny beach to explore or take any excursions (are there even any excursions?). Also did anyone stay at the Victoria residencies? Looking into this and a few other places so any info would be great! Thanks

    posted on Thursday 3rd November, 2011 at 20:51
  137. Michael Said,

    Hello πŸ™‚
    Yeah you can go on excursions to places like Nessebar, and a shopping centre and Sofia I think, Also Turkey if I remember. I know of the Victoria Palace hotel, dunno if that is the same as what you are talking about but it looks nice. If it’s the same one then it is further down away from the “centre”.

    posted on Friday 4th November, 2011 at 16:33
  138. Pennyman Said,

    Went to SB in 2003 on honeymoon had a fab time and never sew any trouble and locals very friendly.We are going back this August 2012 with our 6year old daughter and have booked the Aqua nevis club hotel.This hotel is still being built and should be finished for the 2012 season, if not First Choice will have to find me the same or better so no panic.Great blog on tripadvisor regarding this.All have a great time and enjoy its YOUR HOLIDAY

    posted on Monday 9th January, 2012 at 13:53
  139. Thomas Said,

    Hi Were going to stay at the Hotel Pomorie, is it safe at night in that area, also heard of rooms being burgled at night, can someone cast some light on this please

    posted on Sunday 15th January, 2012 at 18:20
  140. tony Said,

    hi everyone, me and 7 of my mates are looking to go my mums has a place out there at the garden of eden hotel near st valas i think i’ve been there about 3 times ages ago i just need to know if the nightlife is any good i know what to do in the day time and the apartment we are at next door is the miafa’s house and i’ve not heard of any bad things happening also, all the times i’ve been there i have never seen a black person and my friend isblack and i dont know what thier reaction will be ?

    posted on Friday 27th January, 2012 at 19:04
  141. Charlie Said,

    Tony…..What drugs are you on mate?

    posted on Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 9:55
  142. tony Said,

    what ? I’m serious

    posted on Friday 10th February, 2012 at 15:28
  143. Daniel Said,

    Hi everyone, me and four of my mates are going to the mariner hotel in sunny beach on july 20th for two weeks, we are all 19-20 years old and going on a lads holiday, we have been once before and loved it, just wondering if there is any other groups going at this time, cheers

    posted on Friday 23rd March, 2012 at 17:30
  144. Charlie Said,

    There will be other groups going at this time. πŸ™‚

    posted on Tuesday 27th March, 2012 at 16:20
  145. lisa Said,

    hi, i’ll be in SB from 19th june till the 10th of july…i’m really looking forward to this holiday…and i’m not at all worried about all that’s been said here because a friend of mine has spent a lovely holiday there only last summer…my question is will i be able to wear a summer dress in the evening when we go out…or will it be too cold for that…because i’ve done some research and it said that june/july you get about 17-18Β°c at night…just wondering if might not be bit chilly.

    posted on Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 16:50
  146. upfc Said,

    Heading to SB on the 18th June with a ‘group’ of my football pals from uni. When I say group I mean 50 lads.

    Don’t believe all the bad shit written otherwise you’ll spend your whole time being a boring fuck. As the saying goes, YOLO.

    See you out there,

    Get boozey, upfc x

    posted on Thursday 12th April, 2012 at 18:31
  147. Charlie Said,

    Your Old Laborious Oldies?

    posted on Friday 13th April, 2012 at 10:51
  148. Tommy Said,

    we fly out on the 3rd of June from glasgow, some of these reviews are scary πŸ™
    maybe should’ve went to turkey instead

    posted on Sunday 15th April, 2012 at 23:15
  149. Hannah Said,

    Hey, me and 2 of my friends are going to sunny beach in aug, we staying in the mariner studios for a week.. we’ve heard some good/bad things.. but isnt that everywhere? is there anything we got to be carefull of ect? xx

    posted on Tuesday 17th April, 2012 at 12:55
  150. Benji Said,

    Hey all. Some very interesting points made here about sunny beach. I went for the first time last year with 4 friends who had all been there before me and had told me all the stories that have been mentioned above with gypsies and prostitutes. I was a little cautious going over but in the end I had the time of my life. The prostitutes were non existent on the main street and my friends were amazed by this as they had experienced hassle with them every year before. Also we only met the gypsies once and as long as your aware of their tricks they won’t bother you ( what we saw was them using a puppy and pretending he was abandoned. Once you picked h up they would swarm you an rob you in a second). Like I said don’t fall for there tricks and the signs are pretty obvious. In general one of my friends has been going for 6 years and he says it’s been safer and safer every year. Like anywhere you need to keep your wits about you. From what we heard last year all the prostitutes seem to have been forced to the beach to look for business so do not walk the beach alone at night or there’s a serious chance you’ll be robbed.

    Anyway onto the night life. I found it to be absolutely brilliant. Club orange, lazur and the Viking club were all superb. Impossible not to enjoy your night there. Loads of great bars along the beach also with excellent djs. Also the corner bar was our personal favourite before clubbing and I’d recommend it to any group of lads. You can’t beat the value of the local beers and if you drink them all week and the cocktails are on special offer all day you’ll find it hard to spend money. Places to eat like Mcdonalds and subway are the same prices as they are anywhere but according to my friends the food has improved every yer they have went. De jannys was the best restaurant we were in and it was much cheaper than the others. Definate must for everyone that goes. All in all I think standards are increasing every year in the resort and they seem to be doing the right things

    I have to say the locals were fantastic to us in all the bars, clubs and restaurants we were in. They were very outgoing with us and we’re still in contact with some of them. We had great fun with the girls in the bar innour hotel and they even came out with us for drinks. I think the Bulgarians were lovely people to deal with

    Anyway were heading back for in July and cannot wait. I wouldn’t be negative about the place. You just need to keep your wits about you. Also make sure you haggle the price with the taxi drivers. The trains are much handier to take anyway. Have good Hols guys

    posted on Tuesday 17th April, 2012 at 16:42
  151. Emil Said,

    Seriously people, what prostitutes are you talking about? I spend a month every year in SB and have never really noticed any prostitutes abusing tourists. There are some roma prostitutes but to be honest they are much less then the black girls in Ibiza, Tenerife or any other popular destination in the world. Sunny Beach is much safer place then Ibiza, Dobrovnik or Pataya for example where robberies are really frequent. Police is patroling on regular basis and hotel and club security is of a high standard. It is much more likely to be beaten up by drunk rugby dudes from Bristol then Bulgarians who are very polite, open minded and cosmopolitan people.

    posted on Tuesday 1st May, 2012 at 4:15
  152. Michael Said,

    lol in the first sentance you say there are no prostitutes and in the second say that there are!!! :mrgreen:

    posted on Tuesday 1st May, 2012 at 13:10
  153. lisa Said,

    so is it warm enough at night around june/july to wear a dress or shorts??…because i find the climate charts a bit disturbing -.-

    posted on Tuesday 1st May, 2012 at 18:11
  154. Laura Said,

    Hi :),
    Myself and a few friends are flying to Bulgaria; Sunny beach in July and just wanted to know whether they check ID to get into the Bars and Clubs as some of them aren’t 18 yet…?

    posted on Thursday 3rd May, 2012 at 19:04
  155. Charlie Said,

    Lisa, It will be warm enough. I went in May last year and it was fine.
    Laura I never got checked……..But i am in my 40’s!!!! πŸ™‚

    posted on Friday 4th May, 2012 at 12:14
  156. nolan Said,

    im trying to find an apartment to buy in / near sunny beach, whats the job market for an american bartender, great, ok, no chance…… were there alot of bartenders etc that were foreigners there? good place to buy an apartment? i’ve traveled solo to 26 states in america & 12 countries around the world NEVER had any problems, people reading should chill, mafia wont kidnap you, prostitutes wont force you to have sex, and every kid is not in a smuggling/ pick pocket ring. go new places and see new people, 95% of the time you will have a fantastic time. dont be a worry wart, if your cool, people will treat you like your cool. i have a neighbor that lives in the house on my right, he’s a jerk! neighbor on my left is FANTASTIC, such is life, accept the jerk, enjoy the great!

    posted on Friday 4th May, 2012 at 16:24
  157. Laura Said,

    Thank you Charlie for your comment… I don’t suppose anyone else knows whether they check ID to get into the Bars and Clubs?

    posted on Friday 4th May, 2012 at 17:49
  158. nolan Said,

    LAURA, NO ONE will be able to tell you that, it depends on the club, is the owner/ manager watching the door staff, time of night, how crowded, is there entertainment, ive been around bars and clubs in many countries for many years, and it will be hit and miss, im sure you will get in some places. this will sound horrible BUT also, if your hot, much better chance of getting in, sad but true. good luck!!

    posted on Friday 4th May, 2012 at 18:10
  159. Michael Said,

    When I was there nobody checked ID’s…In fact, I have never known anyone to care about ID in euro-summer holiday type resorts.

    Also, there may not be a law which states that you must be 18+ to get in a club or bar, this is Bulgaria not England. All coutnries do not have the same laws, and some may not care πŸ˜‰

    LOL @ “Nolan” you can tell he is American :mrgreen:

    I am sure you will have no problem at all πŸ™‚

    posted on Friday 4th May, 2012 at 19:23
  160. lisa Said,

    Thank you Charlie very much! I cannot wait…only 36 days to go

    posted on Sunday 13th May, 2012 at 20:18
  161. max Said,

    Went to SB a few years back with the family (wife and 2 daughters 9 & 11). Stayed in the amazing Victoria Palace hotel. The hotel ‘boss’ owned the top floor and it was the highlight of the day when he decided to spend some time at the pool with his ‘nieces’ and earpiece and gun wearing bodyguards – I couldn’t help thinking Peter Sellers everytime they lumbered into view.

    As a family holiday it was fine – food, scorching weather (July), accommodation, beach and usual promenade ‘duty free’ tat along the front.

    I did hear of one Swedish lad from our hotel getting a beating in a night club from some locals – but from all accounts he asked for it, so if you’re going clubbing then perhaps pick the more ‘international’ based ones rather than the more local clientelle based ones.

    I prefer the nights in warm countries as its a bit cooler so I walked the strip at around 11pm most nights – I had very minor trouble with prostitutes – I just said no thanks and kept walking and with the exception of one who followed me for 2 minutes and ended up calling me a faggot :), it was fine.

    posted on Tuesday 5th June, 2012 at 16:05
  162. KeenButNotKeen Said,

    any one know what the situation is with racism?

    posted on Wednesday 20th June, 2012 at 0:20
  163. Javier Said,

    I’m going to sunny beach 7 july for 10 days.
    It seems opinions are devided. But if your just act normal and enjoy you don’t get in trouble.
    Can anybody recommend good hotel or studio close to all the action??

    posted on Wednesday 20th June, 2012 at 15:48
  164. Laura Said,

    Okay guys… My friend is panicking now about being checked for ID because he is 17! Can someone please give me an idea as to whether they check ID in sunny beach strip for tourists. Would be great help πŸ™‚

    posted on Wednesday 27th June, 2012 at 15:37
  165. Michael Said,

    Hello Laura,
    See my reply, number 159 about ID.

    posted on Wednesday 27th June, 2012 at 18:17
  166. Abi Said,

    Hey I’m going to sunny beach in July, staying at the pomorie next to the fenix? Anyone know anything about it? And also some of these reviews have really scared me to be honest x

    posted on Thursday 28th June, 2012 at 20:50
  167. Max Said,

    Abi, i’m going with 2 mates, both lads, in July as well. It just sounds like you have to employ common sense but then you’d do that in any place right?

    To be fair, i live in a very nice city in the north west of England but still see trouble occuring every now and then. Stands to reason that if locals see tourists come along and treat their town with disrespect then they may have the odd word or two to say.

    Have you checked the reviews on tripadvisor for your hotel? Usually the best place to do it. We’re staying at, and don’t laugh, Fairies Palace which has very good reviews.

    posted on Sunday 8th July, 2012 at 22:58
  168. Charlie Said,

    Max – You must live in Chetser then!

    posted on Monday 9th July, 2012 at 10:50
  169. Charlie Said,

    Max – You must live in Chester then!

    posted on Monday 9th July, 2012 at 10:50
  170. Martin Said,

    I’ve just read all the above comments and I guess it’s a bit better than it was in 2007. We are going on a family holiday to SB for the first time at the end of July and are staying at the Hotel Korona, does anyone know if it’s ok? . Also i’m a keen photographer and I was going to take my DSLR and lens which cost Β£3000 but now i’m not sure if it’s safe to walk around with this kind of kit. I took my DSLR to Alghero in Sardinia and never felt threatened day or night. Any one got any advice please.

    Thank you

    posted on Monday 9th July, 2012 at 13:16
  171. Charlie Said,

    If it’s insured!

    posted on Tuesday 10th July, 2012 at 16:08
  172. Connor Said,

    Just wondering how strict they are over there with the drinking age as a few of the lads won’t quite be 18 so we don’t want to go if they’re not going to get in? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!:)

    posted on Wednesday 11th July, 2012 at 22:03
  173. Michael Said,

    @Connor – Read the above comments.


    posted on Wednesday 11th July, 2012 at 23:52
  174. Max Said,

    I was wondering how you might’ve guessed that Charlie but then I realised that Chester is the only nice city in the North West!

    posted on Thursday 12th July, 2012 at 11:52
  175. Jake Said,

    I love bulgria I went there last year had no promblems, has anyone stayed at Bravo 5 apraments if so whats it like ? (im going 29th july) looking foward to it πŸ™‚

    posted on Sunday 15th July, 2012 at 21:38
  176. Svetoslav, Bulgariq Said,

    Most of the brits enjoy their vacations here. Here some advises from me
    1. Be very careful where you change money. Crown change are not with the best rates, but they will not cheat you, ATM are not safe, sometime they have fishing divises, be careful. So use banks or Crown…
    2. Don’t try/buy food from the street “walkers”, also don’t change money on the street.
    3. Don’t use taxi
    4. Try not to do stupid thing if u drunk, the locals don’t take shit from nobody

    One of the reasons “locals” are not very friendly is because they work the whole summer, rearly geting a free day, so they are pritty worked up.

    PS: I work at Crown πŸ˜‰

    posted on Thursday 26th July, 2012 at 3:36
  177. Svetoslav, Bulgaria Said,

    OOps i meant Svetoslav, Bulgaria.

    posted on Thursday 26th July, 2012 at 3:36
  178. Charlie Said,

    Whats up with the street walkers food?

    posted on Thursday 26th July, 2012 at 11:14
  179. Svetoslav, Bulgaria Said,

    They will still your money if they can, they will sell it to you 2/3/5/10/15 more expensive if they can. There some exceptions, but rearly. The food itself is not so bad…

    And we are trying to get rid of the thiefs, beggers but you have to understand Sunny beach + Nessebar are more than 500 000 people. During the summer most ot bulgaria/jipsy scum come over here for easy money.

    posted on Saturday 28th July, 2012 at 0:39
  180. Martin Said,

    Hey guys…i recently came across this blog and i just wanna drop a few lines.
    I have lived in Berlin, New York and currently Sao Paulo. All these three places are waaay more dangerous than Sunny Beach.Bulgaria.. .So if you feel safe going to one of those cities, you should not have any worries about spending your holidays in sunny beach. Ive been there twice and nothing bad happened, just the opposite i had an awesome experience. Very nice and affordable hotels, food is really good, nice sandy beaches and lots of parties.
    Problems might only happen if you are drunk as hell and go all cocky talkin crap to random people…. and the chances you will be beaten up by a local are less than to get beaten by another tourist. I remember i saw groups of british and scandinavian guys, all drunk breaking stuff around, shouting at random people and even throwing glasses in the bars…
    to sum up, i loved my two holidays in sunny beach/bulgaria, i can highly recommend the place..i can assure you if you are acting normal nothing bad will happen…

    PS: I was in Barcelona in april and yes i got approached by prostitutes, there was many beggers on the streets and people offering me to exchange money on the street….yet barcelona is considered one of the most beautiful places in europe…so dont exaggerate πŸ˜‰

    posted on Thursday 2nd August, 2012 at 16:36
  181. Michael Said,

    You cannot really compare a major city, because there is always going to be more crime or be “dangerous”. You could say the same about London and probably many other major cities. The difference with Sunny Beach is that they are less forgiving to the western ways, let’s say πŸ˜›

    posted on Friday 3rd August, 2012 at 12:39
  182. john Said,

    i have a place in st vlas it is beside the marina and lovely beaches the people are fine and the area is very very quiet our place is 10 mins from the centre of sunny beach i have be going there since 1997 and have 3 daughters never had a minutes trouble nessebar is beautiful you can go to burgas which is a nice place the food is good in de jannys never been bothered in sunny beach by strange women or anything like that and never seen any fights unless your looking for them .im selling a property if any body is interested up beside marina.

    posted on Friday 7th September, 2012 at 13:12
  183. angie Said,

    well wot can i say i went bulgaria and stayed in barcelo only got back on saturday morning. i thought it was rubbish it was the end of the season everywhere was shutting couldnt get milk bread or anything, bars and restrurants were closing down, entertainment was crap same songs same shit everywhere u go, beach was full of big jelly fish rite near the surface, wasps everywhere, all the people were dead ignorant only understood u wen it came to money, hotel well no entertainment, pools were big but frezzing, it was thunderstorms the day we got there till a week though the holiday then it was hot, nothing to do all holiday and we went as a family of 6 adults and 2 kids there was nothing for children to do, all i can say it was shit shit shit and wouldnt reccomend any one to go the load of ignorant twats.. please take this in connsidration but u book, because it is a waste of money. oh and as for the flight comming home that was shit no music no tv the table was broke for ure food, and u coulndt use your lev money,

    posted on Tuesday 2nd October, 2012 at 11:17
  184. Jack Said,

    Angie are you for real???, there are at least 5 supermarkets which are open all year in Sunny Beach, anyway what do you expect from the weather in South east Europe at the end of September???, didn`t you do any research before you went, it`s not Miami FFS!

    Nothing to do??….jeez 2 mins on the internet and you can book everything from a jeep safari to horse riding to parascending..and as for no music and tv on the plane…pleeeeze.it`s a 3 hour flight, what are you expecting??, and so what you couldn`t use leva, you should have done some simple research, anyway they tell you what currency is accepted on board in the in flight magazine which you could have read on the way out, maybe you should hire your own learjet and butler to take care of your every whim

    People didn`t understand you??….so what did you expect in a foreign country you are in Bulgaria, why should everyone speak English, did you try to speak Bulgarian???

    Jellyfish in the water….how strange that no one went daily and lifted them all out for you.

    As for everything being shit…..yes everything you wrote is shit, you truly haven`t the first clue about foreign travel!!

    posted on Tuesday 2nd October, 2012 at 11:57
  185. Michael Said,

    She’s entitled to her opinion. All flights i have been on have had something on the TV, not that I watched, since I just listen to my music πŸ™‚

    I could not comment on things being open or closed in the resort, but it is basically out of season/low season, so I guess it would not be the only holiday resort like this.

    Jack:Not everyone books things in advance on the internet, I wouldn’t unless there was something specific I wanted to do.

    I think they should take the local currency of where you travel to/from on the plane, if they don’t that’s up to them I guess.

    posted on Tuesday 2nd October, 2012 at 13:33
  186. Jack Said,

    very few European flights have tv or video available on the flights, it was common 5 years ago plus, but not anymore, tell me the last short haul flight that you had with tv and music???

    you are correct not everyone books activities in advance on the internet, but there are literally dozens of local tour operators in Sunny Beach, even this late in the season, who are still working….every, and i mean every single hotel in Bulgaria over 2 star rating has to have local area tourist activity information available on request

    what you think that airlines should do with regard to currency accepted on their planes is irrelevant, they decide, they also make it very clear in their in flight magazines what currency they take, Angie obviously didnt pay any attention on the way over!

    Anon, got it in one!

    posted on Wednesday 3rd October, 2012 at 13:56
  187. ANON Said,

    Why has my post been deleted?

    posted on Wednesday 3rd October, 2012 at 15:17
  188. ANON Said,

    “She’s entitled to her opinion” Come on Michael….Why aren’t I?

    posted on Wednesday 3rd October, 2012 at 15:31
  189. Diane Said,

    hi angie i totally agree with what you are saying, i also went to bulgaria in september 2012 most of the shops were boarded up and also coming home the flight had no entertainment that was the worst holiday i have ever had.

    posted on Wednesday 3rd October, 2012 at 16:06
  190. angie Said,

    Unless ure about 90 odd and want to retire I wouldn’t reccommend it was the worst holiday, and yh I am entileted to my apinion, I even went to the nessabar which was crap, and yh there was a few supermarkets open with limited stock and wasn’t stocking bk up we had a baby with us and couldn’t get milk for him!!! Wot part in bulgaria do u go coz the part we went was shit! And yes I did book in advance I booked a year beofre and the travel agents didn’t mention anything about the end of the season, everyone just rips u of, nothing was cheap over there, and I tell everyone now its the biggest con for money.

    posted on Wednesday 3rd October, 2012 at 17:32
  191. angie Said,

    And thank u micheal for not deleting my post I just want people to no how it was!

    posted on Wednesday 3rd October, 2012 at 17:45
  192. brizza Said,

    do you lot only go to sunny beach in bulgaria .then you need to get out abit more .ive been to bg since 2005 i have apartment in tsarevo near turkish border and a house in the country and love it there and theres even a english village here .but going to the main resort sunny beach . your going to get problems from time to time thats life every where .im from south london come out for a drink with me around millwall friday night .your proberly get beaten up there .its a sad world sometimes .but like they say you got the good and bad everywhere and that includes people .id say for family people in sunny beach stay in a complex and have a look round in the day with the family .and at night its for the clubbers .18 / clubs really and your going to get problems youngsters getting drunk and lairy etc .thats life but guys leave your england and your football tops at home . it dont look right .im millwall and that stays in london .go out there and have a good time .and respect and you wont get ant problems … only from the other english lol good luck enjoy

    posted on Thursday 6th December, 2012 at 22:22
  193. victoria Said,

    i’m planning on going to bulgaria this summer with my friend (both 19) and come on this post just to see people’s views. i went a few years back with my family and was just wondering what it was like for 2 teenage girls. when i went before i didn’t know about the mafia etc but it was a lovely holiday, and the food was amazing! the staff and people were all lovely and friendly, and had no trouble at all. according to people in the same hotel as us one of the waitress’s was with a member of the mafia and she was such a friendly nice person, so i wouldn’t say this is a problem. the hotel we stayed in was only basic but nice and clean, but looking forward to staying in the majestic beach hotel this time! just wondered if anyone had any advise for two teenage girls apart from just stay aware and don’t walk off on our own (as with every country) ? also would we be okay walking back to the hotel on a night time (not after clubbing being drunk, just after a few drinks at a bar so not too late) thanks X

    posted on Wednesday 6th February, 2013 at 21:53
  194. tonycrawford Said,

    could anyone tell me about sunnybeach ive booked up to go there on july 1st for two weeks me wife and two children under 10 we are stopping at grand hotel ive read a few reviews about it but cant find anything else about it need help

    posted on Sunday 3rd March, 2013 at 16:03
  195. Anonymous Said,

    Hi tony im john im from ireland i bought an appartment in st vlas in 2007 its 10 mins outside sunny beach its up beside the marina with 2 lovely beaches its heaven i go to sunny beach most evenings and i have 2 dauthers and i honestly tell u i have never seen 1 fight there the public transport is very good over there i hire a car and drive to burgas there is good shops and shopping centres also u should get go to a show its in the mountains 5 mins from sunny beach its called khans tent a great show for the family 4 course dinner and drinks wine and lemonade just b careful its the same as any country the people a ok i had no problem with them enjoy yourself john also go to nessebar its a beautiful old town 1 euro to get there

    posted on Monday 4th March, 2013 at 13:48
  196. angie Said,

    Hi tony. I can honestly say I went in october and thought it was rubbish I went with 6 adults 2 kids none of us enjoyed it. I live in england stockport and I wud much prefer to stay here in the cold n rain. Hope this helps. Oh and I stayed in barcelo. Sunny beach.

    posted on Thursday 7th March, 2013 at 16:21
  197. stacy Said,

    hi i am going on the 9th of september for 1 week stopping at the diamond hotel with my boyfriend is it still busy around this time & warm? & is there many places open still? thanks

    posted on Wednesday 13th March, 2013 at 16:49
  198. tonycrawford Said,

    hi john thanks for that imformation

    posted on Friday 17th May, 2013 at 20:27
  199. john Said,

    ok tony if your going enjoy yourself don’t forget to go to khans tent show

    posted on Friday 17th May, 2013 at 21:12
  200. tonycrawford Said,

    hi john again really looking forward to this holiday now 42 days to go and i.ll defo go to khans tent any where else i could visit thats good could you tell me what is the limit on bringing fags and spirits back ive also read on some reviews thats its cheap we have gone all inclusive and am thinking of taking around 1000 pound i already have 600 which is 1280 lev

    posted on Saturday 18th May, 2013 at 14:44
  201. john Said,

    Hi tony I would visit the old town of nessebar 10 minutes from sunny beach also go up to st vlas 10 minutes the other direction go down to the marina its beautiful there is also two great beaches they are nicer then sunny beach it will cost you 2 levs about 1 euro but marina has to be seen tony I know you can get fags and drink at the airport get them on way home I bought 1200 put them in my hand luggage no problem 3 bottles of spirits as well also change your money in the bank you get better value don’t buy fags or change money on the streets

    posted on Saturday 18th May, 2013 at 15:26
  202. tonycrawford Said,

    thanks again john for that imformation looking forward to our hols now abit worried for the hotel though read some bad reviews about it but you make your holiday.[thanks again].

    posted on Saturday 18th May, 2013 at 16:36
  203. Luke Said,

    Me and my 4 friends have booked a holiday in Bulgaria and we are looking forward to it, however 3 of us are 18 and the other will be 20, just wondering will there be other people in Sunny Beach our age? And where are all the places the English go to?

    posted on Wednesday 12th June, 2013 at 1:52
  204. mick Said,

    Hi All, I have read very conflicting views on Bulgaria and I can tel you that it is like reading Guests reviews on Booking.com for hotel bookings or similar sites.
    Some people are impossible to please and if you want to get peoples opinions on hotels in Sunny Beech and read guests reviews and out of say 60 reviews say 20 Are bad and 40 are good then you believe the majority and book that hotel.
    I have being in nearly every Country in Europe and also in africa and Asia and I go to Bulgaria nearly twice a year in May and September for several years and I have NEVER seen any trouble there but I accept that there can be trouble there as there can be anywhere so STOP worrying or you will be afraid to go on any foreign holiday at all.
    Bulgaria is the Cheapest Holiday destination in Europe, and Your Euro , Pound or Lev will go a long way.
    It is only 1 Lev to go to Nessibar on bus which is 50 cent and the new town there is also very nice with lovely people Lovely shops, bars and restaurants ,so get on your bike and stop listening to assholes, Mick in Dublin

    posted on Sunday 28th July, 2013 at 0:21
  205. Ali Said,

    Hi guys, thanks for your all comments about SB, they are really helpful, I have some questions and thank you very much in advanced.

    1. I’m Black (dark brown) is it problem with that in Bulgaria ?

    2. I might stay 20 days in SB , do you think 20 days are enough or max 15 days enough for SB

    3. I’m traveling alone, is it ok or SB is more fun in group ?

    Thank you so much πŸ™‚

    posted on Friday 2nd August, 2013 at 4:23
  206. mick Said,

    Hi Ali, If you are half Cast you are Not Black but more like a Pakastina or Indian or an Irishman with a good suntan so stop being a compulsive worrier and get your ass over there and enjoy yourself.
    If you are a good mixer and do not get bored with your company 15 to 20 days would be great as the majority of people stay about 2 weeks because of time off from work but a lot of apartment owners come twice a year like late may and early sept.
    I dont know whether you are male or female,
    Bon Voyage,Mick

    posted on Friday 2nd August, 2013 at 11:37
  207. Ali Said,

    Hi Mick, thank you for your fast reply, I’m same color of Will Smith LOL πŸ˜€ ,, I look like indian ,
    by the way I’m male ,, I like enjoy beach swimming and lay down on swimming pool, hanging out, clubbing and bars, do you think 200 euro is enough for each day ? my budget is 200 euro for each day, for eating, drink, hanging out

    posted on Friday 2nd August, 2013 at 19:08
  208. Ali Said,

    also I’m DJ , can I find some bar to let me play some music , I play techno, house, deep house

    posted on Friday 2nd August, 2013 at 19:11
  209. Frankie Said,

    If you have €200/day and you are going for 20 days do you self a favour and go somewhere better. I would not recommend going here by yourself. €4000 and you are going to Sunny Beach?…… Have you heard of Miami, NY, LA, AUS, Mexico, etc.

    Also, since it’s now August most places will have DJs, if you want to do something like that it’s better going at the start of the season

    posted on Friday 2nd August, 2013 at 21:06
  210. Ali Said,

    Hi Frankie, I have been to Miami, NY, LA, Brazil many times , but I would love to visit Sunny Beach, I watched many videos in youtube about sunny beach and hot girls there πŸ˜‰
    what the best part of year to visit ? in june, july, or august ?

    posted on Friday 2nd August, 2013 at 21:14
  211. Frankie Said,

    if you have been to those places you’ll probably be so disappointed with SB. If you just want this type of holiday for the girls then you can take your pick of resorts like Malia/Kavos/Falaraki (Greece) Ibiza/Magaluf (Spain) Ayia Napa (Cyprus), Turkey and many more. Youtube those places πŸ˜‰

    If you have not booked anything yet and you want a holiday when young people go you better get your skates on πŸ˜€

    posted on Friday 2nd August, 2013 at 22:51
  212. Ali Said,

    lol Frankie no not only this type of holiday looking for girls, I never been to Bulgaria , and love to discover it πŸ™‚
    also love to see new places and meet other people from other cultures πŸ™‚

    posted on Saturday 3rd August, 2013 at 0:14
  213. mick Said,

    Hi Ali, After you have paid for your accomidation you should get away with about 50 euro a day, after all you can buy a big beer for about 1.5 lev( about 85 cent) in a lot of places, Condor is a good Resturant for a meal and a drink , its on the main road.Go also to REALS pub and restaurant ,its on the road between Main Road and the Burgas to Varna road, great place for a tenter stake and sing a song at the karokoe afterwards,
    Vasco the owner and all his staff are very friendly people and there are a lot of Irish and English customers there who are the Best customers in the world for the fun and banter and you can mix freely with strangers there.
    There is an old Irish saying , you will never know unles you go , so go there and dont die wondering.
    I have being going there for several years and walk around on my own at night all the time and find it very safe,
    remember that Sunny Beach is the Best Value in Europe so when you go back home you will be able to have another holiday with all the money you save,
    So on Your Bike, Mick

    posted on Saturday 3rd August, 2013 at 9:16
  214. Ali Said,

    Thank you so much Mick, that was really helpful ,, i’m really excited to visit Sunny Beach πŸ™‚

    posted on Sunday 4th August, 2013 at 0:38
  215. john Said,

    howya mick im from dublin going to sunny beach around 20 may for around 14 to 16 nights thinking off staying in ivana palace or slavyanski . is weather good as in hot around thqt time generally and have you any ideas about those hotels or even a recommendation by what you have been sayin regarding prices in sunny beach its either over two weeks their or 5 nights out in temple bar.LOL

    posted on Saturday 28th December, 2013 at 0:02
  216. James Said,

    Hello mate, was wondering whether the night life will be any good during first week of June? Me and 7 other lads are going and are looking to just get ruined

    posted on Wednesday 8th January, 2014 at 22:32
  217. mick Said,

    Hope you got previous email

    posted on Thursday 9th January, 2014 at 13:33
  218. Michael Said,

    Watch “What Happens In Sunny Beach” on Channel 4 on Thursdays at 10PM (UK) to see what Sunny Beach is like πŸ™‚

    posted on Thursday 9th January, 2014 at 22:26
  219. Keed’z Said,

    Is anyone going sunny beach either 2nd of June for 2 weeks or 13th of June for 2 weeks????

    posted on Thursday 16th January, 2014 at 17:42
  220. Heather Said,

    Hello Michael, I’m going to Bulgaria on the 8th august was just wondering If the strip is any good? I’ve heard mixed reviews. We’re all 18 we’ve been to Zante and Malia and are just wondering is Bulgaria on the same level as them?

    We had the times of our lives in Zante n Malia and are worried about being disappointed in Bulgaria!

    Please write back as I will be booking my holiday in 2 days x

    posted on Wednesday 19th February, 2014 at 19:04
  221. mick Said,

    Hi Previous Contributors , Stop worrking as If you are a worrier Stay in Bed and Cover your Head and go nowhere.
    Never take Other peoples Opinions too seriously as” One mans Meat is Another Mans poison” , So to speak,
    Somebody Asking is the strip any Good , I say just go and see , LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT , Ok ?
    If You Want To Save Money Keep off the Main Strip and Concentrate on the Main, Road Ok
    Holidays are all about Adventure and if you are Not the adventureious type DONT Go and if You want to be guaranteed Enjoyment Keep going Back to the Same old boring places you KNOW that You have enjoyed yourself in previously , It is as Simple at thay ,
    Bon Voyage, Mick

    posted on Wednesday 19th February, 2014 at 21:10
  222. Michael Said,

    If you’re going to Sunny Beach this year and are young looking for a clubbing/good time beach type of holiday and wonder what it’s like, I would recommend watching “What Happens In Sunny Beach” which will give you a general idea. If you missed the show the first time round it was on Channel 4 (UK), and you should still be able to watch it on 4OD (4 on demand) via the Internet, your smart TV, Tablet or other devices which 4OD is on (XBOX 360/One).


    posted on Wednesday 19th February, 2014 at 21:49
  223. Jackie Said,

    I went to sunny beach last year with my partner now ex but must say the best holiday ever iv bn to Ibiza benidorm Zante Majorca an would say an is the best nvr do Spain again only spent 100 pound for the week an that was eating out drinking,yes there is a lot of mafia an begets but didn’t bother us going back at the beginning of July with my daughter an friends didn’t see any fights great holiday an cheap cheap brilliant nite life for the young

    posted on Sunday 23rd March, 2014 at 19:17
  224. Michael Said,

    Only spent Β£100…How much did your ex spend, Β£1000? :mrgreen: You must be incredibly lucky to have only spent Β£15 per day/night (average) including food. I am glad you had a good time πŸ™‚

    posted on Sunday 23rd March, 2014 at 19:26
  225. john Said,

    Hello Michael I was in sunny beach last week you must be trying to scare half the world from going there I’ve been going there since 2007 with my wife and daughters and have seen no trouble at all in sunny beach I think your giving the wrong impression to the people about Bulgaria john from Ireland

    posted on Thursday 26th June, 2014 at 8:42
  226. Michael Said,

    British Holidaymaker had to fly home for treatment after doctors in Bulgaria refused to treat him without a health insurance card.
    LINK – holidaymaker is in intensive care after being attacked at a Bulgarian beach resort

    posted on Thursday 26th June, 2014 at 19:18
  227. steve Said,

    Hi, Michael,
    You have been there years ago, many things have changed,
    just to let you know that more people have been killed and robbed in B’ham for a month than in Sunny beach for 3 years.
    Also have you noticed on the program that you have mentioned “What Happens In Sunny Beach” they were british-getting drunk every single night , orgy and what not “working there”. Back home (UK) have you been out clubbing and walked home alone? I do not think so, too dangerous?
    About the beach – it is sand not stones the green “sh_t” as you said is seagrass which purifies the water , what you see is dead seagrass because of the cemichals in suntan lotions.
    I have been to Sunny Beach for 10 years and never been disappointed.
    As i said you have been there years ago , ok did not have good time, but that does not give you the right to say it is bad place.

    posted on Saturday 22nd November, 2014 at 18:57
  228. Niko Said,

    I was last month there it was so bad the local people and disco gards and someone stol my phone…. Never ever go there also bad police…

    posted on Tuesday 18th August, 2015 at 2:29
  229. Nick Said,

    Sure Bulgaria is amazing. My travel experience began in 2015 with this country. Definitely it’s cheapest place i’ve been. If you love traditional food as much as i love it – that’s enough to be first reason for visiting this country. I was spending my getaway with friends in reserved flat in town Sunny Beach. It’s funny place to have a great night party with males. On the other hand it’s incredible town for relaxation and feeling delight. It explains the Black Sea which i had discovered in first time. The whole rest time we lived in reserved flat. This accommodation was founded by our team on VPUT service. There are many offers with available prices. Everything is official and absolutely safe rent for everyone despite where you’re living. We payed 17 euro for a one night. This price included modern flat with TV, Wi fi, air-conditioner and other stuffs. Moreover this flat was located in a new housing complex with own swim pool, training and relaxing zones for everyone who lives there.
    Your review has reminded about this my travel depsite you’ve been there before me. But it’s not too important. I hope that Bulgaria wiil get more tourists ans will be discoverd for new people who never been in such kind of countries.

    posted on Monday 20th February, 2017 at 9:25