Riu Helios Paradise

The welcoming Riu Helios Paradise boasts four swimming pools and a slide-packed park for youngsters. It’s home to five restaurants, vast spaces for sunbathing and beautiful bedrooms with panoramic vistas of the glistening sea. The buffet restaurants serve up Bulgarian, Asian and Italian dishes. There’s also an international restaurant, too, serving a mix of worldwide dishes. And the best thing? The beach is literally metres away, while restaurants and shops are just 800m away. You’re a convenient, 10-minute drive from the popular resort of Sunny Beach and Dinevi Marina, while Burgas Airport is 40 minutes away.

Overview of Bourgas

Holidays to Bulgaria will guarantee a decent dose of sun, sea and sand. Located on the Black Sea coastline of Bulgaria, Bourgas is a dream destination. There’s a golden beach, a range of hotels and a vibrant nightlife scene, with lots of restaurants and bars. Also known as Burgas, the city basks in lengthy hours of sunshine in the summer months. Bourgas is home to beautiful lakes making the ideal environment for birds, drawing bird-watchers from across the globe. Beach buffs will love the gorgeous coastal resorts of Sunny Beach Resort, Nessebar, Sveti Vlas and Elenite, to name a few. These scenic coastlines are no more than a 45-minute drive from Bourgas.

Things to do in Bourgas

History buffs should head to Nessebar, a 40-minute drive from Bourgas. It’s home to Byzantine churches, 19th-century town houses and the remains of Roman and Middle Age forts. Sunny Beach is one of the most popular holiday spots in Bourgas. It’s a purpose-built resort on the sparkling Black Sea coastline. Its sherbet sands stretch for eight kilometres, enticing sun-worshippers, while night owls can party hard here once the sun goes down. Its high-rise waterfront is lined with eateries, bars and clubs. Sunny Beach has a huge town centre, too, which is laden with big-name brands and tiny boutiques – perfect if you’re a keen shopper. Holidays to Bourgas feature powder-soft beaches, mountain drops and glitzy restaurant-packed marinas. If you want to pick up the pace and dance the night away, Sunny Beach is a stone’s throw away. History lovers will find more than enough to see in Nessebar, while those seeking relaxation will find tranquillity at one of the many beaches.

Resort Summary

St Vlas sits in a picturesque setting at the foot of the slopes of the Balkan Mountains. With the full name Sveti Vlas, the original site dates way back to the 2nd century but the town is now a smart, upmarket resort. It’s popular with yacht owners and the sailing set due to the town’s Dinevi Marina which has capacity for 300 yachts and is the largest in Bulgaria.

A tranquil, relaxed atmosphere and plenty of space both in town and on the beaches make St Vlas a hugely popular Balkan holiday destination. This classy resort also has a lively side come night-time with sophisticated bars, exclusive clubs and high-end restaurants.