The aptly named Sunny Beach is snug against Bulgaria's Black Sea shoreline, and basks under blue skies all year round. It's a place where the natural beauty of the nearby hinterlands is matched by the pristine architectural style of the buildings. There are lots of hotels for you to hang your hat on holidays to Sunny Beach and its surrounding areas, so take some pointers from us as we give you the lowdown on the best accommodation in town.
Popular with party animals, but with plenty to offer families and couples too, Palazzo Hotel stands tall with its almost Disney-castle-like architecture. Graced outside by two swimming pools and a 24-hour bar playing party tunes, interiors are spacious and bright.
This award-winning A La Carte complex sets the tone with its red-roofed buildings surrounding a crimson-bordered pool, and it just amps up the affordable luxuries from there. A kids' club keeps the youngsters active while you enjoy tea in the colourful garden, and the beach is but a stone's throw away. There's live night-time entertainment, while inviting rooms make for a comfortable retreat between adventures.
Suitably regal surroundings await you at Royal Sun, where plush apartments clusters around a big blue swimming pool and courtyard. With shopping, spa and restaurant facilities on-site, you've got plenty of the basics covered, while the warmly decorated rooms give you easy access to both the city centre and the eight kilometres of beach.
Modern style is king at Riu Helios Hotel, which enjoys a beachfront location within a 10-minute walk of Sunny Beach's best shops. Everything's slick at this hotel, with pool and spa opportunities backed up by bars, kids' activities and both a Bulgarian and Asian themed restaurant. Active souls will also appreciate the yoga, aerobics and tennis activities to be had here.
If your kids have more energy than most hotels know what to do with, stay at this gem, complete with its own waterpark built in. The Laguna Park Hotel is home to tube slides and an epic pirate ship play area plus slick rooms and superb dining options. It's just minutes from the beach and a short stroll from downtown. Laguna Park also features a fully fleshed out gym with saunas, as well as plenty of sporty activities.
With a poolside cocktail bar and outdoor terrace dining, Jupiter Hotel is good for those of us looking to make the most of the great outdoors. Rooms are comfortable and often have balconies over the scenic gardens, while the restaurants and bars leave you satisfied after long days by the shore.
Days in the sun are all the more fun by the pool of this hotel, which also houses a small shopping centre for your essentials, as well as plenty of activities for the children. Modern style graces every corner, while both the coast and the city centre are just minutes away.
Spoil yourself with the spa days and treatments of the wellness centre at Grand Hotel Pomorie. Located close to a salt water lake, healing and relaxation are the order of the day here, yet not at the expense of other amenities. A library, mini-golf course, swimming pool and a host of bars and restaurants specialising in local, Caribbean and Mediterranean treats make this a haven of serenity and fun.
Right by the sea yet with plenty of its own style and fun on offer, Grand Hotel Sunny Beach cuts an unmissable shape against the town's skyline. The interior is similarly stylish, while rooms are generously set out. With a pub and restaurant within the building, together with shops, entertainment, laundry facilities and child-friendly activities, it's a popular hotel that welcomes holidaymakers of every kind.