I went on my holidays to Bulgaria in Sep ’08 and stayed at the Chaika Beach hotel in Sunny Beach. We travelled as a group of 5, and we were of a wide age range. It was 3am when we arrived at the hotel, but the welcome we received from the hotel staff was still so warm and friendly. The reception was so grandly decorated with marble floors and chandeliers. We felt like royalty. To add to this, the porter came straight over to take our luggage, and we were taken care of from that moment onwards.
We took the local bus to Nessebar on the first day. It’s a village near to our resort that is steeped in history dating to the 6th century BC. We caught the bus from near a bar called “Go Go Girls”. It was such a culture shock to see the difference between the two resorts. Sunny beach is so, so commercialised, brimming with bars, restaurants and tourists, whereas Nessebar is quieter, more authentic and untouched. The older people in our party enjoyed this probably more than I did, but we went out in resort most nights to sample the famed nightlife, which more than made up for it. There were lots of places to go and things to do from karaoke to bungee jumping (!!!) We all found something to entertain us.