Sunny Day, Bulgaria
Distance to district city: 10 km.
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Sightseeing nearby: Aladzha Monastery
Location: Just 10km to the north of Varna and in walking distance from the St. St. Konstantin and Elena resort, holidaymakers can take advantage of the luxurious tourist base of the Sunny Day holiday complex (Slanchev Den in Bulgarian). The resort combines well-preserved nature - a natural park, a kilometer-long beech in a small quiet bay and two mineral springs – with modern recreation, entertainment and sports facilities.
History: Queen Eleonora was the first to notice the favourable natural conditions of the place in 1909. Upon her initiaive, a sanatorium for children suffering from joint tuberculosis, was built there. Gradually, it started to welcome holiday makers as well. The complex grew into a true modern resort after its privatisation in 1999.
Accommodation: At present, Sunny Day avails of 4 hotels of different category with combined capacity of 1,254 beds. These are the 5-star Palace hotel (the capacity of which was recently upgraded from 272 to 306 beds following thorough renovation), two 4-star hotels, Marina (171 rooms and 16 suites) and Mirage (126 rooms, 14 studios and 42 suites) and one 3-star hotel, Veronica.
The resort welcomes guests from mid-March to end-October. Tourists are drawn by the opportunity to combine a good rest at the seaside with recreational procedures. The two modernly equipped spa centres in Palace and Marina offer more than 100 services, including therapy with mud brought from the Varna salt lake. The spa centres avail of two open-air and two in-door mineral pools with warm water of low mineralisation (consisting of hydrocarbonates, natrium, calcium, chlorides and sulfates), the temperature of which is 420 C.
For more than a year now, three of the four hotels of the resort have introduced all-inclusive packages. Entertainment is also taken care of. There are two animation centres for children and adults, run by animators working for Sunshine Club.
Catering: Apart from the expected presence of fitness clubs, cosmetic and hair-style centres, the complex also offers training courses for future divers, boat trips, fishing, table tennis and billiard halls as well as water spots facilities. There are internet clubs with high-speed connection in Palace and Marina as well.
Transport: One can reach Sunny Day by bus or taxi from Varna, or by car. If visitors arrive by car, they should bear in mind that all private cars have to be left at a guarded parking place at the entrance of the resort. A special bus then takes holiday makers to their hotels.