JUST three hours from the UK, Bulgaria is one of the best budget-friendly destinations for sun-seeking Brits.
We found one-week holidays from £286pp this year.
The Balkan nation has beautiful beaches, hot weather and tons of activities in its holiday resorts.
During the summer, there's an average temperature of 27 degrees, with highs of 35 during the daytime.
Sunny Beach is the most popular destination and a favourite for Brits.
The holiday resort is located on the southern Black Sea coast, with plenty of beaches and cheap hotels and restaurants.
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Other popular beach resorts include Golden Sands and Albena, and a lesser-known hotspot is Kavarna.
Kavarna also has miles of sandy beaches, clear waters and warm weather throughout the summer.
The seaside town also has many historical landmarks and ruins, including the Kaliakra Fortress and the Cape Kaliakra Archaeological Reserve.
You could even take a hike in the Kaliakra nature reserve.
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BA has European flights from £68 & long haul from £392 – with luggage & snacks
Kavarna is a great destination for families, but it shines as a destination for a mates holiday in the sun.
The town has lively bars and nightlife, and it was famous for its Kavarna Rock Fest – but unfortunately, that has now been cancelled.
All the beach resorts are world-famous for their traditional cuisine, with mainly fresh seafood.
The cheapest deal we've found is in Kavarna, with seven-night stays at the Calithea Complex costing from £286pp.
Another good deal we've found is seven nights at Grifid Arabella Hotel Ultra, costing from £388pp all-inclusive with unlimited waterpark access.
Here are some of the best deals we've found under £500pp:
- 4 nights b&b at Ivana Palace Hotel in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria – from £385pp
- 7 nights all-inclusive at AluaSun Helios Beach in Obzor, Bourgas Area – from £390pp
- 7 nights all-inclusive at Diamond Hotel in Sunny Beach – from £399pp
- 7 nights b&b at Hotel Bonita in Golden Sands, Bulgaria – from £469pp
- 7 nights all-inclusive at TUI SUNEO Serenity Bay in Tsarevo – from £486pp
- 7 nights half-board at Hotel Palace in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria – from £499pp
During the peak season in August, prices increase significantly – but these are the best deals we've found:
- 7 nights all-inclusive atAktinia Hotel in Sunny Beach, Bourgas Area – from £649pp
- 7 nights all-inclusive at Dreams Sunny Beach in St Vlas – from £799pp
- 7 nights all-inclusive at Atrium Beach in Elenite – from £573pp
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While British Airways has European flights from £68 & long haul from £392 – including luggage and snacks.
And if you're after a holiday filled with fun, we found the best-rated hotels with waterparks in the Algarve on TripAdvisor, with one-week holidays from £556pp.
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