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As in many places where there is a concentration of people , there are pickpockets in Sunny Beach. Watch out for gipsy women with kids , they are specially skilled - you won't even notice how it all happened. Do not expect to see a typical gipsy , like the ones begging on the streets . The pickpocket gipsies are well dressed and look more or less like any one around , usually have bleached blond hair, wear gold , have mobiles etc - this is organised crime.
The latest area I saw them operating was the bus Sunny Beach - Nessebar. And they were not 3-4 in number as usual , but over 10!! They stay jammed at the door and steal while you try to get in or out of the bus. They were so effective they robbed 2 persons for 2 stations - the second one did not enjoy it and pulled one of the girls out of the bus and started beating her . As much as I am against violence - this is the only time I agree with such reaction.
Watch out for a group of women - they usually work together by 3 or 4 and have a kid with them.
Same those gipsies are to be found on the central alley of Sunny Beach ,at the crossing of the seside promenade and the street leading form Kuban hotel to the main pier. They run to you offering you sex, and by the time you realize it, your wallet is gone...
Updated Jul 15, 2011
Beware - this is nature and it is unpredictable . Sometimes after heavy winds ,waves and stormy weather , sea gaps open in the sand below the surface. Which results in a sharp drop and you might fast loose the ground under your feet. Be prepared if you are not a good swimmer. Better safe than sorry!!!
Updated May 2, 2007
Yes,we do have dolphins in the Black Sea ,sometimes you see them jumping out of the water, even tho it's a rare sight. I love to take long walks from one part of the beach tothe other....and sometimes you find strange things - like this dead baby dolphin .....
Written Sep 23, 2005
We , bulgarians know that water along the coast is no good for drinking - so if you want to avoid stomach problems , diarrhea etc, avoid drinking tab water.Not that it's poisonous, but you will likely get stomach cramps or related. Keep in mind that tab water is usually used for preparation of tarator - bulgarian traditional cold yogurt / cucumbers soup.Shame , as it's one of the lovliest and most refrreshing traditional drinks/could be used as a drink too/.See how you can prepare it home on my Bulgaria page - restaurants section/.
On the other hand you shouln't miss our delicious mineral water - Devin and Gorna Banya are my favorites.
Updated Aug 2, 2007
Avoid at any price the exchange offices on this pic. They are guarantted to rip you off, and there is nothing you can do about it. Pay attention that the hyper high exchange rate that they have (for example 1,97 for euros at a possible 1,94 in the bank)displayed is for selling foregn currency , not for buying it. As a matter of fact, they never have a rate for buying. We have one of those accross our hotel and I can hear daily the screams of people that have been tricked. Even if you call the police it won't help, so better don't bother - it's a waste of your time, efforts and nerves. Somehow they managed to have a legal way for fraud, so be careful. On the other hand , the "Crown" exchange offices are very good and have a good rate.I can reccomend them.
Updated Oct 6, 2007
There is something about the rainshowers in Sunny Beach - they are terrible!!! Usually heavy rain along with winds and thunderstorm drop from the sky for about an hour or two - good enough to transform the place in little venice with all the water runnung in the strets to reach the sea.
Written Sep 1, 2006
I've just returned from a week in Sunny Beach and can safely say that Fresh is the worst of the bars I went to. Not only do the cocktails taste worse than the ones in every other bar on the strip, the barman (or owner?) Miro is extremely rude. The time we were there, he told me and my girlfriend to "get up and move outside, this table is for more than two people" when the bar was half empty as we sat on a sofa in front of a table. Had he asked politely, we would have moved no problem but his manner was very disrespectful. When we told him that we just wanted to sit inside rather than outside, he said that he didn't care and that it wasn't his problem.
Sunny Beach is full of great bars so don't waste your time or your money going to Fresh.
Written Aug 22, 2007
BEWARE OF PICKPOCKETS.MYSELF AND MY SON WALKED ALONG THE MAIN PROMENADE AND WATCHED 3 GIRLS PICKPOCKET AT LEAST 3 PEOPLE. THEY WOULD GO RIGHT UP BEHIND THEM WHEN THEY WAS IN A SHOP ETC AND TAKE THEIR WALLETS ETC. ALSO THE KID BEGGARS, I HAD ONE CLINGING ON TO MY LEG BEGGING FOR MONEY. IT BROKE MY HEART AT FIRST BUT AFTER A WEEK OF THEM DOING IT PERSISTENTLY IT DOES GET YOU RATHER ANNOYED. ALSO MEN WATCH OUT FOR THE PROSTITUTES. ONE OF MY FIRENDS WENT TO THE SUPERMARKET AT NIGHT ON HIS OWN, WAS APPROACHED BY 3 PROSTITUTES WHO GRABBED HIS PRIVATES AND ROBBED HIS WALLETT. BULGARIA IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE BUT THESE KIND OF THINGS CAN RUIN YOUR HOLIDAY VERY QUICKLY SO BE ON YOUR GUARD AT ALL TIMES
Written May 28, 2008
Beware of those bull riding gadjets. Some of them do not posess the required landing protection . The guy operating the one behind Lazur disco told us that he doesn't have a safety license approval , that's why he operates it only at night when he cannot be caught.
Avoid especially if you come out of Lazur drunken. He was talking about broken heads , and other horryfying stories - STAY AWAY!!!
Written Aug 8, 2009
I was in Sunny Beach last year and it was amazing. The only thing that I didn't like to see was the fake polices. At night avoid dark places because we can find a fake cop that invent some rule to obligue you to pay a illegal fine. Fortunately they don't want problems, if you are addressed by this kind of people don't give him anything and say that you will pay the fine at a police station, they will just let you go. These kind of people are "well known" by the hotels staff. I was addressed by a fake police at night just in form of chaka/victoria hotel and the day after I went to this two hotels to complain (because the beach in from is them responsability and the fake police refered that is illegal to stay on the beach at night) and the receptionist of both hotels say that they can't do nothing. I try to complain this to a real cop and tey simple ignore me. Another warning is about postitution, there are a lot of beautiful girls that try to call boys that are passing alone and promise cheap sex and after take you to the beach they steal your pocket or call a fake police.
Updated Jul 16, 2008
1 Review and 238 Opinions Fantastic hotel, really friendly staff - absolutely made our stay. The room was lovely - it was just...
2 Reviews and 318 Opinions Very good hotel with nice rooms , service and excelent food...