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Situated in a secluded bay on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, Duni is a peaceful and scenic resort famed for its golden sands, crystal-clear waters and protected wildlife. Holidays to Duni are perfect for families looking for adventures and couples on a romantic sunny trip. With lots of activities and water sports to enjoy, children and adults alike will love this purpose-built resort.
24 to 28 (°C) °C
Best time to visit: Mid-summer for the highest air and water temperatures. June and September for warm sunshine and fewer tourists.
3 to 3.5 hours.
Bourgas Airport (BOJ) lies 40km northwest of Duni.
Enjoy a peaceful and secluded getaway with golden sandy beaches and picture-perfect countryside when you book a Thomas Cook holiday to Duni.
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Away from the party resort of Sunny Beach, holidays to Duni are ideal for families, couples, and the sporty types. Visit the beautiful Blue Flag beach with tranquil hills and forests behind it; this is a part of Bulgaria’s Black Sea coastline, which has tons of things to do for everyone.
Try windsurfing, water-skiing, or take a boat trip and see the region from the water. With dive schools and shipwrecks, doing a PADI course or a simple try dive will show you a world you never even imagined. Playgrounds, activities, and lots of organised entertainment will keeps kids happy all week. The warm water and gently shelving beach makes it a perfect location for the smaller ones and nervous toe-dippers.
A day trip to the neighbouring town of Sozopol is a must. Cobbled streets and old buildings offer a charming alternative to hills and sand dunes. You can also see ancient ruins and explore tiny alleys full of wonderful local cafés. This is the place to hunt down a bargain, or that special souvenir to take home.
Awarded Blue Flag status for its cleanliness, Duni’s secluded beach attracts tourists seeking peace, relaxation, and luxury. 4.5km long and 100m wide, it offers an oasis of calm with clears waters, fine golden sand, and a shallow section that is safe for children to swim and play. Lots of cafés, restaurants and beach bars line the sand, providing delicious local cuisine as well as serving treats like burgers and chips. This destination is much more than just a beach though, this area has forests, a swamp, and hilly views where wildlife thrives under protection.
The beach has the perfect conditions for a range of water sports including windsurfing, sailing and diving. Duni holidays offer lots to do with tennis courts, swimming pools and sport classes. For time away from the sea, head off on a mountain bike tour in the nearby hills where you’ll be able to spot birds and animals, as you whizz past beautiful trees.
Other fantastic activities you can get involved in are horse riding trips or trekking in Strandzha National Park. Back at the resort, children can have fun at a playground, or making friends at one of the many kids’ clubs. There’s always something going on at Duni and you can always ask at your hotel for events happening during your stay.
Close by to Duni, the ancient town of Sozopol is definitely worth a visit. Only 7km away, book a taxi from your hotel and spend a day exploring this magical place. One of the oldest towns on the Bulgaria’s Black Sea coastline, Sozopol is much more than just a fishing town. In fact, it dates back to the Bronze Age. Walk the old fortifications, look at the Byzantine ruins and wander the town’s beautiful museums. Sozopol also has some excellent shopping and plenty of street cafés or restaurants with a sea-view.
Ravadinovo Castle is just a few kilometres from the beach and the whole family will love exploring this almost brand-new castle. An eclectic mix of styles, this strange and mystical place is unlike anything else you’ll ever see. It was only built 20 years ago, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive. It’s just one of the many special sites you can check out on your holiday. Duni is one of Bulgaria’s best kept secret.
Sun-seekers: With clear blue waters and 4.5km of golden sand, Duni is the ideal destination to work on your tan in peace.
Sporty types: Duni’s Blue Flag beach has lots to offer for you sporty types. Try lots of different water sports, go on boat trips, or dive on the shipwrecks.
Families: Children will love this resort with its activities, children’s entertainment and playgrounds.
Language: The language spoken here is Bulgarian.
Currency: The currency used is the Bulgarian Lev (лв) and while you might see prices in Euros, this is for comparison purposes only.
Local time: It’s two hours ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Bourgas Airport (BOJ) lies only 40km northwest of the resort.
Flight time from UK: 3 to 3.5 hours.
Tourist information: Further tourist information can be found at http://bulgariatravel.org/en/official_tourism_portal.
Visa & health: Check out visa and health advice at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bulgaria before you head off on your holiday.
Temperature: Highs of 28 (°C) in mid-summer with June and September still wonderfully warm.
Best time to visit: Travel in mid-summer for the water temperatures.
Duni enjoys a continental climate with hot and dry summers, cold winters, and the chance of rainfall at any time of the year. August is the busiest time to visit with June, early-July and September seeing smaller crowds.
By foot: Walking around the holiday town and the surrounding area is a great way to explore and discover pretty lanes, great views and tiny cafes.
By taxi: Taxis can be booked through your hotel for trips to ancient Sozopol and Ravadinovo Castle.
By Tour Bus: There’s so much to see in the Duni region that booking on a tour can be the best way to see castles, rivers, botanical gardens, and historic monasteries.
Sand sculptures: Every summer in nearby Burgas is a truly incredible sand sculpture festival. These intricate and vast sculptures have to be seen to be believed.
Folk music and dance: Watch huge parades, traditional dancing and Bulgarian music at the International Folk Festival in neighbouring Burgas every August. This is an eye-opening look into Bulgarian culture.