Take one massive waterpark. Throw in a stack of knuckle-whiteners. Sprinkle with a couple of relaxing rides. And voilà – you’ve got the Aqua Nevis Clubhotel.
Set over 24,000 square metres, the brilliant Aqua Nevis Clubhotel has waterslides that range from pulse-racers – stand up Kamikaze and Twister – to more sedate affairs, like the Crazy River.
You’re within walking distance of the town centre and beach, but the hotel puts on a free shuttle bus to zip you there even quicker.
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Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main buffet restaurant. Late breakfast 10.00-11.00. Snacks 12.00-17.00 from the pool bar. Ice-cream 12.30-14.30 and 18.30-21.30. Afternoon tea 17.00-18.00. Food from the waterpark at a charge.
Local alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, tea and coffee 10.00-24.00. Drinks from waterpark are at a charge.
All are included except where indicated.
Alongside family-friendly numbers such as the lazy river and wave pool, smaller visitors are looked after here too. Adventure Island is packed with mini slides and water sprays just for the little ones, and the pool is nice and shallow. Bigger slides like the Boomerango half-pipe and the speedy multi-lane chutes are on hand for thrillseekers to enjoy as well.
Just so you know, you need to be at least 130cm tall for the bigger slides here. There’s no height restriction for the Lazy River or Wave Pool. Food and drink at the restaurant here are at an extra charge. Although the waterpark is onsite, it is open to the public too.
First Choice Kids’ Club caters for 3 to 11 year olds – so brothers and sisters can join in the fun together. And most of it’s completely free. It runs 5 days a week and – outside of peak season – there are parent and toddler sessions for under 3s, too. For your peace of mind, all First Choice Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times. Plus there’s a strict sign-in and out system.
With a kids' section.
These double rooms decorated in soft tones giving them an inviting feel. They come with air-conditioning and satellite TV and sleep 3 with 1 extra bed in a double bedroom. There's also a balcony offering a bit of outside space.
We decided on Bulgaria for a change and wasn't sure about the hotel due to the Sunny Beach location. Transfer from the airport took over an hour due to traffic and upon arriving at the hotel the surroundings weren't great as it is located next to an industrial estate although this included a supermarket which was very cheap. We had a pleasant check in and the staff were very friendly, as was the porter who took our bags to the room. When we got to the room were very happy due to the size! We had upgraded to a view of the water park (highly recommended) but think we got lucky as we had an end room ('a' suffix) and it was huge! Large lounge area with TV with pull out sofa bed and a separate double room, with another TV. Our bathroom was a large wet room but there was also a separate toilet. For some reason there were no plugs for the sink and the shower wasn't brilliant in terms of pressure or water temperature. The room always felt cool due to the air conditioning which was excellent along with the balcony and view of the water park. This was an ideal start to our holiday. The hotel itself was always very clean with a cool temperature and never too busy. Staff were always helpful and friendly with a smile on their faces. The hotel pool and area is on the small side and got quite busy BUT there is a huge water park opposite so not a problem. The gym is on the small side and we never used the spa facilities. There were 3 bars: pool side, in the lobby and one outside open in the evening. These never got too busy and the choice of AI drinks was ok (wine wasn't great but beer fine). The food at the pool bar was good, fresh pizza's, hot dogs and burgers which tasted good freshly cooked. The restaurant had a small al fresco area with plenty of seats inside. This never seemed too busy. Food was ok but not a huge amount of choice compared to other AI hotels we have been too. Special mention for Chris the Ice Cream man! Location of the hotel isn't ideal but there is a free shuttle bus to the centre of Sunny Beach which leaves almost every hour. We found that we could walk this in ten mins. I wouldn't recommend Sunny Beach as this is catered for youngsters, even in the day time although we went slightly away from the centre and it was better. The beach itself was absolutely packed, never seen one so busy and stretching for miles! You are not allowed to lay your towel down and the cost of a sun lounger is 10 lev (Â£5). Again, would not recommend at night with kids as gets very busy and mainly russians. We took a taxi trip to Nesebar which took over an hour (30 lev) due to traffic but worth it. A very old town which is on the World Heritage list. We got the water taxi back to Sunny Beach which was fun (10 lev adults, 5 lev children). Apart from the rain! I've saved the best till last: The Water Park. This is attached to the hotel and you just walk through a gate to get there. You cannot take food into the park but can bring AI drinks so long as in a plastic cup. Loads of rides, never too busy and loads of life guards. Excellent, we went every day and my daughter loved it. In summary, a great hotel if you love water parks and happy to stay on site for the majority of your stay.More
We had the most amazing time hotel everything and more expected staff couldn't be more helpful nessebar old town and Khan tent a must everything so clean a must for families ages on group from 60 to 6 years aqua park great hit with kids loads of trips available food plentiful and varied More
Was a bit sceptical after booking this hotel after reading the reviews but am very happy to say the bad reviews on here as so wrong in my experience. The water park is really good and has a wide variety of rides and pools for all ages. The hotel is lovely and I found all the staff really pleasant. With meals there was always a wide variety of food for both adults and children. The main town is only 20 mins walk away or you can get on the provided free bus service. We went on the Jeep Safari (which we paid for separate) and both the adults and children enjoyed this experience. I do think the evening entertainment was aimed at younger children but all the family can get involved in bingo. I would say I'm a hard person to please but I really enjoyed this holiday and will be going back next year.More
Came here on the recommendation from friends who came a few years ago and wasn't disappointed me my partner and 2 sons 13 and 12 years old .... We loved the waterpark it was perfect for kids this age as just sitting round a pool doesn't appeal to them hotel staff very friendly and would do anything to help... rooms are good and nice view of waterpark too we enjoyed it so much that we are coming back next year with friends we met this year at Aqua Nevis More
Stayed here for one week with my husband and extended friends and family. We arrived very late at night and once we had checked in and got to our room there was a knock on the door only to find the night porter with bottles of water, bananas and sandwiches. A nice touch. Firstly, we booked a corner suite overlooking the pool and we weren't dissapointed. The room was spotless, nicely decorated, spacious and had a huge balcony. The food is the usual fare that you will find at all inclusive hotels. Not the best we have ever had but quite adequate. The entertainment staff by the pool had the kids entertained to no end. They always had a smile on their face, even when thrown in the pool by a gang of children. The bars close at 12 at night and the pool bar closes at 5 p.m.. The evening entertainment is only ok with the best night being the hypnotist. The hotel is attached to the water park. To break the day we would go over for an hour or so every day. There are plenty of sun beds, tubes for the rides, but beware don't leave your belongings unattended as there was a bag taken while we were there. I also used the spa and would recommend the Turkish bath at the begining the the holiday to get red of all the dead skin and get a good scrub. Only â¬20 or 40 lev. I also booked in for a massage during the week. It was only ok. There is a shuttle bus from the hotel to the strip every half hour or so. It is also only a 10 min walk. The walk isn't the greatest as you are effectively walking through a warehouse area. Didn't feel safe at all at night, no lighting. If you are looking for a nice restaurant there was one recommended to me and it didn't dissapoint. Djanny and It is only a 5 min walk from the hotel. Booking is recommended as the queues do get quite long. We had 2 starters, a bottle of french wine, 3 main courses and 2 desserts, coffee all for 94 lev or around â¬45. I would really only recommend this hotel if you have children.More
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