A family-friendly Black Sea spa offers an affordable beach holiday from Czechia

Proximity to lush greenery, enviable beaches, and natural thermal springs makes Aquahouse a holiday hotspot for all.

Julie O'Shea

Written by Julie O'Shea Published on 27.03.2024 17:02:00 (updated on 27.03.2024) Reading time: 3 minutes

A new family-friendly health spa hotel is gearing up for the summer season along the Black Sea coast near Varna, a favorite holiday spot for Czechia residents craving affordable beach adventures.   

Situated just 25 meters from the shoreline in Sts. Constantine and Helena Resort, Aquahouse – the first Ensana Hotels property in Bulgaria – is dedicated to further building upon this thriving resort’s reputation of being a top spa and culinary seaside haven.

With striking design elements inspired by nature, sea waves and sand curves, Aquahouse’s understated elegance sets the perfect tone for a relaxing summer getaway. Whether you are visiting the Bulgarian coast with friends or family, planning a romantic excursion or a solo trip for some well-deserved wellness, pampering or rehabilitation, the hotel has something that will enhance any occasion. 

The resort sits about 10 km north of Varna and has direct bus and shuttle links to the port city’s international airport. Direct seasonal flights ferry between Prague and Varna several times a week. From Brno, the easiest travel route is a flight out of Vienna.  

Surrounded by lush greenery, enviable beaches and seven natural thermal springs that have made the resort a center for rehabilitation and preventative healing treatments, Sts. Constantine and Helena – the oldest sea resort in the country – underwent a thorough renovation a few years back. It has since emerged as one of Bulgaria’s leading destinations for summertime merriment and modern medicinal spa treatments that target aching muscles, bones and joints. 

While the history of Sts. Constantine and Helena can be traced back to medieval times, spa tourism didn’t really take off here until 116 years ago when word of its healing medicinal spring waters quickly started attracting visitors from across Europe.   

Home to Bulgaria’s most picturesque stretches of coastline, Sts. Constantine and Helena has lots to explore, from its numerous hiking paths, parks and gardens to historic landmarks like Euxinograd, a sprawling former royal summer palace, as well as the 16th-century Eastern Orthodox monastery that it’s named after. However, the resort’s biggest draw continues to be its much-lauded spa culture.

And at the heart of the action is Aquahouse.  

Combining healing mineral water with the power of the sea and a unique maritime climate, Aquahouse offers a full range of beauty and wellness treatments that are rooted in the resort’s deep dedication to balneotherapy, health prevention, rejuvenation and relaxation.

Aquahouse highlights

The hotel has four distinct areas that cater to different needs – aqua, wellness, thermal and a kids zone.

Its medical spa center is staffed by professional therapists and specialists in physical and rehabilitation medicine, who will select the most suitable program according to your health issues. The resort’s mineral water, which plays a key role in Aquahouse’s spa treatments, has a beneficial influence on a number of ailments, including gastrointestinal, gall-liver, renal, urological and metabolic diseases. 

The hotel complex spreads over 6,000 sqm with 11 indoor and outdoor mineral water pools, including an outdoor playzone and waterslide for the younger guests, discreetly blending into natural green vegetation. Guests can relax on Aquahouse’s private beach or spend time in its Finnish or aroma saunas, steam bath, salt room or hammam. 

In addition to being a “water heaven” for children (and babies), this family friendly hotel offers clubs for kids and teens with a variety of different activities to keep its youngest visitors entertained during their stay.    

Aquahouse, which opened in 2022 and joined Ensana Hotels the following year, offers 411 tastefully decorated rooms and suites that come with either seaside or parkside views. There are also five restaurants on the premises, providing guests with a range of menu options in a nod to the resort’s renown for serving exquisite culinary delights.    

At Kampai, Chef Svetoslav Petrov creates Asian masterpieces in an attractively decorated space, while Salvia serves traditional Italian cuisine in a cozy interior with exposed brick walls. The Terrace Restaurant’s varied menu choices and relaxed atmosphere are suitable for families. 

Barbecue lovers won’t want to miss having lunch or dinner at the Grill Restaurant, another casual family environment located in the hotel garden. The Green Restaurant, meanwhile, is an adults-only spot overlooking the resort’s expansive parks and famed monastery. 

Aquahouse offers no shortage of original cocktails, fresh juices and signature coffee blends at its four bars – the Lobby Bar, the Beach Bar, the Fresh Bar and Alibabki.    

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