Destination / Wish You Were Here

A weekend of bliss at The Cliff, Bulgaria

From exploring ancient fortresses to sampling pastries like a local, RUSSH Fashion Editor Bridie Gilbert shows us a slice of paradise in Bulgaria.

Stay …
The Cliff Beach & Spa Resort in Obzor, Bulgaria. Drive south of Varna to the coastal town surrounded by beautiful greenery, mountains, fields of sunflowers and rolling beaches.

Take …
Dual-tone bikinis from Araks, a cover up from Matteau Swim, Roxanne Assoulin’s colourful jewellery and the perfect bag from Cult Gaia.

Taste …
Breakfast starts in town at the simple, no-frills bakery for coffee and local-style pastries with cheese. For a traditional lunch with local and seasonal produce, take a detour to Pri Pancho in neighbouring town Goritsa, and for evenings enjoy dinner at the balcony restaurant at The Cliff Beach & Spa Resort for delicious risotto and fresh salads.

Shop …
Obzor markets after dark.

Insider tip … 
Hire a car to explore the neighbouring towns, mountains and the ancient fortress at Cape St. Atanas in Byala. For something really special, camp on the beach with the Bulgarians who have been coming every summer for most of their lives – you might even get lucky with one of their impromptu bonfire nights.