A pattern is emerging. Breakfast, followed by a lounge in the sun for several hours. Then lunch followed by a trip to the Action Waterpark next door. We’re busy doing not a lot and yet still everything is tiring.

Top tip: Food and drink in the waterpark is not free. You will need to head back to the hotel lobby to get drinks and then take them into the park.

Today I learned a little more about the Aqua Nevis Resort hotel. Built 2012, construction took just seven months. The development is co-funded by TUI Holidays to capitalise on the already-successful waterpark next door. There is a photo montage showing construction just outside the main restaurant, culminating with a picture of an Eastern Orthodox priest blessing the hotel.

I have spoken with a number of the hotel staff today, many of whom have travelled long distances across Bulgaria to work the summer season. It’s early days, but they seem to be enjoying themselves at the moment. 

Later in the evening we catch the live show – a Freddie Mercury tribute act. The singer may have been more Borat than Bulsara, but it was amusing and he went down well with the crowd.

A picture of the Freddie Mercury tribute act at Aqua Nevis resort, Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
Borat or Bulsara?