The resort town of Yeysk has become a popular tourist destination thanks to its proclaimed medicinal mud baths and its mineral waters. Yeysk, which is also a port, doesn’t sit on the Black Sea, but takes residence deep within the Sea of Azov – more specifically, on the Taganrog Gulf – which connects to the Black Sea via the Strait of Kerch to the south.
Yeysk is quite a small location, with it taking roughly two hours to walk, or 20 minutes to drive, from its southernmost area to its northernmost beach. With tourists arriving for the mud baths and mineral water, many hotels and guest houses are now in operation to cater beach-goers, mud-bathers, wind-surfers, and all other forms of visitors.
Bathing season in Yeysk starts in May and continues to September, putting accommodation in high-demand over those months. So, it’s best to book well in advance to make sure that you can stay closer to the famed attractions of the area.
The best hotels for any budget in Yeysk
One of the many benefits of a trip to Yeysk is that the accommodation is relatively cheap regardless of the time of year. However, through the bathing season, rooms are in high demand; so if you want to stay in Yeysk and close to the main attractions, you’ll want to book many months in advance if you’re targeting some of the more popular hotels and guest houses.
Those working with a smaller budget will have plenty of decent accommodation options in Yeysk, with one of the better ones being Guest House Aleksandra. Not only does it offer an airport shuttle, family rooms, and a barbeque, but budget rooms can be claimed from €9 (£8) per night. Guest House Aleksandra is quite close to the very popular northern shoreline and welcomes children – but only one extra bed can be added to the room upon request.
If you want to step up your accommodation while working with a bigger budget, turn to the Guest House on Primorskiy. The property boasts a barbeque, an outdoor swimming pool, and private bathrooms in each room. It’s a child-friendly guest house which states that one child under the age of six can stay free of charge when using the existing beds and all children under the age of two can stay in cots or cribs free of charge. Guest House on Primorskiy sits close to the beach with double rooms available from €26 (£23) per night.
The Sovenok Apart-Hotel comes in as one of the prime venues for those travelling with a bigger budget and with the family. The hotel features its own playground and very family-friendly rooms. Like Guest House Aleksandra and Guest House on Primorskiy, Sovenok Apart-Hotel is situated in the northern part of Yeysk, being in proximity to many of the hottest tourist attractions of the region. Family studios feature a bunk bed and a large double bed, costing from €59 (£52) per night.
Recreation and fun in Yeysk
There is a huge range of restaurants, bars, recreation centres, and parks dotted around Yeysk, but the focus of many tourists are the mud baths, with the mineral waters that touch the beach-laden coastline of the town also being of particular interest.
Along the western side of the town, close to the shoreline, there is an assortment of fun activities to be enjoyed which includes the Shark Reef Oceanarium, Crocodile Canyon, the Theatre of Marine Animals, and the Petting Zoo.
Yeysk offers many different restaurants which explore a diverse range of cuisines from around the world. For a pleasant restaurant which has many different European dishes on the menu, Canteen Slivki Olivki stands as one of the best places to eat in the region. Park Café also offers quite a diverse menu that features Russian, Japanese, and Italian foods and comes quite highly-rated by those who have visited.
If mud baths aren’t for you, there’re still many great recreational activities to enjoy in Yeysk for all of the family.