Bilgah is a sun-drenched seaside resort fringed by gold sand and turquoise water. Sunbathe on the beach, swim in the Caspian Sea and dine at breezy waterfront restaurants. When you’ve had your fill of sun and sand, head to the capital to discover a melting pot of European and Asian culture.
Things to do in Bilgah
Upmarket beach clubs dot the shoreline and feature sparkling swimming pools and lush, palm-filled gardens. Stretch out on a sun lounger and sip cocktails by the pool, or head to the sea to splash in the waves. Take part in fun-filled beach tournaments and tee off on the minigolf course. After dark, you can dine at chef-driven restaurants and dress up for a night at the cabaret theatre.
Off the beach, you can visit landmarks like Nardaran Mosque. The oldest parts of the beautiful sandstone building date to the 17th century. The mosque is a beautiful example of traditional Shirvan architecture and features four soaring minarets and an impressive central dome.
Day trip to Baku, the country’s captivating capital city. It’s a fascinating combination of East and West, with grand European buildings standing alongside beautiful Islamic mosques and ultra-modern skyscrapers. The Old City has UNESCO status and is encircled by ancient walls. Inside you’ll find a tangle of tree-lined streets and elegant stone mansions.
Iconic Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid designed the striking Heydar Aliyev Centre. You’ll be amazed by the curved lines and wave-like aesthetic of the building. Snap photos in front of the jaw-dropping exterior, then head inside to visit the fantastic Treasures of Azerbaijan exhibit. The centre also moonlights as a venue for concerts and touring art exhibitions.
Getting around Bilgah
Taxis are a fast and affordable way to get around Bilgah. The resort is a 40-minute drive from Baku and 30 minutes from Heydar Aliyev International Airport. Local buses run between Bilgah and Baku in around one hour.