Almost 2000 metres above ground, visitors can find one of Sochi’s most tranquil and special spaces at the Khmelevsky Lakes. Part of the vast Sochi National Park, the greenery surrounding the Khmelevsky Lakes is teeming with rare pants, birds and diverse fauna.
Natural wonders at Sochi’s lakes
While skiing is the most popular activity in Sochi, visitors to Krasnaya Polyana often set out on hiking excursions to the Khmelevsky Lakes to explore the area at a more leisurely pace. One of the best ways to soak up all the biodiversity (and spot a few animals like wild boar and deer) is to go on a guided safari trip. A knowledgeable local will explain the history and landscape of the Khmelevsky Lakes as you sit comfortably in the back of a jeep.
From that height, the snowy peaks of the Causcus Mountains can be spotted and visitors can enjoy breathing in the clean mountain air. Another way to enjoy the Khmelevsky Lakes is to bring along some fishing tackle and bait and pick a suitable spot along the river to go fishing.
If the fishing trip didn’t yield any bounty, visitors can let the chefs at one of the most popular hotels in Krasnaya Polyana do the hard work for them. Fresh seafood is lightly grilled to perfection and served to diners at the Radisson Hotel in Rosa Khutor’s Black Sea Bar & Grill.
The Radisson Hotel, Rosa Khutor
Closer to ground, visitors to Sochi can enjoy sunning themselves on the Black Sea Beach on a warm summer’s day to thaw out after being at such high altitudes or enjoy a restorative spa treatment at the Radisson Hotel, Rosa Khutor. Here, guests will be treated to elegant and comfortable rooms, fantastic views and modern comforts in one of Sochi’s most lavish hotels.