Popular diving destination
The mountain range forming Mys Vidny extends under water from the continental shore. The colonies of small mussels attached to rocks, overgrown with algae and seaweed turned this location into the favorite spot for scuba divers. The mussels are so good at filtering the sea water that the water here is even more transparent than in the Tikhaya bay.
Yew and box tree grove
This grove is a living museum, a relict vegetation assemblage, left untouched since prehistoric times (approx. 30 mln. years). Of special interest is the population of European yew trees (conifer trees with berry-like cones, also called “red wood” owing to its wood color) and evergreen Colchic box trees - the wood from these trees is the only wood which sinks in the water. Because of its toughness the box wood is also called “iron wood”.
The grove located in a walking distance from Mys Vidny (approx. 25 min) in the Khosta River canyon. This is a federally owned wildlife sanctuary. The 302-ha grove became a wildlife sanctuary in 1931.
Sulfur springs of Matsesta located in a 15 minutes’ drive from the resort.
An hour’s drive from the resort:
The Olympic Park with its stadiums and sound and light fountain shows, Sochi Amusement Park with a variety of popular attractions, Loo oceanarium, dolphinarium and water park, rainbow trout farm, Zmeykovsky waterfalls and Vorontsov caves with stalactites and stalagmites, Krasnaya Polyana with lifts to the top of the Caucasus Mountains, Skypark with the world’s longest suspension bridge and a lot more.