Zatoka & Karolino-Buhaz

These villages occupy both sides of a sand bar that all but blocks the mouth of the Dnister. They have been transformed by the recent tourist boom into an enormous sprawl of holiday accommodation. Unconstrained development coupled with decaying infrastructure makes the area look like a cross between a Mediterranean sea resort and a third-world slum. But the fairly clean, white-sand beach invites for a much-needed break.