My wife and I are thinking of going to Odessa for the last 2 weeks of July this year and have been doing a fair bit of research but can't seem to figure out the best area to stay in. We have read that people recommend the area around Deribasovskaya St. and we have seen lots of nice apartments to rent at very reasonable prices and there seems to be lots to do & see around that area but we also want to spend a good bit of time at the beach.
Are we better to stay in the Deribasovskaya St. area and catch a bus or taxi to the beach each day or are we better doing this vice versa? Although there appears to be lots to do in the Deribasovskaya St. there also appears to be lots to do & see including nightlife in the Arkadia area which also has the benefits of being closer to the beach?
Also, is there enough to do in Odessa for 2 weeks?
Please could someone answer the above query & make recommendations of places to stay (budget is approx £60 per night)?