We are all about mountain adventures and relaxation at SJI Overseas Ski Retreats whether it be Winter, Spring, Summer or Autumn. We can help you organise everything you require for perfect break in the stunning mountain playground of Bansko.
Our luxury self catering or catered apartments are privately owned and managed by SJI Overseas Ski Retreats and we can offer you a selection of properties ranging from studios to a luxury 5 bed penthouse for your stay at this stunning 4* Ski and Spa development.
There is something for everyone all year round in the fabulous surroundings that this fabulous and affordable development calls "home" whether you are a thrill seeker or a sun seeker, the Pirin Mountains will have you under their spell and have you returning again and again.
Imagine some of the best skiing in Europe just a few minutes away, with hiking, horse riding and mountain biking in the summer. Ancient monasteries, vineyards and charming taverns serving hearty, delicious food and wine. Imagine all this, at an affordable price.
Spa & Pool
Relax and rejuvenate with a range of treatments in our large spa centre. Enjoy a sauna, Turkish bath or Jacuzzi, or swim in one of the largest indoor pools in Bansko.
Stay in shape at our fully equipped gym, with the latest exercise equipment, changing facilities, showers and lockers. Designed with a sleek, modern look for you to work out in style.
Restaurant & Bars
Our in-house restaurant serves local and international cuisine to a very high standard. We also have a Lobby bar, and a unique Sky Bar with unparalleled mountain views.
We pride ourselves on delivering world-class luxury and facilities at surprisingly affordable prices. Our apartments are available year-round, with 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units and for something that little bit extra special please ask about our stunning penthouse apartments that are available to rent.
Affordable luxury in a premier skiing and mountain resort town.
This is a luxurious new development in the mountain town of Bansko in Bulgaria. We offer stylish and comfortable self-catering apartments and studios finished to international standards with natural materials including stone, granite and marble. We have our own restaurant, and a unique Sky Bar with stunning views.
We benefit from the highest position of any residential development in Bansko. The views are spectacular in all directions, taking in the town of Bansko, the valley and the mountains. We're 700m from the main ski gondola, and just 100m from the main ski road that runs from the mountain down to the gondola. The resort offers a free shuttle bus service during the ski season which starts at 8am and runs every half hour.
Our facilities include a spa centre with gym, sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi and one of the largest indoor swimming pools in Bansko. We also have a sundeck and landscaped gardens. The entire property has wireless Internet. All facilities are free to use for guests, with only spa treatments charged extra.
World-class skiing without the high prices
It's the hidden costs of a skiing holiday that catch you out. But not in Bansko. The standard of equipment is no different to what you'd find in the Alps, with the same leading brands and high levels of equipment maintenance. With ski instruction and dining on the mountain as affordable as our apartments, SJI Ski Retreats can offer you the perfect venue for your next skiing or summer mountain holiday.
Exceptional quality, exceptional value
Bulgaria enjoys a very reasonable cost of living, coupled with a refreshingly unpretentious attitude to food and drink, service and prices. The food is top quality, freshly cooked and healthy. The excellent local wines are superb value, and the local taverns have great charm and character. Whatever your appetite after a day on the slopes, you'll have no trouble satisfying it in style.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Greece 100 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sofia 150 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Internet access, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
Bansko is a beautiful old town at the foot of Bulgaria's spectacular Pirin Mountains, close to the borders with Greece and Macedonia. At 925m above sea level, Bansko enjoys a mild alpine climate with wonderfully clean air and fabulous scenery.The archeological traces of the inhabitants of Bansko and the Razlog Valley in general date to the early periods of the Roman Empire. Once mainly a stockbreeding and traveling merchant community, Bansko has become an international centre for winter and summer tourism. The mountain peaks near the town, the numerous lakes and the old pine woods make it a popular site for recreation and Mountain Biking is fast becoming the most popular way to explore the region and for many the primary reason for their visit outside of the skis season.
The snows may have gone, but summer in Bansko offers a wealth of activities. The air is clear, the slopes are green and the mountains and villages are yours to explore. This is the season for mountain bike action. www.ridebansko.com
Named after Perun, the highest god of the Slavic pantheon and the god of thunder and lightning, the Pirin Mountains with Vihren (2,914 m high) the highest peak, extends about 40 km northwest-southeast, and about 25 km wide. Most of the range is protected lying within the Pirin National Park, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.
Pirin is known with its abundance of water. Many rivers take their sources from the mountains. The rivers are short and turbulent forming many leaps and rapids. One of the most picturesque parts of Pirin's landscape are the176 crystal-clear mountain lakes which are called the eyes of the mountain in the Bulgarian folklore. All have glacial origin and are usually situated at the bottom of spectacular cirques surrounded by rugged marble slopes and snow-capped peaks.
Pirin has rich and varied flora and fauna. More than 1,300 plant species have been identified, zoned into three elevation lines: tree, subalpine and alpine. The tree line reaches an altitude of 2,000 m and is covered predominantly with coniferous species. Lower woodland is also home to broadleaf trees such as Beech. Up to 2,500 m is the subalpine line, dominated by Mountain Pine and Juniper whose size decrease as the altitude rises. The alpine line is situated above 2,500 m, covered with grass, moss, lichen and abundant in Bilberry. (Wild Blueberry). In Spring and early summer Crocuses and Edelweiss carpet the upper slopes but quickly trails fall below the tree line providing mile upon mile of rock strewn woodland single track.
Come and discover the undiscovered with www.ridebansko.com