Mountains, sea, tradition, spa – the country is full with holiday opportunities
Bulgaria's diversity impresses even the most experienced travellers. In it, share space splendid mountains and healing mineral springs, an excellent sea coast and millennia-old historical and cultural heritage.
Travelling in Bulgaria means to discover and rediscover nature and urban landscapes like the Belogradchik Rocks and Old Plovdiv, to enjoy the preserved spirit of architectural reserves like Kovachevitsa, to explore Thracian shrines like Belintash and fortresses like Perperikon. Each of these places is rich in experiences: the sunsets over the magnificent Danube and the fresh mornings by the sea, the breathtaking beauty of the Pirin, the atmosphere of Veliko Tarnovo, skiing on the snowy tracks of Bansko, Borovets, Pamporovo, the complete relaxation in an established spa resort such as Velingrad or Sandanski.
The list with places in Bulgaria to fall in love with is individual, but it is easy to create one. You only need to look with your eyes and heart open in order to discover your memorable destination.
Premier Luxury Mountain Resort: Bansko's pearl
Premier Luxury Mountain Resort (Bansko, 11 Karamanitsa St, www.banskohotelpremier.com) is a 5* hotel and the only member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ in Bulgaria. Located in the foothills of the majestic Pirin Mountain, Premier is just 700m away from the Gondola Lift. Enjoy your stay in one of Premier’s unique rooms or suites and delight in the rejuvenating services of its fully refurbished spa or just elevate your senses, tasting delicious dishes in the awarded Amvrosia Restaurant. Premier Luxury Mountain Resort creates an ideal setting for every winter-sport lover, providing VIP ski passes, as well as complimentary transfer to the lifts. In addition, Premier makes your little children's stay unforgettable, filling it with plenty of surprises and creative activities. Escape into the prestigious world or Premier and create the holidays of your lifetime. Welcome to the elite's choice, Premier Luxury Mountain Resort.
Villa Vuchev: Luxury sanctuary in the spa heart of Bulgaria
If you are a person who is looking for complete relaxation and elegant pleasures, the five-star Villa Vuchev in Velingrad (Kamenitsa, 12 Vela Peeva Blvd, www.villa-vuchev.com) will not only meet all of your expectations, but will go beyond them. Villa Vuchev is a boutique experience that fills you with positive energy among elegant ambience and complete tranquility. The villa is rented only to a single group of guests, regardless of whether they are a couple or 16 people. The guests enjoy professional and discreet services and a wonderful green garden with warm mineral swimming pool, a centre with sauna and Jacuzzi, and selected wines in the dining room. Located in Velingrad, the famed spa resort of the Western Rhodope, Villa Vuchev is also an excellent place from which you can explore the sights of the region regardless of the season. Its quality has been already recognised not only by its guests, but also by many Bulgarian and international specialised competitions, where the villa has received a number of nominations and awards.
Spa hotel Sveti Nikola 4****: Pleasure for all the senses
Southwest Bulgaria is blessed with marvellous landscape, warm people, hot mineral springs, and plenty of places to discover. The adventure is even more pleasant when you are in Spa Hotel Sveti Nikola (Sandanski, 1 Makedonia St, www.hotelsvetinikola.com). Located in the centre of the charming town of Sandanski, Spa Hotel Sveti Nikola provides you with everything you need for a wholesome relaxation. The amenities are without any compromise, and in the restaurants you enjoy Bulgarian, Balkan, European and Mediterranean cuisine. The hotel gives you the opportunity to have an exciting tour around its environs, and if you opt for complete relaxation instead, you will find it in the specialised spa and wellness centre. Covering 1,100 sq.m, it has an indoor swimming pool and a Jacuzzi, more therapies and massages than one can try during a single stay, beauty care, saunas and baths. The hot mineral water at Spa hotel Sveti Nikola is from a natural source and brings you health and good mood.