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Bulgarian jewel in the RCI crown

RCI Members will now be able to use their membership to holiday in the beautiful mountains of Pirin, close to Bansko, Bulgaria’s number one ski resort. The Balkan Jewel Resort is the first Bulgarian resort to join RCI’s exchange holiday network.

Sitting in the foothills of the Pirin Mountains, the resort overlooks the Ian Woosnam-designed 18-hole Pirin Golf Course and, is a 10-minute drive from the Bansko ski slopes.

Indoor pool at Balkan Jewel Resort

The Balkan Jewel Resort is ideally situated for family and adventure holidays. In the resort there’s a restaurant, fitness and spa centre, indoor swimming pool and children’s playground. While outside getting around is easy with free shuttle buses to take you to the golf course and into the town of Razlog, as well as to the Gondola lifts to get to the ski slopes.

Kimberley Stapleton, Marketing Director, Balkan Jewel Resort Management said: “We believe our resort sits well with other resort options in the RCI exchange programme, which offers its members so many different holiday experiences and lifestyle options.

“As we all know, our customers value authentic experiences, adventure and cultural exchanges and we are giving our owners an exceptional opportunity to sample the best of Bulgarian spirit and tradition in a naturally beautiful location. We are confident RCI can offer our owners the choice of a variety of quality lifestyle holidays in thousands of destinations worldwide, which will add value to the ownership we offer.”

Lounge at Balkan Jewel Resort

The spacious accommodation options available at Balkan Jewel Resort range from studio to two-bedroom apartments. On the resort there are ski rooms to store ski and golf equipment, plus a ski hire chalet where staff will make all bookings and reservations for guests. The many guest services are designed to make a stay at the Balkan Jewel Resort as easy and comfortable as possible and include babysitting services, free WiFi connection in all apartments and guest areas, car, bicycle and DVD hire. There’s also transport to the surrounding areas – Including Greece, plus excursions and many on-resort activities and entertainments.

Bedroom at the Balkan Jewel Resort

Dimitris Manikis, Vice President, Business Development for RCI Europe, Middle East, Africa said: “This is our first resort affiliation in Bulgaria and it couldn’t be better. Balkan Jewel Resort brings the best of ski experiences in Bulgaria to our network of more than 500 ski resorts worldwide. We must not forget that it is also an attractive year-round destination, being located in a place of great natural beauty, with the rich culture and history of Bansko and surrounding towns to bring to the mix. We believe this resort will have a wide appeal to the younger and older, couples and families alike.”

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