The Azores? What are the Azores? A well kept secret!

Turns out the Azores are a group of volcanic islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean (formerly a Portuguese colony but now autonomous). They are called the Hawaii of the Atlantic, and you can see why with striking geography and beautiful landscapes.

The Santa Barbara Eco-Beach resort is situated between the mountains and the ocean and you’ve got the best of both worlds: an ideal place for adventure (hiking up a volcano, surfing, thermal baths, paddleboarding, whale watching) and a quiet place for yoga and restoration.

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Please have a look and email me ( to let me know if you'd like to come after looking for yourself! 

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When –   October 3 to October 10, 2020 ( 7nights - red eye flight 10/2/20 gets you there early)

Where –  Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort -  on Sao Miguel, the famous “green” island   
How –     Fly overnight (5 hour) from JFK to Ponta Delgada (PDL) and 15 minute shuttle to the Santa Barbara resort

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What is included –   

  • Blue Green Luxury Studio room equipped with a living area, kitchenette, and heated saltwater sharing pool

  • Buffet breakfast daily (breakfast only on departure day)

  • Lunch on arrival day and bagged lunch on our two hiking days

  • Dinner nightly (choose one of three options of fish, meat, or vegetarian in advance)

  • Infinity pool overlooking the beach & ocean

  • Daily yoga classes with Beth. On free days, a morning “athletic” alignment class and afternoon restorative class with meditation. On hike days, one yoga class (style based on departure time and length of hike).

  • Yoga mats and blocks

  • Wi-fi

  • VAT (taxes included)

  • Airport transfers if you arrive with the designated group flight

  • Two hikes with lunch. One to Furnas and thermal baths, and the other to Sete Cidades and Mosteiros. Hiking poles included.

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What is NOT included –

  • Airfare

  • Libations at the bar

  • Lunch on free days

  • “Fill your fridge” service (ipad to order)

  • Extra activities: surfing, scuba, bikes tours, massages, cooking classes

  • Trip / Travel insurance


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Accommodation (in US dollars)

I’ve booked the Blue Green Studios because they open onto the private, heated saltwater pool.

  • Blue Green Studio Double Occupancy
    European “double” bed or two twin beds (limited availability)
    Private bath
    $2300 per person

  • Blue Green Studio Single Occupancy
    European “double” bed

$500 per person to reserve.

This will be a varied group with individuals, friends, and married couples. All participants will be comfortable in this fabulous setting.


Banner Photo by Luís Cardoso on Unsplash