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.
Please have a look and email me (email@example.com) to let me know if you'd like to come after looking for yourself!
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
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
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.
What is NOT included –
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
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)
$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