The Azores | 5-Star Spa & Beach Retreat
Enjoy a 5-Star vacation at the beachfront Hotel Verde Mar & Spa on São Miguel Island!
Why we love this deal:
- This travel package takes the stress out of having to plan everything yourself. All you have to do is pack your bags and bring your adventurous spirit;
- Enjoy a relaxing vacation at this new beachfront hotel property on São Miguel's stunning north shore, book yourself a spa treatment, or dive right into the Atlantic with a surf lesson or SUP tour;
- You’ll stay at the modern Hotel Verde Mar & Spa, first opened in the summer of 2019;
- This 5-star unit is located in a beachfront location in the city of Ribeira Grande, on the island’s north coast;
- Breakfast is included during your stay, as is parking;
- You can customize your travel itinerary according to your preferences. Options include: adding additional nights to your stay, a car rental, or some other experience to make your itinerary even more unique and special;
- You won't have to worry about anything, as we have taken care of everything for you.
It is recommended to book an early check-in. Airport transfers are included.
Take the day to stroll around Ribeira Grande's city streets and beaches.
- Santa Bárbara Beach
- Monte Verde Beach
- Emigrante Square
- Arquipélago - Museu de Artes Contemporâneas
Visit Sete Cidades (Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Lagoa de Santiago, Lagoa do Canário and Boca do Inferno Viewpoint) and take this opportunity to visit the neighboring village of Mosteiros - ideal for sunset! Once you’re in the west part of the island you can also indulge in an ocean thermal bath at Ferraria.
Book here a guided tour around the west part of the island that will have you discovering this and much more in the company of a local guide.
Vsit the Protected Natural Reserve of Lagoa do Fogo and take this change to visit (and maybe bath) in the thermal pools of Caldeira Velha. Once you’re here you can also visit the Salto do Cabrito waterfall! On your way to Furnas, we recommend that you stop at Porto Formoso and Gorreana Tea Plantations (the only ones in Europe). In Furnas there’s just so much to explore, such as the lake, the Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, the Grená Park, the caldeiras, the fumaroles, the Terra Nostra Park, the Dona Beija hot springs and so much more. Make sure to try out the local delicacies: the cozido das Furnas and the bolos lêvedos!
Book a Furnas guided tour here.
Embark on a whale and dolphin watching experience.
The Azores Islands are known for their unparalleled beauty and biodiversity, adored by outdoor adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. But what people may not know is that the Azores is also one of the fastest-growing whale watching destinations in the world. Located in the Atlantic Ocean between Portugal and North America, the Azores are a permanent home and natural point of passage to more than 20 different types of whale and dolphin species, making the islands one of the world’s largest whale sanctuaries. Book here.
Take the rest of the day to stroll around Ponta Delgada’s city streets. Ponta Delgada, the main city, is not only the hub of the island but the capital of the Azores. Ponta Delgada evokes all the charms of Europe with cobbled streets, sidewalk cafes, and a thriving culinary scene. Or book here your Ponta Delgada City Tour.
Not to miss:
- Portas da Cidade
- Louvre Michaelense
- Pineapple Plantations
- Matriz Church
About the Hotel:
Situated on São Miguel Island, overlooking the beautiful Monte Verde Beach, the Hotel Verde Mar & Spa offers unique views of the north coast of the island and the Atlantic Ocean. Located between the scenic city of Ribeira Grande and the sea, this new hotel is inspired by the Azorean nature and the islands' volcanic origins, combining comfort with unique experiences. The Verde Mar & Spa boasts 152 rooms and suites designed to provide moments of pure relaxation, leisure, and rest for a memorable stay.
Start the day with a special selection of the best local products at a buffet breakfast, then follow the direct path down to Monte Verde Beach. You can also relax in the solarium next to the outdoor infinity pool. The outdoor bar welcomes you with refreshing drinks and light meals, while the Wellness Center offers several health and spa treatments, as well as a gym, indoor pool with jacuzzi, Turkish bath and sauna. At the end of the day, you can look forward to enjoying a cocktail at the hotel’s bar, accompanied by live music. In the evening, indulge in a signature fine dining experience in one of the hotel's restaurants, complete with a fabulous panoramic sea view.
About the Destination:
Often referred to as Europe's “Best Kept Secret”, the Azores have become an increasingly popular destination with year-round appeal for travelers. São Miguel Island, is a beautiful green jewel in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. With stunning lush landscapes, sunny black sand beaches, crystal clear ocean waters, exotic plants, dormant volcanoes, and hot springs, São Miguel is the perfect vacation destination for nature lovers, beach bums, or those looking for an off-the beaten path European summer destination.
Fans of adventure sports will enjoy kayaking and stand up paddle-boarding in the beautiful lakes or ocean, surfing the Atlantic waves or canyoning down the gorgeous waterfalls around the island. If this isn't tantalizing enough, think about seeing Earth breathing through fumaroles and mud pots, and then enjoying a relaxing soak in a natural hot spring gazing at the stars.
There are numerous vacation activities to be enjoyed on the island. Take advantage of this great vacation package and visit a truly magical place.
Check out our Azores Travel Guide for more information and tips.