São Miguel | 5-Star Island Escape

Select your preferred 5-star hotel and enjoy a premium getaway.

Enjoy the comfort and refinement offered by our selection of 5-star hotels on the largest island in the Azores!

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Airport-Hotel Transfers
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Why we love this deal:

  • This travel package invites you to enjoy a superior product on São Miguel Island; 
  • We have pre-selected the best of Sao Miguel's 5-star accommodations. Choose between the Grand Hotel Açores Atlântico, the Octant Ponta Delgada, the Pedras do Mar Resort & Spa and the Verde Mar Hotel & Spa;
  • Breakfast is included during your stay;
  • 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.

Itinerary

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Day 1
Arrival in São Miguel Island

Arrival in São Miguel Island. It is recommended to book an early check-in.

Take 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

& Go on a Whale & Dolphin Watching Excursion

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

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. 

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Book here a guided tour around the western part of the island that will have you discovering this and much more in the company of a local guide.

Head to the north side of the island to visit the Protected Natural Reserve of Lagoa do Fogo and take this chance 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! 

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Book a Furnas guided tour here

Highlights:

  • Ponta do Sossego Viewpoint
  • Ponta da Madrugada Viewpoint
  • Arnel Lighthouse
  • Poço Azul Hiking Trail
  • Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park

Or book a day tour to Nordeste (with hiking here).

Recommended hikes:

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Take some time for a food and wine experience

Recommended experiences:

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.

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About the Hotels:

Octant Ponta Delgada

Situated on São Miguel Island, the Octant is a chic, vibrant, and cosmopolitan hotel with a strong connection to the sea and nature. Originally opened in May 2016, the hotel features 123 spectacular sea view rooms, the "Á Terra" restaurant, a lobby market, a cheese corner, and a rooftop outdoor pool and bar. The remarkable destination also boasts an on-site spa, gym, conference center, and casino with live entertainment. All Octant guests will enjoy the hotel's sleek, modern amenities, creature comforts, and world-class service. 

Verde Mar Hotel & Spa

The Hotel Verde Mar & SPA enjoys a privileged location on marvelous Monte Verde Beach, found on the largest and most popular Azores Island of Sao Miguel. Nestled between the charming town of Ribeira Grande and the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, this stunning hotel is inspired by Azorean nature and the Islands' volcanic origins, perfectly combining comfort with organic style. The entire atmosphere of the Verde Mar & SPA exudes an air of peacefulness and tranquility, setting the perfect stage for pure relaxation, leisure, and enjoyment. All within walking distance, you will find the historical center of Ribeira Grande, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, theater, museums, paddle tennis and much more.

Grand Hotel Açores Atlântico 

Not only known for its amazing location, which is super close to the historic center of Ponta Delgada, Of the many highlights of staying at Grand Hotel Açores Atlântico is the fact that the hotel faces the marina and offers rooms that boasts exceptional Atlantic ocean views. The style of this impressive 5-star hotel is closely linked to the history of one of the most important Portuguese shipping companies - Empresa Insulana - and it is designed to give a beautiful nod to the European style of Grand Hotel. Guests staying at this hotel, which is considered to be a true landmark of Sao Miguel, will enjoy the absolute highest standards of quality and level of service.

Pedras do Mar Resort & Spa 

Boasting one of the most coveted locales on Sao Miguel Island, Pedras do Mar Resort & Spa offers its guests an unrivaled view of the Atlantic Ocean. An ideal choice for lovebirds to fly away to enjoy a romantic rendezvous, an entire family to get away from it all and spend time altogether, or a solo destination for some relaxing downtime, this hotel has it all.  Among the numerous amenities, guests can expect to enjoy are an onsite spa and well-being center, complete with a health club, indoor pool with jacuzzi, sauna, and Turkish bath with chromotherapy, as well as an outdoor pool with sea view, and much more. Tennis is offered nearby, as is the popular Saint Peter walking trail and some lovely natural pools. 

About the Destination:

São Miguel Island, the largest of the Azores archipelago and its economic and administrative center, is a beautiful green jewel in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. With stunning lush landscapes, exotic plants, dormant volcanoes, hot springs, and crystal clear ocean waters on all sides, São Miguel is the perfect vacation destination for nature lovers and those looking for an off-the beaten path European destination.

Explore the island and marvel at its natural beauty. Hike down into a dormant volcano and relax on the beach surrounded by stunning views of the crater lake and mountainous ridge above. Visit the only tea plantation in Europe and taste delicious locally grown pineapple. Discover the historical city of Ponta Delgada with its cobbled streets and black and white mosaic pavements.

Check out our Azores Travel Guide for more information and tips. 

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