Arguably the best spa hotel in the Azores is the Furnas Boutique Hotel.
The eastern town of Furnas is famous for it’s geothermal pools and therapeutic springs, and the Boutique Hotel’s wellness centre and thermal spa is the perfect location to relax and unwind. The hotel has fifty-five air-conditioned rooms, indoor and outdoor thermal swimming pools, a shirodhara, hammam and hydro massage centre, sauna and gym.
Since opening in 2015, the hotel’s A Terra Fornaria restaurant has built up quite a reputation across the island. Together with their sister hotel the Azor (in Ponta Delgada), they’re big promoters of seasonal Azorean, producing imaginative and simply-prepared dishes which allow the organic, locally-sourced ingredients to shine.
The interior décor of the restaurant and spa is the work of celebrated Portuguese designer Nini Andrade Silva – nature-inspired whimsical touches which echo Furnas’ natural beauty.