Such is the growing appeal of the Azores island of Sao Miguel, it’s slowly-but-surely becoming one of Europe’s most popular honeymoon destinations.
With our Honeymoon Escape, you’ll spend your week at one of our favourite hotels in the whole of the Azores: Quinta do Mar in the peaceful south coast village of Caloura. This small fishing village is famous for its secluded tranquillity: you can spend your days amongst the cultural hustle and bustle of Ponta Delgada, or floating in the famous geothermal pools at Furnas – returning to the calm of your Quinta in the evenings, and Caloura’s little sea-front restaurant to enjoy a quiet glass (or two) of the best Portuguese wines.
The biggest highlight is undoubtedly your whale and dolphin watching trip. I’m reluctant to call it a ‘once-in-a-lifetime experience’ as that kind of implies you’ll never return to the Azores. In truth, most visitors to Sao Miguel can’t wait to return, so let’s call it an ‘unforgettable experience’ instead!
As with our all tailor-made holidays and honeymoons, if this is close to but not quite the ideal honeymoon you’re thinking of, just call for a chat and we can make a few tweaks before you book. Of course, if you’re not newlyweds but this is the holiday you’re looking for, we won’t stop you booking! Click on the Enquire Now button to the right, fill out the form and we’ll give you a call.
From £1046 per person
We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.
What's included ? Your accommodation on B&B basis in a double room, airport transfers, a half-day whale watching and a half-day swimming with dolphins, six days' car hire (a Model B - normally a Nissan Micra) and return flights. With regards to the flight price, there are a few different ways of travelling to the islands - we try to include a realistic guide price and once we've had a chat regarding your holiday, we'll send you a detailed itinerary which includes an exact price based on your preferred flight option. What's not included ? Other than breakfasts, we don't include any other meals. There are some excellent restaurants with easy walking distance of your hotels, and we'll let you know which are our favourites.
If you asked each member of our team to list their favourite hotel in the Azores, Quinta do Mar would undoubtedly come out on top every time. Back in 2003, owners Nick and Chris were passing through the Azores on a winter cruise, when they fell in love with the island, and with Caloura, and they purchased what was then a defunct winery in the centre of the village. Fast-forward two years and they transformed the Quinta into today's exclusive, boutique hotel. They've struck a clever balance between five star luxury and the laid-back, informal atmosphere that's often the biggest appeal of self-catering.
There’s so much to see and do on Sao Miguel – swimming with wild dolphins is the big highlight of the week and whale watching comes a close second. If you’d prefer to stay on dry land, Sao Miguel has some jaw-droppingly beautiful scenery and you have to spend a day swimming in the geothermal pools in Furnas.
You'll spend your week on Sao Miguel, the largest and best-connected island in the Azores. There are direct weekly flights from Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester, and you can fly most days via Lisbon from Heathrow. Edinburgh and Birmingham via Lisbon could also be options - we can talk you through all the possible routes to see which fits best.