If you’re thinking of spending your family holiday in the Azores this summer, it’s really easy to split your stay between two of our favourite islands: Sao Miguel and Faial.
Sao Miguel’s an exciting, bustling place to be in the summertime; great if you like exploring new places and we can give you plenty of ways to exhaust the kids. Faial’s a very different island – it’s peaceful, relaxing; there’s a much slower pace of life on Faial, making it the ideal place to wind-down and enjoy spending time together. What’s common to both islands is that you’ll be welcomed with open arms.
We can include a whale and dolphin watching trip during your stay on Sao Miguel – canyoning’s also an exhilarating, fun-packed family day out, and a visit to Sao Miguel wouldn’t be complete without a day exploring the great crater at Sete Cidades. The guide prices we’ve popped in below include four activities, so we can help you to pick & mix the ones that most appeal to you.
You’ll inevitably spend time in Faial’s capital Horta – home to some marvellous early 19th Century architecture. You’ll also explore Faial’s the ever-verdurous Caldeira do Cabeço Gordo and the beautifully-barren landscapes of the Vulcão dos Capelinhos peninsula. You’ll head to sea for a swim with wild dolphins – a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.
For this Family Holiday, we have a hand-picked selection of amazing properties for you to choose from – some modern, some traditional depending on your preference. We always advise booking early.
Quinta Altamira – two bedroom cottage
Casa Lareira – – three bedroom house
Casa das Pedras – three bedroom house
Marina Mar – three bedroom apartment
Quinta de Santana – two bedroom apartment
In the afternoon, you’ll head to the marina in the nearby town of Vila Franca, for a whale and dolphin watching trip from the local marina.
From £1957 per person
We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.
What's included ? Self-catering accommodation on each island, airport transfers, a hire car on both islands, a whale watching trip and a swimming with dolphins trip, and a full day jeep tour of Faial. With regards to the price, there are a few different ways of travelling to the islands and tyhe cost does depend on which property you choose - 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.