We have a habit of creating quite busy holidays, with plenty of things to see and do. It is also possible to visit the Azores to just do nothing – to relax with your family and friends, in peaceful rural isolation. If that fits with your idea of a summer holiday, our family holiday on the little island of Graciosa is the one for you.
Graciosa’s connection to the outside world is via the neighboring island of Terceira , so we begin and end your stay in the seaside town of Praia da Vitoria. It’s Terceira’s second city, with a small beach (great for sea-kayaking, which we’ve included) and a friendly laid-back atmosphere. After a couple of days in Praia, you’ll make the short hop by plane to Graciosa, to spend four-and-a-days relaxing at Quinta do Bairro : a newly-built two-bedroom cottage on the outskirts of Santa Cruz .
We’ll include a car to help you get around so you can visit our favorite swimming spots – the island’s rocky coast is dotted with natural sea-water pools and BBQ / picnic areas. Graciosa’s home to one of the Azores’s most spectacular volcanic sites: the vast lava basin at Furna do Sulx, whose aquifers feed the geothermally-heated pools at Termas .
If you are thinking of a two week visit to the Azores, this holiday is designed to easily combine with our Terceira Family Retreat , or our family activity holidays on Sao Miguel at Quinta da Santana.
We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.
INCLUDED : Accommodation for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) in a junior suite (with extra sofa beds) at Atlantida Mar, and on self catering basis in a 2 bedroom cottage at Quinta do Bairro, airport transfers on Terceira, 4 days Model D car hire, 1 x half-day guided sea-kayaking session, and International and Inter-island flights (as a guide price only).