We have a habit of creating quite busy holidays, with plenty of things to see and do. Contrary to what we tell you on the rest of our website, 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 neighbouring 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-bit 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 favourite swimming spots – the island’s rocky coast is dotted with natural sea-water pools and BBQ/picnic areas. Graciosa’s also home to one of the Azores’ most spectacular volcanic sites: the vast lava cave at Furna do Enxofre, whose aquifers feed the geothermally-heated pools at Termas.
If you’re thinking of a two week visit to the Azores, this holiday’s designed to easily combine with our Terceira Family Retreat, or our family activity holidays on Sao Miguel (at Quinta da Santana & Furnas Lake Villas).
Price Per Person
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).