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Exclusive Hideaway

I finish my trip on São Miguel on the south side of the island, here is a small exclusive hotel hidden behind a long white wall. You cannot imagine from the outside what is hidden behind the door and it’s such a surprise when you have entered and see the fantastic view from the terrace at the back. WOW, this is sea view… the Atlantic Ocean seems to embrace you, as the hotel is located on top of a spectacular volcanic cliff right by the sea. This hotel is ‘adults only’, something that fits well with its small scale and exclusivity.

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It had been on our travel wish list for some time, and now it is actually in the Local Hideaways collection: the Azores! This Portuguese archipelago has it all: a touch of the exotic, overwhelming nature, fairy-tale waterfalls, hot springs, beaches, surf, a sea full of whales and dolphins, a choice of hiking trails, 4 seasons in one day, delicious food and ditto wine… all this in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean between the east coast USA and mainland Portugal!

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I finish my trip on São Miguel on the south side of the island, here is a small exclusive hotel hidden behind a long white wall. You cannot imagine from the outside what is hidden behind the door and it’s such a surprise when you have entered and see the fantastic view from the terrace at the back. WOW, this is sea view… the Atlantic Ocean seems to embrace you, as the hotel is located on top of a spectacular volcanic cliff right by the sea. And if you are lucky you will see dolphins swimming in the distance and even a whale (the latter is almost unheard of… but I was super lucky! 😊)

Spectaculair sea view!

A warm welcome awaits me and a fantastic room – wonderfully spacious, with a small kitchenette and with a terrace and the same fascinating sea view. Where the sister hotel has earthy tones that blend with the island’s volcanic soil, this hotel provides a stark contrast to its natural surroundings by keeping everything as white as possible. Also, unlike its sister hotel, this hotel is ‘adults only’. Something that fits well with its small scale and exclusivity.

There are different room types (only 9 rooms) but all are spacious and comfortable. For even more space and privacy, there is also a villa with its own terrace and jacuzzi. The hotel has a restaurant where delicious food is cooked and you are spoilt for choice with breakfast in the morning. The beautiful infinity pool and comfortable loungers are nice places to unwind after a long walk or sightseeing on the island.

In the evenings when the weather is good, the fire in the fire pit is lit and you’ll be sitting front row with an aperitif (especially try the local wines – they really are very good!) and the colouring of the sky at sunset is a beautiful sight.

I say goodbye to the Azores with melancholy – what a fantastic destination! I can’t wait to return to discover more Hideaways and other islands!

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Super-de-luxe

São Miguel, Azores, Portugal