Rotterdam, 1 December 2021 - Imagine finding yourself in a tropical paradise the moment you set foot in the Azores, the Portuguese island group in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. To answer the continuing demand for new intimate holidays in undiscovered locations, travel organisation Eliza was here - a specialist in offering small-scale and unique holiday accommodations far from the crowd - is now offering this destination in collaboration with Transavia. The Azores’ colourful, changeable landscape and historic cities make it the perfect 'away from the crowd' holiday for any nature-lover and adventurer. As of today, travellers can book a holiday, including a rental car, to eight of the most beautiful spots in the Azores, such as a serene spa or a traditional estate called a quinta. More unique accommodations will be added in the coming months. The first flight to the island of São Michel will depart on Sunday, 24 April 2022.
A green oasis of calm
The 9 inhabited and 8 uninhabited islands of the Azores - also called the Hawaii of Europe - have an unprecedented beauty and a temperate, pleasant climate. Discover the lush mountains, rugged cliffs and unforgettable views of the Portuguese island group in peace and quiet. Hike along one of the many volcanoes, waterfalls or geysers, or take a breath-taking road trip along the coastline with the rental car that is included with your booking through Eliza was here. Later in the day, you can make your way to one of São Michel's beautiful historic towns. The authentic old streets are perfect for hours of wandering. In the meantime, you can get to know the local cuisine. The Azores are not yet very touristy, which makes it an ideal holiday destination for adventurers and nature lovers.
Tim van den Bergh, Managing Director Eliza was here, says: “We are very pleased to be able to add this new destination and unique accommodations to our offerings. For many, this is still an undiscovered part of Europe. Meanwhile, the Azores have so much to offer us. Moreover, this destination fits perfectly with the current trend we see of booking more secluded sites and looking for unique, undiscovered places. This trend fits in seamlessly with the concept of Eliza was here. Moreover, our customers are increasingly able to organise their holiday themselves, and we offer them the flexibility they need. For example, you can choose your ideal departure and return times or use the free rebooking option, as the situation requires. We look forward to providing our customers with a well-deserved holiday in this new destination, together with our new partners in the Azores!”
Stay and spend the night in a dream destination
Spend the night at the most unique spots in São Michel. You can stay among the flora and fauna of the island, on the coastline or take up residence for one or more nights in a former monastery. The following accommodations are now available for booking:
- Serene spa “Sul Villas & Spa”, Lagoa (Sao Michel)
- Traditional quinta “Quinta do Paraizo”, Ribeira Grande (Sao Michel)
- Charming farmhouse “Quinta dos 10”, Ponta Delgada (São Michel)
- Atmospheric “Hotel Senhora da Rosa, Tradition & Nature”, Ponta Delgada (São Michel)
- Modern lodge “Sao Vicente Lodge Atlantic Retreat”, São Vicente (São Michel)
- Former Monastery “Hotel Convento de São Francisco”, Vila Franca do Campo (São Michel)
- Dreamlike watermill “Apartments Quinta da Mo”, Furnas, (São Michel)
- Old pineapple plantation "Hotel Herdade do Ananas", Ponta Delgado (São Michel)
Would you like to learn more about this new destination? Watch this video about the Azores.