The Azores islands: a tropical paradise in Europe

The Azores islands: a tropical paradise in Europe

Discover the unique and secluded sites of the newest destination with Eliza was here

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!”

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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:

Would you like to learn more about this new destination? Watch this video about the Azores.

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About Sunweb Group

As one of the largest travel operators in Europe, Sunweb Group is the driving force behind brands across seven international markets - in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, France, UK, and Germany.

At Sunweb Group, our ambition is to become the leading digital holiday expert. We’ll do this by continuing to develop digital brands that stand out, leading the way for our partners through truly human interactions and ever-expanding hospitality expertise. To achieve this, we’re not afraid to do things differently, shaking up the market and setting new and bolder standards.

Sunweb and Eliza was here are the best-known brands of the group. Sunweb leads the way in online package holidays for sun worshippers and winter sports enthusiasts alike. Eliza was here is focussed on small-scale package travels to unique destinations for the discerning traveller. 

With around 400 employees and more than 250 tour guides and area managers in local destinations, we’re always there for our customers. And as an employer, Sunweb Group are proud of our unique attitude, encouraging our people to develop an open mind, personal growth and to make a meaningful impact every day. 

This combination of our people focussed ethos, centralised management and strong online business model has paid off with more than a million happy customers for Sunweb Group every year. Sunweb Group were acquired by Triton Fund V in February 2019, and we look forward to continuing to make travel a pleasure for millions more. 

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