Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort

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  • rooms
    30
  • style
    Design
  • type
    Resort
  • setting
    Seaside (ocean front)
Rates from 210.00 EUR
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In the green island of São Miguel, the southern entrance to the Azores, we find the Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort. This exclusive complex has made use of its privileged location elegantly: its design blends with the natural open spaces, the green meadows and hills surrounding it and, of course, the sea’s deep blue waters – combined with the astonishing outdoor pool that looks directly to the Atlantic.

The resort offers three different kinds of luxurious villas, all of them decorated taking care of the minimum detail. Its modern style mixes elegant polished- micro-concrete-structures and floors with wooden ceilings and furniture. And they are equipped with modern accessories, free Wi-Fi and kitchenettes.

You can stay in the Garden Villas, with views to the resort’s garden and invaded with its plants and flowers’ scent, many of them endemic. In the Blue & Green Villas, with spectacular views to the Santa Barbara Beach or the Serra da Lagoa do Fogo. And in the Retreat Villas, which offer the most exclusive comfort of the resort, where you will can enjoy amazing views from an outdoor Jacuzzi in the two-room-villa, or from a contemplation platform in the one-room-villa.

The complex holds, as well, a restaurant and a bar with views to the Santa Barbara Beach, where you can enjoy a wide variety of dishes and drinks elaborated with fresh local products. And besides, between April and October, the beach club is open, so you don’t need to get too far away from the water.

But the list doesn’t end there: you can also enjoy many activities just next to the resort. From surfing, scuba diving or canyoning to whale watching or sport fishing. Definitely an elegant, exclusive and secluded resort – perfect if you’re looking for an intimate getaway – located in a privileged spot of the Azores. Certainly a great choice.


Best For

  • Beach Hotels & Coastal Getaways
  • Surf and Water Sports

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Animals welcome
  • Credit cards (AMEX) accepted
  • Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard) accepted
  • Garden
  • Handicapped easy-access
  • Internet WiFi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Swimming pool heated
  • Terrace

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea Making
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access
  • Internet WiFi
  • Kitchen fully equipped
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini bar
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Room for handicapped
  • Room service
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • TV

Activities

  • Bicycles
  • Big Game Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Cooking Lessons
  • Dolphin Watching
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jeep Rides
  • Massage
  • Scuba Diving
  • Surfing
  • Trekking
  • Water Sports
  • Whale Watching

Location

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Transport / Distances

City Centre: 2
Shops: 2
Airport: 20
Train Station: 0
Metro/Bus: 0

Reviews

A special place that needs to grow into its shoes
Date of stay 04/07/2018
This is a beautiful resort in a stunning location. The owners have done a wonderful job creating a resort that is set into the terrain in a very subtle way. The beach is absolutely breathtaking and the Beach Club and Surf School provide everything you need to enjoy your time at the seaside. The resorts staff are friendly, caring and accommodating and went above and beyond our expectations when our young daughter got sick on our first day there. I cannot compliment them enough for their efforts in making us feel safe and looked after. The breakfast buffet was hearty and full of Portuguese delicacies. The bar offered great cocktails with local ingredients and the food at the restaurant was amazing. We enjoyed beautifully prepared sushi and local fish as well as both white and red wines from the Azores and mainland. Where I feel this 5-star resort fell short was with the training and scheduling of staff and with the attention to detail and comfort in the rooms. There was a lot of waiting around for both checking in and making plans with the concierge due to lack of front desk staff. The lovely waiters did not appear to have sufficient knowledge of the menu and service was very slow. Our rooms were never ready before 16:00 in the afternoon and the cleaning staff was strapped for work. Surfaces were often sandy and dusty. We were told that we were the first to stay in our two bedroom resort villa and hopefully some details could be improved for future guests. For example, there was no place to hang wet towels to dry, no closet space for long dresses, the electrics had some teething problems and it took well over five minutes to get warm water in the shower. It appears that this resort has grown too fast, having added 30 new units that were just ready at the beginning of July, and thus struggles to keep up with the amount of guests now arriving. I hope that the owners recognise the issue and puts some measures in place so that their guests are comfortable and not wasting time waiting around. I would like to reiterate that the staff were wonderful and the facilities were outstanding. Sao Miguel is a place I will definitely return to and I would love to stay at the Santa Barbara Eco Beach Resort again when they have grown into their shoes.

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