The Azores archipelago is home to nine major and magical islands set in three main groups. These are Flores and Corvo, to the west; Graciosa, Terceira, São Jorge, Pico, and Faial in the centre; and São Miguel and Santa Maria, to the east – along with the Formigas Reef.

In this article, we are going to tell you about the best boutique hotels in the Azores, but if you are visiting São Miguel, you can
take a sneak peek at our trip here. São Miguel is the main island with plenty to offer nature seekers.

Every place we feature in our main collection has been tried and tested by us personally. Below is a bit of a wider selection, a mix between the best boutique hotels in the Azores we already know and love, and those that are on our radar.

So here are our handpicked boutique hotels in the Azores:

 
• Boutique Hotels in São Miguel
• Boutique Hotels in Pico, Terceira and Faial

Boutique Hotels in São Miguel in the Azores

São Miguel is all about nature. Think magnificent lagoons, blue and green lakes, volcanic and natural pools, picturesque fishing village, loads of green and flowers.

Pink House Azores

Pink House Azores

We love the look of this restored old barn turned into a design boutique accommodation, a 7-min drive from the historical centre of São Miguel in the Azores. There’s a seasonal outdoor pool.
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Herdade do Ananás

Herdade do Ananás

This eco-friendly farm-stay is set in a famous pineapple plantation in the gorgeous Azores island, 3kms from Ponta Delgada.
Check it out

  

Quinta dos Peixes Falantes

Quinta dos Peixes Falantes

Two beautiful and well-equipped studios and a couple of one-bedroom houses in Ribeira Grande, with access to a private garden and swimming pool.
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Pico do Refúgio

Pico do Refúgio

Located on the north coast of the island of São Miguel in the Azores, Pico do Refúgio is a mansion that dates to the beginning of the 17th century. Offering traditional-style houses with contemporary design, sea views and an outdoor swimming pool.
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Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort

Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort

Modern and exotic eco-villas in Ribeira Grande, north coast of São Miguel Island, with direct access to the beach, a beach bar, a swimming pool and a wellness centre.
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Furnas Boutique Hotel - Thermal & Spa

Furnas Boutique Hotel – Thermal & Spa

A four-star boutique hotel located in São Miguel Island, in Vale das Furnas, home to the largest concentration of thermal waters in Europe. Featuring swimming pools and a Spa & Wellness centre.
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White Exclusive Suites & Villas

White Exclusive Suites & Villas

White Exclusive Suites & Villas is a stunning boutique hotel in Lagoa, in the Azores island of São Miguel. The hotel overlooks the ocean and it features an inviting outdoor swimming pool.
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SENSI Azores Nature and SPA

SENSI Azores Nature and SPA

The recently opened SENSI is an absolute delight of a boutique hotel, comprising a villa and rooms with privileged views of the garden, countryside and/or sea. It’s the perfect base to discover all the natural wonders that São Miguel has to offer, but if after a day of exploring you need to relax – there’s also a restaurant, a bar, an outdoor swimming pool, an indoor pool, a hammam and a beautiful garden.
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Bananas Lodge

Bananas Lodge

Located on the north coast of São Miguel, The Bananas Lodge offers two charming and comfortable bungalows near the beach, with a tropical vibe.
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Furnas Lake Forest Living

Furnas Lake Forest Living

As the name suggests, you will be surrounded by a stunning forest near the mystical Furnas Lake on the island of São Miguel. The various minimalist Scandinavian houses and studios all come with a fully equipped kitchen. There are several hiking trails to explore, fruit gardens, and a swimming pool.
Check it out

Boutique Hotels in Pico, Terceira and Faial in the Azores

Lava Homes

Lava Homes

This special resort on the island of Pico has a small village feel to it, offering panoramic sea views and an incredible heated swimming pool (5x14m). There are fourteen accommodation units, from one to three-bedrooms, all with kitchenettes and breathtaking sea views. There’s also a grocery store and a restaurant, offering both dine-in and take-away options.
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Pocinho Bay

Pocinho Bay

This quirky boutique hotel is located on the south west coast of Pico. The owner Luísa, has individually decorated each of the six double rooms using local materials, modern design pieces and ethnic decorative objects and art that she has collected during her travels around the world.
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Caparica Azores Ecolodge

Caparica Azores Ecolodge

If you like the sound of staying in a fancy tree house with superb views of the ocean, then look no further. There are six ecolodges (aka tree houses), a rustic house for groups and families and a communal main house. Caparica Azores Ecolodge is located on the island of Terceira in the Azores.
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Azul Singular

Azul Singular

This glamping eco-retreat located on the island of Faial provides a unique way to experience the Azores. Set amongst a tropical scene, they offer comfortable and spacious wood tents that come with fully equipped kitchenettes, a fire stove and your own private bathroom and garden where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast surrounded by a greenery paradise.
Check it out

For further reading here are some of the articles we recommend on what to do and see in the Azores:

Beautiful, Remote and So Instagrammable
– The New York Times

Exploring the New Wave of Eco travel on the Azores
– Condé Nast Traveler

This Remote Portuguese Island Is Home to…
– Travel + Leisure

Portugal’s Azores Islands Are Still a Wild Paradise
– Condé Nast Traveler

The Best Things To Do in Pico
– Time Out

So there you go, those are what we consider the most beautiful boutique places to stay in the Azores right now along with some insider tips. We hope you like them as much as we do.

Also check out our handpicked selection of homes, villas and apartments in the Azores alongside our top picks for memorable local experiences in the region.

If you visit the Azores and follow some of our tips please feel free to tag us on Instagram (we would love it if you do!) and let us know how it goes. Feedback is always very welcome too!

Don’t forget to check out the full JO&SO collection – featuring the cool boutique hotels in Portugal, all tried and tested by us. In our Watchlist you will find the selection of boutique hotels in Portugal that are in our radar.

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Wishing you unforgettable memories from your trips 🙂

Obrigada,
xx
JO&SO
(Joana and Sofia)

Photography by JO&SO or courtesy of each one of the mentioned hotels.
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