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Beachfront Eco-Luxury Resort on São Miguel Island, Azores!

Rising from a black beach that contrasts beautifully with the blue of the ocean and the green hues of the hills that frame it in the background, Santa Barbara Eco Beach Resort is the perfect place to experience the island of São Miguel in all its wonder. Consisting of a total of 30 villas & studios the resort offers a stay that is in perfect harmony with nature.

The Azorean archipelago, known as the Hawaii of Europe, is built with 9 beautiful volcanic islands, with São Miguel being famous for its perfect waves!

The Resort

In 2015 João Reis designed a resort from the ground up that integrated perfectly into the environment around it. The emphasis throughout the construction was placed on using natural materials, in addition to decorative elements relating to Azorean traditions.
All of the resort’s gardens are regularly supplemented with new indigenous plant species with the aim of offering a more exclusive atmosphere without interfering with the magnificent natural landscape that characterises the hotel.

In the exterior areas, an enormous saltwater pool, with stone beds inside and a view of the ocean, promises to delight those seeking moments of contemplation; on a wooden deck, built on top of the cliff from which you access the beach, you can enjoy a massage to the sound of the sea; and the sports activities centre is a stimulus to anyone looking for some adventure!

Waves at Santa Barbara Eco Beach Resort

The Mid Atlantic Ridge, a huge underwater volcanic mountain chain runs the entire length of the Atlantic and surfaces in only a few spots, one of these is the Azores, 1300 km west of Lisbon. Azores surf centres on Sao Miguel which is open to most swells and wind patterns, with the only N-facing beach breaks in the chain, which have become a regular contest site for the world’s pros.

The surf that accompanies these islands is powerful, unchartered, and mostly crowdless. The position of the Azores, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, ensures that there is always plenty of swells. The great thing about surfing Sao Miguel is that the island will pick up swell from every direction and there is almost always a surf spot on this island with surf.

Why We Love Santa Barbara Eco Beach Resort

All-year-round uncrowded quality waves for all surfing levels!

The outstanding beachfront location in Santa Barbara, surrounded by green fields and hills!

The eco-conscious approach of the resort and its design in harmony with nature!

Ready to surf in the Azores?

Accommodation

The resort offers a total of 14 studios, 7 one-bedroom villas and 9 two-bedroom villas. All the accommodation options have a small, equipped kitchenette, living room and spacious balcony with comfortable armchairs, ideal for observing and absorbing the surrounding nature.

The scent of endemic plants and flowers invades the Garden Villas, which have privileged access to a shared garden with a lake.
The Blue & Green Villas provide a unique experience, with the colours of Azorean nature printed on the balconies. Blue & Green studios have access to a shared swimming pool with climatized saltwater.
Retreat Villas offer the most exclusive comfort of the Resort and the magnificent view that you can enjoy from your private jacuzzi on the terrace.

The Cuisine

With an unforgettable view, Restaurant Santa Bárbara has a new culinary concept that takes you on a journey to the East – from India to Japan – where we unexpectedly discover exotic spices and authentic flavours. All of this is prepared with the necessary homage to the quality of the local food, with Azorean meat and Atlantic fish and seafood heavily represented, along with the freshest of fresh garden produce, aromatic herbs and fruit. It is a way of ensuring a zero food miles approach and extra quality as part of a real “farm-to-table” concept. And this is all accompanied by a list of Portuguese wines (with various Azorean options) and Santa Bárbara Eco-Beach Resort’s own innovative signature cocktails.

Located beside the beach, the laidback Beach Club Santa Bárbara serves light meals and tapas, making it the ideal choice for both a lunch between swims and a drink in the mid-afternoon.

Activities

The resort offers a personalized “Experience Service”, aimed at enhancing every guest’s stay on the island to the full. This “maker of tailor-made experiences” offers a service that includes the careful and rigorous selection of the best providers for each activity and advice about the most interesting places to visit, alongside proposals for customised itineraries based on guests’ personal interests.

Wellness

At the Wellness Retreat, you will find all the natural ingredients to unwind from all daily worries. The Wellness Retreat, housed in a facility at the resort’s highest point, with a wonderful view over the property, has been carefully designed to give you the rest you deserve. and offers a huge range of services, namely signature rituals and even yoga classes and SUP yoga. The well-being retreat also has an indoor heated pool with fitness equipment and a personal trainer service.

The Farm

Santa Barbara is currently developing an organic farming project for growing its own products. The goal is to supply our restaurants with organic products for competitive prices in exchange for a meal that is incredibly tasty and healthy, while promoting and developing an ecologically and socially responsible consumption, with the aim of integrating it into our entire consumption chain.

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Beachfront Eco-Luxury Resort on São Miguel Island, Azores!

Rising from a black beach that contrasts beautifully with the blue of the ocean and the green hues of the hills that frame it in the background, Santa Barbara Eco Beach Resort is the perfect place to experience the island of São Miguel in all its wonder. Consisting of a total of 30 villas & studios the resort offers a stay that is in perfect harmony with nature.

The Azorean archipelago, known as the Hawaii of Europe, is built with 9 beautiful volcanic islands, with São Miguel being famous for its perfect waves!

The Resort

In 2015 João Reis designed a resort from the ground up that integrated perfectly into the environment around it. The emphasis throughout the construction was placed on using natural materials, in addition to decorative elements relating to Azorean traditions.
All of the resort’s gardens are regularly supplemented with new indigenous plant species with the aim of offering a more exclusive atmosphere without interfering with the magnificent natural landscape that characterises the hotel.

In the exterior areas, an enormous saltwater pool, with stone beds inside and a view of the ocean, promises to delight those seeking moments of contemplation; on a wooden deck, built on top of the cliff from which you access the beach, you can enjoy a massage to the sound of the sea; and the sports activities centre is a stimulus to anyone looking for some adventure!

Waves at Santa Barbara Eco Beach Resort

The Mid Atlantic Ridge, a huge underwater volcanic mountain chain runs the entire length of the Atlantic and surfaces in only a few spots, one of these is the Azores, 1300 km west of Lisbon. Azores surf centres on Sao Miguel which is open to most swells and wind patterns, with the only N-facing beach breaks in the chain, which have become a regular contest site for the world’s pros.

The surf that accompanies these islands is powerful, unchartered, and mostly crowdless. The position of the Azores, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, ensures that there is always plenty of swells. The great thing about surfing Sao Miguel is that the island will pick up swell from every direction and there is almost always a surf spot on this island with surf.

Why We Love Santa Barbara Eco Beach Resort

All-year-round uncrowded quality waves for all surfing levels!

The outstanding beachfront location in Santa Barbara, surrounded by green fields and hills!

The eco-conscious approach of the resort and its design in harmony with nature!

Ready to surf in the Azores?

Accommodation

The resort offers a total of 14 studios, 7 one-bedroom villas and 9 two-bedroom villas. All the accommodation options have a small, equipped kitchenette, living room and spacious balcony with comfortable armchairs, ideal for observing and absorbing the surrounding nature.

The scent of endemic plants and flowers invades the Garden Villas, which have privileged access to a shared garden with a lake.
The Blue & Green Villas provide a unique experience, with the colours of Azorean nature printed on the balconies. Blue & Green studios have access to a shared swimming pool with climatized saltwater.
Retreat Villas offer the most exclusive comfort of the Resort and the magnificent view that you can enjoy from your private jacuzzi on the terrace.

The Cuisine

With an unforgettable view, Restaurant Santa Bárbara has a new culinary concept that takes you on a journey to the East – from India to Japan – where we unexpectedly discover exotic spices and authentic flavours. All of this is prepared with the necessary homage to the quality of the local food, with Azorean meat and Atlantic fish and seafood heavily represented, along with the freshest of fresh garden produce, aromatic herbs and fruit. It is a way of ensuring a zero food miles approach and extra quality as part of a real “farm-to-table” concept. And this is all accompanied by a list of Portuguese wines (with various Azorean options) and Santa Bárbara Eco-Beach Resort’s own innovative signature cocktails.

Located beside the beach, the laidback Beach Club Santa Bárbara serves light meals and tapas, making it the ideal choice for both a lunch between swims and a drink in the mid-afternoon.

Activities

The resort offers a personalized “Experience Service”, aimed at enhancing every guest’s stay on the island to the full. This “maker of tailor-made experiences” offers a service that includes the careful and rigorous selection of the best providers for each activity and advice about the most interesting places to visit, alongside proposals for customised itineraries based on guests’ personal interests.

Wellness

At the Wellness Retreat, you will find all the natural ingredients to unwind from all daily worries. The Wellness Retreat, housed in a facility at the resort’s highest point, with a wonderful view over the property, has been carefully designed to give you the rest you deserve. and offers a huge range of services, namely signature rituals and even yoga classes and SUP yoga. The well-being retreat also has an indoor heated pool with fitness equipment and a personal trainer service.

The Farm

Santa Barbara is currently developing an organic farming project for growing its own products. The goal is to supply our restaurants with organic products for competitive prices in exchange for a meal that is incredibly tasty and healthy, while promoting and developing an ecologically and socially responsible consumption, with the aim of integrating it into our entire consumption chain.

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Omar AlJammaz 07/07/22

Trustpilot
Great service. Quick response.

Sue Christy 06/09/22

Trustpilot
Giulia and Awave were great. Highly recommended to others.

Gavin 06/08/22

Trustpilot
James is a legend & will get everything you need for your trip setup & take care of all your needs. It was super easy & he responds to all emails very fast!

Oli 09/05/22

Trustpilot
Everything was perfect!

Garret Cleary 06/03/22

Trustpilot
They were great for our trip to the Maldives. Very fast response times to any questions we had and overall really helpful.

Gadi Haliva 07/17/22

Trustpilot
excellent service all the way . will use this service again

Anthony Luczkow 07/11/22

Trustpilot
James and the team at Awave do great work! Our trip was seamless the whole way through, which is really all you can ever ask for...plus the waves were great

Ray-Mie Nederland 05/30/22

Trustpilot
We booked a trip to Niyama Maldives (13 - 20 May 2022) with Awave.

Before deciding to go to Niyama I had close contact with Giulia about what would be the best resort for that season. Giulia responded almost immediately and gave us good and detailled advice about the surf and of course also about the resort.

We had a great trip! The resort was just prefect as well as the service! Unfortunately the waves were a bit choppy and the wind cross/ onshore, but that's mother nature....... (and May is a very difficult month for the Maldives). We still surfed every day in fun size waves and had a great time.

Would definitely recommend Niyama as well as booking with Awave!

Benjamin Soto 09/13/22

Google
the service we got froma James was excelent. He answer really fast and always willing to help. He provided super usefull information and good tips.

George Nexus 09/14/22

Google
Great communication, fantastic care and attention from James who is very knowledgeable and approachable, and the product recommended to us as an alternative, Ayada, was a real paradise. We had very high expectations and we were really impressed with everything (apart from the the quality of the surfboards for hire). :)
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