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12 Popular Azores Spa Hotels

A beautiful island archipelago 1,600 kilometres off the coast of Portugal, the Azores are considered the Hawaii of the Atlantic. Travellers will no doubt be wooed by its remote location, scenic hiking paths, hot springs and lush lagoons, while seaside towns offer opportunities for road trips and island hopping. From dramatic clifftop landscapes to UNESCO-listed cobblestone villages, the Azores is Portugal’s best-kept secret.

With over 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve found the best spa hotels in the Azores. Whether you’re celebrating something special or just looking for some quality time with the family, these luxury spa hotels offer the perfect atmosphere with their dazzling island views, pampering day spas and spacious suites.

Furnas Boutique Hotel Thermal & Spa

Furnas Boutique Hotel Thermal & Spa

Located on Sao Miguel Island, Furnas Boutique Hotel Thermal & Spa offers the largest concentration of thermal waters in Europe. Save money in the Standard Single, Double or Twin room, which all come with a Smart TV, coffee machine, complimentary Wi-Fi and Celeiro da Terra cookies. Alternatively, upgrade to a spacious suite with two bathrooms and chaise lounges.

Soak in the outdoor or indoor thermal swimming pool, enjoy an exfoliation ritual with green tea or enjoy a soothing massage with camellia oil. Leave the stress of everyday life behind as you connect to nature while cycling, canyoning or swimming with dolphins nearby. Adventurous travellers can sign up for a kayaking trip along the coast of Sao Miguel.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The 15-minute spa treatment and welcome gift in the Superior Room.
  • Organised whale-watching excursions with a biologist.
  • The spa’s Pineapple Breeze exfoliation with brown sugar and crushed pineapple.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 114 – USD 229
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: Avenida Dr. Manuel Arriaga, Furnas, Povoacao, Portugal

Atlantida Mar Hotel

Atlantida Mar Hotel

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Atlantida Mar Hotel is located on the seafront promenade of the sandy Praia da Vitória bay on Terceira Island. You can choose from 28 units of various types at this intimate hotel, including standard rooms with sea views or mountain views and spacious suites with furnished sea-view balconies and separate living areas.

Lounge on a sunbed under an umbrella at the oceanfront swimming pool, revitalise your tired muscles in the sauna or workout in the fitness centre. Kids will love the designated play area, while whale watching, diving and fishing excursions cater to outdoor travellers. Unwind with a drink at the on-site Poseidon Lounge & Bar, which offers stunning coastline views.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The large living room and kitchenette in the four-person Duplex Suite.
  • A poolside Jacuzzi with hydrotherapy spa jets.
  • About 13 kilometres from the Algar do Carvão Volcanic Caves.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 61 – USD 139
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: Boavista, Nº 11, Terceira Island, Portugal

Terra Nostra Garden Hotel

Terra Nostra Garden Hotel

Part of the historic Terra Nostra Botanical Garden, Terra Nostra Garden Hotel is nestled in the heart of Sao Miguel Island in the Furnas Valley. Each of the rooms includes a king-size bed, coffee maker and French doors to a terrace with garden views. Upgrade to a suite for a separate living room.

Known as a “green retreat”, this Art Deco hotel has a large indoor pool and on-site spa with massage rooms. It also offers complimentary access to a fern-filled garden and its iron-rich geothermal pools. Want to explore the island’s natural wonders? Take a 10-minute walk to the waters of Poça da Dona Beija hot spring for five thermal pools or drive to Sete Cidades to marvel at a crater with twin lagoons.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Traditional regional dishes at the on-site restaurant.
  • Fresh bread, pastries, cakes and fruit in the complimentary breakfast buffet.
  • A short drive from Furnas Lake and its geothermal holes.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 112 – USD 411
Guest Rating: 9
Address: Rua Padre Jose Jacinto Botelho, Furnas, Povoacao, Portugal

Pedras do Mar Resort & Spa

Pedras do Mar Resort & Spa

Located on Sao Miguel Island, Pedras do Mar Resort & Spa offers an alluring setting for romantic getaways and family holidays. Budget-conscious travellers will appreciate the Double Room’s king-size bed and balcony with sea or mountain views, while opulent suites include a separate living room. The Family Room, meanwhile, is ideal for two adults and two children.

You’ll find plenty of places to relax, from the luxurious SPA Pedras D’ Alma with pampering body treatments to Meia Nau Bar and its poolside cocktails. Kids can let loose on the playground or swim in the indoor pool. Ready for an epic road trip? Drive along the coast to Lagoa do Fogo, a spectacular lake surrounded by lush Azorean flora.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The spa’s Volcanic Stones massage, Mini Facial and Silk Skin Scrub.
  • Locally-inspired fare at the on-site Meia Nau Restaurante. 
  • About a 20-minute drive from Ponta Delgada Airport.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 79 – USD 426
Guest Rating: 9
Address: Rua das TerASSas 3 Fenais da Luz, Sao Vicente Ferreira, Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Hotel Marina Atlantico

Hotel Marina Atlantico

Across the marina and Port of Cruises, Hotel Marina Atlantico is a unique hotel in Ponta Delgada, representing a ship with high masts resting on the shore. Every room has nautical motifs along with a mini fridge, cable TV, Wi-Fi and balcony, while upgraded suites also boast lounges with ocean views.

HotelsCombined visitors rave about the hotel’s dazzling harbour views through the floor-to-ceiling windows in the airy on-site restaurant. Spend your day swimming in the pool or relax in the sauna and Jacuzzi, walk five minutes to the charming alleyways and iconic Sao Pedro Church in the historic Sao Pedro district. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Complimentary breakfast served daily.
  • The plush seating and variety of local wines at the trendy on-site bar.
  • A short walk from the Confeitaria A Colmeia cafe and local favourite, Taberna Açor.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 79 – USD 151
Guest Rating: 8.4
Address: Avenida Infante D. Henrique, Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Pestana Bahia Praia Nature & Beach Resort

Pestana Bahia Praia Nature & Beach Resort

Offering direct access to Baia de Água d’Alto Beach, Pestana Bahia Praia Nature & Beach Resort showcases stunning Atlantic Ocean vistas. Splurge on a spacious suite with a separate living area and balcony overlooking the sea or save money on a standard room with a flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi.   

Swim in the freshwater pool, play tennis or visit the game room for a game of table tennis. Admire the 17th-century chapel in the outdoor garden, then drive to Lagoa das Sete Cidades to marvel at emerald lakes in the crater of a dormant volcano. Return to the hotel to enjoy live music and entertainment at the on-site bar or unwind in the sauna and Turkish bath at Magic Spa.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The spa’s expert massage therapists and array of body treatments.
  • A 10-minute drive from the city of Vila Franca do Campo.
  • A game room with a pool table and table tennis.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 70 – USD 200
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: Praia de Baía D’Alto, Agua de Alto, Vila Franca do Campo, Portugal

Sao Miguel Park Hotel

Sao Miguel Park Hotel

Sao Miguel Park Hotel sits near the centre of Ponta Delgada, within walking distance of the lush landscapes of José do Canto Garden and Jardim António Borges. Standard rooms are spacious and include cable TV, Wi-Fi and balconies with panoramic city views, while some also boast views of the Ponta Delgada coastline.

Visit the on-site health club to enjoy its fitness centre, sauna, Jacuzzi and heated indoor pool. Sample regional specialties at the on-site restaurant, then let the kids loose at the designated play area and game room or book a soothing massage at the on-site spa. The famous surf breaks at Praia de Santa Barbara are just a short drive away.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The private balcony with city and sea views in all rooms.
  • The indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
  • A five-minute walk from the historical artefacts in Carlos Machado Museum.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 69 – USD 113
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: Rua Manuel Augusto Amaral, Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Graciosa Hotel

Graciosa Hotel

Overlooking the ocean, Graciosa Hotel is surrounded by Macaronesian forest. Choose from standard rooms with balconies, LCD TVs and mini bars or upgrade to a spacious suite with a separate living room and kitchenette. For a fully-equipped kitchen and a separate bedroom with twin beds, stay in the opulent Villa.

Visit The Remember Azores restaurant for Portuguese cuisine or bask in the sunshine on the terrace of Bar Essencia. Swim in the outdoor pool, then let the kids loose at the playground and Kids Club. You can also take a tour to discover natural “seacuzzis” on the island, such as Salemas Pool with its deep blue water, and spot Graciosa’s adorable “dwarf” donkeys roaming the area.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The organic dishes and desserts at the on-site restaurant.
  • A daily breakfast with famous “Queijada da Graciosa” pastries.
  • The spacious lounge terrace with sea views at Bar Essencia.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 84 – USD 232
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: Porto Da Barra – Santa Cruz Graciosa, Santa Cruz da Graciosa, Portugal

Terceira Mar Hotel

Terceira Mar Hotel

Terceira Mar Hotel offers stunning ocean views and easy access to the Heritage-listed city of Angra do Heroismo, known for its vibrant traditional houses. Every cosy room faces the ocean and offers views of the iconic Mount Brasil. They also boast inviting amenities, such as complimentary Wi-Fi, cable TV and mini fridges.

HotelsCombined visitors rave about the saltwater infinity pool, which is surrounded by gardens. You also have access to a private beach and a luxurious on-site spa, as well as a modern gym and game room. Walk to the city centre to tour the decorated rooms of Palácio dos Capitães-Generais or browse the fascinating artefacts in Museu de Angra do Heroísmo.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Family-friendly suites with separate living areas.
  • Complimentary breakfast and on-site parking.
  • The alluring outdoor seawater pool and private beach.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 59 – USD 144
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: Portoes de Sao Pedro 1, Angra do Heroismo, Portugal

Azoris Royal Garden – Leisure & Conference Hotel

Azoris Royal Garden - Leisure & Conference Hotel

Only 3.5 kilometres from Ponta Delgada Airport, Azoris Royal Garden – Leisure & Conference Hotel features standard and executive rooms as well as senior suites. Families will appreciate the Family Room’s three single beds, while those looking to splurge will love the whirlpool bathtub and two balconies in the opulent Presidential Suite.

Rent a bike from reception and cycle along the seaside promenade or through the atmospheric streets in the historic centre, then enjoy lunch with Zen Garden views at the on-site Jardim Restaurant. Relax at the two swimming pools, visit the Wellness Centre with its Jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath or book a soothing massage and facial at Lotus Spa.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The poolside coffee shop at the outdoor pool.
  • An array of light bites and drinks at Royal Bar.
  • Online newspapers and magazines provided through a Press Reader mobile app.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 61 – USD 215
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: Rua de Lisboa, Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Hotel do Caracol

Hotel do Caracol

Located on Silveira Beach, Hotel do Caracol is a 15-minute walk from Angra Heroism. Stay in the Standard Garden View room for complimentary breakfast, a mini bar and Wi-Fi or upgrade to a Junior Suite for a private balcony with sea views. If you’ve got the kids in tow, stay in the bi-level Familiar Suite with a separate living area.

Kick back on the sundeck or swim in the pool, then browse the culinary specialties at the on-site Terceira Island at Caracol Restaurant or enjoy a relaxing massage at the spa. Fancy a day trip? Visit the iconic 16th-century Fort of the Berlengas, just two kilometres away. From here, you can join a glass-bottomed boat tour to explore the caves, grottos and marine life around the islands.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The idyllic views of Monte Brasil and creative cocktails at Monte Bar Brazil.
  • The private balcony with water views in the Standard Sea View Room.
  • A massage treatment with essential oils designed for couples.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 61 – USD 151
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: Estrada Regional 1 – Silveira, Angra do Heroismo, Portugal

The Lince Azores Great Hotel

The Lince Azores Great Hotel

Nestled in a quiet area of Ponta Delgada, The Lince Azores Great Hotel features 154 rooms across six floors, each one offering fantastic views of the southern part of the island. Rooms also come with flat-screen TVs, mini bars and coffee makers, while upgraded suites include separate living rooms and balconies.

Start your day with breakfast at Le Lynx Restaurant, then take the kids to the playground at the Toca do Lince kids club or swim in the outdoor pool. Parents can relax in the Jacuzzi, sauna or Turkish bath, then enjoy a drink the elegant lobby bar. For a change of scenery, drive to the ferry terminal nearby, which offers services to the idyllic islands of Santa Maria and Terceira.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Traditional Azorean dishes at the on-site restaurant.
  • Reading, painting and other activities designed for kids in Toca do Lince.
  • Only 1.1 kilometres from the art exhibits at Galeria Fonseca Macedo.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 56 – USD 310
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: Avenida D Joao Iii 29, Ponta Delgada, Portugal

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Enjoy the Great Outdoors at These Alluring Spa Hotels in the Azores

With year-round sunshine, lush landscapes and outdoor adventures, the Azores offers adventurous travellers a chance to island hop their way around this postcard-perfect archipelago. These alluring islands are perfect for scenic hikes, wildlife watching and natural hot springs. Retreat to one of these luxury spa hotels to enjoy pampering body treatments in on-site spas as well as on-site restaurants, spacious suites and easy access to popular attractions.

Which Azores spa hotel is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Charity De Souza

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.

Charity De Souza
Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.
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