3 Great ideas for an Azores family holiday

It may not be the first place that comes to mind, but if you are trying to decide what to do for your summer holiday an Azores family holiday could be just the ticket! These charming, volcanic islands are worth further consideration…

The Azores are situated some 900kms off the coast of Portugal, and are an archipelago of 9 relatively undiscovered islands, which can could be described as ‘like New Zealand’ but only a 4-hour flight away from the UK.  The Azores are neither too hot, nor too cold with average summer temperatures of around 26-degree C.

An ideal place for adventure and activity and ideal for families looking for a shared active holiday, where you all do ‘stuff’ together rather than send your children to the kid’s club. For families looking for a little adventure, there are volcanoes to climb, lakes to swim in, whales to watch and activities to challenge all abilities.

The Azores will, without doubt, be one of the best family holidays you’ve ever had and fortunately, we still have a few great Azores family holidays available for this summer which are worth considering…….but don’t leave it too long as we don’t have many left!

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Family holiday idea 1

Sao Miguel 7-night family activity week at the family friendly Quinta da Santana


All you need to know about this Azores family holiday: 

This is a great 7-night family holiday on the main island of Sao Miguel and ideally suited to families with children aged 7 years +.  You’ll be staying at Quinta da Santana, which is 200ms from the ocean, in a two-bedroom apartment with open plan kitchen/dinner. The grounds are extensive, there is a shared swimming pool and dinner is available in the evenings.  Quinta da Santana is a great based for exploring the island and to make sure you get the best from your week away we have included 4 activities, which are pre-booked when you arrive.

Activities you can choose: whale watching, paddle boarding, kayaking, canyoning, mountain biking, horse riding, surfing, hikes, swimming with dolphins and coasteering.

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Family holiday idea 2

14 Night Azores family holiday to the islands of Sao Miguel and the island of Faial.


All you need to know about this 14-night Azores family holiday:

If one week just isn’t long enough and you want to explore more than one island, then this two-week Azores family holiday could be just the tonic.

You’ll be staying at two of our old favourites, Quinta Altamira on the island of Sao Miguel and Casas d’ Arramada on the island of Faial.  These are two very different islands, but each has much to offer the explorer in all of us. Sao Miguel is the largest island in the archipelago and boasts 3 volcanoes, several beaches and probably the most things to see and do.  However, just one hour by inter-island flight lies the island of Faial. This island is situated in what is locally known as the central group and is close to the island of Pico, with its highest mountain and Sao Jorge with its dramatic coastal walks.  Faial was once the centre for trans-Atlantic communication; first boats, then underwater telecommunications and then sea planes. These days Faial is frequented by the brave few who sail the Atlantic and the vibrant marina depicts these daring deeds through the murals left on the harbour wall by trans-Atlantic sailors.

Like all our holidays we like to give a focus on seeing and doing as much as possible and we include a car on both islands, a whale watching trip and an opportunity to swim with dolphins. We also island a set of walk maps and notes, so you can explore some of the many trails on the islands.

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Family Holiday idea 3

Santa Barbara Eco Lodge – 7-night Azores Surfing holiday

All you need to know about our Azores Surfing holiday at Santana Barbara Beach:

The north shore of Sao Miguel was once the forgotten part of the island.  That was until some clever dude noticed what was happening on Santa Barbara beach.  Santa Barbara is the largest beach on the island and although exposed to the prevailing north west weather offers some great surfing opportunities for both the experienced surfer and beginner.

If surfing is your main interest then it makes sense to stay at the best place, which is why Santa Barbara Eco Resort (resort is a little too grand a word!) should be the place to stay.  Situated on the headland above the beach the hotel is ideally situated to offer the best surfing experiences on Sao Miguel. We can pre-book lessons, based on your experience.

For 20 years, we’ve been an award winning Azores holidays specialists

At Archipelago Choice, we have a team of Activity Holidays Specialists who know all about family holidays in the Azores. They are ready to answer all your questions…

We are a member of AITO (the Association of Independent Tour Operators) which encourages the highest standards in all aspects of tour operating. All members must adhere to the AITO Quality Charter.

Get in touch with Jake or Paul today to find out more about our family holidays on 01768 721040request a brochure or make an enquiry online with us.