Resort A dream came true, open since 1st of June 2015
It all started in 2015: planted right on top of Santa Bárbara beach, the first eco-beach resort in the Azores was openning. A project that was not just another hotel, but the realization of an old dream of João Reis, businessman and also a surfer in love with São Miguel, the island that today serves as the address for SANTA BÁRBARA.
The starting point was the passion for that black sand beach, which contrasts almost magically with the blue of the ocean and the various shades of green of the mountains that serve as background. However, there are many other passions that come together in this common dream: the passion for the art of hospitality, for nature, for the sea and, above of everything, for the Azores. Maximum respect for the land of São Miguel and its unique characteristics led João Reis to think from from scratch a resort that could be integrated into the environment that surrounds him, in a perfect symbiosis. It is therefore not surprising that the materials used, the architecture and the framing of the landscape were the three main concerns of the project.
The result is a resort where you can breathe the island to its fullest, with a total of 30 Villas & Studios that provide stays in perfect harmony with nature.