Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort

Sao Miguel


  • Airport: 20km Ponta Delgada
  • 4-star hotel
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Beach location
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool

The Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort is located opposite a long sandy beach on the north coast of São Miguel, 20-minutes drive from the airport. Recently opened, this small resort has been created using a contemporary design with many unique features. The apartments, which resemble Scandinavian chalets, are spacious and modern with natural furnishings and a balcony or terrace.

The resort is nestled between two towns, so there is a good choice of restaurants and bars within a few minutes drive. Its central location also allows easy access to places of interest such as the Sete Cidades Lakes (45-minutes), Furnas hot springs and botanical gardens (40-minutes), Fogo Lake  (30-minutes) and ‘Cha Gorreana’ tea factory (20-minutes). Guests can enjoy various activities in the surrounding area including diving, hiking and golf as well as onsite activities such as surf lessons, fishing and boat trips, body-boarding, snorkelling and kayaking.

Accommodation: 14 air-conditioned apartments (7 one-bedroom and 7 two-bedroom units). All units have one or two bedrooms, a bathroom (bath, shower and hairdryer), a living room with sofa-beds which accommodate two adults or children, cable TV and a kitchenette (2 electric hobs and oven, microwave, fridge-freezer and coffee machine) and a balcony or terrace. Towels and bed linen are provided.

Garden Apartments (one-bedroom sleeps 2+2 and two-bedroom sleeps 4+2)
These units have a view of a small lake backed by the mountains of Fire Lake and, at either side, the town of Ribeira Grande and the ocean. Flowers and plants border the apartments with the regional cryptomeria being the main focus.

Retreat Apartments (one-bedroom sleeps 2+2 and two-bedroom sleeps 4+2)
The Retreat apartments are quite unique with a spacious living room, open-plan bathroom (bath) and a terrace with a hammock with a view of the city, beach and mountains. The one-bedroom unit has a large terrace and the two-bedroom unit has a Jacuzzi on the terrace.

Blue & Green Apartments (one-bedroom sleeps 2+2 and two-bedroom sleeps 4+2)
The Blue & Green units have a view over Santa Barbara beach and the mountain range near Lagoa do Fogo. Each unit has a large living room.