It’s not too late to book your 2018 summer holiday in the Azores!
The Azores are becoming ever more popular and rightly so, as the word spreads wider that they offer an island paradise in the middle of the Atlantic, only 4 hours from the UK, 2 hours from Lisbon and 5 hours from Boston.
The islands are also easier than ever to get to. From the UK there are direct flights to Sao Miguel in the summer from Gatwick and Manchester, and all year round from Stansted. Although these direct flights are limited to Saturdays (Gatwick, Stansted) and Thursdays (Manchester) it’s just as easy to fly from many UK airports to Lisbon and then on to the Azores, most days of the week. From the USA and Canada, there are direct flights from Boston and Toronto and this year there are also direct flights from New York.
Luckily the Azorean islands never feel overrun and this is because the accommodation space is limited. This does mean that the combination of increased awareness and ease of travel creates a perfect storm for the last-minute planner. Both flights and accommodation are a sought-after resource in the spring and summer seasons.
Put simply, if you do not book ahead, you are not likely to get what you want.
If you do plan ahead then there’s a great choice in the Azores, from mid-sized hotels to smaller boutique guesthouses and self catering houses and apartments. Contacting us early means that we can plan your island hopping holiday free of restrictions of availability and are more likely to get the accommodation you want within the budget that suits you.
The signs are already appearing that accommodation is getting tight for the summer of 2018.
However, with nearly 20 years of visiting the islands ourselves, building up personal contacts, we are in the best position to put together your ideal trip in the face of this pressure. We have a good feel for where we are likely to find you space for your dream trip.
There is hope! It’s not too late to book for summer 2018.
We have availability in self catering accommodation in the summer months on the islands of Sao Miguel and Faial. If you and your family would like to travel in the period 14th July to 1st September then we have availability for a range of 2-3 bedroom properties. We can put together a tailor made activity and exploration week to suit you, staying on Sao Miguel in the Marina Mar Apartments above the beach of Vila Franca, the Quinta Altamira on the Caloura peninsula, the Santa Barbara Eco Beach Resort on the north coast, or on Faial in the Casal do Vulcao close to the Capelinhos volcano eruption site.
If you would like to explore more widely then we can put together a tailor made island hopping holiday for you, even if you have just 1 week to spare. There is less pressure on places away from the centres of Ponta Delgada and Horta. Travelling around the islands is all part of the Azores experience – each island has it’s own character and visiting more than one means you get a better feel for the character and charm of this beautiful archipelago.
Do please get in touch here if you’d like to start planning your summer holiday with us, and travel the Archipelago way.
The Azores Holiday Specialists
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Get in touch today to find out more about our tailor-made holidays on 01768 721040 or request a brochure or make an enquiry online with us.