Sustainable Travel

Santa Barbara: The Latest Addition Of Eco Hotels & Resorts

Discover the latest addition of Eco Hotels & Resorts, Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort. A hidden gem in the marvelous Sao Miguel Island.

Santa Barbara, located in Portugal, is the first luxury Eco-Beach resort on the island of São Miguel. This luxury resort is nestled on the black sand beaches of the Azores, which stand a beautiful contrast to the blue of the ocean and the different shades of green of the hills that surround the resort. Guests will be able to experience the island to its fullest and live an unforgettable experience full of adventure and personalized experiences.

It all started in 2015: planted right on top of Santa Bárbara beach, the first Eco-Beach resort in the Azores opened. A project that was not just another hotel, but the realization of an old dream of João Reis, a businessman and also a surfer in love with São Miguel, the island that today serves as the address for Santa Barbara. The result is a resort where guests will breathe the island to its fullest and have an unforgettable experience in perfect harmony with nature. 


Santa Barbara comprises a total of 30 villas & studios: 14 studios, 7 one-bedroom villas, and 9 two-bedroom villas, which promise to offer peace and tranquility. All accommodation options, whether villas or studios have a small equipped kitchenette, a living room, and a large balcony with comfortable armchairs, ideal for observing and absorbing the surrounding landscape. However, there are distinctive features in some of the bedrooms: most of the two-bedroom villas have two bedrooms and two individual bathrooms, and the master bedroom may have a large bathtub in which to relax. All villas and studios offer large comfortable spaces and will surely surprise guests with a magnificent view.


With stunning views, Restaurant Santa Bárbara offers an exquisitely rich menu where visitors will unexpectedly discover exotic spices and authentic flavors. This restaurant offers Santa Bárbara´s famous sushi and sashimi, and a selection of bao, ramen, and curries, among many other dishes inspired by Thai, Indian, Korean and Japanese cuisine. All prepared with a necessary tribute to the quality of local foods, with Azorean meat and Atlantic seafood strongly represented, along with the freshest garden produce, aromatic herbs, and fruit, which come from a careful selection of their two greenhouses set up on the property.


Santa Bárbara has several spaces where for peace and relaxation. The outdoor decks facing the sea are arranged in different corners, with chairs to simply sit and contemplate all the surrounding nature. Whether it’s the pool or the beach guests will be able to enjoy all of Santa Barbara’s corners. The Wellness Retreat offers a lot of natural treatments, massages, and yoga classes, the perfect place to disconnect from the hectic pace of daily life. 


Take a deep breath, enjoy and discover local traditions, the most iconic places, and the most remarkable adventures. Santa Barbara creates tailored experiences and unique moments.  

As part of EHR´s global movement, Santa Barbara is changing the way people travel to make the world a better place for today’s and future generations. In addition, this hotel is beating down on the idea that guests have to give up luxury when traveling to a sustainable hotel. Contact Eco Hotels & Resorts to make a reservation and live unforgettable moments at this natural paradise. Get ready to discover this paradise in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

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