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Furnas Lake Villas, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal
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Nature has a way of prevailing, especially in the Azores. After the dairy farm they had planned ran into stumbling blocks, Helena and Manuel Gago da Camara embraced the floral and faunal wonders of their 103 hectare (255 acre) property in Sao Miguel transforming it into an eco-retreat. The result is a series of modern showpiece villas surrounded by heather-covered slopes that play peek-a-boo with Furnas Lake.

Furnas Boutique Hotel Thermal and Spa, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal
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Set amidst lush greenery, the hotel excels at taking advantage of its prime location near the hot springs that have made the region famous. The natural environment inspires the décor, the excellent food from À Terra which captures the tastes of the wood fired oven and the stylish spa.

Azor Hotel, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal
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Sea and land define the design ethos of this newly opened sleek hotel in Ponta Delgada. Boasting marina views from all of its 123 rooms and suites, large windows throughout also offer views of the old city. The friendly staff and indulgent breakfast spread along with a multitude of amenities attracts an international crowd.