Born out of a vision by a surfer who wanted to transmit his passion for nature, Santa Barbara is a unique eco-beach resort located on the northern edge of São Miguel Island.
Built according to eco principles and sustainable materials, the hotel was developed to be in harmony with the island’s unique surroundings.
The resort’s open spaces – built with local materials like cryptomeria wood, bamboo, cork and local stone – allow the wide skies, the blue ocean, and green landscape to dominate, creating the feeling of a natural retreat set on the edge of the world.
The resort features extensive grounds with only 30 rooms ranging from retreat studios with hot tubs on terraces to two-bedroom villas, offering mountain or ocean views.
Multiple swimming pools, an outdoor spa hut, and an organic farm make the resort the ideal getaway for a reset in nature.
Intimate beach resort
Eco & socially responsible hotel built to blend with nature
Oceanfront spa and yoga
Onsite organic farm
Best sushi on the island