After whale watching, retire to the convent and fall asleep on a sumptuous bed.
In the South of the São Miguel island in the Azores Archipelago, is the Convento de São Francisco framed by the invigorating landscape of the Vila Franca do Campo Isle natural reserve and the sea on the horizon.
The 16th century convent was renovated and refurbished with sophistication and transformed into an elegant and beautifully austere hotel. The floor covered in exotic wood, the volcanic rock in the restrooms and the wrought iron pieces and period furniture are features that particularly stand out.
The decor of each room, baroque inspired, was designed individually, with the gold leaf wood, the rich fabrics, the fireplaces and both religious and contemporary art as the main focal points.
A short distance from the convent, the marina and small harbour of Vila Franca do Campo are the ideal setting off point for whale watching trips, for fishing, swimming and diving in the sea or in the isle’s natural pool.
Enjoy the beach, a round of golf and long walks exploring the inviting mountain trails through amazingly green landscapes. Be sure to visit the lagoons of Fire and of the Seven Cities, one of São Miguel island’s main attractions.