The Azores feel improbable - a geologic defiance rising from endless Atlantic blue. São Miguel, the largest of 9 islands in the archipeligo, offers a stunningly varied landscape, ranging from lush, hyacinth-speckled hills to otherworldly black lava caves, washed by the sea.
<< Pedras do Mar Resort & Spa
Perched on the northern coast of the island, this resort is far enough from major towns to feel secluded (the stars!) but central enough to be a quick drive into Ponta Delgada.