Europe's Best Kept Secret
The Azores does not have many sandy beaches, but those they do have are quite special. An Azores beach holiday can be spent on the lovely island of Santa Maria, with its white sand beaches nestled amongst pic-turesque cliffs and inlets. Though the weather in the Azores can be unpredictable, Santa Maria is the island with the most sun. Praia Formosa is Santa Maria’s largest and most popular beach, while São Lorenço is a well known surf spot. A great thing about beach holidays in the Azores is that all beaches in the Azores benefit from the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. For something different, try Praia do Faja on Fial, with its dark volcanic sand and stunning views.