8 January 2019

Azul Singular, Faial, Azores


When I’ve found Azul Singular I was very excited. I love being in nature but I also appreciate the comforts of a proper bed, a warm shower or a place to make tea. I’ve done glamping before and loved the experience. I literally couldn’t wait for our three night stay in the first glamping site on the Azores islands, in Faial. 

Azul Singular received its first guests in 2017 and features eight units in total, both yurts and hybrid tents. It was designed from scratch by Albino Pinho from atelier Hôm Arquitectura on an authentic palm trees plantation, which had been untouched for 30 years. It’s run by extremely welcoming and generous Portuguese hosts Antónia and Pedroa music teacher and a dancer. Their place has a fantastic vibe and a blissful harmony can be felt throughout the property, no matter if you’re in your tent, the common building or up on the terrace. 

We rented a large tent, which could accommodate up to four people, but it turned out to be just perfect for a couple as well. The tents are pretty solid as they are partly made of wood. If you feel like it, you can open up all the walls made of waterproof textilesthis way you can even enjoy an open-air shower. What's important, the neighbouring tents are not really visiblelush greenery guarantees privacy and silence, which is vital to me whenever I wish to have a relaxing stay.

There’s a fully equipped kitchenette with a fridge, induction cooktop, a coffee machine, and a toaster. Breakfast is delivered each morning in a basket at your doorstep at a previously agreed hour. It’s quite modest but includes everything we needed: freshly baked bread, fruits, yoghurt, jam and other local ingredients. You can also enjoy it outside, on your private wooden furniture among the trees. Free wi-fi is available too but I suggest you turn your phone off for at least a little while and let yourself soak in the tranquility. 

Do spend some time in the tea roomonly if to grab a delicious home made cake left by the owners there for everyone to enjoy. The glass walls allow for lots of natural light to come in while at night provide a warm and cozy oasis to enjoy a book, a game or a glass of wine. After the whole day of visiting Faial island, I liked hanging out with my husband on the ample wooden terrace above, surrounded by the melodies of nature coming from the palm tree jungle. There is a spectacular view of the ocean and of the majestic Pico island, too. 

Not often do I find a place where I truly, and deeply, relax. Since I’m an avid nature lover, one could think that being surrounded by beautiful scenery would be enough for me to unwind. But it’s not always the case. I’m surprised to discover that my most vivid and most pleasant memory from Azul Singular is me having a nap on that soft white bed linen, with all windows opened up, listening to the sounds of the forest, while my face and body was being caressed by a gentle breeze and twinkling sun rays from between the palm leaves. That was perfection.

Practical info:

  • €80-120 per night for 2 people with breakfast included
  • no restaurant on site
  • we stayed at: Large Tent
  • location: south coast of Faial island, about 10 minute drive from Horta airport
  • address: Rua da Granja, 61, 9900-361 Feteira HRT, Azores, Faial island, Portugal (www)

TIP: Azul Singular doesn’t offer a restaurant, thus having a rented car will be pretty handy. If you’re a foodie like me, visit Praya, a restaurant on Almoxarife beach, which is most likely the best on Faial.

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Azul Singular Faial reviews

1 comment :

  1. Wow! Azul Singular, Faial in Azores is like a torn page from a fairytales. It seems a perfect destination to escape in tranquillity. I have already bookmarked your blog! I have received my visa for Portugal and will fly coming weekend.

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