The Vibe: Mykonos meets Atlantic.
The are: Lagoa, on the south coast of the island São Miguel, not far from Ponta Delgada, capital of the Azores.
The DNA: You could be mistaken for being in Greece, but the view from White Exclusive Suites and Villas – whose straightforward name turns out to be entirely apt – is not Santorini’s Caldera but the endless Atlantic Ocean backed by the black volcanic stone and immense green of São Miguel, the Azores main island. The inspiration for White is Greece, but with a healthy dose of island heritage.
Suite-Me-Up: Rooms feature the same minimalism design mixed with contemporary luxury. Driftwood features heavily in the interiors, and all boast dramatic views of the Atlantic. The small villa on-site has a cliffside vantage point complete with a saltwater plunge pool, and a second large villa, La Maison, is located at 50 metres and comes with a private pool.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 9 suites (27-42m2) (291-452 sq ft) & 2 villas (40-400m2) (431-4,306 sq ft) • hotel opened: July 2017 • interior design: João Reis • bathroom amenities: Claus (Porto) ✅ free parking on-site • no pets allowed • wheelchair accessible