Your Hosts

The Team

Caroline


Caz leads our culinary experiences as well as shinrin yoku (nature connection) sessions where you will experience the natural beauty of the Azores with all your senses. Previously she was a member of the British Diplomatic Service for almost 2 decades. Her responsibilities included looking after members of the royal family as well as politicians other VIPs.

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Ali Bullock


Ali is in charge of coordinating guest experiences and all things gin. In short, the fun stuff. He also leads guest experiences including, hiking, mountain biking and tours around the Solar Branco grounds and Ponta Delgada. Previously Ali worked for the World Wildlife Fund as well as Red Bull in Formula One. He has spoken at Davos about social media and dyslexia. Read more on Forbes here.

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Our Dogs


Meet the pampered pooches of the Solar Branco 1885 Eco-Estate. Padstow, Ivy, Mini, Penny and Una are all rescue dogs from Hong Kong. Rita is a rescue from here in the Azores. You will be able to meet them should you wish.

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Our Concierge Service


Guests have priority access to the in-house experiences hosted here on the estate. For others such as whale watching, horse riding, cannoning, hiking and food tours we organise these through our partners at Azores Connections.

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