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MEET YOUR HOSTS

Stay In A Home, Not A Hotel. Enjoy Azorean Hospitality From The Owners of the Eco Estate. Owned and operated by Ali & Caroline, who first came to the Azores in 2006 on honeymoon. In his former life, Ali has worked for WWF and Red Bull. He has spoken at Davos about social media and dyslexia (more on Forbes.) Caroline was a member of the British Diplomatic Service for almost 2 decades. Now, she is the only Shinrin Yoku guide here in the Azores, showcasing the natural beauty of the island of Sao Miguel. 

When you book with us you are part of making the world a little bit better. The Solar Branco Eco Estate is more than a luxury hotel – It’s a philosophy and a platform to lead the change towards sustainability here in the Azores. Read more on about our sustainability programs here and the Ocean Azores Foundation here.

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Caroline

was a member of the British Diplomatic Service for almost 2 decades. Now, she is the only Shinrin Yoku guide here in the Azores, facilitating connection with the natural beauty of the island of Sao Miguel. 

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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).

Meet The Team

A Leading Eco Hotel

Breathe in the clear Azorean Atlantic air as you walk through the citrus-inspired gardens. Take in the view over green hills to the ocean beyond. Hideout, forage, think in peace. 

Enjoy this beautiful heritage home, built over 100 years ago, lovingly restored and brought back to life. Sleep in the big, dreamy beds. Hike, run, read. Relax. Put your phone down. Laugh out loud. Dream. Enjoy life with those around you.