Bringing the Azores even closer to home with Sunvil

September 17, 2021 | Sunvil Holidays



New direct BA flights to this magical island archipelago from summer 2022

Leading tour operator to the Azores, Sunvil (www.sunvil.co.uk) has welcomed this week’s announcement by British Airways to add the islands of São Miguel and Terceira to its short-haul programme for next summer, bringing the enchanting Atlantic archipelago within even easier reach for UK travellers. The new direct flights, which will depart weekly from London Heathrow, begin on 2 July 2022 for São Miguel (until 3 September) and on 10 July 2022 for Terceira (until 28 August).

Chris Wright, MD of Sunvil, comments:
“Since first discovering the delights of the Azores for ourselves back in 1990, Sunvil has been one of the leading promoters of responsible tourism to what is, quite frankly, one of the last paradises on earth. These new BA flights will give us even greater flexibility to create tailor-made itineraries for summer 2022, enabling our clients to experience the beauty and tranquillity of the islands for themselves, whether for the very first time or as a return visitor.”


The Azores archipelago is made up nine distinct – yet equally mesmerising – islands, set in the Atlantic Ocean between Portugal (1,500 km), of which they are part, and North America (3,900 km). At one time thought to be part of the legendary lost continent of Atlantis, they were discovered in the 15th century by Portuguese navigators en route to the New World and became the link between Europe and the Americas. Today, they offer an array of unforgettable holiday experiences, including whale and dolphin watching, self-guided nature walks, fascinating UNESCO sites, dark sand beaches, geothermally-heated pools, glorious gardens (both wild and cultivated), fabulous food – such as the local speciality dish cozido, which is lowered into volcanic steam vents to cook for six hours – and excellent local wines.


Sunvil offers an extensive range of affordable, tailor-made holidays to the Azores, from family activity holidays and whale watching to self-guided walking and volcano tours, plus multi-island itineraries that give clients the chance to experience the entire archipelago.

Take inspiration for your Azorean escape with these tempting Summer 2022 suggestions:

Single-centre São Miguel
A seven-night holiday, staying at the Terra Nostra Garden Hotel in Furnas, costs from £1,272 pp (two sharing), including BA flights (Heathrow) with 23 kg luggage each, B&B accommodation in a Garden View Room, and transfers. Departs 2 July 2022.

Whale Watching on São Miguel
A seven-night holiday, staying at the Marina Atlantico Hotel in Ponta Delgada costs from £1,183 pp (two sharing), including BA flights (Heathrow) with 23 kg luggage each, B&B accommodation in an Ocean View Room, transfers and four whale-watching excursions. Departs 2 July 2022.

Family Fun on São Miguel
A seven-night holiday, staying at the Antillia Hotel Apartments in Ponta Delgada costs from £986 pp (four sharing), including BA flights (Heathrow) with 23 kg luggage each, B&B accommodation, transfers and activities: a half-day tuk-tuk tour of Ponta Delgada, two full-day 4×4 tours, a whale and dolphin-watching experience, and a full-day Azorean rural experience. Departs 2 July 2022.

Two-centre São Miguel & Terceira
An eight-night holiday, staying four nights each at the Azoris Royal Garden Hotel on São Miguel and the Azoris Angra Garden Hotel on Terceira, costs from £1,115 pp (two sharing), including BA flights (Heathrow) with 23 kg luggage each, B&B accommodation, inter-island flight and transfers on both islands. Departs 2 July 2022.

Regional flight connections are also available from a number of UK airport hubs, including Newcastle, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast, from £50 pp.

To book your tailor-made itinerary to the Azores, or to talk to an expert, call Sunvil on 020 8758 4722 or visit www.sunvil.co.uk.

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Notes to Editors: Celebrating its 52nd anniversary in 2022, award-winning holiday specialist Sunvil has pioneered many fascinating destinations. It has also been at the forefront of environmental initiatives and good practice, protecting its destinations and ensuring that local people benefit from tourism, since 1988 (34 years – well ahead of the pack!).

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