L(i)FE! Wellness is a network of unique partners that brings together the best of the Azores.
Our goal is to develop an Azorean wellness tourism model based on a collaborative network of high-quality, hospitality-focused accommodations across multiple islands which offer services and experiences to satisfy your sense of well-being and ensure that you have an unforgettable stay.
- Unique Accommodations: All are service and hospitality focused Villas, Quintas and Hotels where the managers are generally also the owners. From an organic farm to a converted 100-year-old flour mill to a yurt in an isolated plantation to four + star hotels with added comforts. The choice is yours.
- Self-Care: This natural paradise is the perfect place to make time for yourself… to relax, rest and recharge. Feel at one with nature and allow yourself to focus on your physical and inner wellness.
- Get in Touch with the People: Depending on the time of year, we’ll suggest authentic cultural interactions and festivities to give you a real appreciation of the richest resource of the Azores – its PEOPLE.
- Gastronomic Pleasure: Special exclusive traditional Azorean meals with locally-sourced ingredients based on centuries old traditions will add to make your experience unforgettable.
- Minimize Stress: Pre-arranged transfers, from the day you arrive to the day you depart.
Partners are selected based on several criteria including a high standard of quality as well as their attention to service and hospitality so that all guests enjoy their stay and Azorean experience.
We encourage & promote a “GO LOW & SLOW!” philosophy when travelling and in life more generally. We believe that visiting the Azores and continental Portugal during the LOW season and at a SLOW pace of travel offers the best value and more importantly the best overall experience.
What is “Azorean Wellness”?
Wellness can mean different things to different people but what’s important is how you define your perfect balance of well-being. Based on your dreams, fears, needs and circumstances your definition of well-being will be unique and specific to your preferences. You decide what the right mix of mind, body and soul is best for you. If you are not sure what that is yet – come and discover it!
Many wellness travel destinations have a spiritual focus. Azorean wellness starts with the abundance of its natural wonders on both the land and sea which you can immerse yourself into. Idyllic landscapes offer opportunities for rest, relaxation and reflection where one can simply escape the stress and anxiety. Topped off with the friendly and welcoming hospitality of the Azorean people, the local gastronomy and the undeniable sense of safety – you have the makings for your unique definition of Azorean Wellness.
Some may prefer a greater emphasis on active experiences like hiking, nature walks, canyoning, snorkeling, whale and dolphin-watching etc. Others may prefer to focus on their inner wellness through meditation, yoga, soul-searching, reflection or coaching to address deeper life decisions and challenges. Yet others may find that an equal balance of mind, body and soul is what they need.
Why L(i)FE! in the Azores?
With an increasing focus on living longer and living better, a growing number of people are seeking ways to take care of themselves through lifestyle changes and taking responsibility in order to improve or maintain their good health.
The bottom-line is that life is what it’s all about. By extension, we aim to assist the wellness conscious traveler finding their personal equilibrium in a nature paradise in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.