While the rugged volcanic islands of the Azores might not appeal to younger children, teenagers will be ditching their iPads in no time in favour of wild adventures worthy of Lord of The Rings.
Whether you choose to anchor yourselves on one island or hop
across the archipelago, there are a wealth of activities that will
keep the most restless entertained on a family dive holiday to the
Azores. Hike towering
volcanoes, kayak in glistening crater lakes ringed with ancient
rainforest, explore caves and grottos, soak in bubbling hot springs
and discover ancient fortresses (we could go on).
The watery world is just as enthralling, with local dive sites
boasting a wealth of critters and a fascinating topography which
are a real pleasure to explore for both open water and advanced
divers alike. Head out to sea and spot whales and dolphins (Nat Geo
regularly shoot here), while advanced divers can swim with several
species of shark in the offshore sites.