EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel
What We Love
- Daily buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- The hotel offers speciality wellness retreats including detox, yoga and bootcamp
- Rooms combine style and space (the smallest is 344 square feet)
- WiFi is free
What To Know
- The nearest airport is in Faro; Lisbon is a two-and-a-half-hour drive away
- From November 1 2015 spa access is chargeable
- The gym is open 24 hours
- A car is recommended to explore the local area; parking is free
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set in 8 acres of pine forest, the EPIC SANA Hotel overlooks Falésia Beach on the Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost region and an area blessed with more than 300 days of sunshine a year. This sprawling beach retreat combines sleek and spacious guestrooms (the smallest measures 344 square feet), family-friendly amenities (two kids clubs and a playground) and tons of sporty activities, including five outdoor pools, as well as tennis and volleyball courts. The lobby is strewn with giant artworks, funky lights and columns wrapped in mosaic tiles, and the guestrooms are decorated with liberal splashes of bright green to reflect the lush countryside surrounding the resort. The pools are lined with chunky daybeds and chair hammocks, and the sizable spa offers eastern-inspired treatments in massage tents and a pavilion with a private Jacuzzi overlooking the sea. Dining options range from fancy Portuguese fare at Al Quimba to fresh seafood dishes served poolside at the Open Deck. Kick back with a post-dinner cocktail at the Bluum Bar, which is open until 1 a.m. year-round.
In the Area
The Algarve’s coastline is punctuated by rocky headlands and cliffs, and some of Portugal’s best beaches can be found in hidden coves and bays. Head for Praia de Albandeira, a jewel of a beach that is, surprisingly, off the tourist radar, or Praia do Barril, which forms part of Ria Formosa Natural Park. There are tons of golf courses in the area, including Pine Cliffs, Oceanico Victoria and Pinhal, in Vilamoura. Head for the hills to explore Silves Castle, one of the best-preserved Moorish fortifications in Portugal, or explore the Algarve’s capital, Faro, home to a pretty marina and historic plazas lined with cafés.
How to Get There
We have just returned after a 10 day stay. Breakfast & evening buffet inclusive. The location and hotel were incredible. Brilliant if you are a beach or pool person as both on your doorstep. Breakfast had everything you could want including homemade Granola YUM. Buffet dinner was excellent with a different theme each night. Asian & South American were particularly nice.
Everything was kept very clean from the rooms to the pools. Plenty of pool beds with regular fresh towels. Water & chocolates in turn down service each night.
As many tea/coffee capsules daily as needed & fab bathroom shampoo/conditioner & shower gel (same as in the spa)
The staff were polite & friendly & super efficient.
An incredible holiday & highly recommend
This hotel gives you a WOW after WOW feeling.
We have just booked to bring a group of our VIP's for a convention trip here following an inspection visit.
The staff are always happy to help with a smile on their face, food amazing and a must try cocktail in the ginger mojito! I cannot wait to return in June 2020 with my group.
Lovely hotel with great facilities and spotlessly clean. Little in the form of entertainment but otherwise little negative to say.
Ocean view room we booked had a wonderful view and great facilities.
Would certainly consider returning.