Luxury hotel holiday Epic Sana Algarve Hotel Algarve

The five-star EPIC SANA Algarve resort is situated just outside Albufeira, with private access to a nearby beach. Trees and plants grow on every side, softening the rocky landscape and adding a further serenity to the location. A holiday here includes brilliantly designed sports, accommodation, and dining facilities, and provides easy access to nearby Faro and the airport, as well as Portimao and Lagos.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Faro
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays to EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel

EPIC SANA resort is a stylish 5-star hotel in a beautiful coastal location. Perfect for both couples and families, adults will love the award-winning spa and fine dining, while kids will enjoy the Little Stars kid's club.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is located in Albufeira, on the coast west of Faro.

Closest airport Faro Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 30-minutes' from Faro Airport

Hotel facilities and services

ABYAD Restaurant, Al Quimia Restaurant, Open Deck, Lima Bar, Bluum Bar, By EPIC Bar, SAYANNA Wellness Centre, Gym, Indoor Pool, Kids' Club, Baby Club, Sports Complex, and 5 Outdoor Pools.

Land sports

Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Futsal, and discounted green fees at the local Algarve golf courses.

Out and about nearby

Visit the nearby Ria Formosa Natural Park for guided walks among pine trees, marshes, and salt pans, for bird-watching trips, and for catamaran trips down the river channels. Head into Faro to witness the many historic sights: the Bone Chapel, the Carmo Church, the 13th century Cathedral. Olhao is the Algarve's oldest fishing port, though is famous for its markets down by the water and the remains of its Moorish influences. Ruined castles and a famous Roman bridge wait for you in Tavira. Long walking and hiking opportunities await at Mount Foia. Perhaps also visit the medieval castle of Silves, the grottoes of Ponta da Piedade, the 'End of the World' and to Cabo do Sao Vicente, where the Romans thought the gods lived. Further along the coast, visit the old walled town of Lagos.

Sports nearby

Water Sports, Sailing, Walking, Hiking, and Cycling.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double deluxe room with resort view for 7 nights

From about

£930 low season

£1,870 high season

Holiday Code EXH2005

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel

The five-star EPIC SANA Algarve resort sits just a short distance from the beach, across a bridge through pine forest, and is surrounded by the lush green countryside that tops the rocky coastline of the Algarve in Portugal. The cream and ochre coloured buildings overlook the main swimming pool, which has small waterfalls at its top and bottom, which add to the relaxed ambience. Smaller pools and fountains are dotted around the resort, adding a greater feeling of luxury to the dining venues and to the views from the rooms. A renowned Algarve resort, EPIC SANA has a range of excellent facilities, including tennis courts, an extensive spa, and a choice of gourmet and casual dining. Guestrooms at the EPIC SANA are spacious and contemporary. White bed covers are complemented by rich textured green throws and light wood furnishings, and delicate white canopies hang above the beds. A minimalist oval bath sits as the centrepiece of the en-suite bathrooms. The overall effect is clean and fresh, and places a great focus on the views across the rooftops and trees, pools, or ocean, from the balcony. The ultra-modern Bluum Bar features deep colour mood lighting, high-backed sofas that create bubbles of privacy, and serves innovative and creative cocktails. Alternatively, Lima Bar encompasses casual light dining, on a leafy courtyard beside the main swimming pool. This is a relaxed venue perfect for couples as well as families. For gourmet cuisine, dine in Al Quimia on Mediterranean flavours. With a smart casual dress code, a sleek monochrome design, and refined, thought-provoking food, the atmosphere here is highly sophisticated and exclusive. Abyad buffet restaurant is inspired by international cuisine and uses the best of regional produce. In the summer, the food can be enjoyed outside. For lighter fare, dine at the casual Open Deck restaurant beside the pool, which prides itself on its contemporary style and family appeal. The menu includes a range of fresh Algarve fish. The modern spa facilities at the EPIC SANA offer a service that aims to make each guest feel individually special. The treatments rooms are at a higher level, with panoramic windows that are not overlooked, but afford spa-goers with sensational views, particularly from the glass balconies, lined with small plants. The treatments themselves are inspired by oriental beliefs and methods. An outdoor pavilion is available for couples' treatments, and guests can also make use of the garden, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, sauna, and indoor pool. The EPIC SANA Algarve resort comes highly recommended by Expressions Holidays, for couples looking to experience this prestigious stretch of coastline, and to couples and families looking to enjoy the facilities and the sunshine.

Room descriptions

Epic Sana Algarve Hotel has 229 rooms and suites with balcony or terrace, en-suite, air-conditioning, safe, minibar, Nespresso coffee machine, hairdryer, room service, and wifi.

Single Deluxe Room
Double Deluxe Room
Deluxe Suite
Deluxe Garden Suite
So Suite Studio Apartment
Suite Home with one bedroom
So Suite Home with two bedrooms

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double deluxe room with resort view for 7 nights

From about

£930 low season

£1,870 high season

Holiday Code EXH2005

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Epic Sana Algarve, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Faro. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet, Jet2 and TUI for example. The hotel is about 35 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend that we book a private car transfer for you. You may want to have the use of a hire-car for all or part of your holiday and this can be arranged by us for you in advance.

Additional information

Children: Additional beds can be added to each room, and children receive a discount on breakfast and meal supplements. The first child sharing a room with their parents stays free of charge. Cots are available for infants under 3.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double deluxe room with resort view for 7 nights

From about

£930 low season

£1,870 high season

Holiday Code EXH2005

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel

About Portugal

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Portugal's countryside bursts with pretty villages, glitters with historical treasures and World Heritage sites, as well as converted mediaeval monasteries, and elegant manor houses now hosting some of the finest hotels in Europe. Though Portugal's spirit is undoubtedly rural, its big towns Porto and Lisbon are lively, magical places making full use of their waterside setting, offering rich picking for those that like to wander, with colourful waterside cafes and boutiques, leafy boulevards and old-fashioned trams still rattling through the streets. Smaller towns offer their own enchantment, with well-preserved medieval quarters that invite exploring in towns like Évora, Coimbra, Guimarães and Braga. Outside the cities, travellers can enjoy Portugal's warm sunny weather, exploring centuries-old vineyards, visiting stone villages in the mountains or soaking up rays on the magnificent southern shoreline. Dramatic scenery lies all along the coast from windswept cliffs with edge-of-the-world views to wild dune-covered beaches. More than just a static backdrop, the scenery sets the stage for outdoor adventure. Hiking, surfing, windsurfing, horse-riding, big game fishing, kayaking, diving, golfing, and mountain biking are a few ways to spend a sun-drenched afternoon. 600 miles southwest of Portugal lies the island of Madeira, home to Reid's Palace Hotel, an elegant and glamorous five star hotel in a superb location, ideal for holidays all year round, due to the mild winter climate, and on an island renowned for its beautiful vegetation.

Highlights of Lisbon

The area close to the city of Lisbon is known for its variety of attractions. Moorish architecture left over from Arabic rule can be seen in the Castelo de Sao Jorge in the Alfama. Collections of Portuguese art are on display in the Museu Gulbenkian, the Museu de Arte Antiga, and the Berardo Collection. For a taste of Portugal's maritime history, visit the Monasteiro dos Jeronimos. Sintra, the favourite haunt of Lord Byron, is home to twin-peak-top castles and royal palaces. Beautiful, golden sandy beaches can be found in Cascais to the west of Lisbon, or on the Costa da Caparica to the south; particularly idyllic are the coves between Setubal and Sesimbra. Peniche is a picturesque seaside town renowned for being one of Europe's best surfing spots. You can explore all that the area around the city of Lisbon has to offer with our Tour of the City and Countryside of the Lisboa Region.

Highlights of the Algarve

Known for having some of Portugal's most scenic beaches, the Algarve is a popular destination for those looking for a beach or water sports holiday enjoying the Portuguese sunshine. Sagres and Tavira are recognised as the best places for this. In Albufeira, Armacao de Pera, and Lagos you will find an abundance of the light-catching rocky outcrops and peaceful coves that the Algarve is so well known for. Salema, Burgau, and Sagres were once busy little fishing villages, and now still stand as testament to this important aspect of Portuguese culture. The Reserva Natural da Ria Formosa lies just off the southern coastline, the islands of which can be accessed from many towns, including Faro, Olhao, Fuseta, Cabanas, and Tavira; most of which are also ideal starting points from which to try a little surfing. White-washed and serene Alcoutim is an example of the less-developed Portuguese towns, with a hint of Andalucia in its appearance, and Loule is the perfect place to wander around a bustling market. You may also wish to visit the Roman ruins at Milreu, the Moorish town of Silves, or the Spa town of Caldas de Monchique. For outdoor pursuits, head into the Serra de Monchique Mountain Range.

Highlights of Porto and the Douro Valley

At the mouth of the Rio Douro lies Porto, an atmospheric town with a dramatic aspect and almost Parisian lifestyle. Its streets are lined with historic buildings and wine lodges serving the best of Portuguese wines. The nearby wine towns of Penafiel, Peso da Regua, Pinhao, and Amarante are also recommended for wine-tasting, but have a much more rural location. Amarante, in particular, is believed to be the most attractive wine town in the area, with a central triple-arched bridge, tall stone red-roofed houses interspersed with verdant trees, and a gently flowing river. To witness a sample of Portuguese Baroque architecture, visit the pilgrimage town of Lamego. The main attraction of this town, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedios, lies at the top of an elaborate and intricately decorated set of zig-zagged stairways that pass through archways and across viewing balconies. In Porto, some of the greatest artistic triumphs of 17th century Portugal reside, the Se Cathedral in particular, in which every inch of the columns, archways, and altar have been adorned in golden floral and religious motifs, in true Baroque style. For something even more historic, visit the Palaeolithic rock formations of Vila Nova de Foz Coa, the largest outdoor gallery of stone age remains in the world, which have since been neighboured by flourishing vineyards. Along the rocky gorges of the river, you will find a number of castle-towns, including the Medieval walled town of Trancoso and the fortress town of Almeida.

Highlights of Madeira

A green and fertile island in the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira is situated off the coast of Morocco. Its coastline combines beautiful sandy beaches with rocky cliffs, the latter of which can be best appreciated at Cabo Girao. The island's capital, Funchal, is packed full with historic buildings, including 15th century churches and convents and a Se Cathedral as ornate as the one in Porto. Enjoy the relentless joviality of the street markets, or visit more peaceful attractions, such as the basalt cave of Capela de Sao Vicente or the island's protected nature reserves. Rare Laurissilva forests can be walked, trekked, or hiked through, affording guests sensational views; and the crystal clear waters off the coast can be swam through, perhaps below the water's surface so the ecosystems that live in the reefs can be appreciated. One of the greatest pleasures of Madeira, however, is wandering over the beaches, surveying the rock pools, and taking in the sights from the clifftops. Aside from the key regions that our Portuguese programme focuses on, there is much to find and see in Portugal. Those willing to drive a little further during the day will enjoy a much more diverse touring holiday.

Facts in brief

Capital Lisbon
Airport There are international airports at Lisbon, Porto and Faro, served by a variety of airlines from the UK, including British Airways, EasyJet, bmibaby, TAP, Jet2.
Size 35,000 sq. miles
Population 10 million
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