I love the Algarve; that’s what I said to myself as I thought of somewhere to take the family for a short break in the Autumn.
Having said that, when I checked, I had only actually been to the Algarve once, and that was all of twenty years ago on a trip to a rented villa on the cheap; so perhaps I don’t like it as much as I thought I did?
Time to check it out again I thought. Time for Epic Sana.
well, it was rated #1 of 162 hotels in the Algarve, so I thought, lets just go there http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g189112-d3874674-Reviews-EPIC_SANA_Algarve_Hotel-Albufeira_Faro_District_Algarve.html
The EPIC SANA Algarve is just 200 m away from Falésia beach which, in addition to its surrounding 8 hectares of green areas, make it the first resort owned by the SANA Group to be the space of choice for lovers of beaches and countryside – or that is what the internet told me.
Built in 2013, this is a very plush swanky affair, the position is fabulous; 200m across the manicured gardens and down some wooden steps down to the amazing Falésia beach, or hop in a taxi to nearby Albufeira, or Faro Airport, around 37 Km away in 45 minutes.
The Hotel is beautifully finished off with a main hotel building, resort suites and apartments, all with lovely views and mixed up around five pools or overlooking the ocean.
We stayed in two family deluxe rooms with ocean views, fantastic size, all mod cons and an open air bathroom should you wish to recline in some suds while watching the moonlit beach from afar.
Great service, lovely food and good attention to detail. We will come back here for piri-piri chicken, sunsets on the beach and generally lounging around in 5 star luxury for a few days.
All in all a rewarding experience for five days with the family, I would recommend Epic Sana to anyone who wants to get away from it all and needs a rest come the autumn in 2015!
Lastly, this proved to be the final international outing for my Leica X2, to be replaced with a Leica M the following month, hence all photos from September 2014 will now be out of focus; oh how I miss that focusing!