AOK Venues were lucky enough to be invited on and really fun FAM trip to the Epic Sana Hotel, in the Algarve Portugal - along with 10 other agencies!
Epic Sana Algarve is a 5* luxury hotel located near the town of Albufeira in Portugal. Only a 2 and half hour flight from London airports and a 30 minute transfer from Faro airport, this hotel is perfect for all types of events.
As soon as you step into the hotel, there is a sense of calm and peace mixed with the cool and chic interior. It has 229 rooms with a hotel next door with 500 rooms for overflow if needed.
The hotel has 3 restaurants, 4 bars and 5 pools. Although there is a lot going on in this hotel, it is still very intimate and personal.
When staying in a hotel, we think that the bedrooms are one of the most important features. They are the base of any abroad event and need to appeal to guests from different companies.
The rooms are large with the biggest bath I have ever seen. White, green and light wooden panelling are the theme of colours throughout all the rooms and all categories. It mixes in with the rest of the hotel’s theme and instantly feels comfortable.
Something clever that the hotel has upheld is that all bedrooms are the same from executive rooms to the suites, some might be bigger but they all follow the same theme and features which allows everyone to feel equal.
The Conference Centre is set in it’s own space away from the main hotel. You would never notice it was there if someone didn’t point it out to you.
With meeting space spanning two floors, the Conference Centre features tonnes of natural daylight, built in audio visual and enough space for 800 guests theatre style. The flexible space features dividers on both floors so can split the space up into smaller rooms should you need.
TEAM BUILDING & ACTIVITIES
At EPIC Sana Algarve, it may be in it’s own resort but there are tonnes of things to do while staying at the hotel. We were lucky enough to go on a morning Jeep Safari of the Algarve countryside which is great fun for all ages. On our second day, we were taken out on a boat where we visited the famous caves of Portugal, drank rose and went to lunch on a private beach.
There are many other activities to do with your group including race track driving, oyster shucking, water sports, tennis, golf, spa treatments, cooking classes, cocktails masterclasses and more.
All in all, it was an amazing trip hosted by such a wonderful team. The hotel is clean and elegant serving up the best food and wine using local ingredients.
The service is great, the team are smiley and wonderful and the meeting space is flexible, vibrant and modern.
I would highly recommend this hotel for any companies looking to do incentives, team away days, product launches and conferences. The hotel is a great fit for all groups and we would be delighted to enquire on your behalf.
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