It’s St Patrick’s Day, which means we are in the mood for celebrating all things Irish, and when it comes to spas, this is definitely a part of the world where they know what they’re doing. Here 10 of our top spas in Ireland this year…
With a compassionate and intuitive healing approach, it is no wonder that the spa at Slieve Donard is one of the top spas in Ireland, with a reputation for excellence. ExquisItely stylish and with state-of-the-art healing heat experiences, the journey even before your treatment begins is special, not least because the incredible views of the mountains and sand dunes are so beguiling. Cocooned inside your treatment room, you’ll feel a deep sense of relaxation as your therapist works wonders delivering a selection of beautiful and deeply nourishing therapies.
Surrounded by breathtaking mountain and valley views, The Spa at Corick House Hotel is a luxury facility aimed at bringing about a feeling of health and wellness. As a prelude to your spa treatment, the thermal area starts your journey into relaxation with a hydrotherapy massage pool, sauna, steam room and experience shower. From here, succumb to a Comfort Zone spa therapy, after which you can take pleasure in a cup of fruit tea in the deep relaxation area. Little wonder it’s celebrated as one of the top spas in Ireland.
A truly unique setting, this world-renowned spa is not only a holistic healing for body, mind and soul, it’s a memory for life. Not just one of the top spas in Ireland, but in Europe. Expansive facilities and decadent treatments are delivered with excellence, however such is the beauty of its surroundings, just being in the thermal village is an experience in itself. Treatments are an impressive mix of wellbeing and indulgence and the signature “Beltane Experience’ set around a sunken fire is a treat not be to missed.
Tranquil and opulent, there’s a real feeling of grandeur at this Belfast hotel, which gives you a real sense of escapism as you enter its doors. Tucked inside, the Health Club and Spa at Culloden is a sanctuary for body and mind, starting with a well-equipped gym and a timetable of fitness classes for working up a sweat. The pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna are all ideal accompaniments to the main event – the spa treatments – which include lovely ESPA facials, massages and finishing touches.
A hotel that is all about elegant luxury and modern sophistication, you and your loved ones will enjoy all the benefits of a retreat featuring a golf course, health club and spa during your visit here. You can work out in the gym or pool if you’re feeling energetic, but the River Spa is where the real relaxation happens. Here you’ll be spoilt for choice with a selection of decadent treatments including their signature treatment, tranquillity pro-sleep massage – guaranteed to give you an idyllic night’s sleep.
Perfect for a family getaway, this hotel has so many leisure pursuits, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Tennis courts, a putting green and driving range are all on offer, as well, of course, as a full round of golf. Indoors, the health club and spa feature a gym, pool, sauna and steam room to work out or relax in and the icing on the cake is a menu of gorgeous spa treatments for adults and under 16’s to choose from.
The ideal spot for a romantic mini-break, Roe Park Resort turns everything on for a carefree getaway with a loved one. Surrounded by a country park which is perfect for laid back exploring, the ultimate relaxation happens in the spa, reached via a walkway from the hotel. Combining exquisite Elemis products and exotic cultures, the treatments are truly decadent, especially when combined with the impressive facilities. Enjoy complimentary use of the pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room as well as the cosy and intimate relaxation area.
A very special sanctuary, the Shore Island Spa at Lough Rea Hotel manages to take you away from the everyday of life and make you feel wrapped up in warmth and luxury. How? With intimate lighting, rich textures and sumptuous fittings and of course, a decadent menu of treatments which restore body, mind and spirit. Ideal for couples, this romantic setting includes a thermal suite experience, which means you can enjoy a steam room, Jacuzzi and experience showers as well as a mud Rasul therapy.
Whether you are in the hotel lobby, the bar, the swimming pool or the outdoor Canadian hot tub at this Wild Atlantic Way hotel, you’ll be able to breathe in views of the beautiful bay, hills and countryside. As such, relaxation comes easily, especially in the spa with its full-height picture windows. A luxurious range of thermal experiences will cleanse and relax the body and mind including a vitality pool, sauna and salt grotto. Indulge yourself with a divine body or facial therapy, using products made from natural sea salt.
A haven of calm and tranquillity, the spa at The Maryborough Hotel invites you to reconnect with your senses, through the sounds of flowing water, the fragrance of scented candles and the contemplative views of the reflective pool. Central to that, is also the touch of the holistic therapies delivered by expert therapists who will ensure you have a restorative experience that leaves you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Facilities include heated loungers, vitality pools and lifestyle showers as well as a swimming pool and hot tub.
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