Summer is now in full swing; with the standard unpredictable Irish weather and the looming presence of COVID hovering over international travel, now is the perfect time to plan a romantic Irish getaway with you and your partner! Whether you had a lockdown wedding, postponed your big day or just felt like having a second honeymoon, then look no farther than one of these amazing Irish spa's! Get pampered in one of the most luxurious spa resorts on the island of Ireland this summer and indulge in a romantic minimoon.
ESPA At The Europe Hotel & Resort
Set in the most stunning locations overlooking the Lakes of Killarney, the five-star Europe Hotel & Resort is the perfect place to relax, unwind and escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Setting a new standard, this magnificent hotel is like entering a new world, where comfort and your wellbeing are at the core. It is, simply put, the ultimate in relaxation!
No trip to The Europe Hotel & Resort is complete without a trip to the award-winning ESPA at The Europe, winner of Ireland’s Five Star Spa Experience at the Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards 2018 & 2019. ESPA at the Europe features 16 treatment rooms, a private spa suite and a thermal suite. Here, guests are free to soak in the outdoor vitality pool, feel the therapeutic benefits of the sauna and steam room and experience the stimulating rainfall and waterfall lifestyle showers. ESPA also offers a range of fitness activities with a large techno-gym; trainers also offer personal training lessons, group classes, workout guidance, and nutritional advice.
ESPA has created a range of highly effective signature treatments for ESPA at The Europe. The unique series of holistic treatments combines traditional European and Eastern philosophies, releasing tensions and restoring a sense of absolute well-being. Choose from holistic hot stone treatments, Ayurvedic inspired rituals, intensive facials targeted to your skin type, a selection of personalised body wraps to detoxify, tone, hydrate, relax and boost energy, aromatherapy massage, plus treatments specially designed for men and mums-to-be. The spa has been designed to be in perfect balance with the nature of its environment, each relaxation space created to take advantage of the landscape, a peaceful haven in which to awaken the senses and relax the mind. One thing’s for sure; by the time you finish at ESPA, you will feel like a superstar!
ESPA at The Europe, Fossa, Killarney,
Tel: 064 6671333
Email: [email protected]
The Spa At Adare Manor
A sanctuary of rest and relaxation, the atmosphere surrounding The Spa at Adare Manor is one of tranquillity and peace. This secluded retreat is an oasis of calm for even the weariest traveller, where a spirit of heritage and elegance is evident throughout the treatment rooms. The first spa in Ireland to offer customised facial and body treatments featuring 111SPA/CLINIC. The spa here captures a revolutionary concept offering aesthetic performance face and body treatments combined with innovative technology in a multi-sensory spa environment.
For the ultimate relaxation, try The Rose Gold Renaissance package– a transformative treatment that uses pure rose gold to revive tired and stressed complexions. Including a full-body exfoliation and massage using rose quartz crystals, enjoy a two-tiered use of precious metals in 111SKIN’s Rose Gold Brightening Treatment Mask and precious gold sheets, which nourish the face and body with antioxidants and brightening actives.
The Spa boasts private manicure and pedicure rooms, a relaxation pool for The Spa guests only, and a new relaxation room. Guests can also unwind in the tranquil swimming pool located in the Padel Club. Spanning a spacious 17 metres, the infinity edge merges seamlessly into its stunning woodland surrounds, boasting exquisite views of the picturesque estate.
The Spa, Adare Manor, Adare,
Co. Limerick, V94 W8WR
Tel: 061 605200
Email: [email protected]
Castlemartyr Spa At Castlemartyr Resort
A spectacular wellness, spa and fitness centre, The Spa at the five star Castlemartyr Resort in East Cork is the perfect haven for some rest and relaxation. Boasting unbeatable views out over the country estate, the wrap-around glass frontage surrounding the 20-metre swimming pool and Water Room creates a peaceful, tranquil environment showcasing the true beauty of this luxury resort.
Whether the rain is beating against the glass while you enjoy a gently heated dip in the depths of winter or the expansive blue sky stretches cloudless over your swim on a glorious new year’s morning, this is a special experience to be had only at Castlemartyr Resort.
With 10 treatment rooms, jet pool, aromatherapy sauna and steam room, relaxation rooms and vitality lounges, The Spa at Castlemartyr offers a glorious menu of blissful treatments using the gorgeous ESPA products, which are on sale at The Spa. An oasis of calm, the team here are dedicated to personalised service, holistic lifestyle programmes, and indulgent spa experiences, all delivered in the environment of a world-class retreat.
The ideal location for a detox break, you will be showered with some well-deserved pampering and peaceful time out in the serene and tranquil surroundings of the day spa at Castlemartyr Resort. All guests have complimentary use of the 200 square meter gym and fitness studio, equipped with the latest Technogym fitness equipment, which has stunning views from its setting above the pool, out over the manicured lawns. There is also the option of a daily exercise programme in the fitness studio, including aqua exercise and Pilates.
An ideal gift from Christmas to birthdays or special occasions, a voucher for The Spa at Castlemartyr is the perfect luxury for some guaranteed rest and relaxation with unadulterated pampering.
The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort,
Castlemartyr, Co. Cork.
Tel: 021 4219060
Email: [email protected]
The Spa At Ashford Castle
With its fairy-tale setting, range of relaxing treatments, state-of-the-art- facilities and magnificent views over Lough Corrib, The Spa at Ashford Castle provides a sanctuary of calm serenity, inspired by the location and history of this iconic building.
The Spa was recently voted ‘Ireland’s Best Hotel Spa’ by the World Spa Awards for the fourth year in a row. Although it is known for its wonderful personalisation and attention to detail for all Spa guests, the Spa team portray excellent skills in all aspects of Spa and Holistic Therapies showing empathy and consideration, as they strive to reflect genuine and generous hospitality.
The iconic bronze conservatory stands and connects the 13th century Ashford Castle with bespoke creations within the treatment rooms, including handmade seashell chandeliers. A central design feature is the beautiful ‘Tree of Life’ mural by celebrated South African ceramic mosaic artist Jane Du Rand, which stretches across an entire wall of the Relaxation Pool.
Decorated in muted greys, earthy greens and purifying creams, the Spa boasts an invigorating Hammam using Irish owned Voya; an essence infused Steam Room, a finishing touches suite for manicures and pedicures and a tranquil relaxation suite offering a range of healthy treats.
The Spa has five bespoke treatment rooms, including a couple’s suite offering an extensive range of indulgent and results-driven spa experiences from some of the world’s most iconic brands.
The Spa, Ashford Castle Hotel,
Cong, Co. Mayo.
Tel: 094 9546003
Email: [email protected]
The K Spa At The K Club
Glamorous, opulent and elegant, The K Club, Co. Kildare is a five-star country resort on 550 acres of beautiful sweeping countryside.
The award-winning K Spa at The K Club offers an oasis of calm at the luxury resort and the highest levels of comfort, indulgence and relaxation for guests in scenic surroundings. The K Spa is a place where every detail has been tailored to suit your needs, from the picturesque setting to the exquisite treatments. K Spa uses two quality product ranges, Carita and the only spa in Leinster with luxurious Spanish skincare brand, Natura Bissé; a company that designs each product for the individuality of each person’s skin.
The K Spa has seven luxurious treatment rooms, two private suites which are ideal for couples or groups, and a wide variety of treatments to choose from for both men and women. Treatments include aromatherapy, thalassotherapy, facials, massage, body care and grooming. The welcoming wellness suite at The K Spa includes Hamam, Hydrobath, Vichy showers, an exotic Rasul Chamber and a secluded outdoor hydro pool surrounded by a backdrop of bamboo plants and a herb garden.
The K Spa is the epitome of luxury and relaxation just 30 minutes from the Dublin city centre and has a range of day and residential spa packages and treatments available.
The K Spa, The K Club,
Straffan, Co. Kildare.
Tel: 01 6017200
The Wells Spa, Brooklodge & Macreddin Village
Wicklow’s BrookLodge & Macreddin Village is home to The Wells Spa, a place of peace and tranquility that is sure to promote relaxation and rejuvenation. This adult-only destination spa features; a Hammam massage room, wet and dry flotation rooms, heated relaxation loungers, a serail mud chamber, aroma steam room, sauna, outdoor hot tub, numerous water features and a stunning indoor to outdoor swimming pool.
Macreddin Village is an organic oasis renowned for hosting Ireland’s first certified Organic & Wild Restaurant – The Strawberry Tree and is committed to sustainable living. So naturally, The Wells Spa range of skincare products and treatments shares this important philosophy with the use of natural and organic products like Voya, Ila, Babor and Flourish Organics.
Voya is just the perfect fit for The Wells Spa. It allows you to immerse yourself in organic luxury with products designed to assist in wellness journeys for your body and mind. Ila is a heartwarming product created in a meditative environment by hand in the Cotswolds, using natural ingredients and minimal processing. Babor was chosen for its outstanding results and its commitment to sustainable beauty. Flourish Organics offers a complete line of spa products containing only the finest natural and organic Irish ingredients.
Eden Elements At Eden One
A sanctuary of peace and tranquility, Eden Elements is Dublin’s latest, next-generation spa, located at Eden One in Dublin’s most sought-after address, Number One Ballsbridge.
Eden Elements extending across two floors showcases a fusion of nature’s elements; Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Light, Dark, Ice and Nature to invigorate all the senses. Combining visually stunning spaces with a vast array of unique thermal spa facilities and world-class treatments, exclusive access can be enjoyed by booking a Day Spa package or unlimited access membership.
Eden Elements partners with ‘The World’s Best Spa Brand’, Natura Bissé, joining the realms of only the finest spas worldwide. Natura Bissé treatments take beauty and skincare to thrilling new levels of luxury hosted in the most sumptuous treatment rooms enriched with 99.9% pure filtered air. Private changing and a private relaxation suite enhance your treatment journey.
Experience Earth, Fire, Water and Ice on the thermal floor, where the Earth Room will welcome you encased in a glow of Himalayan salt and infused by the latest ionised salt inhalation technology. Drift between the sublime infinity-edge swimming pool, invigorating vitality pool, panoramic pool view sauna, sensory showers and stalagmite ice fountain before ascending to the Garden Floor, where you will experience Light, Air and Ice. Here you can unwind in the Garden View Sauna and Pure Light Steam Room before experiencing the unique Snow Shower. Relax on the infrared heated marble loungers giving you a profound sense of deep relaxation, the heat from the loungers penetrating deep below the surface of the skin.
The Spa At Johnstown Estate
Feel refreshed, renewed and revived with a visit to the newly refurbished Spa at The Johnstown Estate. Through a bliss-inducing fusion of ELEMIS and Gharieni’s transformative technologies, The Spa has created unique signature treatments like nowhere else in Ireland. The newly opened Elemis and Gharieni flagship spa includes a rooftop and thermal suite experience, 15 treatment rooms including a rasul mud chamber, couple’s room and signature treatments such as the IDome, spa wave body cocoon and quartz sand bath.
The rooftop thermal suite experience is designed as a place to lose yourself in; each area has so many different ways to relax. Sweat it out in the sauna, breathe in the moisture of the steam room, inhale the salt vapours in the salt room, meander through the reflexology pathway or relax on the heated loungers. Outside you can experience a different world of bubbling water and fresh air with their outdoor jacuzzi and hydrotherapy pool, alongside a covered and heated seating area centred around a firepit.
The Spa has curated several packages that allow you to lose yourself for hours in these areas, paired with options such as a rasul mud and mineral chamber experience or lunch in the new in-spa dining area. These packages give you up to 300 mins – a whole five hours of indulgent time invested in no one but you.
Monart Destination Spa
Monart is Ireland’s only destination spa and has been consistently awarded one of the best spa destinations in the world. In 2020, Monart was named in the top 1% of all 5-star hotels in the world by Trip Advisor.
Set in an 18th-century Georgian manor, this premium adults-only spa hotel is the ultimate pampering break. A luxurious haven set in the stunning woodland surroundings of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, emphasising rest, relaxation and rejuvenation, Monart destination spa has everything needed to provide the perfect Great Escape experience.
Monart is nestled on 100 acres of lush green woodlands and is just 90 minutes from Dublin, although its tranquil setting feels otherworldly. Monart leads the field of spa innovation with one of the most magnificent thermal areas in the world, offering an unrivalled five-star relaxation experience. The thermal suite and treatment rooms are at the heart of the Monart experience with a sanarium, outdoor Finnish log sauna with ice bucket shower, caldarium, micro salt infused grotto, infrared pro cabin, mud chamber and hydrotherapy pool, to name but a few.
All of the bedrooms boast either woodland or lake view, with balcony or terrace. Fine dining is available at the Monart Restaurant, where there is a big emphasis on providing fresh homemade fare, including bread, dressings and preserves, and locally sourced, quality produce. At the newly-refurbished Garden Lounge and Bar, a lighter bistro-style menu is available for guests. In addition, a menu of indulgent, relaxing and rejuvenating treatments is available now, featuring a range of Pevonia Botanica treatments.
Easanna Wellness & Spa
Indulge your senses with an unforgettable pampering experience at the newly refurbished Sheen Falls Lodge Easanna Wellness & Spa. Sheen Falls Lodge is a sanctuary of relaxation and tranquillity located in the heart of the picturesque Kerry countryside, just outside the town of Kenmare.
The newly refurbished Easanna Wellness & Spa includes an indoor heated pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. In addition to a new relaxation area, three more treatment rooms have been added, including a couple’s room, where guests can indulge in a vast range of pampering treatments.
Easanna, the Gaelic word for waterfalls, provides a light, serene and stylish environment for your top-to-toe journey of relaxation.
The spa offers products from organic Irish brand Voya and established brand Elemis. Voya draws from the Emerald Isle’s own natural nutrients, including hand-harvested seaweed and knowledge of local traditional treatments. Internationally renowned brand Elemis, lead the way in innovative and professional therapies for over 20 years.
This year, escape the bustle of modern life and enjoy a list of new treatments, including Voya’s Deluxe Facial Experience, a 90-minute revolutionary seaweed facial that includes a gentle aromatic body sugar scrub followed by a back, neck and shoulder massage that melts tired muscles while soothing and softening skin.