By Therese, July 11, 2018
Combining summer sun with sumptuous spa treatments sounds like heaven. So we have picked out 7 of Ireland’s top spas that are perfectly poised to take advantage of summer weather.
The Ice House
The 4-star Ice House Hotel is a truly special venue lying on the edge of the Moy Estuary, in Ballina, Co. Mayo. Fused with funky furnishings and luxury heritage style, the boutique hotel’s 32 rooms all feature panoramic river views. Lounge in the outdoor spa garden where you’ll find hot tubs and seaweed baths or enjoy the local activities like horse, riding, fishing and golf.
With a 30 minute drive from the capital and you are transported to a land of breathtaking beauty. Powerscourt Hotel Resort is a truly luxurious 5-star property set among lush green Wicklow fields, sprawling forests and mountain views. Summer days will give visitors a chance to take full advantage of the local amenities like Powerscourt Waterfall and Gardens, Dargle River walks, fishing, golfing and hiking. Within the spa you’ll discover 20 treatment rooms, world-class thermal suite and a stunning pool lit with Swarovski crystals.
Cliff House Hotel
Experience Michelin starred dining, 5-star accommodation and a breathtaking spa in this elegant cliffside property. The Well Spa’s infinity pool and relaxation area come with dramatic Atlantic Ocean views. Through the summer months enjoy their outdoor treatment area which offers unique sea inspired treatments. The coastal terrain provides stunning cliff walks, rocky coves and sandy beaches where you can take on many outdoor activities like fishing, golfing, kayaking, snorkeling and surfing.
An ideal summer choice for the outdoorsy folk, Delphi Resort combines 4-star accommodation with a spa, two restaurants and adventure centre all nestled in the Connemara hills. Discover a great selection of onsite adventure activities like forest walks, bike rides, zip lining to name a few. Take a short drive to the Connemara coast where you can try some stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and surfing. Then retreat back to the award winning spa to restore your body and soul.
The Europe Hotel & Resort
Within the world renowned lakes and mountains of Killarney, you’ll find the equally stunning and expansive 5-star Europe Hotel & Resort. On the shore of the Killarney’s largest lake ( Lough Léin ) and sitting at the foot of McGillycuddy Reeks mountain where they offer a range of summer suited activities including fishing, hiking, horse riding, golfing, boating, tennis and gym activities. The multi-award-winning ESPA at The Europe has 16 treatment rooms for pampering plus a luxury thermal suite. Relax in the infinity pool and outdoor vitality pools to the peaceful sounds of the water on the lakeshore.
Lough Eske Castle
The fairy-tale like 5-star property dates back to the 1400’s and infuses contemporary elegance to make it a unique luxury experience. A perfect base to explore or unwind, Lough Eske Castle sits off the bank of a secluded lake, overlooking the Blue Stack Mountains and is located near the scenic Wild Atlantic Way. The award winning Solis Spa is positioned in the peaceful castle gardens where you’ll find 7 treatment rooms, a comprehensive thermal suite and fitness facilities.
Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa
A truly tranquil resort that gazes out over a Blue Flag beach to the Atlantic Ocean, Inchydoney offers one of Ireland’s most exclusive retreats. Located on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, where you’ll find rugged, untainted landscapes fashioned by the raw Atlantic elements. The ocean water inspires their unique Seawater Spa that combines seawater treatments with traditional spa experiences. It’s no surprise that they have been awarded Ireland’s Leading Spa Resort 7 times.