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Why Fota Island Resort Is Ideal For A Summer Getaway

By Brian Dillon

July 3, 2019 at 4:26pm



Are you still wanting to book a relaxing getaway this summer? Instead of looking to fly a million miles away, you should probably see what Ireland, and Cork, in particular, has to offer first.

Because you can actually have a relaxing and rejuvenating escape in the five-star Fota Island Resort in East Cork.

Fota is probably best known for its exciting wildlife park, which is home to exotic wildlife such as giraffes, tigers and cheetahs, but there is also a stunning resort which features a spa, a stunning restaurant and luxurious accommodation.

Located just a fifteen-minute drive from Cork City Centre, Fota Island Resort is an unreal escape from the madness of modern life, and it turns out they have quite a nice summer package which includes a luxurious overnight stay followed by a full Irish breakfast the next morning, as well as complimentary parking and WiFi.

And there is way more to it than just the gorgeous accommodation.

Their spa features a large indoor heated swimming pool, a relaxation area, and a hydrotherapy suite complete with a ‘walking river’ of water currents.

Fota Island Spa's popular chocolate massage won the 'Treatment Excellence Award’ in the LGT Spa & Wellness Awards in 2018.

The spa also has 18 treatment rooms, including a luxurious couple's suit in which you can enjoy an array of face, body and holistic treatments designed by some of the world’s leading spa brands including Kerstin Florian and Les Luneïdes.

And as for fine dining, the stunning resort has that too.

Fota Island Restaurant has an extensive à la carte dinner menu inspired by the region’s seasonal ingredients and changes weekly in order to showcase what local producers have to offer.

The restaurant also does a mean breakfast, serving up everything from a hearty full Irish to a delicious continental-style breakfast.

There is also their casual dining option, The Amber Lounge, which has an outdoor terrace and serves freshly prepared lunches and chilled bistro-style meals. The Amber Lounge also has a stunning cocktail menu along with a selection of over 75 whiskeys.

And in between all your stunning meals and relaxing spa time, why not go on a self-guided walk of the beautiful trails, or check out their exciting adventure centre.

It really has everything you need for a short break away this summer.

To find out more, or to book a trip, you can head to


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A world away from the hustle and bustle and just 8 miles from the dynamic city of Cork, the award-winning 5-star Fota Island Resort is ready and waiting for you to escape for an unforgettable break away.

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